[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Washington as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Land development — See Ch. 275.
Article I Administration and Enforcement
Article II Waiver of Fees for Improvements to Promote Accessibility
[Adopted 4-2-1981 by Ord. No. 2-1981]
The Township of Washington, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq. and N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.3, hereby relinquishes its jurisdiction for the administration and enforcement of the Uniform Construction Code and hereby transfers jurisdiction for the administration and enforcement of the Uniform Construction Code to the Department of Community Affairs of the State of New Jersey. This article shall not take effect until the expiration of 120 calendar days from the date a certified copy of this article is forwarded to the Department of Community Affairs or until the Department of Community Affairs shall exercise its jurisdiction to enforce the Uniform Construction Code, whichever is sooner.
The Township of Washington shall deliver or make available to the Department of Community Affairs any and all records and files of the municipality necessary for the Department to carry out its function, and the Department is hereby authorized to transfer such records and files to a location designated by the Department.
[Adopted 8-10-1999 by Ord. No. 1999-5]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Central visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with the use of a correcting lens. An eye which is accompanied by a limitation in the fields of vision such that the widest diameter of the visual field subtends an angle no greater than 20° shall be considered as having a central visual acuity of 20/200 or less.
- DISABLED PERSON
- A person who has the total and permanent inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment, including blindness, and shall include, but not be limited to, any resident of this state who is disabled pursuant to the federal Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. § 416), or the federal Railroad Retirement Act of 1974 (45 U.S.C. § 231 et seq.), or is rated has having a sixty-percent disability or higher pursuant to any federal law administered by the United States Veterans' Act.
No person shall be charged a construction permit surcharge fee or enforcing agency fee for any construction, reconstruction, alteration, or improvement designed and undertaken solely to promote accessibility by disabled persons to an existing private structure or any of the facilities contained therein.
A disabled person, or a parent or sibling of a disabled person, shall not be required to pay any municipal fee or charge in order to secure a construction permit for any construction, reconstruction, alteration, or improvement which promotes accessibility to his or her own living unit.