[HISTORY: Adopted by the Governing Body of the Borough of Allendale 7-24-2003. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Before a construction permit is issued for any proposed new single-family dwelling, dwelling unit, multiple dwelling or townhouse (all as defined in § 270-8), the Construction Code Official shall forward to the Borough Engineer for approval a plot plan provided by the owner or his designee drawn to a scale of not less than one inch equals 20 feet, prepared by a licensed professional engineer or land surveyor, showing the following:
Actual location of the proposed dwelling, with ground floor and garage floor elevations and building heights.
Proposed front, rear and side yard setbacks.
Means of foundation drainage and any subsurface drainage structures, drainage inlets or seepage fields.
All existing trees over six inches in diameter and trees to be removed.
All existing and proposed utility and sanitary sewer connections.
All easements, with purpose and/or owner.
Dimensions and locations of proposed curb opening for driveways.
All existing and proposed contours for the subject lot and existing contours for adjacent lots to adequately demonstrate proposed surface water flows.
All existing and/or proposed on- and off-site improvements in close proximity to the subject lot.
Percolation test locations and rates. Percolation test must be witnessed by Borough Engineer.
New Jersey flood hazard areas, floodway and freshwater wetlands limits.
Septic system approval from Health Department.
Within 45 days of receipt of the plot plan, the Borough Engineer shall issue a report to the Construction Code Official with his/her recommendations. The Borough Engineer shall include, but not be limited to, the following factors in evaluating such plot plans:
Surface and subsurface drainage.
Preservation of trees and landscaping.
Suitability of proposed utility connections.
Soil erosion control.
Any other factor relating to the health, safety and welfare of the public.
Suitability of existing streets, storm drainage and emergency access to the subject or surrounding sites affected by proposed construction.
Upon completion of the construction of a building or structure foundation, an as-built foundation location plan prepared by a licensed land surveyor shall be submitted to the Construction Code Official and Borough Engineer for review and approval. The location plan shall indicate foundation setbacks from property and building lines and indicate finished floor elevators.
Upon completion of construction approved on the plot plan, prior to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy, an as-built plan of the site shall be submitted to the Borough Engineer which provides the following information and details (except for the provision of an as-built foundation location survey):
All topographic information provided on the approved plot plan.
Final utility connections with reference ties to building corners.
Final surface contours at two-foot intervals.
Location of all underground structures with reference ties to building corners.
Finished floor elevations.
Spot elevations at all building corners, drainage structures, sewers, driveways, property limits, walls and/or other structures.
Topographical information within the public right-of-way surrounding the site.
Property survey boundary data.
All other information deemed necessary by the Borough Engineer or Construction Code Official to determine consistency with the approved development application or building permit
The initial deposit for engineering review and inspection costs in connection with a plot plan approval shall be in the amount of $500. Any unused portion of the escrow shall be refunded to the owner. In the event that the initial engineering escrow is exhausted, the owner shall replenish the escrow in an amount reasonably determined by the Borough Engineer.
This chapter shall not apply to additions or alterations to existing structures except if such addition or alteration increases the footprint by 500 square feet or greater.
If any section, subsection, paragraph, sentence, clause, phrase or word contained in this chapter shall be declared invalid for any reason whatsoever, such decision shall not affect the remaining portions of this chapter, which shall remain in full force and effect and, to this end, the provisions of this chapter are hereby declared to be severable.
All other ordinances of the Borough, or parts thereof, which are in conflict with this chapter are hereby repealed to the extent of such conflict.
This chapter shall take effect upon passage and publication as required by law.