Township of Mount Olive, NJ
Morris County
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As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ACCESSORY APARTMENT
A self-contained residential dwelling unit with a kitchen, sanitary facilities, sleeping quarters and a private entrance, which is created within an existing home, or through the conversion of an existing accessory structure on the same site, or by an addition to an existing home or accessory building, or by the construction of a new accessory structure on the same site.
[Added 10-22-2013 by Ord. No. 25-2013]
ACCESSORY AREA
Buffer zones, setbacks or other areas, surfaced or natural, open space or improved space used in connection with the subject premises.
ACCESSORY USE OR BUILDING
A subordinate use or building, the purpose of which is incidental to that of a main use or building on the same lot.
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
The Planning Director or the Planning Department Supervisor of the Township of Mount Olive.
[Amended 11-9-2004 by Ord. No. 34-2004]
AFFORDABLE
Monthly rent (excluding utilities) or monthly home ownership costs (mortgage, principal and interest, plus taxes, insurance and condominium or homeowner's association dues) that total no more than 25% of the occupant household's gross monthly income. For sale units, the sale price may be computed based upon an assumption of a 10% down payment and a conventional mortgage at prevailing rates. An affordable low-income unit shall be one which is sold or rented at a sales price or rent level computed by utilizing the aforementioned formula and which is based on the relevant household income of a two-person household for a one-bedroom unit, a three-person household for a two-bedroom unit and a five-person household for a three-bedroom unit. However, in the R-5ML Zone only, the computation for a two-bedroom unit shall be determined by averaging the relevant income limit for a household of three persons and the income limit for a household of four persons. Except as otherwise provided in this chapter or by order of a court of competent jurisdiction, affordable units shall be occupied by low-income households; however, the sales price or rent level for a particular unit shall be determined by the aforementioned methodology and not the income of the household which actually occupies the unit.
AGE-RESTRICTED HOUSING
Housing developed for the exclusive use and occupancy of persons 55 years of age or older so as to qualify for the "housing for older persons" within the meaning of the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1998 and any amendments thereto, including but not limited to the Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995.
[Added 3-22-2005 by Ord. No. 4-2005]
AGRICULTURAL USE
Land which is devoted to the production for sale of plants and animals, including but not limited to forages and sod crops; grain and feed crops, dairy animals and dairy products; poultry and poultry products; livestock, including beef cattle, sheep, swine, horses, ponies, mules or goats, including the breeding and raising of any or all such animals; bees and apiary products; fur animals; or when devoted to and meeting the requirements and qualifications for payments or other compensation pursuant to a soil conservation program under an agreement with an agency of the federal government.
ALTERATIONS OR ADDITIONS, STRUCTURAL
Any change in supporting members of the building or additions to a structure requiring walls, foundations, columns, beams, girders, posts or piers, or the moving of a structure.
ANTENNA
A device used to transmit and/or receive radio or electromagnetic waves between terrestrial and/or orbital-based structures.
[Added 4-28-1998 by Ord. No. 5-98]
APARTMENT
A dwelling unit in a building having two or more dwelling units where entranceways, hallways, basements, attics, heating systems, yards and similar services in the building are shared in common, singularly or in combination.
APPEAL
A request for a review of the Planning Official's interpretation of any provision of this chapter or a request for a variance.
APPLICANT
A developer submitting an application for development.
APPLICATION FOR DEVELOPMENT
The application form and all accompanying documents required by ordinance for approval of a subdivision plat, site plan, planned development, conditional use, zoning variance or direction of the issuance of a permit pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-34 or N.J.S.A. 40:55D-36.
APPROVED PLAN
A tree removal plan or forestry management plan which has been approved by the Planning Board, or other Township agency provided for in this chapter.
[Amended 10-28-2014 by Ord. No. 22-2014]
APPROVING AUTHORITY
The Planning Board of Mount Olive Township.
[Amended 11-9-2004 by Ord. No. 34-2004; 10-28-2014 by Ord. No. 22-2014]
AREA OF SHALLOW FLOODING
A designated AO Zone on the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM). The base flood depths range from one to three feet; a clearly defined channel does not exist; the path of flooding is unpredictable and indeterminate; and velocity flow may be evident.
AREA OF SPECIAL FLOOD HAZARD
The land in the floodplain within a community subject to a one-percent or greater change of flooding in any given year.
ASHES
The residue from the burning of wood, coal, coke or other combustible materials.
AUTHORIZED OFFICIAL
The Director of the Department of Public Works and such deputies as he shall appoint, subject to the approval of the Township Council.
BANNER
A sign made of flexible materials and supported along one or more sides or at two or more corners by staples, tape, wire, ropes, strings or other materials that are not fixed or rigid.
[Added 10-28-2014 by Ord. No. 22-2014]
BAR
An establishment in which alcoholic beverages are served, primarily by the drink and where food or packaged goods may also be sold.
[Added 10-28-2014 by Ord. No. 22-2014]
BASE FLOOD
The flood having a one-percent chance of being equaled or exceeded in any given year.
BASEMENT
A story partly underground and having more than 1/2 of its height above ground.[1]
BLADE FLAG SIGN
A vertically oriented temporary sign used to advertise grand openings and other special events in the commercial zone districts.
[Added 10-28-2014 by Ord. No. 22-2014]
BOATHOUSE
Any partially or fully enclosed structure over the water surface of Budd Lake used exclusively for the storing and mooring of boats and boating equipment.
[Added 4-28-1998 by Ord. No. 5-98]
BREAKAWAY WALL
A wall that is not part of the structural support of the building and is intended, through its design and construction, to collapse under specific lateral loading forces without causing damage to the elevated portion of the building or the supporting foundation system.
BUILDING
A combination of materials to form a construction adapted to permanent, temporary or continuous occupancy and having a roof.
[Added 4-28-1998 by Ord. No. 5-98]
BUILDING COVERAGE
The area of a lot covered by buildings measured on a horizontal plane around the periphery of the foundation(s) and including the area under the roof of any structure supported by columns but not having walls, as measured around the extremities of the roof above the columns.
BUILDING HEIGHT
The vertical distance measured to the highest point of the building from the average elevation of the finished grade five feet from the foundation.
CAMPER
A self-propelled vehicular structure built as one unit on a chassis or a portable, vehicular structure built on a chassis designed to be towed by another vehicle, both designed for temporary living and containing cooking, sleeping and sanitary facilities; or a portable vehicular structure built on a chassis designed as a trailer with a flat top not more than four feet above the ground which can be converted into a temporary tent erected above the four-foot level for camping activities.
CAR WASH INSTALLATION
A building or portion thereof containing the facilities for washing one motor vehicle using production line methods with a chain conveyor, blower, system cleaning device or other mechanical devices; or providing space, water, equipment or soap for the complete or partial hand-washing of motor vehicles by the customer.
CATWALK
Any structure extending traversely from the main walk.
[Added 4-28-1998 by Ord. No. 5-98]
CELLAR
A story partly underground and having more than 1/2 of its height below ground.
CERTIFIED FLOODPLAIN MANAGER (CFM)
Township Engineer or a local official who has obtained certification from Association of State Floodplain Managers and is responsible for administering Mount Olive's floodplain management regulations.
[Added 10-28-2014 by Ord. No. 22-2014]
CHANNEL
A watercourse of definite bed and banks which confines and conducts continuously or intermittently flowing water.
CLUSTER DEVELOPMENT
A development technique based on the dwelling unit density for the tract which allows the lot sizes for dwellings to be reduced so that individual segments of the tract have higher densities, provided that other portions of the tract are left in open space or common property so that the gross density limitation of the entire tract is not exceeded.
COMMERCIAL VEHICLE
Any truck, automobile or other motor vehicle of any kind which either has a commercial vehicle license plate, contains exterior lettering identifying it as being used for business or other commercial use, or is designed for or primarily devoted to business or other commercial use.
[Added 3-25-2008 by Ord. No. 11-2008]
COMMON PROPERTY
Land and/or water, together with improvements, designed and intended for ownership, use and responsibility by the tenants and owner of the dwelling units in the development.
COMMUNITY BUILDINGS
Schools, churches, clubs, lodges or any such building used by any organized group or by the public generally.
CONCEPT PLAN
The sketch plat of a subdivision of sufficient accuracy used for the purpose of discussion and classification and meeting the requirements of Article VI of this chapter.
CONSERVATION EASEMENT
An agreement or covenant running with the land which prohibits all land or vegetation disturbance in favor of a permanent dedication to natural open space, each agreement to be entered into between the applicant and the municipality.
CONSTRUCTION
The construction, erection, reconstruction, alteration, conversion, demolition, removal, repair or equipping of buildings or structures.
CONSTRUCTION CODE
The State of New Jersey Uniform Construction Code, including all duly adopted amendments thereto.
CORPORATION COUNSEL
The Attorney for the Township of Mount Olive.
CRITICAL AREA
Any area which should not be disturbed by uses incompatible with the paramount public interest in the management of surface water runoff and attendant environmental damage. Examples of "critical impact areas" include but are not limited to lakes, ponds, floodplains and flood hazard areas, designated streams, corridors, steep slopes, highly erodible soil, swamps, marshes, bogs, identified aquifer recharge and discharge areas and heavily wooded areas.
DAYS
Calendar days.
DECK
A structure designed to provide for seating and maneuverability but which does not provide for the mooring of boats.
[Added 4-28-1998 by Ord. No. 5-98]
DECK (DWELLING/BUILDING)
A roofless outdoor space built as an aboveground platform projecting from the wall of a building and is connected by structural supports at grade or by the building structure.
[Added 10-28-2014 by Ord. No. 22-2014]
DESIGN FLOOD (FLOODWAY OR FLOOD HAZARD AREA)
The relative size or magnitude of a flood expressed as a design discharge in cubic feet per second, developed from hydrologic criteria. It represents a major flood of reasonable expectancy, reflects both flood experience and flood potential and is the basis of the delineation of the floodway and the flood hazard area and of the water surface elevations thereof.
DESIGN FLOOD PROFILE (FLOODWAY OR FLOOD HAZARD AREA)
The elevations of the water surface of the floodway design flood and the flood hazard area design flood as shown on the flood maps.
DEVELOPER
The legal or beneficial owner or owners of a lot or of any land proposed to be included in a proposed development, including the holder of an option or contract to purchase, or other person having an enforceable proprietary interest in such land.
DEVELOPMENT
The division of a parcel of land into two or more parcels; the construction, reconstruction, conversion, structural alterations, relocation or enlargement of any building or other structure or of any mining excavation or landfill; and any use or change in the use of any building or other structure or land or extension of use of land, for which permission may be required pursuant to this chapter.
DIGITAL BILLBOARD SIGN
A sign which changes message or copy electronically. The term "digital" is intended to encompass all electronic message signs, including L.E.D. and similar lighting technology.
[Added 7-25-2017 by Ord. No. 17-2017]
DOCK
A structure which may be comprised of a pier, deck or a slip.
[Added 4-28-1998 by Ord. No. 5-98]
DRAINAGE RIGHT-OF-WAY
The lands required for the passage of stormwater and the installation and maintenance of stormwater facilities in accordance with Chapter 1 of Title 58 of the Revised Statutes, as amended (N.J.S.A. 58:1A-1 et seq.)
DRAINAGEWAY
Any watercourse, trench, ditch, depression or other hollow space in the ground, natural or artificial, which collects or disperses surface water from land.
DUPLEX
A single-family, semidetached dwelling unit having only one dwelling unit from ground to roof and only one wall in common with another dwelling unit.
DWELLING UNIT
A room or series of connected rooms containing living, cooking, sleeping and sanitary facilities for one family.
DWELLING, ATTACHED
One dwelling unit in a line of four or more attached dwelling units, with each dwelling unit extending from the ground to the roof and having individual outside access.
DWELLING, DETACHED
A building containing one dwelling unit.
DWELLING, MULTIPLE
A building containing more than two dwelling units.
DWELLING, SINGLE FAMILY
A detached building containing one dwelling unit.
ELEVATED BUILDING
A nonbasement building built, in the case of a building in an area of special flood hazard, to have the top of the elevated floor or, in the case of a building in a coastal high hazard area, to have the bottom of the lowest horizontal structural member of the elevated floor elevated above the ground level by means of piling, columns (posts and piers) or shear walls parallel to the flow of the water and adequately anchored so as not to impair the structural integrity of the building during a flood of up to the magnitude of the base flood. In an area of special flood hazard, "elevated building" also includes a building elevated by means of fill or solid foundation perimeter walls with openings sufficient to facilitate the unimpeded movement of floodwaters. In areas of coastal high hazard, "elevated building" also includes a building otherwise meeting the definition of "elevated building" even though the lower area is enclosed by means of breakaway walls.
A. 
Any person who moves, removes, fills or deposits soil or intends to move, remove, fill or deposit soil in, onto or upon more than 100,000 square feet of land area; or
B. 
Any person who moves, removes, fills or deposits soil in excess of 1,000 cubic yards to, on or from any land area within the Township of Mount Olive.
FAMILY
One or more persons related by blood, adoption or marriage, living and cooking together as a single housekeeping unit, exclusive of household servants. A number of persons, but not exceeding two, living and cooking together as a single housekeeping unit, though not related by blood, adoption or marriage, shall be deemed to constitute a "family."
FARM
One or more lots containing a residence, with at least five additional acres used for agricultural purposes.
FAST-FOOD RESTAURANT
A public eating place where food and drink prepared for immediate consumption are purchased at a counter by the customer and either eaten on the premises at tables provided therein or eaten in the purchaser's automobile or eaten off the premises. Those restaurants where food is consumed only at tables or a counter with seats on the premises and served by waiters and waitresses shall not be deemed "fast-food restaurants." "Fast-food restaurants" shall also not include those retail stores in which food is primarily sold for preparation and consumption elsewhere, although as a secondary use of the premises, prepared food may also be sold over the counter for immediate consumption, such as a delicatessen.
FINAL PLAT
The final map of all or a portion of the subdivision which is presented to the Planning Board for final approval in accordance with these regulations and meeting the requirements of this chapter.
FIRE LANES
Lanes of sufficient width for use by fire-fighting equipment, established in the parking area adjacent to buildings and structures.
FLOOD HAZARD AREA
The floodway and additional portions of the floodplain that are subject to flood flow at lesser depths and lower velocities than the floodway; that are inundated by the flood hazard area design flood; and that are delineated on the flood maps as "flood hazard areas" in the Township of Mount Olive.
FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP (FIRM)
The Official Map on which the Federal Insurance Administration has delineated both the areas of special flood hazard and the risk premium zones applicable to the community.
FLOOD INSURANCE STUDY
The official report provided in which the Federal Insurance Administration has provided flood profiles, as well as the Flood Boundary and Floodway Map and the water surface elevation of the base flood.
FLOOD MAPS
The maps identified as such in this chapter and applicable to the various areas of the Township.
FLOOD OR FLOODING
A general and temporary condition of partial or complete inundation of normally dry land areas from the overflow of inland or tidal waters and/or the unusual and rapid accumulation of runoff of surface waters from any source.
FLOODPLAIN
The relatively flat area adjoining the channel which has been or may hereafter be covered by floodwater of the stream.
A. 
The channel and portions of the adjacent floodplain that carry the greater part of flood flow at greater depths and velocities than do the other parts of the floodplain; that constitute the minimum area required for the passage of flood flows without aggravating flood conditions upstream and downstream; that are necessary to preserve the natural regimen of the stream for the reasonable passage of the floodway design flood; and that are delineated on the flood maps as "floodway" in the Township of Mount Olive.
B. 
The channel of a river or other watercourse and the adjacent land areas that must be reserved in order to discharge the base flood without cumulatively increasing the water surface elevation more than 0.2 foot.
FLOOR AREA RATIO
The sum of the area of all floors of buildings or structures compared to the total area of the site.
FORESTRY MANAGEMENT PLAN
A plan of forestry management prepared by the New Jersey Bureau of Forest Management or a consultant forester who is a graduate of a school of forestry accredited by the Society of American Foresters.
FULL-SERVICE AUTOMOBILE LAUNDRY
Any automobile laundry providing exterior and interior washing and cleaning services for automobiles and other motor vehicles.
GARBAGE
Putrescible animal and vegetable wastes resulting from the preparation, handling, cooking and consumption of food.
GARBAGE RECEPTACLE
A covered container which is rodent-proof, verminproof and waterproof.
GARDEN APARTMENT
A dwelling containing a minimum of six dwelling units and not exceeding two stories that contain dwelling units.
GATEHOUSE
A one-story, freestanding structure, not to exceed 1,000 square feet, to provide for the manual or electronic regulating and monitoring of pedestrian and/or vehicular access within an approved site plan or subdivision.
[Added 3-22-2005 by Ord. No. 4-2005]
GENERAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN
A comprehensive plan for the development of a planned development, as provided in Section 4 of P.L. 1987, c.129 (N.J.S.A. 40:55D-45.2).
[Added 12-19-2017 by Ord. No. 24-2017]
GROSS FLOOR AREA
The total floor area in a structure measured by using the outside dimension of the building at each story. The "gross floor area" of units sharing a common wall shall be measured from the center of interior walls and the outside of exterior walls. In residential uses, the "gross floor area" shall exclude the areas of the garage, attic, open porch or patio, cellar, utility areas, heating and cooling rooms and all portions of floor areas which have a ceiling height above them of less than 7.5 feet. In nonresidential structures, the "gross floor area" shall exclude areas used for utility, heating, cooling and other mechanical equipment but shall include all other areas, including cellars, warehousing and storage areas, regardless of ceiling height.
HEALTH CLUB
An establishment that provides facilities for aerobic exercises, running, jogging, stationary bicycling, exercise equipment including, but not limited to, free weights and weight-lifting machines, and instructional classes involving said facilities, and ancillary facilities such as changing rooms, lockers, showers and saunas.
[Added 10-28-2014 by Ord. No. 22-2014]
HEALTH CLUB
An establishment that provides facilities for aerobic exercises, running and jogging, exercise equipment, and ancillary facilities such as lockers, showers, and saunas.
[Added 11-23-2010 by Ord. No. 28-2010]
HOLDER
An owner, tenant, trustee, receiver, executor, managing agent or other person who controls, in whole or in part, any subject premises.
HOME OCCUPATION
A physician, dentist, lawyer, architect, professional engineer, accountant, manufacturer's representative, dressmaker, artist, insurance salesman, teacher who provides instruction to not more than three pupils at a time or like professional persons, provided that such occupations shall be conducted entirely within the residential building and shall be clearly accessory to the use of the dwelling for residential purposes; and such use shall conform to all applicable ordinance requirements. Such use shall not change the residential character of the building, and not more than two persons in addition to the resident occupants shall be employed therein. No more than 900 square feet or 50% of the first floor area of the building, whichever is less, shall be used for such purposes; and no sale of products or articles shall be offered from the premises. No occupational sounds shall be audible outside of the building, and no machinery or equipment shall be used which will cause interference with radio or television reception in the neighboring residences. The repair, maintenance or outdoor storage of motor vehicles shall not be permitted as a home occupation.
HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION
An incorporated, nonprofit organization operating under a recorded land agreement through which:
A. 
Each lot owner, condominium owner, stockholder under a cooperative development or other owner of property or interests in the project shall be a member;
B. 
Each occupied dwelling unit is subject to a charge for a proportionate share of the expenses for the organization activities and maintenance, including any maintenance costs levied against the association or the municipality; and
C. 
Each owner and tenant has a right to use the common property.
HORTICULTURAL USE
Land which is devoted to the production for sale of fruits of all kinds, including grapes, nuts and berries; vegetables; nursery, floral, ornamental and greenhouse products; or when devoted to and meeting the requirements and qualifications for payments or other compensation pursuant to a soil conservation program under an agreement with an agency of the federal government.
HOTEL
A facility offering transient lodging accommodations to the general public and which may include additional facilities and services, such as restaurants, meeting rooms, entertainment, personal services and recreational facilities.
[Added 10-28-2014 by Ord. No. 22-2014]
HOUSE OF WORSHIP
A church, synagogue, temple, mosque, or other facility that is used for prayer by persons of similar beliefs.
[Added 10-28-2014 by Ord. No. 22-2014]
HOUSING DEVELOPMENT
Any development which shall have been or shall be classified as a major subdivision by the Township of Mount Olive Planning Board.
HOUSING REGION
For the purpose of determining income limits, the "housing region" includes all 11 counties in New Jersey located north of Mercer and Monmouth Counties.
INDUSTRIAL OR OFFICE PARK
A total tract comprehensively planned, designed and approved for industrial or office uses, whether or not the buildings are erected in one development stage or over a period of time, but where the streets, utilities and lots and/or tenants' parcels are set forth on a plan for the entire tract prior to construction of any portion of the tract. As development takes place in accordance with the approved plans, changes may be made in the plans for the undeveloped section to accommodate subsequent land needs, provided that the modifications conform to logical extensions of installed segments of streets, drainage, utilities and other facilities.
JUNKYARD
Any area of land, with or without buildings, devoted to the storage, keeping or abandonment of junk or debris, whether or not it is in connection with the dismantling, processing, salvage, sale or other use or disposition thereof of any material whatsoever.
LAKE LINE
The contour line made along the edge of a lake at the highest water level normally maintained for Budd Lake.
[Added 4-28-1998 by Ord. No. 5-98]
LAND DISTURBANCE
Any activity involving the clearing, grading, transporting, filling of land and any other activity which alters land, topography and vegetation cover.
LIGHTING PERIOD
One-half hour after sunset of any day to 1/2 hour before sunrise of the following day.
LOADING SPACE
An off-street berth, but on the same lot with a building or group of buildings, for the temporary parking of a vehicle while loading or unloading.
LOT
A designated parcel, tract or area of land established by a plat or otherwise, as permitted by law and to be used, developed or built upon as a unit.
LOT AREA
The area contained within the lot lines.
LOT COVERAGE
The area of a lot covered by an impervious surface such as a roof or paving.
LOT DENSITY AVERAGING
A development technique based on the minimum lot size permitted in rural and residential districts which allows for a reduction in some lot sizes in a tract without increasing the total number of lots permitted.
LOT DEPTH
The shortest horizontal distance between the front lot line and a line drawn parallel to the front lot line through the midpoint of the rear lot line.
LOT FRONTAGE
The distance between the side lot lines measured along the street line. The minimum lot frontage shall be the same as the lot width, except that on curved alignments with an outside radius of less than 500 feet, the minimum distance between the side lot lines measured at the street line shall not be less than 75% of the required minimum lot width. In the case of a corner lot, either side may be considered the lot frontage, provided that the minimum frontage requirement is met for the zone in which the lot is located.
LOT LINE
Any line forming a portion of the exterior boundary of a lot, and is the same line as the street line for that portion of a lot abutting a street.
LOT WIDTH
The horizontal distance between side lot lines measured at setback points on each side lot line an equal distance back from the street line. The minimum lot width shall be measured at the minimum required building setback line.
LOT, CORNER
A lot at the junction of two or more intersecting streets where the interior angle of the intersection does not exceed 135°.
LOWER-INCOME HOUSEHOLD
Households complying with the requirements and definitions of low-income households or moderate-income households.
LOWER-INCOME HOUSING
Rental or sales housing complying with the requirements and definitions of either low-income housing or moderate-income housing.
LOWEST FLOOR
The lowest floor of the lowest enclosed area (including the basement). An unfinished or flood-resistant enclosure, usable solely for the parking of vehicles, building access or storage in an area other than a basement, is not considered a building's lowest floor, provided that such enclosure is not built so as to render the structure in violation of other applicable nonelevation design requirements.
LOW-INCOME HOUSEHOLD
A household having total gross household income equal to 50% or less of the median household income for households of the same size and using the median income for household size prepared by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the region which includes Mount Olive Township (presently the Newark P.M.S.A.), or if HUD data is not available, equivalent data from other sources acceptable to the Planning Board.
LOW-INCOME HOUSING
Those dwelling units which are affordable and which, unless otherwise provided in this chapter or by order of a court of competent jurisdiction, are occupied by a low-income household.
MAIN WALK
A structure extending into the lake from the lake line which is used for access to moored boats.
[Added 4-28-1998 by Ord. No. 5-98]
MAINTENANCE GUARANTY
Any security other than cash may be accepted by a municipality for the maintenance of any improvements required by this chapter.
MAJOR SUBDIVISION
All subdivisions not classified as minor subdivisions.
MANUFACTURED HOME
A structure, transportable in one or more sections, which is built on a permanent chassis and is designed for use with or without a permanent foundation when connected to the required utilities. For floodplain management purposes, the term "manufactured home" also includes park trailers, travel trailers and other similar vehicles placed on a site for greater than 180 consecutive days. For insurance purposes, the term "manufactured home" does not include park trailers, travel trailers and other similar vehicles.
MANUFACTURED HOME PARK OR MANUFACTURED HOME SUBDIVISION
A parcel (or contiguous parcels) of land divided into two or more manufactured home lots for rent or sale.
MASTER PLAN
A composite of one or more written or graphic proposals for the development of the Township of Mount Olive, as set forth and adopted pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-28 of the Municipal Land Use Law.
MINOR SUBDIVISION
Any subdivision containing not more than three lots, not involving any new street or road or the extension of off-tract improvements and not involving property which was formerly part of a tract, for which subdivision approval has been previously granted dividing the original tract into three or more lots within a three-year period.
MODERATE-INCOME HOUSEHOLD
A household earning from 50% to 80% of the median income for the housing region, adjusted according to household size.
MODERATE-INCOME HOUSING
Rental or sales housing affordable to persons earning from 50% to 80% of the median income for the housing region, adjusted according to household size.
MOTEL
A building or group of buildings in which lodging is provided to transient guests, offered to the public for compensation, and in which access to and from each room or unit is through an exterior door.
[Added 10-28-2014 by Ord. No. 22-2014]
MOTOR VEHICLE DEALERSHIP
The use of any building, land area or other premises principally for the display, sale, rental, or lease of new or used automobiles and may include light trucks or vans, trailers, or recreation vehicles, and including any vehicle preparation, warranty, or repair work conducted as an accessory use.
[Added 10-28-2014 by Ord. No. 22-2014]
MOTOR VEHICLE REPAIR
An establishment primarily engaged in the repair or maintenance of motor vehicles including brake, muffler, tire repair and change, lubrication, tune-ups, transmission work, provided it is conducted within a completely enclosed building.
[Added 10-28-2014 by Ord. No. 22-2014]
MOVE
To dig; to excavate; to remove; to deposit; to place; to fill; to grade, regrade, level or otherwise alter or change the location or contour; to transport; to supply. This term shall not be construed to include plowing, spading, cultivating, harrowing or disking of soil or any other operation usually and ordinarily associated with the tilling of soil for agricultural or horticultural purposes.
MULTIFAMILY HOUSING DEVELOPMENT
A building containing three or more dwelling units occupied or intended to be occupied by persons living independently of each other, or a group of such buildings.
[Added 4-8-2008 by Ord. No. 13-2008]
MUNICIPALITY
The Township of Mount Olive, Morris County, New Jersey.
NATURAL DRAINAGE FLOW
The topographical pattern or system of drainage of surface water runoff from a particular site, including the various drainageways and watercourses which carry surface water only during periods of heavy rains, storms or floods.
NEW CONSTRUCTION
Structures for which the start of construction commenced on or after the effective date of this chapter.
NIGHTCLUB
A commercial establishment dispensing alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises and in which dancing and musical entertainment are permitted.
[Added 10-28-2014 by Ord. No. 22-2014]
NONPOINT RUNOFF
Surface water entering a channel from no definable discharge source.
OBSTRUCTION
Any dam, wall, wharf, embankment, levee, dike, abutment, projection, excavation, channel, rectification, bridge, conduit, culvert, building, wire, fence, rack, gravel, refuse, fill, structure or matter in, along, across or projecting into any channel, watercourse or regulatory flood hazard area which may impede, retard or change the direction of the flow of water, either in itself or by catching or collecting debris carried by such water, or that is placed where the flow of water might carry the same downstream to the damage of life or property. The examples referred to in this definition are given as examples and are not intended to limit the scope of the term "obstruction."
OFFICIAL MAP
A map adopted in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40:55D-32 et seq. Such a map shall be deemed to be conclusive with respect to the location and width of the streets, public areas, flood control basins and public drainageways shown.
OFF-SITE
Located outside the lot lines of the lot in question but within the property (of which the lot is a part) which is the subject of a development application or contiguous portion of a street or right-of-way.
OFF-SITE AND OFF-TRACT IMPROVEMENTS
Improvements made outside the lot in question or the original tract, respectively, to accommodate conditions generated inside the original tract as the result of the proposed development which shall include, but not be limited to, installation of new improvements and extensions and modifications of existing improvements.
OFF-TRACT
Not located on the property which is the subject of a development application nor on a contiguous portion of a street or right-of-way.
ON SITE
Located on the lot in question.
ON TRACT
Located on the property which is the subject of a development application or on a contiguous portion of a street or right-of-way.
OPEN SPACE
Any parcel of land or area of land or water essentially unimproved and set aside, dedicated, designated or reserved for public or private use or enjoyment or for the use and enjoyment of owners and occupants of land adjoining or neighboring such "open space," provided that such areas may be improved with only those buildings, structures, streets and off-street parking and other improvements that are designed to be incidental to the natural openness of the land.
OPEN SPACE, COMMON
An open space area within or related to a site designated as a development and intended for the use or enjoyment of residents and owners of the development. "Common open space" shall include such complementary structures and improvements as are necessary and appropriate for the use or enjoyment of the residents and owners of the development.
OPEN SPACE, CONSERVATION (ALSO SEE "CONSERVATION EASEMENT")
An open space (land area) within or related to a development site, which area shall be left in its natural state and may be used for passive recreation.
OPEN SPACE, RECREATION
An open space (land area) within or related to a development site, which area shall be designated for active recreation.
OPERATOR
Any person engaged in and controlling the business of conducting a quarry.
OUTDOOR DINING
A designated area on the premises of an eating establishment outside the principal building where patrons may sit at tables while consuming food and beverages prepared and served by the eating establishment in accordance with the design and performance standards set forth in § 550-77.1 of this chapter.
[Added 10-17-2017 by Ord. No. 21-2017]
OWNER
The owner or owners in fee of the property or a lesser estate therein, a mortgagee or vendee in possession, an assignee of rents, receiver, executor, trustee, lessee or any other person, firm or corporation, directly or indirectly in control of a building, structure or real property, and shall include any subdivision thereof of the State of New Jersey.
PARAPET
The extension of the main walls of a building above the roof level.
[Added 11-9-2004 by Ord. No. 34-2004]
PARKING AREA
Space provided by a holder for the parking of vehicles on any subject premises, together with the means of ingress and egress thereto and the roads and driveways of any subject premises.
PARKING SPACE
An area for the parking of a motor vehicle which is sufficient to accommodate the exterior extremities of the vehicle, whether in addition thereto wheel blocks are installed within this area. The width and length of each space shall be measured perpendicular to each other regardless of the angle of the parking space to the access aisle or driveway.
PASTORAL ANIMALS
Horses, ponies, cows, cattle, sheep, goats, fowl, pigs and mules.
PATIO
A level, landscaped and/or surfaced area, consisting of, but not limited to, concrete, brick or other masonry material, directly adjacent to a principal building at grade and not covered by a permanent roof.
[Added 10-28-2014 by Ord. No. 22-2014]
PERFORMANCE GUARANTY
Any security which may be accepted by the Township of Mount Olive, including cash.
PERMITTED USE
Any use of land or buildings as permitted by this chapter.
PERSON
Any individual, firm, association, partnership or corporation or any group of two or more of them.
PIER
Any structure extending lakeward from the lakeline which is used to moor boats or to which a dock is affixed.[2]
[Added 4-28-1998 by Ord. No. 5-98]
PLANNED UNIT RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT
An area with a minimum contiguous or noncontiguous area of 50 acres to be developed as a single entity according to a plan, containing one or more contiguous clusters or noncontiguous clusters, which may include appropriate commercial, or public or quasipublic uses all primarily for the benefit of the residential development.
[Added 12-19-2017 by Ord. No. 24-2017]
PLANNING BOARD
The Planning Board of the Township of Mount Olive.
PLAT
The map of a subdivision.
POTHOLES
Holes and cracks occurring on any paved or unpaved surface of a parking area.
PREFERRED TREES
Trees recommended by the Bureau of Forest Management as best adapted to the climate, soil and topography of the Township of Mount Olive. A list of such trees shall be kept on file for the use and guidance of persons presenting plans for tree planting.
PRELIMINARY PLAT
The preliminary map indicating the proposed layout of the subdivision which is submitted to the Secretary of the Planning Board for Planning Board consideration and preliminary approval and meeting the requirements of Article VI of this chapter.
PRINCIPAL USE
The main purpose for which any lot or building is used.
PRIVATE SCHOOL
An institution of education whose general course work is comparable to the public school system and whose curriculum is approved by the New Jersey Department of Education or the New Jersey Department of Higher Education. "Private school" shall include nursery schools.
A. 
Public parks, playgrounds, trails, paths and other recreational areas.
B. 
Other public open spaces.
C. 
Scenic and historic sites.
D. 
Sites for schools and other public buildings and structures.
PUBLIC OPEN SPACE
An open space area conveyed or otherwise dedicated to a municipality, municipal agency, board of education, state or county agency or other public body for recreational or conservational uses.
PUBLIC USES
Includes any municipal offices, libraries, cultural facilities, community services, police, fire and emergency services facilities and/or activity sponsored by a municipal agency or authority.
QUARRY
A place where stone, shale or slate is excavated, crushed, washed, graded or otherwise processed.
QUARRYING
Those aspects of the business of conducting a quarry as related directly to the excavation and processing of stone, shale or slate and the removal thereof from quarry premises.
QUASI-PUBLIC DOCK OR PIER
Any structure meeting the standards of docks or piers in this chapter which, in addition, provides boat mooring space at no charge to the general public or to a neighborhood association.
[Added 4-28-1998 by Ord. No. 5-98]
RECLAMATION
The reconditioning of the area of land affected by quarrying operations to restore the same to a productive use after termination of quarrying operations consistent with the Land Use Ordinance adopted by the Township.
RECLAMATION PLAN
A written proposal approved by the Planning Board of the Township for reclamation of the area of land affected by quarrying operations, including land use objectives, specifications for grading, the manner and type of vegetation and such maps and other supporting documents as may be required by the Planning Board.
RECREATIONAL VEHICLE
Includes motor homes, house trailers, converted buses, camper shells mounted on the walls of a pickup truck's cargo box, camper cabins within a truck bed, camping and travel trailers, collapsible camper trailers, boats and boat trailers or any other trailer intended for recreational use.
[Added 3-25-2008 by Ord. No. 11-2008]
RECYCLING AREA
Space allocated for collection and storage of source-separated recyclable materials.
[Added 4-8-2008 by Ord. No. 13-2008]
REFUSE
All solid wastes, except body wastes, including garbage, rubbish, ashes, street cleanings, dead animals, abandoned automobiles and solid market and industrial wastes.
REGISTRANT
An individual, partnership or corporation or other legal entity who or which is required to be registered.
RESIDENTIAL CLUSTER
An area to be developed as a single entity according to a plan containing residential housing units which have a common or public open space as an appurtenance.
RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION
Includes but is not limited to one-family, two-family and other multiple-family dwellings, including but not limited to garden apartments, high-rise apartments, townhouses, condominiums and cooperatives.
RESTAURANT
An establishment where food and drink are prepared, served and consumed primarily within the principal building.
[Added 10-28-2014 by Ord. No. 22-2014]
A. 
The further division or relocation of lot lines of any lot or lots within a subdivision previously made and approved or recorded according to law; or
B. 
The alteration of any streets or the establishment of any new streets within any subdivision previously made and approved or recorded according to law, but does not include conveyances so as to combine existing lots by deed or other instrument.
RIGHT-OF-WAY
The total width and length of a street, watercourse, drainage course, utility path or other way, and within which all improvements, maintenance and rights of access are confined and, for a street, including cartway, curbs, sidewalks, bikeways and planting strips.
RUBBISH
Nonputrescible solid wastes, excluding ashes, consisting of both combustible and noncombustible wastes such as paper, cardboard, tin cans, yard clippings, leaves, tree trimmings, wood, glass, bedding, crockery and similar materials.
SENIOR CITIZEN HOUSING
Housing developed by a nonprofit housing corporation for persons aged 62 and over or handicapped persons, affordable to low- or moderate-income households and financed through funds made available, in whole or in part, by the federal, state or Township government.
SERVICE STATION
Lands and buildings where motor fuel, lubricants, miscellaneous accessories and services for motor vehicles are dispensed but where no vehicular painting and/or body work is done and where no junked or unregistered motor vehicles are kept or stored.
SETBACK LINE
A line drawn parallel to a street line or lot line and drawn through the point of the building nearest to the street line or lot line beyond which a building does not project. The minimum yard requirements shall be the minimum required setbacks. All setbacks from public streets shall be measured from the proposed right-of-way width as shown on the adopted Master Plan.
SHOPPING CENTER
A group of at least six commercial establishments which provide for the sale of the daily living needs such as food and drugs, as well as personal services such as apparel and furniture, banking, professional services and recreation.
SHOPPING PLAZA
A group of two or more commercial establishments which provide for the sale of the daily living needs such as food and drugs, as well as personal services such as apparel and furniture, banking, professional services and recreation.
SHORELINE
The land area between the water's edge and the upland property boundary.
[Added 4-28-1998 by Ord. No. 5-98]
SIGHT TRIANGLE
An area abutting two intersecting streets where vision is unobstructed and which area is formed in accordance with the guidelines set forth in the sight triangle section of this chapter, § 550-62.
SIGN
Includes every sign, billboard, ground sign, wall sign, roof sign, illuminated sign and sign on awning and canopy, and shall include any announcement, declaration, demonstration, display, illustration or insignia used to advertise or promote the interests of any person, firm or corporation when the same is placed out-of-doors in view of the general public.
SIGN AREA
The area of a sign shall be computed as the total square foot content of the background upon which the lettering, illustration or display is presented. If there is no background, the sign area shall be computed as the product of the largest horizontal width and the largest vertical height of the lettering, illustration or display. This shall not be construed to include the supporting members of any sign which are used solely for such purpose. For signs with two display faces, the maximum area requirements shall be permitted on each side. Signs with more than two display faces are prohibited.
SIGN ENFORCEMENT OFFICER
The Zoning Officer, police officers and any other duly authorized officers of the Township of Mount Olive authorized to enforce this chapter.
SIGN, FREESTANDING
A nonmovable structure made up of one or more signs, which structure is not affixed to a building but is standing apart therefrom.
SIGN, GROUND OR PYLON
Includes any sign supported by upright(s) or brace(s) placed upon the ground and not attached to any building.
SIGN, ILLUMINATED
Means any sign which has characters, letters, figures, designs or outline illuminated by electric lights or luminous tubes as a part of the sign proper.
SIGN, MONUMENT
A freestanding sign supported primarily by an internal structural framework or integrated into landscaping or other solid structural features other than support poles.
[Added 3-22-2005 by Ord. No. 4-2005]
SIGN, POLITICAL
A sign which does not advertise any commercial product or service and which concerns an issue or topic of general public interest, including but not limited to candidates for public office.
SIGN, WALL
A sign attached to or erected against a wall of a building, the display surface of which is parallel to the face of the building to which the sign is attached.
SIGN, WINDOW
A sign which is attached or placed on the inside or outside of an exterior window.
SILTATION BASIN
A facility designed to collect silt and eroded soil from a designated area.
SINGLE-FAMILY COURT HOME
Clustered detached dwelling units each occupied by a single household grouped around a central motor court such that all units obtain their driveway access only from the motor court.
SITE PLAN REVIEW
The examination of specific development plans for a lot.
SITE PLAN, EXEMPT
Site plan approval by the approving authority shall not be required for single-family and two-family dwellings, as well as accessory buildings to agricultural and horticultural uses, unless such uses are located in a flood hazard area or involve a home occupation. Building alterations which do not involve a change in use, additional parking or additional building area shall be exempt. Changes in use which do not require additional parking shall be exempt.
SLIP
That portion of a dock designed for the mooring of boats.
[Added 4-28-1998 by Ord. No. 5-98]
SOIL
Any earth, sand, clay, loam, gravel, humus, rock or dirt of any kind whatsoever, without regard to the presence or absence therein of organic matter.
SOIL EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL
A plan or implementation of a plan for controlling soil erosion and sediment which follows the Standards for Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control in New Jersey, as promulgated by the State Soil Conservation Committee in accordance with Section 10 of P.L. 1975, c. 291.[3]
SOLID WASTE FACILITY
Any system, site, equipment or building which is utilized for the storage, collection, processing, transfer, transportation, separation, recycling, recovery or disposal of solid waste.
STACKED TOWNHOME
A building designed for single-family residential use containing not more than eight dwelling units having individual or common points of external access arranged in groups of four units per level.
[Added 3-22-2005 by Ord. No. 4-2005]
START OF CONSTRUCTION
For other than new construction or substantial improvements under the Coastal Barrier Resources Act (P.L. 97-348), the date the building permit was issued, provided that the actual start of construction, repair, reconstruction, placement or other improvement was within 180 days of the permit date. The "actual start" means either the first placement of permanent construction of a structure on a site, such as the pouring of a slab or footings, the installation of piles, the construction of columns or any work beyond the stage of excavation, or the placement of a manufactured home on a foundation. Permanent construction does not include land preparation, such as clearing, grading and filling; nor does it include the installation of streets and/or walkways; nor does it include excavation for a basement, footings, piers or foundations or the erection of temporary forms; nor does it include the installation on the property of accessory buildings, such as garages or sheds not occupied as dwelling units or not part of the main structure.
STATIC BILLBOARD SIGN
A sign which does not change its message or copy automatically by electronic or mechanical means.
[Added 7-25-2017 by Ord. No. 17-2017]
STORY
That portion of a building comprised between one floor and another. A half story is between a floor and the roof, with a height of not less than 7.5 feet of clear space above at least 1/3 of the floor area.
STREAM CORRIDOR
The stream channel and all land on either side of the stream channel which is within the one-hundred-year floodplain as delineated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) or the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) or is a sloping area of 15% or greater contiguous to the stream channel, one-hundred-year floodplain or state open water. Stream channels shall mean permanent or intermittent watercourses shown on U.S.G.S. quadrangle maps, the Morris County Soil Survey or such other authoritative source as the Planning Board may deem appropriate.
[Added 12-20-2000 by Ord. No. 49-2000]
STREET
Any street, avenue, boulevard, road, lane, parkway, viaduct, alley or other way which is an existing state, county or municipal roadway or a street or way shown upon a plat heretofore approved pursuant to law or approved by official action or a street or way on a plat duly filed and recorded in the office of the County Recording Officer prior to the appointment of a Planning Board and the grant to such Board of the power to review plats, and includes the land between the street lines, whether improved or unimproved, and may comprise pavement, shoulders, gutters, sidewalks, parking areas and other areas within the street lines. For the purpose of this chapter, "streets" shall be classified as follows:
A. 
Arterial streets are those which are used primarily for fast or heavy traffic.
B. 
Collector streets are those which carry traffic from minor streets to the major system of arterial streets, including the principal entrance streets of a residential development and streets for circulation within such a development.
C. 
Minor streets are those which are used primarily for access to the abutting properties.
D. 
Marginal access streets are streets which are parallel to and adjacent to arterial streets and highways and which provide access to abutting properties and protection from through traffic.
E. 
Alleys are minor ways which are used primarily for vehicular service access to the back or the side of properties otherwise abutting on a street.
STREET LINE
The edge of the existing or future street right-of-way, whichever would result in the widest right-of-way, as shown on an adopted Master Plan or Official Map or as required by this chapter, forming the dividing line between the street and the lot.
STRUCTURE
A combination of materials to form a construction for occupancy, use or ornamentation, whether installed on, above or below the surface of a parcel of land.
SUBCODE OFFICIAL
The Plumbing Inspector, Electrical Inspector, Fire Marshal and those officials specifically licensed, authorized or qualified to enforce any subcodes as defined in the State Uniform Construction Code Act.
A. 
The division of a lot, tract or parcel of land into two or more lots, tracts, parcels or other divisions of land for sale or development, except that the following divisions shall not be considered "subdivisions"; provided, however, that no new streets or roads are involved:
(1) 
Divisions of land found by the Planning Board to be for agricultural purposes, where the resulting parcels are five acres or larger in size.
(2) 
Divisions of property by testamentary or intestate provisions.
(3) 
Divisions of property upon court order, including but not limited to judgments of foreclosure.
(4) 
Consolidation of existing lots by deed or other recorded instrument.
(5) 
The conveyance of one or more adjoining lots, tracts or parcels of land owned by the same person or persons and all of which are found and certified by the administrative officer to conform to the requirements of this chapter and are shown and designated as separate lots, tracts or parcels on the Tax Map of the Township of Mount Olive.
B. 
"Subdivision" also includes resubdivision.
SUBDIVISION COMMITTEE
A committee of at least three Planning Board members appointed by the Chairman of the Board for the purpose of classifying subdivisions in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, and such other duties relating to land subdivision which may be conferred on this Committee by the Board.
SUBJECT PREMISES
Any premises which contains, in whole or part, any parking area servicing any industrial, commercial (retail, wholesale or services to the public), professional, entertainment, recreational, apartment, townhouse, planned unit development or multiple-dwelling use or area or other areas used for purposes or functions to which the general public is invited, directly or indirectly, the ingress and egress thereto, roads and driveways therein, buffer zones, setbacks or other open space in connection therewith with respect to all of said areas used in connection with such premises.
SUBSTANTIAL IMPROVEMENT
Any repair, reconstruction or improvement of a structure, the cost of which equals or exceeds 50% of the market value of the structure either before the improvement or repair is started or, if the structure has been damaged and is being restored, before the damage occurred. For the purposes of this definition, "substantial improvement" is considered to occur when the first alteration of any wall, ceiling, floor or other structural part of the building commences, whether or not that alteration affects the external dimensions of the structure. The term does not, however, include either:
A. 
Any project for improvement of a structure to comply with existing state or local health, sanitary or safety code specifications which are solely necessary to assure safe living conditions; or
B. 
Any alteration of a structure listed on the National Register of Historic Places or a State Inventory of Historic Places.
SUBWATERSHED
Drainage area tributary to the property in question.
SURFACE WATER
All water produced by rain, flood, drainage, springs and seeps flowing over the land or contained within a natural or artificial watercourse.
SURFACE WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN
A plan consistent with the purposes and policies of this chapter which fully indicates necessary land treatment measures and techniques, including a schedule for implementation and maintenance.
SURFACE WATER RUNOFF
Any overland flow of water across the ground surface.
SURFACE WATER RUNOFF DAMAGE
All damage or harm to property values, land, vegetation and water supplies which results or is likely to result when the dispersion of surface water, typical of land in a meadow of good hydrologic condition is increased in rate, velocity or quantity. Such damage or harm includes but is not limited to flooding, soil erosion, siltation and other pollution of watercourses and diminished recharge of groundwater.
SWIMMING POOL
Facilities constructed above or below ground, having a depth of more than two feet and/or a water surface of 100 square feet or more and designed and maintained for swimming purposes. Swimming pools shall include all buildings, structures, equipment and appurtenances thereto.
TOPSOIL
Soil that, in its natural state, constitutes the top layer of earth and is composed of 2% or more, by weight, of organic matter and has the ability to support vegetation.
TOWER
A structure designed to hold antenna(s) for the transmission and reception of radio waves for cellular telephone, beepers, pagers and other personal communication devices.
[Added 4-28-1998 by Ord. No. 5-98]
TOWNHOUSE
One dwelling unit in a line of three or more attached dwelling units, with each dwelling unit extending from the ground to the roof and having individual outside access and no interior facilities, conveniences or services shared with other dwelling units making up the overall building.
TRACT
An area of land compromised of one or more lots adjacent to one another having sufficient dimensions and area to make one parcel of land meeting the requirements of this chapter for the use(s)intended. The original land area may be divided by existing street(s) and still be considered one tract, provided that the frontages on both sides of the street are opposite one another for a sufficient distance to enable a convenient, safe street system from one side to the other. The land area of the existing streets shall not be included in calculating the area of the "tract."
TRAFFIC LANES
Lanes for the control and regulation of automobile, truck, bicycle, other vehicle and pedestrian flow in a parking area.
TRAILER
Any vehicle without independent power which may be mounted on wheels, designed for being pulled on a street by a motor vehicle for the purposes of carrying property, with or without exterior lettering identifying it as being used for business or is designed for or primarily devoted to business or other intended commercial uses.
[Amended 3-25-2008 by Ord. No. 11-2008]
TRASH RECEPTACLES
A container with appropriate covers to receive hand-carried, discarded paper and trash.[4]
TREE
Any woody perennial plant having a diameter greater than four inches, measured at a point 4 1/2 feet above the ground (diameter breast height.)
TREE FARM
A tract of woodland 10 acres or more dedicated by its owner to the growing and harvesting of forest crops and certified by the American Tree Farm System through the New Jersey Tree Farm Committee.
TREE REMOVAL PLAN
A plan of tree removal and/or planting prepared by the New Jersey Bureau of Forest Management, a forestry consultant who is a graduate of a forestry school accredited by the Society of American Foresters, a landscape architect or a similarly qualified person. On property of less than five acres, this plan may be prepared by the property owner.
UTILITY
Services provided to a use including but not limited to sewage treatment, water supply, gas, electric, telephone and cable television.
VARIANCE
A grant of relief from the requirements of this chapter, which permits construction in a manner that would otherwise be prohibited by this chapter.
VEHICLE
Every device in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway.
VETERINARY CLINIC
A place where animals are given medical care and the boarding of animals is limited to short-term care incidental to the hospital use.
[Added 10-28-2014 by Ord. No. 22-2014]
WALL SIGN
A sign which is affixed to an exterior wall of any building, when such sign shall project not more than 10 inches from the building wall or parts thereof.
WAREHOUSING
Any building, premises or land in which or upon which the principal business, operation or industry involves the storage of goods and materials.
WATERCOURSE
All rivers, streams, brooks, waterways, lakes, ponds, marshes, swamps, bogs and all other bodies of water, natural or artificial, public or private, which are contained within, flow through or border on Mount Olive Township or any portion thereof.
WATERSHED
An area drained by a river or river system.
YARD
An open space extending between the closest point of any building and a lot line and a street line. In an apartment, townhouse, industrial park or other development where more than one building may be erected on a lot, "yard" shall also be the open space extending between structures. All "yard" dimensions shall be measured horizontally and at right angles to either a straight street line, lot line or building facade or perpendicular to the point of tangent of curved lines and facades. The minimum distance between buildings in developments where there is more than one building on a lot shall be the sum of the two yards of the structures, and in no event shall two structures be closer to one another than the sum of both yards.
YARD, FRONT
The area extending across the full width of a lot line between the street line and the building and, for apartments, townhouses, industrial parks or other developments where more than one building may be erected on a lot, the "front yard" shall be measured from the designated front of the building to an imaginary line a designated distance away from the front of the building.
YARD, REAR
The open space extending across the full width of the lot between the rear lot line and the building and, for apartments, townhouses, industrial parks or other developments where more than one building may be erected on a lot, the "rear yard" shall be measured from the designated rear of the building to an imaginary line a designated distance away from the rear of the building.
YARD, SIDE
An open space extending from the front yard to the rear yard and lying between each side lot line and the closest point of the building. The "side yard" for apartments, townhouses, industrial parks or other developments where more than one building may be erected on a lot shall be measured from the designated side of the building to an imaginary line a designated distance away from the side of the building.
ZONING OFFICER
The person designated by the Township Council to enforce the zoning provisions of this chapter.
ZONING PERMIT
A document signed by the Director of Planning, Zoning and Code Enforcement, or such other designee, which is required as a condition prior to the commencement or change of use, including the change in business entity and/or business tenant occupying a building or space, or the erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration, conversion or installation of a structure or building and acknowledge that such use, structure or building conforms and complies with the provision of this chapter or that variances or design waivers have been granted by the approving Board.
[Added 6-15-2004 by Ord. No. 12-2004]
[1]
Editor’s Note: The former definition of “billboard,” which immediately followed this definition, was repealed 7-25-2017 by Ord. No. 17-2017.
[2]
Editor's Note: The former definition of "planned adult community," which definition immediately followed this definition, was repealed 3-22-2005 by Ord. No. 4-2005.
[3]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 4:24-39 et seq.
[4]
Editor's Note: The former definition of "travel trailer," which immediately followed this definition, was repealed 3-25-2008 by Ord. No. 11-2008.