[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Plainsboro 4-10-1989 as Ord. No. 0-89-7. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Subdivision and site plan review — See Ch. 85.
Once a homeowners' association is represented by a majority of homeowners or an association board, that board may make application to the Township Committee to be included in the Township Reimbursement Program. Reimbursements for snow removal and roadway maintenance is applicable only to loop or residential collector roads. The following criteria shall apply to all homeowners' associations that wish to participate in the township's Reimbursement Program.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION
- An organization of homeowners in a residential community with the responsibility of ownership and maintenance of common areas within that residential community.
- LOOP ROAD
- Same as residential collector road.
- RESIDENTIAL COLLECTOR ROAD
- Conducts and distributes traffic between local residential streets and arterials. Since its function is to promote free traffic flow, access to homes and parking is not encouraged. Examples of "residential collector roads" include Aspen Drive, Sayre Drive and Hampshire Drive and Thoreau Drive.
- RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY
- A group of homes or housing units for living purposes only.
Reimbursement for snow removal will only be effective if at least three inches of snow fall in a twenty-four-hour period. Thereafter, each additional increment of 1 1/2 inches of snow in a twenty-four-hour period will constitute an additional reimbursement. (Example: six inches of snow in a twenty-four-hour period shall be three times the designated rate.)
The reimbursement rate is calculated on the amount of time it would take the Township of Plainsboro to plow the snow times Plainsboro's contract rate.
The designated amount of snow will be determined by the National Weather Service.
Reimbursement will be made in December of each year.
Streetlighting. The township will reimburse the homeowners' association for the cost of streetlighting.
Streetlighting is based on the actual cost of electricity to streetlights (cost will exclude common area facilities, such as pool heating, breezeway lighting, sidewalk illumination by mushroom lights and other nonrelated common area electrical costs), bill, minus those common area costs, if applicable.
Reimbursement will be quarterly and based on actual bills, minus those common area costs, if applicable.
The township's contribution of roadway maintenance will be based on the ratio of resident usage versus nonresident usage for the loop or residential community and will be determined by survey by the township.
The township will determine which roadways require maintenance.
A committee will be established consisting of one representative of the homeowners' association and two township officials as appointed by the Township Committee. The committee will review all proposed work on the loop or residential collector roads.
Once completed, reimbursement will be based on the applicable pro rata share after survey by the township. Reimbursement will be made for all maintenance as well as required overlays for loops and residential collector roads on an occurrence basis.
Immediately upon adoption of this chapter, the Municipal Clerk shall file a copy of this chapter with the Middlesex County Planning Board as required by law.