Township of Bernards, NJ
Somerset County
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[Ord. #704, § 1112A; Ord. #830, §§ 12-13]
a. 
Where nonstructural means of controlling surface runoff, such as swales, is feasible and adequate, such nonstructural means shall be considered.
b. 
The system shall be adequate to carry off the stormwater and natural drainage water which originates not only within the lot or tract boundaries but also that which originates beyond the lot or tract boundaries at the time of development. No stormwater runoff or natural drainage water shall be so diverted as to overload existing drainage systems or create flooding or the need for additional drainage structures on other private properties or public lands without proper and approved provisions being made for taking care of these conditions.
c. 
Water runoff shall be regulated as indicated in sections 21-23 and 21-42 of this chapter.
d. 
Where required by the Township and as indicated on an improved development plan, a drainage right-of-way easement shall be provided to the ownership where a tract or lot is traversed by a system, channel or stream. The drainage right-of-way easement shall conform substantially with the lines of such watercourse and, in any event, shall meet any minimum widths and locations as shown on any official map and/or master plan.
[Ord. #704, § 1112B; Ord. #830, § 14]
a. 
Street lighting shall be provided for all street intersections, parking areas, and anywhere else deemed necessary for safety reasons.
b. 
Any outdoor lighting such as building and sidewalk illumination, driveways with no adjacent parking, the lighting of signs, recreational uses and ornamental lighting, shall be shown on the lighting plan in sufficient detail to show a determination of the effects upon adjacent properties, roads, and traffic safety from glare, reflection, and overhead sky glow in order to recommend steps needed to minimize these impacts.
c. 
The maximum intensity of lighting permitted on roadways shall be as required in section 21-41 of this chapter.
[Ord. #704, § 1112C]
Where required and where a public or private treatment and collection system is provided, the developer shall design and construct such facilities in accordance with the N.J.D.E.P. permit requirements and in such a manner as to make adequate sewage treatment available to each lot and structure within the development from the treatment and collection system. If a public or private treatment and collection system is included as part of a development application, the developer shall install sewers, including connections to each home to be constructed.
[Ord. No. #704, § 1112D; Ord. #830, § 15]
a. 
All developments shall be served by paved streets in accordance with the approved subdivision and/or site plan, all such streets shall have adequate drainage.
b. 
Local streets shall be planned so as to discourage through traffic.
c. 
The minimum public street right-of-way and cartway and the minimum private street cartway shall be in accordance with the following schedule:
Right-of-Way
(feet)
Cartway
(feet)
Collector street (no parking on either side)
50
26
Local street with parking on one side only
50
26
Local street with no on-street parking
40
24
Local street with on-street parking on both sides
50
30
d. 
Street design and construction standards shall be as required in sections 21-21, 21-36, 21-37, 21-44 and 21-45 of this chapter except as noted below.
1. 
Cul-de-sacs shall be not more than 1,250 feet in length and shall provide access to no more than 80 dwelling units. A turnaround shall be provided at the end of the cul-de-sac with a paved turning radius of 40 feet and a R.O.W. radius in the case of public streets of 50 feet.
2. 
The pavement standard for all roads shall be a base course of five inches of Bituminous Stabilized Base, Mix No. 1 placed on a compacted unyielding subgrade, with a surface course of one and one-half (1-1/2) inches of Bituminous Concrete, type F.A.B.C. - 1, Mix #5 applied in accordance with State highway specifications. Four inch stone sub-base material is required unless sub-base material is satisfactory.
[Ord. #704, § 1112E]
Where public water is available, adequate water service, in terms of adequacy of flow and pressure, shall be made available to each lot or building within the development. The system shall be designed and constructed in accordance with the requirements and standards of the agency or authority having water supply jurisdiction.