Township of Bernards, NJ
Somerset County
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[Ord. #585, § 612A]
Streetlighting of a type supplied by a utility company and of a type and number approved by the Township Engineer shall be provided where deemed necessary for safety reasons. Wherever electric utility installations are required to be underground, the applicant shall also provide for underground service for streetlighting.
[Ord. #858, § 612B; Ord. #641; Ord. #760, § 50]
All areas between buildings, other than single-family or twin residential buildings, all parking areas and walkways and all passageways and driveways serving commercial, public, office, industrial or multifamily uses shall be adequately illuminated for security and safety reasons. The lighting plan in and around the parking areas shall provide for nonglare lights focused downward. For parking areas in nonresidential zones, lighting shall be provided by standards with a mounting height not more than 20 feet or the height of the building, whichever is less, unless the standard is located within 250 feet of a residential zone, in which case the mounting height shall not exceed 12 feet. Mounting height shall be measured from the ground level to the center line of the light source. Standards for other than pedestrian walkway lighting shall be spaced a distance not to exceed five times the mounting height. Any other outdoor lighting such as building and sidewalk illumination, driveways with no adjacent parking, lighting of signs and ornamental lighting shall be as shown on the lighting plan in sufficient detail to allow determination of effects on adjacent properties, traffic safety and overhead sky glow. The objective of these specifications is to minimize undesirable off-premises effects. No light shall shine into windows or onto streets and driveways in such a manner as to interfere with or distract driver vision. To achieve these requirements, the intensity of such light sources, the method of light shielding and similar specifications shall be subject to development plan approval.
[Ord. #858, § 612C; Ord. #641; Ord. #1429, 5-29-2001, amended]
Average maintained horizontal illumination shall be as follows:
Maximum Footcandles
Use Classification
Residential Uses
Vehicular Roadways