Township of Washington, NJ
Gloucester County
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The sketch plan shall be based upon Tax Map information, shall be at a scale not less than one inch equals 200 feet, shall show the entire tract on one sheet and shall include the following information:
A. 
Existing structures in the tract being subdivided.
B. 
Existing structures within 200 feet of the tract.
C. 
Existing wooded area in the subdivided portion.
D. 
Existing wooded area within 200 feet of the tract.
E. 
Name and address of all adjoining owners within 200 feet of the tract.
F. 
Name of the owner.
G. 
Portion of the tract to be subdivided.
H. 
Streets and roads within 500 feet of the tract.
I. 
Streams, and direction of flow, within 500 feet of the tract.
J. 
Location of property and all property lines existing and proposed.
K. 
Number of lots to be subdivided.
L. 
Existing utility easements.
M. 
Existing floodplain easements.
N. 
Conservation easements.
O. 
Right-of-way dedications.
P. 
Proposed use of property.
The minor plan shall be based on tax information or some other similarly accurate base, at a scale of not less than one inch equals 50 feet to enable the entire tract to be shown on one sheet, and shall show or include the following information, except that additional information may be required at the discretion of the Planning Board.
A. 
A key map showing the entire subdivision and its relation to surrounding areas.
B. 
The location and clear indication of that portion which is to be subdivided in relation to the entire tract.
C. 
All existing structures and wooded area within the portion to be subdivided and within 200 feet thereof.
D. 
The name of the owner and all adjoining property owners within 200 feet of the tract, as disclosed by the most recent Township tax records.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).
E. 
The Tax Map sheet, block and lot numbers.
F. 
All existing and proposed streets, roads, sidewalks and easements within or adjoining the proposed subdivision with the right-of-way widths clearly indicated.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).
G. 
All proposed lot lines and lot lines to be eliminated by the proposed subdivision shall be clearly indicated.
H. 
The location, size and direction of flow of all streams, brooks, lakes and watercourses, wetlands, drainage structures and drainage ditches in the area to be subdivided or within 200 feet of the subdivision.[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).
I. 
The location and width of all existing and proposed utility, floodplain and conservation easements in the area to be subdivided.[4]
[4]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).
J. 
North arrow.
K. 
Scale of the plat.
L. 
Acreage of the entire tract and the area being subdivided.
M. 
The number of new lots created.
N. 
Name and address of owner, subdivider and person preparing plat.
A. 
General requirements. The preliminary plat shall be clearly and legibly drawn or reproduced at a scale not less than one inch equals 100 feet. Plats shall be designed and drawn by a professional engineer and shall comply with New Jersey law.
B. 
Existing conditions. The preliminary plat shall clearly and accurately show:
(1) 
A key map, at a scale of one inch equals 2,000 feet if greater than five acres, clearly showing the location of the proposed subdivision within the Township and in relation to major streets, water bodies and political boundaries within the area.
(2) 
The tract name, Tax Map sheet and block and lot numbers, North arrow and graphic scale, reference meridian, United States Geological Survey datum and the following names and addresses:
(a) 
Name and address of the record owner or owners.
(b) 
Name and address of the record owner(s) of tracts abutting onto and within 200 feet of the tract to be modified.
(c) 
Name and address of the subdivider.
(d) 
Name and address of the person who prepared the map.
(3) 
Acreage of tract to be subdivided, to the nearest tenth of an acre.
(4) 
An outbound survey by a licensed New Jersey land surveyor.
(5) 
Contours at a two-foot interval maximum. Contours should be referenced to United States Geological Survey datum and extended 200 feet beyond the lot lines where possible and necessary.
(6) 
The location of existing property lines; streets and rights-of-way within 200 feet of the tract; buildings; watercourses and their extent, surface elevation, depth and floodplains; railroads and their rights-of-way; bridges; culverts; drainpipes; wetlands, utility and conservation easements; utility lines, both underground and overhead; rock formations; wooded areas; isolated trees over five inches in diameter; and other natural features.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).
(7) 
Profiles and typical cross sections of existing streets abutting the subdivision, indicating type and width of surface pavement curb location and sidewalk and planting strip location.
(8) 
All existing elements, including but not limited to sidewalks, streets, paved areas, buildings, utilities, plant materials and drainage lines that are to be removed, relocated and/or demolished, shall be shown as a part of the preliminary submission.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).
(9) 
Soil Conservation Service soil classification.
(10) 
Soil borings.[3]
(a) 
Soil borings, distributed over the tract, according to the following schedule:
Area of Tract
(acres)
Number of Borings
Less than 2
2
2 to 3
3
3 to 5
5
5 to 10
8
10 to 40
10
Over 40, for each 4 acres
1
(b) 
These borings shall be to a depth of not less than 10 feet below the existing grade or 10 feet below finished grade, whichever is lower, and shall indicate the types of soil, depth to water table and the date of the boring.
(c) 
The number of borings may be increased if deemed necessary by the Township Engineer.
[3]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).
C. 
Proposals. The preliminary plat shall clearly and accurately show the following, which shall conform to the standards of this chapter and of the county:
(1) 
Plans of proposed utility layouts, such as sewers, storm drains, water, gas and electricity, showing feasible connection to existing or any proposed utility system. When an individual water supply and/or sewage disposal system is proposed, the plan for such system must be approved by the appropriate local, county or state health agency. When a public sewage disposal system is not available, the developer shall have percolation tests made and submit the results with the preliminary plat. All percolation tests shall be supervised by the appropriate approving agency, at the applicant's expense. The applicant shall arrange for payment of the costs for such percolation test directly with the approving agency. The proof of payment and the amount thereof shall be filed with the Board at the time of preliminary plat review. Any subdivision or part thereof which does not meet with the established requirements of this chapter or other applicable regulations shall not be approved. Any remedy proposed to overcome such a situation shall first be approved by the appropriate local, county or state health agency.
(2) 
The location of all proposed property and building setback lines.
(3) 
The location and proposed cross sections and center-line profiles of all new streets and pedestrianways, including sidewalks, cartways, curbs and planting strips.
(4) 
The proposed elevations of all property corners and the finished first-floor elevations.
(5) 
The proposed location of all proposed buildings in multifamily projects; in predominantly residential subdivisions, a statement of the number of dwelling units in the proposed subdivision.
(6) 
The staging of development in physical sequences by section.
(7) 
An enlargement of a typical lot showing size and placement of the house, driveway locations, garages and a front architectural elevation showing the proposed home design style.
(8) 
The location and extent of the intended development, all easements, open space, historic sites, floodplains, conservation easements and recreation areas, including the extent of surface water elevation and depth of all proposed lakes and ponds.[4]
[4]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).
(9) 
All proposed drainage structures and conservation easements are to be located, and all other information as required by the county relating to watercourses and drainage ditches shall be included.[5]
[5]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).
(10) 
Plans for the preservation of all existing natural features, including the creation of conservation easements.[6]
[6]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).
(11) 
Plans for modification, addition or any other alteration to existing man-made features.
(12) 
If the preliminary plat covers only a portion of the applicant's entire holdings, the prospective future major street system, except for residential streets, for the entire tract shall be indicated.
(13) 
Legend indicating type of buildings.
(14) 
All other information required by the county.
(15) 
Location of all easements and sizing of water mains, sanitary sewers, storm drains and groundwater underdrains. Complete design criteria and calculations shall be included. Off-site conditions shall be covered.
(16) 
A traffic control design plan which includes, but is not limited to, all proposed stop signs, load limit signs and traffic signals.
(17) 
A soil erosion and sediment control plan.
(18) 
Acres, percentage of open space and building and impervious cover.[7]
[7]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).
(19) 
Conformance with the energy conservation standards of this chapter.
D. 
Documentation to accompany preliminary plat. The following documentation shall accompany the submission of the preliminary plat:
(1) 
An application for preliminary approval, on such form as shall be provided by the Planning Board Secretary.
(2) 
A copy of any protective covenant or deed restrictions applying to the land being subdivided.
(3) 
Written approval of local, county, state or federal organizations, as required, or evidence that such agency reviews are being processed.
(4) 
Soil borings as required.
(5) 
Traffic study, environmental impact statement and Phase I environmental site assessment report.[8]
[8]
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).
A. 
General requirements. The final plat shall be drawn to meet the requirements for preliminary plats, except that the final plat shall be drawn in ink on tracing cloth or Mylar at a scale of less than one inch equals 50 feet and in compliance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 46:23-9.10 et seq., which requires a land surveyor's certification.
B. 
Final plat details. The final plat shall be a refinement of the preliminary plat and shall meet all of the requirements thereof. These refinements shall include, but not be limited to:
(1) 
Total area being developed under final approval.
(2) 
Date, name and location of the subdivision, name of the owner, graphic scale and reference meridian.
(3) 
Area of each lot and total number of lots on the plat.
(4) 
Tract boundary lines, right-of-way lines of streets, street names, easements and other rights-of-way, land to be reserved or dedicated to public use, all property lines with accurate dimensions, bearings or deflection angles and radii, arcs and central angles of all curves.
(5) 
Location and description of all monuments found, monuments set and monuments to be set. An indication shall be made where monumentation found has been reset.
(6) 
Any revision to the preliminary utility system shall be accompanied by calculations and easements. All other items shall be covered by the preliminary plat.
(7) 
Certification that the applicant is the agent or owner of the land or that the owner has given consent under an option agreement.
(8) 
Plans and profiles of storm sewers, sanitary sewers, water mains and detailed street grades showing curb and gutter elevations at all street intersections shall be provided at the time of the submission of the final plat. Provisions for adequate subsurface drainage shall be required and indicated upon the plans. Construction details of inlets, catchbasins, manholes and culverts shall conform to those specified by the New Jersey Department of Transportation. Materials and methods of construction shall also conform to the New Jersey Department of Transportation specifications.
(9) 
Street names. Continuation of existing streets shall be known by the same name. Names of new streets shall not duplicate or closely resemble names of existing streets within the Township. Prior to the issuance of any certificate of occupancy on a new street appropriate permanent street signs shall be installed clearly designating the name of the street.
(10) 
Each block shall be numbered, and the lots within each block shall be numbered consecutively beginning with No. 1. Such numbering shall be approved by the Tax Assessor.
(11) 
A copy of any protective covenants, deed restrictions or easements applying to the land being subdivided.
C. 
Documentation to accompany final plat. The following documentation shall accompany the final plat:
(1) 
A certificate from the Tax Collector that all taxes are paid to date and that any local improvement assessments against the tract being subdivided have been paid in full.
(2) 
A statement from the Planning Board Secretary that escrows are paid up to date.
(3) 
A written report from the Planning Board engineer stating:
(a) 
That all improvements, as indicated on the final plat, are in conformance with the proposals of the approved preliminary plat.
(b) 
That (s)he is in receipt of a plan of improvements showing all utilities in exact location and elevation, identifying those portions already installed and those to be installed and that the subdivider has complied with one or both of the following:
[1] 
Installed all improvements in accordance with the requirement of these regulations; or
[2] 
A performance guarantee has been posted with the Township Clerk in sufficient amount to assure the completion of all required improvements.
(c) 
In those instances where improvements have been installed, the engineer has received proper as-built drawings.
(4) 
When final approval is requested for an area which is less than the full area for which preliminary approval was given, the applicant shall submit a key map, at a scale of no less than one inch equals 200 feet, which clearly and accurately shows the entire subdivision for which preliminary approval was granted, including all proposed streets and property lines, and that portion for which final approval is being requested.
(5) 
A letter from the traffic safety officer or other appropriate authority of the area where the subdivision is located, stating that the proposed street names in the subdivision do not duplicate names in use and are acceptable.
(6) 
Certification by the Gloucester County Soil Conservation District of compliance with sediment and erosion control methods.
(7) 
Where the proposals for any required improvements differ from the proposals shown on the preliminary plat, complete plans and profiles with drawing revisions listed shall be submitted in sufficient detail to meet the requirements of the Planning Board engineer.
(8) 
Additional information may be required by the Planning Board engineer.
(9) 
Copies of all supplemental agreements between the developer and any and all agencies or bides of the Township shall be presented.
(10) 
A maintenance guarantee has been posted when required by the Township.