Township of Little Egg Harbor, NJ
Ocean County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Little Egg Harbor 5-10-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-08. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby established a Department of Community Development in and for the Township of Little Egg Harbor, and the position of Director of the Department of Community Development.
The Department of Community Development shall:
A. 
Ensure compliance with various municipal ordinances, as well as resolutions of the Township Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment.
[Amended 12-13-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-28]
B. 
Initiate and enforce rules and regulations in relation to enforcement of ordinances and the resolutions of the Township Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment.
[Amended 12-13-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-28]
C. 
Initiate necessary legal action against violators of various municipal ordinances.
D. 
Prepare needed reports, establish and maintain records and files, and assist in the promulgation of municipal ordinances.
E. 
Enforce the zoning ordinances of the Township of Little Egg Harbor.
F. 
Issue zoning permits in accordance with Chapter 212, Land Development, of the Code of the Township of Little Egg Harbor.
G. 
Issue flood hazard letters when requested.
H. 
Answer all inquiries with regard to zoning and planning.
[Amended 12-13-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-28]
I. 
Keep a record of all applications for permits and of all permits and certificates issued, with a notation of all special conditions involved.
J. 
File and safely keep copies of all plans submitted pertaining to land use within the Township of Little Egg Harbor.
[Amended 12-13-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-28]
K. 
Collect and record fees for zoning permits and flood hazard letters.
L. 
Prepare monthly reports for the Township Committee summarizing all zoning permits and flood hazard letters issued by said Department, a copy of which shall also be given to the Tax Assessor.
M. 
In general, perform all duties in accordance with Chapter 212, Land Development, of the Code of the Township of Little Egg Harbor.
N. 
Accept applications to the Planning Board, including plots, maps, and other documents and instruments as required by law, for consideration by the Planning Board.
O. 
Accept applications to the Zoning Board of Adjustment, including plots, maps and other documents and instruments as required by law for consideration by the Zoning Board of Adjustment.
[Added 12-13-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-28[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also renumbered former Subsections O through R as Subsections P through S, respectively.
P. 
Accept application fees and any other fees payable to the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment as required by law.
[Amended 12-13-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-28]
Q. 
Coordinate efforts of the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment of the Township of Little Egg Harbor and, in general, undertake such other duties or responsibilities as may be imposed from time to time with regard to the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment.
[Amended 12-13-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-28]
R. 
Maintain the official Township of Little Egg Harbor House Numbering Map and, in pursuance thereof, assign and record official numbers to lots and subdivisions and resubdivisions of land, and assign house numbers to buildings or structures. The Department shall also have responsibility to ensure that the house number assigned to each house, building, or structure is properly displayed and to issue violations to occupants or owners of any dwelling not in compliance with Chapter 145, Buildings, Numbering of.
S. 
Administer excavation and soil mining applications and permits, including approval and issuance thereof, field inspections, and appropriate enforcement measures.
A. 
Appointment and term of office. The executive and responsible officer of the Department of Community Development of the Township of Little Egg Harbor shall be known and designated as the "Director of the Department of Community Development," who shall be appointed by the Township Committee. The term of said office shall be one year, commencing with January 1 of each year or until a successor is appointed. Should the office become vacant during any term, it shall be filled by a similar appointment, but for the unexpired term only.
B. 
The Director shall further serve as the Secretary of both the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment and shall attend all meetings and be responsible for the production of all minutes.
[Amended 12-13-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-28]
C. 
Records and books. The Director shall keep accurate records and books of accounts of all transactions as Director, and of the work and transactions of the Department. The Director shall prepare budget recommendations for the Department, and shall have full charge and management of the functions of the Department of Community Development.
D. 
Reports and recommendations. The Director shall render to the Township Committee such reports, recommendations, drawings, or other documents as may be required at regular stated intervals, or on special request therefor. The Director shall be available for consultation and advice to all municipal officials and municipal boards or commissions, and shall prepare and present to the Township Committee short-term and long-range recommendations for the improvement of the Township in the areas within the functions and duties of the Department.
E. 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection E, Authority to delegate, was repealed 12-13-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-28.
F. 
Accountability. The Director shall be directly accountable to the Township Clerk of the Township of Little Egg Harbor.
[Amended 12-13-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-28]
A. 
The Department of Community Development shall consist of the Director and such other positions and personnel as the Township Committee shall create or designate from time to time.
[Amended 12-13-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-28]
B. 
In addition, the Director of the Department of Community Development shall oversee the Building Department, Health Department, Engineering Department and the Land Use Department of the Township of Little Egg Harbor.