Township of Westampton, NJ
Burlington County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Westampton 3-26-1981 by Ord. No. 8-1981. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 99.
Floodplain management — See Ch. 131.
Land use procedures — See Ch. 149.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 215.
Zoning — See Ch. 250.
A. 
The purpose of site plan review is to determine whether the proposed building, structure or use will conform to the Revised Statutes of New Jersey, the Zoning Chapter, the Land Subdivision Chapter and other applicable requirements of the township. Site plan review shall work towards the development of an aesthetically acceptable and well-ordered community serving the interest of the public health, safety and general welfare of the township residents.
B. 
Prior to the excavation, grading or clearing of land for other than agricultural purposes, or construction or issuance of any permit of the Construction Official or Zoning Officer of the township, said construction or permit pertaining to any building, structure or use within the township, with the exception of a single-family dwelling in a residential zone, site plan approval for the proposed grading, building, structure or use must be obtained. No certificate of occupancy shall be issued until and unless all construction and required improvements shall have been completed in conformity with the approved site plan. Notwithstanding the above, all development in the flood hazard area shall require a site plan and be subject to the provisions of Chapter 131, Floodplain Management, of the Township of Westampton, in addition to the applicable sections of this chapter. Site plan review shall be required prior to excavation, grading or clearing of land for other than agricultural purposes in whole or in part in connection with the installation of a second driveway on any premises.
[Amended 8-18-1983 by Ord. No. 15-1983]
C. 
All construction and improvements shall be in accordance with the design and construction standards for improvements set forth in the Land Subdivision Chapter.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 215, Subdivision of Land.
A. 
With the exception of residential dwelling units, any change of permitted use will void the previously issued certificate of occupancy and require the issuance of a new certificate of occupancy. The new use will be subject to site plan review.
B. 
Any applicant may request a waiver from site plan review as required under the terms of this chapter, provided that the applicant's site plan involves the following and is not within the flood hazard area:
(1) 
An existing building.
(2) 
No new construction.
(3) 
No extension of the on-tract parking improvements are required.
(4) 
No change in the existing drainage.
(5) 
Construction of a building for agricultural purposes.
C. 
Request for waiver of site plan review shall be made by completion of an appropriate form provided by the administrative official and payment of the requisite fee. In the event that site plan waiver is not granted, the applicant's fee will be applied to the site plan application. The applicant will then be required to go forward with the requisite site plan application. The balance of the fee and all escrows will be required in the event site plan review is not waived.
D. 
Minor site plan submission; definition and required data.
[Added 8-10-1987 by Ord. No. 13-1987]
(1) 
Definition. For site development which is not large in scale but which does not qualify for site plan waiver, submission as a minor site plan shall be permitted. A "minor site plan" shall be defined as:
(a) 
Building construction of less than 1,000 square feet; and/or
(b) 
Clearing, grading, paving or excavation of less than 1,500 square feet.
(2) 
Required data. The required data to support a minor site plan application are as follows:
(a) 
A plan which may be drawn by the applicant.
(b) 
A plan showing all existing improvements on the site.
(c) 
The plan showing those improvements to be constructed.
(d) 
The plan showing a North arrow or North point.
(e) 
The plan containing a scale.
(f) 
The plan showing the zoning district in which the property is located.
A. 
No later than 15 working days prior to a regularly scheduled Land Development Board meeting, the applicant shall submit six copies of the preliminary site plan to the administrative official, who shall certify the site plan as complete or incomplete within 45 days from the date of filing. The administrative official shall transmit the site plans to the Land Development Board for review except for those site plans connected with a use variance which shall be submitted to the Zoning Board of Adjustment. The appropriate board shall review the plan at a public meeting, at which time the applicant may be called to explain, amplify or discuss the plan. In the event of nonappearance of the applicant, the plan may be denied for lack of prosecution. In the event that the plan is denied by the reviewing authority, a statement of reasons for the decision shall be given to the applicant. The applicant is not required to amend the plan until after the reviewing authority has acted at a public meeting, as all conditions and recommendations prior thereto are purely advisory.
[Amended 3-4-1986 by Ord. No. 7-1986; 11-10-1998 by Ord. No. 24-1998]
B. 
The reviewing authority shall take action on the site plan in such a manner and within the time period as prescribed by the applicable statutes of the State of New Jersey, N.J.S.A. 40:55D-1 et seq. and the Land Use Procedures Chapter of the Township of Westampton.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 149, Land Use Procedures.
C. 
If preliminary site plan approval with conditions is granted, an amended site plan conforming to the amendments or conditions required by the approving resolution shall be submitted to the applicant and certified by the Township Engineer prior to the applicant's submittal of final plans.
D. 
Review or approval by the municipal reviewing authority does not preclude the necessity for submission, review and approval by other appropriate reviewing authorities. In appropriate instances, the municipal authority may require approval by other reviewing authorities prior to the municipal approval. In other instances, the municipal reviewing authority may condition any approval that it grants upon timely receipt of a favorable report by the other reviewing authority.
A. 
No later than 15 working days prior to a regularly scheduled Land Development Board meeting, the applicant shall submit six copies of the final site plan to the administrative official, who shall certify the site plan as complete or incomplete within 45 days from the date of filing. The Township Engineer or other appropriate municipal employee or official shall prepare a report which shall include a comparison of the final site plan submission to the approved preliminary site plan. Said report shall contain any recommendations and/or conditions to be recommended to the reviewing authority.
[Amended 3-4-1986 by Ord. No. 7-1986; 11-10-1998 by Ord. No. 24-1998]
B. 
The reviewing authority shall either approve, approve with conditions or deny. In the event of disapproval the applicant shall be given a statement of reasons for the rejection of the plan.
C. 
After approval the applicant shall submit six copies of a revised plan which conforms to any conditions imposed by the reviewing authority to the administrative official of the municipality. No building permit shall be issued or construction commenced until the final site plan has been certified by the Township Engineer. No certification of the plan by the Township Engineer nor signing of same by the chairman and secretary of the reviewing authority shall be done until the required improvement shall be completed or bonded for in conformity with those sections of the Municipal Land Use Law and township requirements which deal with the performance and maintenance guaranties. In the event that said performance guaranty is not posted prior to final approval and final approval is made contingent upon the posting of said performance guaranty, the date of the vote of the resolution shall be the date of the plan. If the performance guaranty is not posted within 190 days from the date of approval, the approval shall expire and become null and void and of no effect.
The applicant may request at the time of preliminary filing that the plan be processed through the preliminary and final stages concurrently. If the reviewing authority concurs, the application may be processed in one step with preliminary and final approvals being granted simultaneously. However, the reviewing authority may, at its sole discretion, grant only preliminary approval at the time of first review thereby requiring the applicant to make a separate final site plan submission.
A. 
An applicant may submit to the Land Development Board for approval a site plan accompanied by a request for a variance from the bulk and area requirements of the Zoning Chapter, or a site plan accompanied by a conditional use application. An applicant may submit to the Zoning Board a use variance application accompanied by a site plan.
[Amended 11-10-1998 by Ord. No. 24-1998]
B. 
The municipal agency originally granting preliminary site plan approval shall be responsible for reviewing and acting on the final site plan.
C. 
The applicant shall complete each application for each request for relief, i.e., site plan, subdivision variance or conditional use regardless of the Board to which it is submitted, and the applicant shall pay each fee.
Site plan review shall consider but not be limited to the following:
A. 
The height, bulk, area and setback distances of all building structures.
B. 
The architectural design, including the appearance of and materials used on the exterior faces.
C. 
Parking and traffic control, including location and material, requirements for curbing, driveways, parking areas, pedestrian walks and other requirements to protect the public health, safety and welfare.
D. 
Reasonable screening at all seasons of the year of playgrounds, parking and service areas.
E. 
Lighting of buildings, grounds and signs to assure the elimination of any adverse effects on adjoining property owners while simultaneously requiring adequate lighting for the proposed development.
F. 
Provisions for necessary utilities such as water supply, sewers, gas and electric.
G. 
The stormwater collection and disposal system.
H. 
Noise abatement, odor and rodent control, trash and garbage collection facilities.
I. 
Provisions for incoming raw materials and outgoing finished products, together with outdoor facilities for storing same.
J. 
Provisions for soil erosion and sedimentation control.
A. 
Parking and loading. All parking areas shall provide for adequate ingress and egress and safe and convenient traffic circulation. Access drives and aisles shall be of sufficient width to permit safe access to parking spaces and safe traffic movement. Driveways leading to common parking areas, exclusive of driveways serving only one dwelling unit, whether attached or detached, shall not be less than 75 feet from any street intersection nor 20 feet from another driveway, measured along the curbline. In addition, all off-street parking and loading areas, except for parking which is accessory to one-family dwellings, shall, unless otherwise provided by this chapter, meet the location requirements prescribed in the following schedule:
Schedule of Minimum Distances for Location of Parking and Loading Areas
Zone*
From Buildings
(feet)
From Streets
(feet)
From Property Lines
(feet)
From Residential Zone
(feet)
B-1
12
25
25
50
C
12
20
20
30
OR-1
12
50
25
50
OR-2
12
25
25
50
OR-3
12
25
25
50
I
12
50
25
50
NOTES:
* All uses except one- and two-family dwellings.
** Loading areas accepted.
B. 
Screening and buffering.
(1) 
Applicability. The landscape standards for screening and buffering in the nonresidential zones included in Subsection B(2) and (3) below shall be used for front yard buffers and for the screening of parking areas and buildings along property lines and residential zones. The depth of the planted buffer/screen shall be as follows:
Zone
Front Yard Buffer
(feet)
Nonresidential to Nonresidential Screen
(feet)
Nonresidential to Residential
(feet)
B-1
25
25
50
C
20
20
30
OR-1
50
25
50
OR-2
25
25
50
OR-3
25
25
50
I
50
25
50
(2) 
General considerations. The site and surroundings should be thoroughly analyzed. The following items shall be reviewed to determine the design layout and/or plant material selection:
(a) 
The shape or form of the land itself.
(b) 
The geology and soil characteristics.
(c) 
The surface and subsurface water conditions.
(d) 
Existing vegetation patterns. (Except in urban and other highly disturbed sites, the native vegetation found on and around the site is usually a good indicator of which vegetation types will perform well.)
(e) 
Movement of the site (earth) relative to the sun. Landforms and other physical features will affect light and shadow patterns and their motions.
(f) 
Local and regional climate (precipitation, temperature ranges, humidity, wind patterns, etc.).
(g) 
Air and water pollution.
(h) 
Physical features both on and off site (existing or proposed buildings, land forms, vegetation massings, etc.).
(i) 
Community, social and cultural values.
(3) 
General recommendations.
(a) 
Retaining the services of a New Jersey certified landscape architect is recommended for the site analysis, design and selection of plant material.
(b) 
A specific standard design module for street and highway plantings will not be put forth here since each site (and its surroundings) has a unique character. A downtown street tree planting may only require a single species of shade tree equally spaced in a geometric pattern. With the landscape forms most often found in Westampton Township, the use of a single species of trees in geometric patterns becomes less appropriate. The linear, less formal hedgerow seen commonly bounding cropland, fields and pastures is often a more suitable model for plantings along lot lines and street and highways traversing such landscapes.
(c) 
Rather than specify a modular design to be used on each design proposal, the following plant material density for a hypothetical fifty-foot-long by twenty-five-foot-wide module which could be repeated as many times as necessary both in length and width (e.g., a site with a highway frontage of 500 feet and a one-hundred-foot-wide buffer requirement would need 40 modules). The plant material requirements of these modules may be arranged to suit the specific landscape design objectives of the proposed plan.
[1] 
The front yard buffer module shall include two canopy trees (i.e., large deciduous trees) and three understory trees (i.e., deciduous and/or evergreen trees that do not generally reach the mature height of the canopy trees). Species selection should be based on an appropriate woodland successional model and shall include species from the following list of canopy and understory trees:
Canopy and Understory Trees
Canopy trees
Red oak (quercus rubra)
White oak (quercus alba)
Black oak (quercus velutina)
Chestnut oak (quercus prinus)
Pin oak (quercus palustris)
Red maple (acer rubrum)
Sugar maple (acer saccharum)
Green ash (fraxinus pennsylvanica)
White ash (fraxinus americana)
American beech (fagus grandifolia)
Tulip tree (liriodendron tulipifera)
Sweet birch (betula lenta)
River birch (betula nigra)
Paper birch (betula papyrifera)
Sweetgum (liguidainbar styraciflua)*
Sycamore (platanus occidentalis)*
Black gum or sour gun (nyssa sylvatica)
Basswood (tilia americana)
Understory trees
Common witchhazel (hamamelis virginiana)
Flowering dogwood (cornus florida)
Shadtree (amelanchier canadensis)
Sassafras (sassafras albidum)
Sweetbay magnolia (magnolia virginiana)
Hop horn beam (ostrya virginiana)
Ironwood (carpinus carolinian)
Red cedar (juniperus virginiana)
EG
Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)
EG
American holly (ilex opaca)
EG
White pine (pinus strobus)
EG
Red pine (pinus resinosa)
EG
Key:
*Locate tree trunk not closer than 40 feet from roadways, parking lots, pedestrian walkways and bicycle paths.
EG - Evergreen
[2] 
In addition to the canopy and understory trees noted above that are required for the front yard and buffer module, the screen planting module shall also include 15 shrubs per fifty-foot by twenty-five-foot module, including species from the following list of shrubs:
Shrubs
Summersweet (clethra alnifolia)
Gray dogwood (cornus paniculala)
Silky dogwood (cornus amomum)
Inkberry (ilex glabra)
EG
Spicebush (lindera benzoin)
Bayberry (myrica pennsylvanica)
Highbush blueberry (vaccinum coryinbosum)
Arrowwood viburnum (viburnum dentatum)
Maple-leaved viburnum (viburnum acerifolium)
Blackhaw viburnum (viburnum prunifolium)
Mountain laurel (kalmia latifolia)
EG
Rosebay rhododendron (rhododendron maximum)
EG
(d) 
Plants native to the physiographic province in which the site lies should comprise a minimum of 70% of the total number of plants proposed for installation.
(e) 
The percentage of evergreen usage should be decided after completion of site analysis and the statement of design goals.
(f) 
Canopy trees should be installed with minimum trunk diameters of 1 1/2 to two inches (B&B).
(g) 
Understory trees should be installed with a minimum height of five feet (B&B).
(h) 
Soil conditions should be renovated if necessary to improve growing conditions.
(i) 
Should it not be necessary to plant all the required modules due to driveway and sight triangle locations, a credit should be made (i.e., unused trees should be located elsewhere on the site).
(j) 
All plans and installation of plant material are subject to review and inspection by the municipal landscape architect, if there be one, or the Township Engineer.
(4) 
Where parking is located in a front yard, the Land Development Board may require construction of landscaped berms up to a height of five feet, with slopes at a ratio of not less than two to one.
[Amended 11-10-1998 by Ord. No. 24-1998]
(5) 
Where off-street parking and loading areas adjoin or face premises situated in a residential zone, the Land Development Board may require the construction of a fence or wall not less than four feet nor more than six feet in height, maintained in good condition.
[Amended 11-10-1998 by Ord. No. 24-1998]
C. 
Interior parking lot landscaping. All parking lots shall satisfy the following design standards unless specifically exempted by this subsection:
[Added 8-9-2011 by Ord. No. 11-2011]
(1) 
A landscaped island of least 200 square feet shall be located at the ends of all rows of parking.
(2) 
There shall be no more than 20 parking spaces in a row without an intervening landscaped island of at least 200 square feet in size separating additional parking spaces in the row. All nonresidential buildings of 10,000 square feet or less in size shall be exempt from this standard.
(3) 
Each landscaped island shall contain, at a minimum, at least one deciduous shade or ornamental tree. In islands containing parking lot light standards, signage, fire hydrants, electrical equipment or similar equipment that prevents the placement of trees, low-growing shrubs shall be substituted for the required trees.
(4) 
All trees within landscaped islands shall be limbed to seven feet above-grade and all other plantings shall be limited to a mature height of 30 inches.
A. 
Preliminary site plan details. All preliminary site plans shall contain the following information:
(1) 
Name of development.
(2) 
Date of the original plan and each subsequent revision date.
(3) 
North arrow.
(4) 
Graphic scale.
(5) 
Total tract acreage to 1/100 of an acre.
(6) 
Existing and proposed streets and street names.
(7) 
Floodplain areas based on one-hundred-year storms.
(8) 
All roads, driveways, watercourses and existing buildings within 200 feet of the tract.
(9) 
A key map at a scale of one inch equals 2,000 feet showing the location of the site within the community.
(10) 
The zoning of the site and the lots adjacent to it and the tax plate, block and lot numbers and the owner of record.
(11) 
A topographic survey of the site with contours at two-foot intervals or closer if the topography of the ground is flat and if the Board directs, and a title survey certified by a licensed land surveyor if the same is required by the Board. As an alternate, the Board may require spot elevations.
(12) 
The exact size, shape and location of all existing and proposed buildings, structures, parking areas and open spaces.
(13) 
All setbacks, lot and right-of-way lines and the dimensions, locations and purpose of all easements.
(14) 
The location and arrangement of vehicular accessways and the location, size and capacities of all parking areas and curbs, sidewalks, walkways and all other areas devoted to pedestrian use.
(15) 
Basic drainage design, including size, type, location and grade of pipes; location of structures in the system; and design calculations. Drainage areas shall be shown where appropriate.
(16) 
A parking schedule in accordance with the appropriate municipal ordinance.
(17) 
A statement of how the sewer, water and all utilities to service the project will be designed.
(18) 
The building's major elevations and floor plans.
(19) 
Test borings distributed over the tract to a depth of 10 feet showing soil types, depth of water and date of boring, if same are necessary in the opinion of the Board.
(20) 
Where on-site sewerage facilities are proposed, percolation test results from the area proposed for disposal shall be submitted.
(21) 
Design concerns of any topographic problems.
(22) 
Other information as required by the Land Development Board or Zoning Board of Adjustment.
[Amended 11-10-1998 by Ord. No. 24-1998]
B. 
Final site plan details. All final site plans shall contain the following information:
(1) 
Setback dimensions shall be shown on the plan.
(2) 
Existing and proposed contours with intervals of one foot where slopes are more than 3% but less than 15% and five feet when 15% or more only where deemed necessary by the Board. In the alternative spot elevations may be required.
(3) 
The site plan shall include front, rear and side elevations of the proposed buildings and structures.
(4) 
The location and arrangement of vehicular accessways and locations, size and capacity of all parking and loading areas shall be included.
(5) 
Curbs, sidewalks, walkways and all other areas devoted to pedestrian use shall be clearly delineated.
(6) 
A complete landscape plan, including size and type of all plants, shall be included.
(7) 
Location of all utilities shall be shown, including water supply, sewers, gas and electric services, lighting, illumination and refuse storage area.
(8) 
The storm drainage system shall be shown, and the applicant shall supply drainage calculations to substantiate the size and location of the proposed storm drainage system.
(9) 
Parking schedule in keeping with the requirements of the appropriate municipal ordinance.
(10) 
Construction details, including dimensions and materials of pavement, curbs and walks and details of all special features, including but not limited to inlets, manholes, headwalls, lights, hydrants, valves, traffic control devices, fencing, play equipment, etc.
(11) 
Appropriate places for the signatures of the chairman and secretary of the approving authority, the date of the official authority action and a place for the signature of the Township Engineer who will certify the plan as to compliance with all conditions imposed by the reviewing authority.
(12) 
Accompanying the final site plan submission shall be copies of all plans approved or submitted for approval by other regulatory agencies.
[Added 4-19-1984 by Ord. No. 3-1984]
A. 
Fire lanes shall be designated as set forth hereafter on all plans and specifications for the construction or remodeling of any public or quasi-public structure where deemed necessary by the Township Fire Marshal. The owner of any property on which there is presently located a public or quasi-public structure which has no fire lanes or on which the fire lanes presently existing are deemed inadequate by the Fire Marshal shall be required, upon reasonable notice, to provide, locate and designate appropriate fire lanes in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.
B. 
Design. Each fire lane shall be constructed to a minimum width of 18 feet and shall be constructed of either asphalt paving, concrete, concrete paving blocks or gravel. The fire lane shall be designed to support a weight of approximately 40 tons. Where the fire lane is required to access a roadway, a depressed curb must be provided. Construction of the fire lane can be combined with a pedestrian path if appropriately located and constructed. All fire lanes shall be visually designated either by their form or by the materials used in their construction. The design of the fire lanes shall be subject to review by both the Township Fire Marshal and the Township Engineer.
[Amended 11-10-1998 by Ord. No. 19-1998]
C. 
Location. Fire lanes shall be located so as to serve the entire building from the building site; so as to provide the most direct means of access for all emergency vehicles; to be sufficiently close to the building to provide the means to provide protection for the structure while being far enough removed so as to provide safety for the emergency vehicle using the fire lane in the event of collapse of the building. However, the ultimate authority with respect to the determination for the location of the fire lanes shall lie with the Fire Marshal of the Township of Westampton. The Fire Marshal shall make the aforesaid determination after reviewing recommendations of both the Township Engineer and Township Planner.
D. 
Fire lanes shall be appropriately posted with signs indicating the words "NO PARKING - FIRE ZONE" or "NO PARKING - FIRE LANE" in red letters on a white background, with a red line bordering the perimeter of the sign, said sign to be 12 inches by 18 inches, made of metal with rust-resistant reflectorized coating, posted at the ends of each fire lane, and at one-hundred-foot intervals therein. Fire areas shall also be designated by covering the face and top of the curb of the prohibited area with a solid yellow color of paint. The above criterion for the painting of fire areas is to be considered a minimum, and additional painting may be placed on the site consisting of crosshatches, solid yellow areas or such other designations, in addition to the curb painting, as may serve to act as a deterrent to parking in fire zones.
[Amended 11-10-1998 by Ord. No. 19-1998]
E. 
The owner of the site upon which a fire lane is located shall be responsible for constructing, designating and marking fire lanes as required by this section. All maintenance and repair of the signs and pavement markings, if any, shall remain the responsibility of the owner and any successor. The maintenance and repair shall be a continuing condition of any approval conferred with respect to the construction, remodeling or occupancy of the building or structure on the premises. Any failure to maintain or repair said signs or pavement markings shall be a basis for voiding the prior approval. Approvals which shall be conditional under this subsection shall include, but not be limited to, final site plan approval and certificates of occupancy. No such approval shall be held to be void unless a hearing by the issuing officer or agency has been held on due notice to the owner of the premises.
F. 
Enforcement.
(1) 
No unauthorized vehicles shall be allowed to park, stand or stop in any fire lane, nor shall any person in any manner obstruct any fire lane. Any violation of this section shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $500 for each separate offense or by imprisonment of not more than 90 days, or both. "Unauthorized vehicle" shall be interpreted to mean a vehicle other than an emergency vehicle, as well as such other vehicles as may be designated by the Fire Marshal as being authorized.
(2) 
Any vehicle parked, stopped or standing in violation of this section in any fire lane shall be deemed a nuisance, and the Fire Marshal may provide for its immediate removal. The cost of its removal and any subsequent storage which may be required shall be paid by the owner of the vehicle before he may be allowed to regain possession of same.
(3) 
The Fire Marshal, the Fire Inspector, the Code Enforcement Officer and the Township Police Department shall have concurrent jurisdiction to enforce the provisions of this section.
(4) 
Notwithstanding the penalties above set forth, the township shall be entitled to pursue any other remedy available at law or equity to enforce the provisions hereof.
[Amended 8-10-1987 by Ord. No. 13-1987]
The following fees shall be applicable:
A. 
Site plans; accompanying variance or conditional use requests; filing fees.
(1) 
Informal review; concept plan: $200. The amount of any fees shall be credited toward fee for review of the application for development.
[Amended 4-24-2012 by Ord. No. 6-2012]
(2) 
Minor site plan: $200.
[Amended 4-24-2012 by Ord. No. 6-2012]
(3) 
Preliminary site plan: $200.
[Amended 6-9-1998 by Ord. No. 13-1998; 4-24-2012 by Ord. No. 6-2012]
(4) 
Final site plan: $200.
[Amended 6-9-1998 by Ord. No. 13-1998; 4-24-2012 by Ord. No. 6-2012]
(5) 
Consolidated submission: $400.
[Amended 6-9-1998 by Ord. No. 13-1998; 4-24-2012 by Ord. No. 6-2012]
(6) 
A request for a variance, conditional use, appeal from the decision of the Administrative Officer or Construction Official or interpretation of zoning map or ordinance accompanying a site plan will require filing of a separate application and the appropriate fee, in addition to the site plan application and fee.
[Amended 6-9-1998 by Ord. No. 13-1998]
B. 
Escrows (professional review fee).
[Amended 6-9-1998 by Ord. No. 13-1998; 11-14-2000 by Ord. No. 19-2000]
(1) 
Informal review; concept plan: $500. The amount of escrow charge for informal review shall be credited toward the applicant's escrow account to be applied to the application for development.
[Amended 4-24-2012 by Ord. No. 6-2012]
(2) 
Minor site plan: $1,500 or $50 per acre, whichever is greater.
[Amended 4-24-2012 by Ord. No. 6-2012]
(3) 
Preliminary site plan: $3,000, plus $50 per acre.
[Amended 4-24-2012 by Ord. No. 6-2012]
(4) 
Final site plan: $3,000, plus $50 per acre.
[Amended 4-24-2012 by Ord. No. 6-2012]
(5) 
Consolidated submission: $6,000, plus $100 per acre.
[Amended 4-24-2012 by Ord. No. 6-2012]
(6) 
Escrow for inspection: 5% of the bonded amount.
C. 
Sums not utilized for review and in the inspection process shall be returned to the applicant. If additional sums are deemed necessary, the applicant shall be notified of the required additional amount and shall add such sum to the escrow.
D. 
Site plan waiver. A filing fee of $100 shall be submitted with each application for site plan waiver. An escrow fee of $300 shall be submitted and shall be applied toward the fee required for site plan in the event the waiver is not granted.
[Amended 6-9-1998 by Ord. No. 13-1998; 4-24-2012 by Ord. No. 6-2012]
A. 
Performance bonds.
(1) 
In approving the final site plan, the reviewing authority shall require that the applicant first furnish a performance bond in an amount not to exceed 120% of the cost of installation of improvements for the purpose of guaranteeing the completion of such items as are set forth in the site plan that will affect the public interest, such as but not limited to drainage, streets, recreational areas, shade trees or shrubbery and required landscaping, off-street parking, loading and unloading zones, artificial lighting, sidewalks, curbs, driveways, water mains, culverts, storm sewers, sanitary sewers or other means of sewage disposal, erosion control and sedimentation control and other required on-site improvements. An estimate of the improvement costs shall be prepared by the Township Engineer in order to determine the amount of the performance guaranty. Said performance guaranty shall have been reviewed and have the approval of the Township Solicitor as to both form and amount prior to the issuance of any permits.
(2) 
In the event that the reviewing authority grants final site plan approval conditioned on the posting of the performance bond, said performance guaranty shall be posted within 190 days of said approval, or the approval shall expire.
B. 
Maintenance bonds. A maintenance bond in an amount not to exceed 15% of the cost for the above improvements shall be required at the time of release of the performance bond, said maintenance bond to be in the form and amount and under the procedures required by the statutes of the State of New Jersey and other developmental ordinances of the Township of Westampton dealing with bonds in general and maintenance bonds in particular.
C. 
Off-tract improvements. Off-tract improvements where required shall be made in accordance with the criteria set forth in the Subdivision Ordinance of the Township of Westampton.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 215, Subdivision of Land.
D. 
Release with respect to both the performance guaranty and maintenance guaranty shall be in accordance with the same procedures set forth in the ordinances of the Township of Westampton with respect to subdivisions.
[Added 8-10-1987 by Ord. No. 13-1987]
A violation of any of the provisions of any section of this chapter shall be punishable, upon conviction thereof by the Judge of the Municipal Court, by a fine not exceeding $500 or by imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or both, such fine and imprisonment to be in the Judge's discretion. Each day that the offense occurs shall be deemed to be a separate occurrence and offense.