Township of Union, NJ
Hunterdon County
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Editor's Note: Former Sections 10-1 through 10-3 pertaining to the functions and duties of the Union Township Building Department as regards to the State Uniform Construction Code, previously codified herein and containing portions of Ordinance Nos. 2-16-77, 82-7, 90-10, 92-12, 93-9, 96-3 and 2003-17, were repealed in their entirety by Ordinance No. 2007-8.
[Ord. No. 2007-8 § II; Ord. No. 2009-4 § 2]
The Township of Union, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 51:27D et seq. and N.J.S.A.C. 5:23-4.3, hereby relinquishes its jurisdiction of the administration and enforcement of the Uniform Construction Code and hereby transfers jurisdiction for the administration and enforcement of the Uniform Construction Code to the Department of Community Affairs of the State of New Jersey. The transfer of jurisdiction pursuant to this section shall not take effect until the expiration of 120 calendar days from the date a certified copy of this section is forwarded to the Department of Community Affairs or until the Department of Community Affairs shall exercise its jurisdiction to enforce the Uniform Construction Code, whichever is sooner.
[Ord. No. 2007-8 § II; Ord. No. 2009-4 § 2]
The Township of Union shall deliver or make available to the Department of Community Affairs any and all records and files of the municipality necessary for the Department to carry out its function, and the Department is hereby authorized to transfer such records and files to a location designated by the Department.
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Editor's Note: Former Sections 10-1 through 10-3 pertaining to the functions and duties of the Union Township Building Department as regards to the State Uniform Construction Code, previously codified herein and containing portions of Ordinance Nos. 2-16-77, 82-7, 90-10, 92-12, 93-9, 96-3 and 2003-17, were repealed in their entirety by Ordinance No. 2007-8.
[Ord. No. 96-5 § 1; Ord. No. 2012-4]
Prior to the issuance of any permit requiring demolition of any existing structure in the Township, the applicant shall file with the Zoning Officer a performance guarantee in a form acceptable to the Municipal Attorney, together with a surety bond executed by the applicant as principal and a surety company licensed to do business in the State of New Jersey as surety, a letter of credit or a cash performance guarantee. The amount of the performance guarantee shall be in the amount of the demolition contract, or in the estimated amount of the cost of the demolition as determined by the Zoning Officer. The performance guarantee shall be conditioned upon the completion by the applicant of the demolition, the removal of all debris and construction materials and the performance of any necessary repair or restoration.
[Ord. No. 96-5 § 2; Ord. No. 2014-12; Ord. No. 2014-12A]
Prior to the issuance of any permit requiring excavation, other than excavations and openings in streets governed by the provisions of Section 13-1 of this Code, the applicant shall deposit with the Zoning Officer a performance guarantee in the form of a surety bond executed by the applicant as principal and a surety company licensed to do business in the State of New Jersey as surety, a letter of credit in a form acceptable to the Municipal Attorney or a cash performance guarantee. The amount of the excavation bond shall be in the amount of the excavation contract or the estimated cost of the excavation as determined by the Zoning Officer. The excavation performance guarantee shall be conditioned upon the performance by the applicant of the following requirements:
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The restoration of the site to the condition existent prior to such construction operation and repair of all damage resulting from such construction operation.
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The refilling or backfilling of any excavation so as to restore the land to its original condition in the event of any cessation or abandonment of the construction operation leaving the property in a dangerous or unsanitary condition, constituting a menace to public health and safety.
[Ord. No. 2-16-77 § 4]
The following fire limits are established pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23 (reserved for boundaries of fire limits to be adopted at a later date.)
The Construction Official shall prepare and submit to the Mayor and Township Committee biannually, a report reevaluating the delineation of the fire limits. This report shall indicate the recommendations of the Construction Official, the Building Subcode Official, and the Fire Subcode Official regarding those areas which should be designated as within fire limits, with the reasons therefor.
[Ord. No. 93-6 § 1]
The purpose of this section shall be to require the clear display of building numbers to public streets and to private roads, and for all properties that contain principal buildings within the Township in order to assist the authorities and the general public in identifying any property in case of an emergency as well as for the welfare of the general public in conducting their normal affairs, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:67-1 et seq.
[Ord. No. 93-6 § 2]
The Tax Assessor is hereby authorized to establish numbers for each structure and lot and to file in his office, maps of the lots of land established within the Township and designating thereon the numbering of such lots for proper identification.
The Assessor is authorized to assign numbers to buildings erected upon vacant lots for proper identification. As standards for such designation and assignment, the Assessor shall give due regard to the need for a logical and uniform sequence of assignment along the streets and roads of the Township to obtain better identification and convenience for location.
[Ord. No. 93-6 § 3]
The owner of any property, whether it be residential, commercial, industrial, or otherwise, and upon which there is located a principal structure in which persons are, or may be present at any time, shall install on the structure, and also at the entrance of the property on the public or private road, number(s) corresponding to the number(s) assigned by the Tax Assessor.
[Ord. No. 93-6 § 4]
The following regulations shall apply to all numbers to be installed, in order to provide the greatest degree of identification of the property so as to assist any persons thereon:
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The identification number(s) shall be no less than three inches in height, and made of durable and clearly visible material.
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The numbers shall be of reflective material or of sufficient visible contrast to the background material to be easily discernible at night with the aid of an emergency vehicle spotlight.
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All numbers shall be mounted so that they face the property entrance and shall be maintained by the owner of the property so as to be unobstructed by trees, shrubs, other vegetation or otherwise.
[Ord. No. 93-6 § 5]
This section shall be enforced by the Zoning Officer or such other persons or Departments as may be designated by the Township Committee. Every violation of the provisions of this section shall subject the violator, upon conviction, to a maximum fine of not more than $100 plus costs.
Each and every day that such a violation continues shall be considered a separate and specific violation of this section.