Township of Andover, NJ
Sussex County
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Prior to granting of final approval, the subdivider shall have installed the following improvements, except for those set forth in § 159-9:
Streets, except the wearing course.
Street signs.
Curbs and gutters.
Monuments shall be the size and shape required by N.J.S.A. 46:23-9.4[1] and shall be placed in accordance with the statute.
Editor's Note: N.J.S.A. 46:23-9.4 was repealed by L. 1960, c. 141. See now N.J.S.A. 46:23-9.9 et seq.
Subdivider shall construct four-foot concrete sidewalks with a minimum thickness of four inches. Sidewalks over driveway areas shall be constructed with a minimum thickness of six inches.
Sanitary sewers and sewage disposal. Dry cap sewer lines with appropriate taps shall be installed in accordance with specifications of the State Department of Health, and the plans and specifications shall be approved by the Township Engineer. Necessary auxiliary facilities shall also be installed by the subdivider where sewer lines are to be connected to an existing central sewer system.
Fire suppression facilities as required in § 159-7E.
[Amended 3-12-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-1]
Utility distribution lines shall be defined herein as lines along the road in front of the lots. Utility service lines shall be defined as lines from the road to the building on the lots.
All new utility distribution lines shall be installed underground. All utility service lines directly connecting to underground distribution lines shall be installed underground. No building permit shall be issued until all required new utility distribution lines are completely installed pursuant to the specifications of the PUC and are certified to be operable by the utility.
No certificate of occupancy shall be issued for any building constructed on the lots of the subdivision until underground service lines as required above are installed and a letter from the utility verifying that such installation has been properly completed is delivered to the Township Construction Official.
All deeds to the subdivided lots shall contain the following restrictive covenant when required by the Planning Board: "All utility service lines serving the above-described lands and premises shall be installed underground. No certificate of occupancy shall be issued until such utility service lines are completely installed pursuant to the requirements of the PUC and certified to be operable. This requirement was imposed as a condition of subdivision by the Andover Township Planning Board upon approval of the subdivision of the within lot. This restriction shall run with the land." Such deed restriction shall also appear on the final subdivision plat.
Culverts, inlets and storm sewers shall be installed where necessary, in the opinion of the Township Engineer, based on conditions of topography and to adequately take care of the anticipated runoff from such subdivision.
All of the above-listed improvements shall be inspected and approved by the Township Engineer. The subdivider or his agent, employee or contractor shall notify the Township Engineer and the Secretary of the reviewing municipal board when the work is ready for any required inspection specified herein or required to be performed by the Construction Official or the appropriate subcode official. This notice shall be given at least 48 hours prior to the start of the construction and at least 48 hours prior to the time the inspection is desired. Inspection shall be performed within three business days of the time for which it was requested. The work shall not proceed in a manner which shall preclude the inspection until it has been made. No underground installation shall be covered until inspected and approved.
Certificate of occupancy. No certificate of occupancy shall be issued on any construction commenced as a result of receiving final approval until the Township Engineer shall certify to the Planning Board that all required improvements have been completed and the maintenance guarantee hereinbefore requested shall have been posted with the Township Committee. Upon submission to the Planning Board that the maintenance guarantee has been posted with the Township Committee and upon receipt of the certification by the Township Engineer that all required improvements have been completed, the Planning Board shall so certify to the Building Inspector that a certificate of occupancy may be issued upon completion of the structure in accordance with the requirements of the Township Building Code.[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 30, Building Construction.
Maintenance guarantees. The subdivision owner shall, in addition to the performance guarantee required in § 159-9, post with the Township a maintenance guarantee. Such maintenance guarantee shall be for a period of two years after final acceptance of the improvement, in an amount not to exceed 15% of the cost of the improvement. The Planning Board shall determine, based on recommendation it shall receive from the Township Engineer, which of the improvements installed by the subdivider shall be so guaranteed. The Township shall not require any of the maintenance guarantees to be in the form of a cash deposit. However, the subdivision owner shall have the option if he so desires to make such maintenance guarantee in the form of a cash deposit in lieu of posting a bond therefor.
Off-tract improvements and/or impact fees may be required as a condition of approval of the development by the reviewing municipal board in accordance with § 74-45 of Chapter 74, Land Use Procedures.