Borough of Roselle Park, NJ
Union County
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[1980 Code § 188-1]
a. 
No person shall excavate or otherwise remove soil for sale or for use other than on the premises from which the soil shall be taken, except in connection with the construction or alteration of a building on the premises and excavation or grading incidental thereto, unless that person has submitted an application for permission to the Borough Engineer and the application has been approved by the Mayor and Council.
b. 
When excavation occurs in connection with the construction of a building, the property shall be graded as to prevent the drainage of surface water onto adjoining property.
[1980 Code § 188-2]
The Mayor and Council shall not approve any application for the removal of soil from the premises for sale or otherwise unless the owner of the premises first files with the Borough Engineer an application requesting such permission, together with a map of the premises showing the contour lines and proposed contour grades resulting from such intended removal of soil in relation to the topography of the premises, and the Mayor and Council shall not grant permission for soil removal until this map has been filed and approved by the Borough Engineer.
[1980 Code § 188-3]
If permission to remove the soil is granted, the owner or person in charge shall conduct the operations so that there shall be no sharp declivities, pits or depressions and in such manner that the area shall be properly leveled, cleared of debris and graded to conform to the contour lines and grades as approved by the Borough Engineer.
[1980 Code § 188-4]
The owner of the premises or the person in charge of the removal of soil, when permission has been granted, shall not take away the top layer of arable soil for a depth of six (6) inches, but such top layer of arable soil to a depth of six (6) inches shall be set aside for retention on the premises and shall be respread over the premises when the rest of the soil has been removed, pursuant to levels and contour lines approved by the Borough Engineer.
[1980 Code § 188-5]
Before any permit or permission for soil removal shall be granted or issued, the owner or applicant shall file with the Borough Clerk a bond in an amount and with surety acceptable to the Mayor and Council and approved by the Borough Council as to form.
[1980 Code § 188-6]
No excavation shall be made and no soil be removed under the provision of this section unless a permit has been obtained as provided herein, and no excavation shall be made and no soil shall be removed except in conformity with the provisions of this section.
[1980 Code § 188-7; New]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall, upon conviction, be liable for the penalty stated in Chapter 1, Section 1-5.
[1980 Code § 187-1]
No person shall have soil and/or landfill, except commercially manufactured and packaged materials, delivered to property within the Borough without first making an application for permission to the Borough Engineer. The applicant shall provide the Borough Engineer with a soil analysis prepared by a professional testing service certifying that the soil and/or landfill tested is free of dioxin and/or other contaminants and shall establish the precise location from which the soil and/or landfill is to be obtained.
[1980 Code § 187-2]
The Borough Engineer shall issue a permit for the delivery of the soil and/or landfill to the specified property within the Borough upon approval of the application and documentation establishing that the soil and/or landfill is free of hazardous materials and the permittee's compliance with all other applicable local, State and Federal codes and laws.
[1980 Code § 187-3]
The fee for a permit to deliver soil and/or landfill to property within the Borough of Roselle Park shall be the sum of two ($2.00) dollars.
[1980 Code § 187-4; New]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall, upon conviction, be liable for the penalty stated in Chapter 1, Section 1-5.