Township of Green, NJ
Sussex County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Editor's Note: See also Chapter 8, Article V for Land Use and Development Fees.
[1979 Code § A127-1; Ord. No. 7-80; Ord. No. 15-80; Ord. No. 10-81; Ord. No. 8-83; Ord. No. 9-88; Ord. No. 16-88; Ord. No. 9-90; Ord. No. 03-12; Ord. No. 04-002; Ord. No. 06-07; Ord. #09-24 § 1; Ord. No. 2017-03]
a. 
Subdivision Plats.
1. 
Resubmission of Minor Plat: $400, plus escrow fees and publication fee.
2. 
Minor Sketch Plat: $200.
3. 
Major Sketch Plat: $500.
4. 
Environmental Impact Study Review: $50 per acre or fraction thereof, plus appropriate fees.
b. 
Site Plans.
1. 
Amended Site Plan: 1/2 of site plan fee, plus escrow fees and publication fee.
[1979 Code § A127-1E; Ord. No. 15-80; Ord. No. 3-83; Ord. No. 8-87; Ord. No. 9-88; Ord. No. 9-90; Ord. No. 15-95; Ord. No. 03-12; Ord. No. 04-002; Ord. No. 06-07; Ord. No. 09-24 §§ 1, 2; Ord. No. 2010-17; Ord. No. 2017-03]
a. 
Publication Fee — $20.
[1979 Code § A127-1E; Ord. No. 7-80; Ord. No. 15-80; Ord. No. 10-81; Ord. No. 3-83; Ord. No. 8-87; Ord. No. 9-88; Ord. No. 16-88; Ord. No. 9-90; Ord. No. 03-12; Ord. No. 03-16; Ord. No. 04-002; Ord. No. 06-07; Ord. No. 09-24 § 1; Ord. No. 2017-03]
a. 
(Reserved)
b. 
Publication of action taken by the Planning Board or Board of Health (charged to applicant); $20 per publication.
c. 
Certification of Approval. The fee for obtaining a Certificate of Subdivision Approval shall be $50 for each lot shown on the plat for which such certificate is sought plus professional services deemed necessary.
d. 
Minor subdivision fee for tax map changes $250; major subdivision fee for tax map changes $100 per lot, both payable at time of signing maps or deeds.
e. 
Application and Inspection Fees. Upon applying for a permit pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, the applicant shall pay a fee to cover the cost of the initial review of the soil erosion and sediment control permit application in the amount set forth in the fee schedule as follows:
1. 
Roads, drainage, basins, utilities, bridges as follows:
Application
Escrow Per Acre or Partial Acre
5,000 square feet to 1 acre
$400
$250
2 to 4 acres
500
200
5 to 10 acres
550
225
11 to 20 acres
800
225
21 to 50 acres
1,000
225
51 to over acres
1,500
100
Note: This is the initial minimum deposit required. Any charges over the initial deposit required for additional reviews for revisions or incomplete applications or inspections shall be paid by additional deposits, to be paid monthly, due the first of each month.
(a) 
Upon the issuance of a permit the applicant shall pay an escrow review fee as set forth in the schedule to cover the cost of inspections and review of the project by the Township Engineer during the year. In the event that this amount is utilized and additional inspections are required, the applicant shall post additional escrow review fees as set forth in the above schedule with the Planning Board Secretary to cover additional inspections. The provisions of Section 33-4 through 33-7 shall apply with respect to the method of administration of inspection fees and the posting of additional inspection fees.
(b) 
Inspection shall be provided for during construction and the applicant shall be required to have the certified plans on site during construction.
[1979 Code § 127-2; Ord. No. 9-90; Ord. No. 15-95; Ord. No. 14-97; Ord. No. 03-12; Ord. No. 06-07; Ord. No. 09-24 § 1; Ord. No. 2017-03]
a. 
Review Fee Escrow Deposits. The Planning Board and/or Board of Health shall require, in addition to such base application fees as set forth elsewhere in this chapter, review fee escrow deposits in accordance with the provisions of this section. Such deposits shall be utilized to pay the reasonable costs of any professional services incurred for the review of an application for development to the Planning Board and/or Board of Health. These costs include but are not necessarily limited to a reasonable cost incurred for services of a duly licensed engineer, planner, attorney, surveyor, scientist, realtor, appraiser, or other professional or expert who provided services for review, advice, preparation of reports and/or expert testimony, inspection of the property and the surrounding area and for any tests performed in order to assist the Board in the review of the application before it.
b. 
Amount of Review Fee Escrow Deposit Use. Each applicant shall, prior to its application being deemed complete, submit to the appropriate Board Secretary in cash or by certified check or money order the following sums to be held in escrow in accordance with the provisions hereof:
c. 
Amounts of Escrow for Other Applications.
1. 
For application before the Planning Board acting as the Zoning Board of Adjustment.
(a) 
Application for certificate of pre-existing nonconforming use when requested in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40:55D-68: $2,000.
(b) 
If any of the above involve C-1 streams, an additional $1,000 escrow is required.
2. 
Any application for development containing both nonresidential and residential development shall pay a fee that equals the collective review fee escrow deposit fee of nonresidential and residential parts as above stated.
3. 
C-1 Stream/Floodplain/Wetlands Zoning Permit Review — $125.
[1980 Code § 127-2D]
a. 
Within 45 days after the filing of an application for development, the Planning Board and/or Zoning Board of Adjustment and/or Board of Health or its authorized committee or designee, as the case may be, shall in conjunction with the appropriate representative of Green Township, including staff professionals, review the application for development to determine whether the escrow amount set is adequate. In conducting such review, the Board shall consider the following criteria:
1. 
Environmental considerations, including but not limited to geological, hydrological and ecological factors.
2. 
The presence or absence of public water and/or sewer servicing the site.
3. 
Impact of the proposed development on existing aquifer and/or water quality and supply.
4. 
Traffic impact of the proposed development.
5. 
Any other unique land use concerns relating to the application including but not limited to the complexity of the application.
b. 
Upon completion of the review and within the forty-five-day period, the Board, its authorized committee, or designee, shall inform the applicant in writing whether the escrow amount specified above is sufficient, excessive or insufficient. In the event the Board, its authorized committee or designee shall determine that the amount is excessive, it shall in writing determine that the amount shall be deemed sufficient, including the specification, if appropriate that no escrow be posted. In the event the Board, its authorized committee or its designee shall determine the amount specified above is sufficient, it shall so specify and shall further set forth the amount required to be posted in light of the criteria specified herein.
c. 
No application for development shall be deemed complete until such time as the applicant shall have posted with the Township of Green in cash, certified check or money order the amount of escrow deposit determined by the Planning Board and/or Zoning Board of Adjustment and/or Board of Health to be required in accordance with the provisions of this section.
d. 
If the applicant objects to the determination by authorized committee and/or designee of the Planning Board and/or Zoning Board of Adjustment and/or Board of Health, the applicant shall notify the appropriate Board in writing of such objection. If the applicant so notifies the Board in writing, the Board shall determine the proper review fee escrow deposit prior to the hearing. The Board shall rely upon the factors enumerated above in making a determination.
e. 
Review fees pursuant to this section shall be deposited into an escrow account identified with the name of the applicant and the docket number of the application for development. Whenever an amount of money in excess of $5,000 shall be deposited by an applicant with the Township pursuant to this section for review fee escrow deposit, the amount shall be deposited in an interest-bearing account pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S. 40:55D-53.1 or any successor statute. The disposition of any interest earned pursuant to this deposit shall be in conformance with the above referenced statute. The Township Treasurer or his designee shall use such funds deposited pursuant to this section to pay the reasonable and necessary bills submitted by such Township professionals or experts involved in the application for development and approved by the Board or Governing Body as appropriate.
[1980 Code § 127-2E]
The Board's authorized committee or authorized designee may require additional escrow deposits by the applicant to be posted during the course of the review of an application provided:
a. 
The original amounts escrowed pursuant to the section have been exhausted; and
b. 
Additional professional services or expert services must reasonably be incurred because of the premises of one or more factors enumerated in Section 33-5, Completeness of Application, in order to complete the review of the application and to properly decide the same. In the event additional escrow monies are required, they shall not be deemed items required for the application to be complete but may be required as additional information reasonably required to decide the application. Their payment shall be required as a condition of any approval granted.
c. 
If the applicant objects to such determination, the applicant shall notify the Planning Board and/or Zoning Board of Adjustment and/or Board of Health as applicable, in writing of such objection, and the Board shall determine the additional proper escrow deposit prior to any further hearing. The Board shall rely upon the factors enumerated above in making this determination.
[1979 Code § 127-2 F-I; Ord. No. 2011-22]
a. 
Charges for Certain Professional Services to the Applicant. Applicants shall be responsible to reimburse the Township with regard to certain specific professional services in accordance with the following:
1. 
Any fees charged to the Township by its professional personnel in preparation for consideration of an applicant's application before a Township agency or Board and for that portion of a meeting of a Township agency or Board devoted to consideration of the applicant's application. The Township will also be entitled to be reimbursed for attendance of its professional personnel at special meetings of a Township agency or Board which were requested to be called by the applicant.
2. 
The applicant shall pay for the review of the revision of the application or maps by the Board professional in the event the application is declared incomplete.
3. 
The cost of the preparation of a resolution or memorializing resolution setting forth the findings of fact and conclusions of law of the Township agency or board with respect to an application shall be reimbursable to the Township.
4. 
The fees for other professional services incurred by the Township or Township agency or Board that are related to an application and issues related thereto shall be reimbursed by the applicant to the Township.
b. 
Reasonable Charges for Professional and Expert Services. No professional personnel submitting charges to the Township for any of the services referred to in this section shall charge for any of the services at any higher rate or in any different manner than would normally be charged by the Township for similar work as ascertained by the professional's contract of employment with the Township. The charges shall be reasonable.
c. 
Reimbursement for Inspection of Improvements. The developer shall reimburse the Township for all reasonable inspection fees paid to the Township Engineer for the inspection and/or testing of improvements. The Township may require the applicant to make a deposit for all or a portion of the reasonable anticipated fees to be paid for the Township Engineer for such inspections pursuant to N.J.S. 40:55D-53(h).
d. 
No Final Action Until Payment is Made. No final action on an application for development shall be taken until all escrow deposit fees in connection with such application shall have been paid in full. Every resolution of memorialization adopted by the Planning Board and/or Zoning Board of Adjustment pursuant to N.J.S. 40:55D-10(g) and/or Board of Health shall be expressly conditioned upon the applicant making payment in full of all sums due to or to grow due on account of such escrow account within 20 days of the date of being billed therefor by the Township, in default of which the Planning Board and/or Zoning Board of Adjustment and/or Board of Health may thereupon or at any time thereafter declare such resolution of memorialization and any relief granted pursuant thereto to be null, void and of no further effect.