Borough of Bound Brook, NJ
Somerset County
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[Editor's Note: For regulations concerning litter and debris at construction sites, see Chapter 3, Subsection 3-1.12.]
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Editor's Note: The power to adopt a building code by reference is contained in N.J.S.A. 40:49-5.1 et seq.
[1967 Code § 15-1.1]
a. 
There is hereby established in the Borough of Bound Brook a State Uniform Construction Code enforcing agency to be known as the Borough of Bound Brook Building Department, consisting of a Construction Official, Building Subcode Official, Plumbing Subcode Official, Electrical Subcode Official, Fire Protection Subcode Official, and such other subcode officials for such additional subcodes as the Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs, State of New Jersey, shall hereafter adopt as part of the State Uniform Construction Code. The Construction Official shall be the chief administrator of the enforcing agency. All powers, duties and responsibilities of the Director of Inspections or Building Inspector under the ordinances of the Borough of Bound Brook shall be assumed and performed by the Construction Official or subject to the Subcode Official as he shall designate.
b. 
Each official position created in paragraph a above shall be filled by a person qualified for such position pursuant to P.L. 1975, c. 217, as amended and N.J.A.C. 5:23. More than one such official position may be held by the same person, provided that such person is qualified pursuant to P.L. 1975, c. 217, and N.J.A.C. 5:23 to hold each such position.
c. 
The public shall have the right to do business with the enforcing agency at one office location except for emergencies, and unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances. The officers shall be at the Borough Hall, 230 Hamilton Street, Bound Brook, New Jersey.
[1967 Code § 15-1.2; Ord. No. 03-8; Ord. No. 2006-22; Ord. No. 07-09; Ord. No. 2009-4; Ord. No. 10-07; Ord. No. 2016-23]
a. 
The fee for a construction permit shall be the sum of the subcode fees listed herein and shall be paid before the permit is issued.
1. 
Administration and Certificate Fee:
(a) 
Certificate of occupancy.
(1) 
Residential: $150 for new or existing.
(2) 
Commercial: $2,000 for new or existing.
(3) 
Certificate of compliance — Asbestos and lead: $50.
(b) 
Certificate of continued occupancy: $200.
(c) 
Certificate pursuant to a change of use: $200.
(d) 
Temporary certificate of occupancy: $40.
(e) 
Certificate of approval: no fee.
(f) 
Certificate of compliance: no fee.
(g) 
Variations.
(1) 
Residential (R-3 and R-5), single item: $150.
(2) 
Residential (R-3 and R-5), multiple within unit or prototype to develop: $300.
(3) 
All other use groups: $500.
(h) 
Plan review portion of the total permit fee: 20%. Plan review fee to be paid at the time of granting/denying the permit. Plan review fees are not refundable.
(i) 
Plan review fee for amended plans once the permit has been issued shall be done at a rate of $70 per hour with a minimum of 1/2 hour.
(j) 
Minimum fee per subcode applied for: $50.
(k) 
State of New Jersey training fees: per N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.19(b).
(l) 
Change of contractor: $75.
2. 
Building subcode fees.
(a) 
For new construction, $0.05 per cubic foot for the volume of the structure. The minimum fee shall be $250 for a principal structure building, $125 for an accessory structure such as a garage, and $50 for a garden-type shed for use group R-5. The fee for the use group R-2 shall be $0.06 per cubic foot for the volume of the structure.
(b) 
For renovations, alterations and repairs, $30 per $1,000 of the estimated cost of the work.
(c) 
For additions, $0.04 per cubic foot of the volume of the structure. The minimum fee shall be $250.
(d) 
For combination of renovation and additions, the sum will be computed separately.
(e) 
Demolition. The fee for R-3 or R-5 shall be $500. Utility use group(u), as defined in the International Building Code (IBC), shall be $50 and all other use groups shall be $1,000.
(f) 
Building relocation. The fee shall be $15 per $1,000 of the cost of the estimated cost. The minimum fee shall be $250.
(g) 
Signs. The fee shall be $4 per square foot of the surface of the sign. In the case of double face signs, the fee shall be based on both sides. The minimum fee shall be $60.
(h) 
Fences. For fences over six feet in height the fee shall be $50 for residential and $100 for commercial.
(i) 
Decks. Flat fee for residential $100.
(j) 
Swimming pools. Aboveground $75 and $250 for in-ground pools.
(k) 
Lead and Asbestos abatement. The fee shall be $15 per $1,000 of the contract cost. The minimum fee shall be $70.
(l) 
Temporary trailers. The fee shall be $150.
3. 
Plumbing subcode fees.
(a)
The fee shall be $25 for each of the following devices or for a similar device: Water closet, urinal/bidet, bathtub, lavatory, shower, floor drain, sink, dishwasher, washing machine, hose bib, drinking fountain, laundry tub and stack.
[Ord. No. 2016-23]
(b)
Fuel oil piping
$50 flat fee
(c)
Gas piping
$50 flat fee
(d)
Water softener
$25 each
(e)
Sewer pump
$50 each
(f)
Interceptor/separator
$100
(g)
Grease trap
$100
(h)
Swimming pool water supply
$65
(i)
Backflow preventers
Up to 1" $25 each, 1 1/4" to 2" $35 each, Over 2" $60 each
(j)
Sewer connection
$75 residential/$100 nonresidential
(k)
Water service
$75 residential/$100 nonresidential
(l)
Roof drains
$25 each
(m)
Boilers and furnaces
$50 residential/$100 nonresidential
(n)
Central air conditioning
$50 residential/$100 nonresidential
(o)
Water heaters
$50 residential/$100 nonresidential
(p)
Water and sewer capping
$100
4. 
Electrical subcode fees.
(a)
Total of all fixtures, receptacles, switches, detectors, light poles, fractional HP motors, exit signs, communication points and alarm devices/alarm control panels. The fee shall be $50 for the first block of 50 and $20 for each additional 25 or portion of 25 items.
(b)
Pool permit in-ground
$150 each
(c)
Above ground
$75 each
(d)
Annual pool inspection
$75 each
(e)
Motors and apparatus rated by horsepower: Included but not limited to garbage disposal, space heater/air handler, motors, all other, 1 hp and over:
Greater than 1 hp - 5 hp
$20 each
Greater than 5 hp - 50 hp
$75 each
Greater than 50 hp - 100 hp
$200 each
Greater than 100 hp
$600 each
(f)
Transformer and apparatus rated in/by kilowatt: Includes, but not limited to electric ranges/receptacle, oven/surface unit, electric water heater, electric dryer/receptacle, dishwasher, central AC, space heater/air handler, baseboard heat, transformer/generators, and electric sign/outline lighting.
Greater than 1 kW - 5 kW
$20 each
Greater than 5 kW - 50 kW
$75 each
Greater than 50 kW - 100 kW
$200 each
Greater than 100 kW
$600 each
(g)
Service panels, panels, and MCC's rated in amperes:
Equal to or less than 200 amps
$75 each
Greater than 200 amps but equal to or less than 600 amps
$200 each
Greater than 600 amps
$600 each
5. 
Fire protection subcode fees.
(a)
Tank installations:
Residential, R3-R5
$40 each
All other use groups, up to 999 gallons
$100 each
All other use groups, over 1,000 gallons
$200 each
(b)
Alarm, signal and supervisor devices. Includes, but not limited to, total of smoke/heat detectors, pull stations, water flow switches, horns, strobes, bells tamper switches, and low/high air switches.
First 12 items
$50
For each 10 or portion of 10 items
$25
(c)
Suppression system devices. Includes, but not limited to fire pump, dry pipe/alarm valves, and preaction valve: $50 each.
(d)
Sprinkler heads (set and dry):
1 to 9
$85
10 to 49
$175
50 to 99
$300
100 to 199
$600
200 to 299
$900
300 and over
$1,200
(e)
Standpipes
$325 each
(f)
Pre-Engineered Systems
Wet chemical
$220 each
Dry chemical
$220 each
CO2 suppression
$220 each
Foam suppression
$220 each
Halon suppression
$220 each
Smoke control system
$300 each
Kitchen hood system
$220 each
(g)
Residential gas or oil appliance
$40 each
(h)
Commercial gas or oil appliance
$75 each
(i)
Wood burning fireplaces/stoves
$75 each
(j)
Incinerators
$500 each
(k)
Crematoriums
$500 each
(l)
FDC connections
$100
(m)
Fire pumps
$125
(n)
Underground fire main
2% of cost of work
$75 minimum
6. 
Elevator Subcode Fees to be based on the Uniform Construction Code.
b. 
The Construction Official shall, with the advice of the subcode officials, prepare and submit to the Mayor and Council of the Borough biannually, a report recommending a fee schedule based on the operating expenses of the agency, and any other expenses of the municipality fairly attributable to the enforcement of the State Uniform Construction Code Act.
c. 
In order to provide for the training certification and technical support programs required by the Uniform Construction Code Act and The Regulations, the enforcing agency shall collect those fees specified in Subsection 14-1.2a,1(q). The surcharge fee shall be remitted to the Bureau of Housing Inspection, Department of Community Affairs, on a quarterly basis for the fiscal quarter ending September 30, December 31, March 31 and June 30, no later than one month next succeeding the end of the quarter for which it is due. The enforcing agency shall report annually at the end of each fiscal year to the Bureau of Housing Inspection, and not later than July 31, the total amount of the surcharge fee collected in the fiscal year.
d. 
Waiver. Notwithstanding anything contained herein no person shall be charged a construction permit fee or enforcing agency fee for any construction, alteration or improvement designed and undertaken solely to promote accessibility by a disabled person to an existing public or private structure or any of the facilities contained therein. For purposes of this section disabled person shall be defined as contained in N.J.S.A. 52:27D-126E. Additionally, no fee shall be charged for the construction, reconstruction, alteration or improvement of any public or private structure which is designed for use by a charitable, philosophic, fraternal or religious nonprofit organization holding a tax exempt status under the Internal Revenue Code.
No person shall be charged a construction permit fee or enforcing agency fee for any restoration or repair undertaken as a result of flood damage to an existing public or private building, structure or any of the facilities contained therein so long as application is made within 60 days of flood event.
[Ord. No. 02-10]
All municipal fees or charges, excepting fees or charges by the Department of Community Affairs or for services performed by other than Borough employees, imposed in order to secure a construction permit for any construction, reconstruction, alteration or improvement by any one or two family home, owned by and in which a qualified volunteer, as hereinafter defined, is or will be a full-time resident, shall be waived upon the filing of an appropriate application therefor. In order to be a qualified volunteer, the following conditions must be satisfied:
a. 
The volunteer must be a volunteer member of a Bound Brook Fire Company, Rescue Squad or Office of Emergency Management for a minimum of one continuous year immediately preceding the date of the application for construction;
b. 
The volunteer shall have served without remuneration or an agreement or contract for hire in such capacity during the one-year period;
c. 
The volunteer shall have satisfied the requisite percentage of activity, attendance and participation of the fire company, rescue squad or office of emergency management;
d. 
The chief executive office of the Fire Company, Rescue Squad or Office of Emergency Management shall certify in writing that the volunteer has satisfied the requirements of paragraphs a through c hereof; and
e. 
The volunteer shall certify in writing that he satisfies the residency requirements of this subsection.
[1967 Code § 15A-1]
No single family, two family or multi-family residence, dwelling unit or apartment shall be sold or rented unless and until a Certificate of Continued Occupancy has been issued as hereinafter provided.
[1967 Code § 15A-2; Ord. No. 07-03]
a. 
Every building or structure constructed for single family and two family occupancy shall have installed therein and thereafter maintained an approved fire detection system. The detector shall be of the ionization or other approved type, sensitive to any of the products of combustion except that detectors sensitive to heat only are unacceptable. The detector shall be of the types operated by battery or electricity on a specific circuit. A minimum of one detector shall be required on each level and within 10 feet of any bedroom door. Alarm signaling devices shall be clearly audible in all bedrooms when all intervening doors are closed. For the purpose of installation and maintenance, only the applicable sections of National Fire Prevention Association (N.F.P.A.) No. 72, "Standard for the Installation, Maintenance, and Use of a House Fire Warning System," shall constitute accepted practices.
b. 
In the case of rental properties, the occupants of the dwelling units shall be responsible for replacing batteries in fire detection devices whenever new batteries are required.
c. 
Failure to install and/or maintain a fire detection system as mandated by this section will subject the offender to a fine not to exceed $500 per each location of violation.
[1967 Code § 15A-2; Ord. No. 02-9; Ord. No. 07-03; Ord. No. 2016-06 § 1]
a. 
Each time there is a transfer of ownership or rental of single family, two family or multi-family residences, dwelling units or apartments within the Borough of Bound Brook, the owner of such property must obtain from the Fire Official, a Certificate of Continued Occupancy certifying that the property is in compliance with all provisions of Borough Regulations including, but not limited to, Property Maintenance, Chapter 7, as it presently exists and the International Construction Code and fire codes as they existed when the building was initially constructed.
b. 
Once issued, a Certificate of Continued Occupancy shall remain valid for a period of one year from the date of issuance. In the event of a transfer within that time period, the owner need not apply for an additional certification and can rely upon any certificate which may have been issued within the 12 calendar months prior to the rental or sale. In the event the property has been inspected by the Borough or State officials within the prior twelve-month period, no Certificate of Continued Occupancy shall be required.
c. 
The fee for a Certificate of Continued Occupancy shall be $70 in the event that only one inspection is required and that it is scheduled seven or more days in advance. The fee for a Certificate of Continued Occupancy shall be $100 in the event that only one inspection is required and that it is scheduled less than seven days in advance. In the event that more than one inspection is required of the premises before issuing a Certificate of Continued Occupancy, there shall be an additional charge of $30 for each inspection of the premises after the initial inspection. In addition, the fee to reschedule a no-show inspection or reinspection shall be $30. No-show shall be held to mean: (1) Owners/agents who fail to meet an inspector within five minutes of the appointed time; (2) Owners/agents who do not have a key to enter the premises for a scheduled inspection or reinspection or (3) Electrical power to a premises is disconnected and smoke detectors to be tested are powered by electrical current from the structural wiring system.
d. 
Before a Certificate of Continued Occupancy shall be issued the Construction Official or Fire Subcode Official shall make an inspection of the premises to determine whether the certificate may or may not be issued.
e. 
Application for a Certificate of Continued Occupancy shall be submitted to the Construction Official and once the application has been received by the Construction Official, the certificate shall be issued within six business days of the receipt of the inspection if the property is found to be in compliance with the provisions of this section.
[1967 Code § 15A-4]
a. 
No right, title or interest in any parcel of real property upon which a well is located shall be transferred unless the water contained therein shall be deemed fit for human consumption.
b. 
It shall be the responsibility of the owner of any such parcel of real property to satisfy all of the requirements contained in Chapter 31, § 31-1, Water Wells, including Subsection 31-1.5 paragraphs c, d and e relating to the testing of wells.
c. 
Upon satisfactory compliance with the aforementioned requirements by the seller of any such parcel of real property, the Bound Brook Board of Health shall notify the Borough Construction Official that a Certificate of Continued Occupancy may be issued for the property in question.
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Editor's Note: See Chapter 31, § 31-1, for additional provisions regarding the installation, maintenance and testing of water wells.
a. 
In any case in which a change of occupancy of any dwelling unit in a building with fewer than three dwelling units is subject to a municipal ordinance requiring the issuance of a certificate of occupancy, certificate of inspection or other documentary certification of compliance with laws and regulations relating to the safety, healthfulness and upkeep of the premises, no such certificate shall be issued until the officer or agency responsible for its issuance has determined that: (1) the dwelling unit is equipped with one or more carbon monoxide sensor devices, or (2) that there is no potential carbon monoxide hazard in the dwelling unit. Any such determination shall be made in accordance with rules adopted by the Commissioner of Community Affairs.
b. 
In the case of an initial occupancy or a change of occupancy of any dwelling unit in a building with fewer than three dwelling units to which the provisions of paragraph a do not apply, no owner shall sell, lease or otherwise permit occupancy for residential purposes of that dwelling unit without first obtaining from the relevant enforcing agency under the "Uniform Fire Safety Act," P.L. 1983, c. 383 (N.J.S.A. 52:27D-192 et seq.) a certificate indicating: (1) that the dwelling unit is equipped with one or more carbon monoxide sensor devices, or (2) that there is no potential carbon monoxide hazard in the dwelling unit. Any such determination shall be made in accordance with rules adopted by the Commissioner of Community Affairs.
c. 
The local governing body having jurisdiction over the enforcing agency or, where the Division of Fire Safety is the enforcing agency, the Commissioner of Community Affairs, may establish a fee which covers the cost of inspection and of issuance of the certificate; however, if an inspection is being made and a certificate is being issued evidencing compliance with § 2 of P.L. 1991, c. 92 (N.J.S.A. 52:27D-198.2), the fee authorized therein shall cover the costs of complying with this subsection.
d. 
For the purposes of this subsection:
CARBON MONOXIDE SENSOR DEVICE
A carbon monoxide alarm or detector that bears the label of a nationally recognized testing laboratory, and has been tested and listed as complying with the most recent Underwriters Laboratories standard 2034 or its equivalent.
DWELLING UNIT
A structure, or a room or group of rooms within a structure, used or intended for use, in whole or in part, for residential purposes.
e. 
An owner who sells, leases or otherwise permits occupancy of a dwelling unit without complying with the provisions of this section shall be subject to a fine of not more than $100, which may be collected and enforced by the local enforcing agency by summary proceedings pursuant to "The Penalty Enforcement Law of 1999," P.L. 1999, c. 274 (N.J.S.A. 2A:58-10 et seq.). (N.J.S.A. 52:27D-133.3)
[1967 Code § 12-1; Ord. No. 10-20]
As used in this section:
PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
Any artificially constructed basin or other structure holding water with a depth of 24 inches or greater, intended for the use of the person upon whose property it is constructed, his family or guests, for swimming, diving or similar recreation.
[1967 Code § 12-2.2]
a. 
Permits Required. No person shall construct or alter a private swimming pool without having obtained a permit to do so from the Construction Official.
b. 
Application Information. An application for a permit to construct a swimming pool shall be made in writing to the Construction Official upon forms provided by him, and shall contain the following information:
1. 
A detailed plot plan of the entire property showing existing buildings and the proposed pool. The plan shall be drawn to scale and show the pertinent dimensions and grade elevation. The plot plan shall be signed by the owner or his agent, or by a person licensed to do business in the State of New Jersey as an engineer or land surveyor.
2. 
The plans and specifications for the construction of the pool, including the piping arrangement and all pumps and other appurtenances.
3. 
A statement as to the details and specifications of the water treatment unit, including a copy of the operating instructions.
4. 
A statement as to the disposal facilities for waste water and the provisions for emptying the pool.
An application for a permit to alter a swimming pool shall contain as much of the above information as the Construction Official believes is necessary for the protection of the public health and safety.
[1967 Code § 12-2.3]
The fees for a permit to construct or alter a swimming pool shall be those required by Subsection 14-1.2, Construction Fee Schedule.
[1967 Code § 12-3.1]
The pool shall be so constructed, maintained and operated so as not to become a nuisance or a hazard to adjacent property owners or the public.
[1967 Code § 12-3.2]
The pool area shall be completely enclosed with a chain-link fence or some other secure enclosure of durable construction. The fence shall be no less than four feet in height and shall be equipped with self-closing gates which shall be kept securely locked at all times when the pool is not in use. Portable pools in excess of 1,500 gallons shall be enclosed and fenced off to the satisfaction of the Construction Official.
[1967 Code § 12-3.3]
The area immediately surrounding the pool shall slope away from the pool in order to drain away all surface water.
[1967 Code § 12-3.4]
Each pool shall be equipped with a filtration, circulation, clarification and chlorination system which shall be adequate to maintain the water in a clean and healthful condition. All filters shall be located either below ground or in an enclosure which shall not exceed eight feet in height and shall be suitably screened from adjacent property, and no closer, than three feet to a property line. Any filter enclosure containing liquid chlorine or any dangerous gas shall be provided with a proper ventilation system approved by the Construction Official.
[1967 Code § 12-3.5]
Adequate provisions shall be made for drainage of the pool and disposal of backwash water. Water drained form a pool may be used on lawns, fields or woods, or diverted into dry wells, provided it does not overflow onto property belonging to others. Water emptied into streams, brooks or other watercourses shall contain at least one-tenth part per million of chlorine. No water or other waste materials from a pool shall be drained into the sanitary sewer system of the Borough.
[1967 Code § 12-3.6]
A direct connection between the pool and the public water system is prohibited. If a fill pipe is used, the discharge end of the pipe must be placed at a distance above the rim of the pool equal to at least twice the diameter of the fill pipe. A fill line is not required and the pool may be filled with a hose.
[1967 Code § 12-3.7]
Lights used to illuminate a pool shall be maintained in a manner that will prevent the source of light from being visible from a public street or from neighboring property.
[1967 Code § 12-3.8]
All private swimming pools in the Borough shall be subject to reasonable inspections by the Health Officer or Construction Official.
[1967 Code § 12-4.2]
In addition to complying with all the regulations contained in this section, all swimming pools hereafter constructed in the Borough shall comply with the following additional requirements:
a. 
Location and area. The pool shall not be constructed nearer than 50 feet to the line of any abutting street nor closer than 10 feet from the side or rear line of the property upon which the pool is located. The surface area of the water in the pool shall not exceed 50% of the rear yard area.
b. 
Bathhouses. Bathhouses, including screening enclosures, shall conform to the accessory building requirements of the State Uniform Construction Code and the Land Use Regulations of the Borough.
[1967 Code § 18-6.1]
The purpose of this section is to require the clear display of authorized and assigned house or building numbers for every building fronting on any street in the Borough of Bound Brook. This is in order to assist the general public and emergency services, public and private, in identifying any property in case of emergency or otherwise in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40:67-1 et seq.
[1967 Code § 18-6.2]
All dwellings, houses, stores or buildings erected within the limits of the Borough of Bound Brook shall be numbered in conformity with the street numbers in the Assessor's Field Book filed in the office of the Tax Assessor of the Borough.
[1967 Code § 18-6.3]
Upon application by the owner of any property in the Borough, which application shall include the lot and block of such property, the Borough Clerk shall furnish the applicant with the correct number of property.
[1967 Code § 18-6.4]
The owner of each parcel of property in the Borough of Bound Brook shall, within 30 days after the adoption of this section, attach the number of such property on the mailbox or other conspicuous place that is visible from the road adjoining same. Each numeral shall be at least three inches in height and two inches in width.
[1967 Code § 18-6.5; Ord. No. 07-03]
Any person, persons, firm or corporation that violates any of the provisions of this section shall be liable, upon conviction, to the penalty stated in Chapter 1, § 1-5 with a minimum penalty of $100.
[Ord. No. 10-14 § 1]
The purpose of this section is to require the retrofitting of existing storm drain inlets which are in direct contact with repaving, repairing, reconstruction, or resurfacing or alterations of facilities on private property, to prevent the discharge of solids and floatables (such as plastic bottles, cans, food wrappers and other litter) to the municipal separate storm sewer system(s) operated by the Borough of Bound Brook so as to protect public health, safety and welfare, and to prescribe penalties for the failure to comply.
[Ord. No. 10-14 § 2]
For the purpose of this section, the following terms, phrases, words, and their derivations shall have the meanings stated herein unless their use in the text of this section clearly demonstrates a different meaning. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words used in the plural number include the singular number, and words used in the singular number include the plural number. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory.
MUNICIPAL SEPARATE STORM SEWER SYSTEM (MS4)
A conveyance or system of conveyances (including roads with drainage systems, municipal streets, catch basins, curbs, gutters, ditches, man-made channels, or storm drains) that is owned or operated by the Borough of Bound Brook or other public body, and is designed and used for collecting and conveying stormwater. MS4s do not include combined sewer systems, which are sewer systems designed to carry sanitary sewage at all times and to collect and transport stormwater from streets and other sources.
PERSON
Any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, or political subdivision of this State subject to municipal jurisdiction.
STORM DRAIN INLET
An opening in a storm drain used to collect stormwater runoff and includes, but is not limited to, a grate inlet, curb-opening inlet, slotted inlet, and combination inlet.
WATERS OF THE STATE
The ocean and its estuaries, all springs, streams and bodies of surface or ground water, whether natural or artificial, within the boundaries of the State of New Jersey or subject to its jurisdiction.
[Ord. No. 10-14 § 3]
No person in control of private property (except a residential lot with one single-family house) shall authorize the repaving, repairing (excluding the repair of individual potholes), resurfacing (including top coating or chip sealing with asphalt emulsion or a thin base of hot bitumen), reconstructing or altering any surface that is in direct contact with an existing storm drain inlet on that property unless the storm drain inlet either:
a. 
Already meets the design standard below to control passage of solid and floatable materials; or
b. 
Is retrofitted or replaced to meet the standard in Subsection 14-6.4, below, prior to the completion of the project.
[Ord. No. 10-14 § 4]
Storm drain inlets identified in Subsection 4-6.3, above, shall comply with the following standard to control passage of solid and floatable materials through storm drain inlets. For purposes of this subsection, "solid and floatable materials" means sediment, debris, trash, and other floating, suspended, or settleable solids.
a. 
Design engineers shall use either of the following grates whenever they use a grate in pavement or another ground surface to collect stormwater from that surface into a storm drain or surface water body under that grate:
1. 
The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) bicycle safe grate, which is described in Chapter 2.4 of the NJDOT Bicycle Compatible Roadways and Bikeways Planning and Design guidelines (April 1996); or
2. 
A different grate, if each individual clear space in that grate has an area of no more than seven square inches, or is no greater than 0.5 inches across the smallest dimension.
(a) 
Examples of grates subject to this standard include grates in grate inlets, the grate portion (non-curb-opening portion) of combination inlets, grates on storm sewer manholes, ditch grates, trench grates, and grates of spacer bars in slotted drains. Examples of ground surfaces include surfaces of roads (including bridges), driveways, parking areas, bikeways, plazas, sidewalks, lawns, fields, open channels, and storm water basin floors.
b. 
Whenever design engineers use a curb-opening inlet, the clear space in that curb opening (or each individual clear space, if the curb opening has two or more clear spaces) shall have an area of no more than seven square inches, or be no greater than two inches across the smallest dimension.
c. 
This standard does not apply:
1. 
Where the Municipal Engineer agrees that this standard would cause inadequate hydraulic performance that could not practicably be overcome by using additional or larger storm drain inlets that meet these standards;
2. 
Where flows are conveyed through any device (e.g., end of pipe netting facility, manufactured treatment device, or a catch basin hood) that is designed, at a minimum, to prevent delivery of all solid and floatable materials that could not pass through one of the following:
(a) 
A rectangular space 4 5/8 inches long and 1 1/2 inches wide (this option does not apply for outfall netting facilities); or
(b) 
A bar screen having a bar spacing of 0.5 inches.
3. 
Where flows are conveyed through a trash rack that has parallel bars with one inch spacing between the bars; or
4. 
Where the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection determines, pursuant to the New Jersey Register of Historic Places Rules at N.J.A.C. 7:4-7.2(c), that action to meet this standard is an undertaking that constitutes an encroachment or will damage or destroy the New Jersey Register listed historic property.
[Ord. No. 10-14 § 5]
This section shall be enforced by the Director of Code Enforcement and Zoning or his or her designee.
[Ord. No. 10-14 § 6]
Any person(s) who is found to be in violation of the provisions of this section shall be subject to the general penalty provision set forth in § 1-5 of the Revised General Ordinances of the Borough of Bound Brook for each storm drain inlet that is not retrofitted to meet the design standard.
[Ord. No. 10-15 § 1]
The purpose of this section is to require dumpsters and other refuse containers that are outdoors or exposed to stormwater to be covered at all times and to prohibit the spilling, dumping, leaking, or otherwise discharge of liquids, semi-liquids or solids from the containers to the municipal separate storm sewer system(s) operated by the Borough of Bound Brook and/or the waters of the State so as to protect the public's health, safety and welfare.
[Ord. No. 10-15 § 2]
For the purpose of this section, the following terms, phrases, words, and their derivations shall have the meanings stated herein unless their use in the text of this section clearly demonstrates a different meaning. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words used in the plural number include the singular number, and words used in the singular number include the plural number. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory.
MUNICIPAL SEPARATE STORM SEWER SYSTEM (MS4)
A conveyance or system of conveyances (including roads with drainage systems, municipal streets, catch basins, curbs, gutters, ditches, man-made channels, or storm drains) that is owned or operated by the Borough of Bound Brook or other public body, and is designed and used for collecting and conveying stormwater.
PERSON
Any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, or political subdivision of this State subject to municipal jurisdiction.
REFUSE CONTAINER
Any waste container that a person controls whether owned, leased, or operated, including dumpsters, trash cans, garbage pails, and plastic trash bags.
STORMWATER
Water resulting from precipitation (including rain and snow) that runs off the land's surface, is transmitted to the subsurface, is captured by separate storm sewers or other sewerage or drainage facilities, or is conveyed by snow removal equipment.
WATERS OF THE STATE
The ocean and its estuaries, all springs, streams and bodies of surface or ground water, whether natural or artificial, within the boundaries of the State of New Jersey or subject to its jurisdiction.
[Ord. No. 10-15 § 3; Ord. No. 2016-21 § 1]
a. 
Any person who controls, whether owned, leased, or operated, a refuse container must ensure that such refuse container is covered at all times and shall prevent refuse from spilling out or overflowing.
b. 
Any person who owns, leases or otherwise uses a refuse container must ensure that such refuse container does not leak or otherwise discharge liquids, semi-liquids or solids to the municipal separate storm sewer system(s) operated by the Borough of Bound Brook.
c. 
Any person who controls, owns, leases or operates a trash dumpster shall house such dumpster inside a fence or barrier made of wood, vinyl or masonry materials.
[Ord. No. 10-15 § 4; Ord. No. 2016-21 § 2]
The requirements set forth in Subsection 14-7.3 of this § 14-7 shall not apply to the following:
a. 
Permitted temporary demolition containers.
b. 
Litter receptacles (other than dumpsters or other bulk containers).
c. 
Residential trash and recycling containers.
d. 
Refuse containers at facilities authorized to discharge stormwater under a valid New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System ("NJPDES") permit.
e. 
Large bulky items (e.g., furniture, bound carpet and padding, white goods placed curbside for pickup).
[Ord. No. 10-15 § 5]
This section shall be enforced by the Director of Code Enforcement and Zoning or his or her designee.
[Ord. No. 10-15 § 6]
Any person(s) who is found to be in violation of the provisions of this section shall be subject to the general penalty provision set forth in § 1-5 of the Revised General Ordinances of the Borough of Bound Brook.