Borough of Park Ridge, NJ
Bergen County
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[Amended 3-8-1983 by Ord. No. 83-4; 5-10-1983 by Ord. No. 83-5]
An application shall be submitted to the administrative officer, in writing, in duplicate on forms supplied by the approving authority. Receipt of an application for final subdivision approval shall be filed no less than 28 days prior to the regular meeting date of the approving authority. Required fees, as provided in Article III, shall be submitted with the application form.
A. 
The application shall be accompanied by an original and 24 copies of the proposed final subdivision. The plat shall not differ substantially from the approved preliminary plat.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
B. 
Final plat details. The final plat shall be drawn in ink on tracing cloth at a scale of not less than one inch equals 50 feet and in compliance with all the provisions of the Map Filing Act, P.L. 1960, c. 141, (N.J.S.A. 46:23-9.9 et seq.[2]). The final plat shall show or be accompanied by the following:
(1) 
Date, name and location of the subdivision, name of owner, graphic scale and reference meridian.
(2) 
Tract boundary lines, right-of-way lines 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; area of each lot.
(3) 
The names, exact locations and widths of all existing and recorded streets intersecting or paralleling the plot boundaries within a distance of 200 feet.
(4) 
The purpose of any easement or land reserved or dedicated to public use shall be designated, and the proposed use of sites other than residential shall be noted.
(5) 
Lot, block and street numbers as approved by the Borough Engineer of the Borough of Park Ridge, including lot and block numbers of abutting property.
(6) 
Minimum building setback line on all lots and other sites.
(7) 
Location and description of all monuments.
(8) 
Names of owners of adjoining unsubdivided land.
(9) 
Certification by applicant's surveyor and engineer as to the accuracy of the details of the plat.
(10) 
Certification that the applicant is the agent or owner of the land, or that the owner has given consent under an option agreement.
(11) 
When approval of a plat is required by any other officer or body of a municipality, county or state, such approval shall be certified on the plat, or evidence shall be submitted that an application has been made for such approval.
(12) 
Proposed final grades of all streets shall be shown to a scale of one inch equals five feet vertical and one inch equals 50 feet horizontal, on sheets 22 inches by 36 inches, and drawings shall include both plans and profiles and shall show elevations of all monuments referred to United States Coast and Geodetic Survey level bench marks, and such elevations shall be shown in feet and hundredths of feet.
(13) 
Plans and profiles of storm and sanitary sewers and water mains.
(14) 
Certificate from Tax Collector that all taxes are paid to date.
(15) 
Written proof that the lands set aside or shown for easement, public use or streets are free and clear of all liens and encumbrances.
[2]
Editor's Note: Said Act was repealed by L.2011, c. 217.
A. 
Final subdivision plat review.
(1) 
The applicant shall submit the completed application and maps and the payment of all required fees to the administrative officer, who shall submit copies of same to:
(a) 
Approving authority attorney.
(b) 
Borough Engineer.
(c) 
Planning consultant.
(d) 
Construction Code Official.
[Amended 11-13-1978 by Ord. No. 78-16]
(e) 
Board of Health.
(f) 
Department of Public Utilities.
(g) 
Fire Department.
(h) 
Police Department.
(i) 
Department of Public Works.
(j) 
Borough Administrator.
(k) 
Other municipal officials and agencies as directed by the approving authority.
(2) 
Said persons and boards shall make recommendations in writing to the approving authority within 14 days of the application submission.
B. 
Determination as to compliance. The Borough Engineer and planner and the approving authority attorney, where appropriate, may advise the approving authority of the following:
(1) 
The nature of the improvements to be required as a condition of final approval.
(2) 
The estimated value of the improvements installed or to be installed.
(3) 
The nature and amount of performance guaranties, if any, to be required as a condition to final approval.
(4) 
The provisions of open space reservation or dedication and the standards for open space organizations.
(5) 
The effects, if any, of valuation, assessment and taxation of the Farmlands Assessment Act.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 54:4-23.1 et seq.
(6) 
The findings and compliance of all provisions under planned development status.
(7) 
The amounts to be deposited to reimburse the approving authority and Borough for costs incurred or to be incurred for legal, engineering, planning and other professional reviews and work, for recording fees and for any other costs anticipated by the approving agency, where applicable.
(8) 
Any other conditions upon which final approval will be granted or conditioned.
C. 
Applicant's responsibilities. The applicant shall be required to submit the following prior to approving authority action:
(1) 
Enter into a developer's agreement, prepared by the approving authority attorney, setting forth the obligations of all parties.
(2) 
Enter into a performance guaranty agreement in a form satisfactory to the approving authority and Borough, complying with Articles XI and XII where appropriate, guaranteeing performance of the developer's agreement.
(3) 
The conveyance of any easements, rights-of-way or public lands in a form and under conditions satisfactory to the approving authority and Borough.
(4) 
Maintenance guaranties, if any, for work completed prior to final approval.
(5) 
Evidence of compliance with any other conditions imposed by the approving authority or other governmental agency or utility.
(6) 
Payment of all required fees as required herein.
(7) 
Proof of payment of taxes.
D. 
Other governmental approvals. Any final approval required for county subdivision approval and any other county, state or federal approval shall be submitted by the applicant for review and approval in accordance with § 87-12 herein.
E. 
Approving authority action.
(1) 
Final approval shall be granted or denied within 45 days after submission of a complete and perfected application to the administrative officer or within such further time as may be consented to by the applicant. Failure of the approving authority to act within the period prescribed shall constitute final approval, and a certificate of the administrative officer as to the failure of the approving authority to act shall be issued on request of the applicant, and it shall be sufficient in lieu of the written endorsement or other evidence of approval and shall be so accepted by the county recording officer for purposes of filing subdivision plats.
(2) 
Unless the preliminary plat has been approved without changes, the final plat shall incorporate all changes or modifications required by the approving authority.
(3) 
The final plat shall be accompanied by a certificate of the Borough Engineer that he is in receipt of a map which shows all utilities in exact location and elevation and which identifies the utilities already installed and those to be installed. The certificate shall also state that the applicant has installed all required improvements or that the applicant has posted a performance guaranty with the Borough Collector-Treasurer in sufficient amount and proper form to assure the completion of all required improvements.
(4) 
Upon final approval by the approving authority and the signature of the Chairman and Secretary of the approving authority having been placed on the original tracing, the applicant shall provide one Mylar reproducible and six copies to the administrative officer, who shall file a copy thereof with each of the following:
(a) 
Administrative officer.
(b) 
Borough Engineer.
(c) 
Construction Code Official.
[Amended 11-13-1978 by Ord. No. 78-16]
(d) 
Tax Assessor.
(e) 
Department of Public Utilities.
(f) 
Other governmental units or municipal officials where required.
F. 
Final subdivision approval.
(1) 
Final subdivision approval shall expire 95 days from the date of signing of the plat, unless within such period the plat shall have been duly filed by the applicant with the county recording officer.
(2) 
The approving authority may for good and sufficient cause shown extend the period of recording for an additional period not to exceed 190 days from the date of signing the plat.
(3) 
No subdivision plat shall be accepted for filing by the county recording officer until it has been approved by the approving authority as indicated on the instrument by the signature of the Chairman and Secretary of the approving authority or a certificate has been issued pursuant to C. 291 of P.L. 1975.[2] The signatures of the Chairman and Secretary of the approving authority shall not be affixed until the developer has posted the guaranties required pursuant to Articles XI and XII of this chapter, where appropriate. If the county recording officer records any plat without such approval, such recording shall be deemed null and void, and upon request of Park Ridge Borough, the plat shall be expunged from the official records.
[2]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 40:55D-1 et seq.
(4) 
It shall be the duty of the county recording officer to notify the approving authority in writing within seven days of the filing of any plat, identifying such instrument by its title, date of filing and official number.
A. 
The zoning requirements applicable to the preliminary subdivision approval first granted and all other rights conferred upon the applicant pursuant to § 87-19 of this chapter, whether conditionally or otherwise, shall not be changed for a period of two years after the date of final approval, provided that the rights conferred by this section shall expire if the plat has not been duly recorded within the required time period.
B. 
Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, the granting of final approval terminates the time period of preliminary approval pursuant to § 87-19 of this chapter for the section granted final approval.
C. 
In the case of a subdivision or site plan for a planned development or planned residential development or residential cluster of 50 acres or more or conventional subdivision for 150 acres or more, the approving authority may grant the rights referred to in Subsection A of this section for such period of time longer than two years as shall be determined by the approving agency to be reasonable, taking into consideration the number of dwelling units and nonresidential floor area permissible under final approval, economic conditions and the comprehensiveness of the development. The applicant may thereafter apply for and the approving authority may thereafter grant an extension of final approval for such additional period of time as shall be determined by the approving authority to be reasonable, taking into consideration the number of dwelling units and nonresidential floor area permissible under final approval, the number of dwelling units and nonresidential floor area remaining to be developed, economic conditions and the comprehensiveness of the development.