Township of Rochelle Park, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Rochelle Park 6-12-1996 by Ord. No. 726 . Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Construction codes — See Ch. 80.
Fees and licenses — See Ch. 100.
The following definitions shall apply to this section:
ACTIVE MEMBER
Individuals in volunteer organizations set forth above who meet the definition of either active member or life member as established by the bylaws of the voluntary organization as are in effect on the effective date of this chapter. Honorary members are specifically excluded from this definition.
FAMILY
An active member, their spouse and all natural or adopted children under 21 years of age who are unmarried and permanently occupying the same residence in the Township of Rochelle Park.
FEES
Those charges established by the Township Committee which are fully retained by the Township of Rochelle Park as revenue. Specifically excluded is any portion of the fee which is collected by the township on behalf of another entity, including but not limited to the State of New Jersey, the County of Bergen or any outside vendor.
VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION
The Rochelle Park Fire Department and the Rochelle Park First Aid Squad.
All active members of the volunteer organizations set forth above and their families shall be entitled to the following benefits:
A. 
Exemption from registration fees for Recreation Commission summer day camp program conducted within the Township of Rochelle Park.
B. 
Exemption from the municipal portion of the Uniform Construction Code fees for the issuance of a building permit required in connection with either the construction of an addition or completion of repairs to an existing single-family dwelling owned and occupied by an active member of a volunteer organization.
C. 
Partial exemption from the municipal portion of the Uniform Construction Code fees not to exceed a maximum of $500 for the issuance of a building permit required in connection with the construction of a new single-family dwelling to be occupied by the active member of a volunteer organization.
D. 
Exemption from rental fees for any indoor recreational facilities such as rental of municipally-owned public facilities, if required, provided that such rental is for the actual use of the active member or the member's family.
E. 
Exemption from miscellaneous fees, licenses and permits, including but not limited to cat and dog licenses, marriage licenses, certificate of continued occupancy for any dwelling personally occupied by the active member, and Board of Adjustment fees required in connection with applications for either use or bulk variances.
[Amended 6-16-2010 by Ord. No. 1015-10; 8-17-2011 by Ord. No. 1038-11]
A. 
Prior to January 15 of each calendar year a volunteer organization shall submit to the Township of Rochelle Park a list of all individuals who meet the definition for active member status. Such list shall be updated on a periodic basis by the volunteer organization to add those individuals who have completed their probationary status or to delete individuals who have been dropped for their membership or who no longer meet the criteria for active member status.
B. 
Each organization shall provide information to the Township Clerk relating to family status to assist the various municipal officials in the administration of this chapter in order to be eligible for the benefits provided in this section.
C. 
All active members and their family must comply with all registration procedures and complete all applications established by the Township of Rochelle Park.
No exemption shall be allowed for the following fees:
A. 
Fees, licenses and permits associated with any for-profit activity.
B. 
Inclusion in programs when the registration is received after maximum registration has been reached.
C. 
Fees and escrows required by either the Planning Board or Board of Adjustment in connection with any site plan or subdivision application.
[Amended 6-16-2010 by Ord. No. 1015-10; 8-17-2011 by Ord. No. 1038-11]
D. 
Escrows associated with engineering inspections.
E. 
Posting of performance guarantees where required or permitted by law.