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Borough of Pennington, NJ
Mercer County
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The sketch plat shall be based on Tax Map information or some other similarly accurate base at a scale (preferably not less than 400 feet to the inch) to enable the entire tract to be shown on one sheet and shall show or include the following information:
A. 
The location of that portion which is to be subdivided in relation to the entire tract.
B. 
All existing structures and wooded areas within the portion to be subdivided and within 200 feet thereof.
C. 
The name of the owner and of all adjoining property owners as disclosed by the most recent municipal tax records.
D. 
The Tax Map sheet, block and lot numbers.
E. 
All streets or roads and streams within 500 feet of the subdivision.
The preliminary plat shall be clearly and legibly drawn or reproduced at a scale of not less than one inch equals 100 feet. Preliminary plats shall be designed and drawn by a licensed New Jersey land surveyor. The plat shall be designed in compliance with the provisions of Article V of this chapter and shall show or be accompanied by the following information:
A. 
A key map showing the entire subdivision and its relation to surrounding areas.
B. 
The tract name, Tax Map sheet, block and lot number, date, reference meridian, graphic scale and the following names and addresses:
(1) 
Name and address of record owner or owners.
(2) 
Name and address of the subdivider.
(3) 
Name and address of person who prepared the map.
C. 
Acreage of tract to be subdivided to nearest tenth of an acre.
D. 
Sufficient elevations or contours to determine the general slope and natural drainage of the land and the high and low points and tentative cross sections and center-line profiles for all proposed new streets.
E. 
The location of existing and proposed property lines, streets, buildings, watercourses, railroads, bridges, culverts, drain pipes and any natural features, such as wooded areas and rock formations.
F. 
Plans of proposed utility layouts (sewers, storm drains, water, gas and electricity) showing feasible connections to existing or any proposed utility systems. When an individual water supply and/or sewage disposal system is proposed, the plan for such system must be approved by the appropriate local, county or state health agency. When a public sewage disposal system is not available, the developer shall have percolation tests made and submit the results with the preliminary plat. Any subdivision or part thereof which does not meet with the established requirements of this chapter or other applicable regulations shall not be approved. Any remedy proposed to overcome such a situation shall first be approved by the appropriate local, county or state health agency.
G. 
A copy of any protective covenants or deed restrictions applying to the land being subdivided.
The final plat shall be drawn in ink on tracing cloth at a scale of not less than one inch equal 100 feet and in compliance with all the provisions of Chapter 358 of the Laws of 1953.[1] The final plat shall show or be accompanied by the following:
A. 
Date, name and location of the subdivision, name of owner, graphic scale and reference meridian.
B. 
Tract boundary lines, right-of-way of streets, street names, easements and other rights-of-way, land to be reserved or dedicated to public use, all lot lines and other site lines, with accurate dimensions, bearings or deflection angles, and radii, arcs and central angles of all curves.
C. 
Designation of the purpose of any easement or land reserved or dedicated to public use, and a notation of the proposed use of sites other than residential.
D. 
Each block shall be numbered, and the lots within each block shall be numbered consecutively beginning with number one.
E. 
Minimum building setback line on all lots and other sites.
F. 
Location and description of all monuments.
G. 
Names of owners of adjoining land.
H. 
Certification by an engineer or a surveyor as to the accuracy of the details of the plat.
I. 
Certification that the applicant is owner of the land, or the agent of such owner, and that the owner has given consent to such subdivision.
J. 
When approval of a plat is required by any officer or body of such a municipality, county or state, approval shall be certified on the plat.
K. 
Cross sections and profiles of streets, approved by the Municipal Engineer may be required to accompany the final plat.
L. 
Contours at five-foot intervals for slopes averaging 10% or greater and at two-foot intervals for land of lesser slope.
M. 
Plans and profiles of storm and sanitary sewers and water mains.
N. 
Certificate from the Tax Collector that all taxes are paid to date.
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Editor's Note: Repealed by L. 1960, c. 141. See now N.J.S.A. 46:23-9.9 et seq.