[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Readington 2-22-2000 by Ord. No. 5-2000. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES116a Disclosure Statement
Land development — See Ch. 148.
The right to farm is hereby recognized to exist in Readington Township on commercial farms (as defined by the State Agriculture Committee [SADC]) where permitted by the Land Development Ordinance and where the operator is conducting activities that are consistent with, and covered by, approved management practices (AMP) or site specific management practices as approved by the SADC.
All commercial farm activities must be in conformance with applicable federal and state law.
The practices and activities that characterize commercial fanning may occur on holidays, weekdays and weekends, by day or night, and may include the attendant or incidental noise, odors, dust and fumes customarily associated with these practices.
It is hereby determined that, to a reasonable degree, nuisances that may be caused to others by commercial farm uses and activities are offset by the benefits of farming to Readington Township and society in general.
Any person aggrieved by the operation of a commercial farm shall file a complaint with the Readington Township Agricultural Advisory Committee and the Hunterdon County Agriculture Development Board prior to filing an action in court.
A purpose of this chapter is to promote a good neighbor policy by advising purchasers and occupants of property adjacent to or near commercial agricultural operations of the potential discomforts inherently associated with such locations. It is intended that, through mandatory disclosures, purchasers and occupants will better understand the impacts of living near agricultural operations and be prepared to accept such conditions as the natural result of living in or near land actively devoted to active agriculture. This purpose includes, in particular, lands in an Agricultural Development Area, meaning an area identified by the Hunterdon County Agriculture Development Board pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 4:1C-18 and certified by the State Agriculture Development Committee. The disclosure required by this paragraph is set forth below and shall be satisfied by making a copy of the following disclosure form, which shall be attached to all contracts for new residential construction located within the township.
The language in the aforementioned Real Estate Transfer Disclosure Statement applies to new residential construction only, not to resales.
In addition to the requirements set for sales contracts, all final subdivision plats for lands affected by this chapter which are submitted for approval after the date this chapter becomes effective shall contain a reference to this chapter.