Borough of Riverton, NJ
Burlington County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Riverton 8-13-64 by Ord. No. 273. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Shade Tree Board — See Ch. 35.
Building construction — See Ch. 55.
Buildings unfit for habitation — See Ch. 59.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 111.
Zoning — See Ch. 128.
It shall be unlawful for any person to move, to commence to move or cause to be moved any dwelling, residence building, business building or other building upon, over and through the streets or other public ways and lands in the Borough of Riverton without first having obtained a written permit so to do in the manner hereinafter prescribed.
A. 
Application for said permit shall be made in writing to the Borough Clerk upon forms supplied by the Borough of Riverton and obtainable at the office of the Borough Clerk.
B. 
The application shall be signed by the owner of the building to be moved and the person to be entrusted with the moving of the same.
C. 
No application shall be considered unless the information requested in the form shall have been fully answered and approved by the Building Inspector.
When completed, the application shall be filed in the office of the Borough Clerk and shall have attached to it the following addenda:
A. 
The permit fee in the sum hereinafter provided by cash or certified check.
B. 
A route map indicating the specific streets and exact route suggested to be used and followed during such moving.
C. 
The written consent of the proper county or state authorities in the event such mutes shall include a county or state highway.
D. 
The consent in writing of any public utility, as that term is defined by N.J.S.A. 48:1-1 et seq.,[1] to make any necessary change in the facilities of said public utility in the event the properties or facilities of said utilities are to be disturbed or affected in any manner by the moving of said house, dwelling, residence building or business building.
[1]
Editor's Note: See especially N.J.S.A. 48:2-13.
E. 
Proof that all outstanding taxes and assessments, if any, levied against the land and building by the Borough of Riverton have been paid.
F. 
If the building is to be moved to a location within the Borough of Riverton, plans and specifications of the building as it will be upon the completion of the moving and proof that it will comply with the Zoning Ordinance and Building Code.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 128, Zoning, and Ch. 55, Building Construction, respectively.
[Amended 11-14-1974 by Ord. No. 315]
When the application has been filed with the addenda hereinbefore specified, the Borough Clerk shall notify the Building Inspector, Tax Collector, Police Department and the Shade Tree Board that such application has been filed and request each department to immediately cause an inspection to be made of such building, the street route and proposed sites, and to report in writing to the Borough Clerk of any objection to moving by reason of sewer and house connection to the water and sewer mains, interference with shade trees, streets, traffic and any other public or private property along the route; and whether it be deemed safe to use the proposed route, and if not, to suggest a better and safer route; and to advise the approximate work which is necessary in clearing or otherwise preparing said route by the removal or trimming of trees, as well as any other necessary work to permit such removal, together with the estimated cost and charge to be made for such work and the repair of said items upon the removal of the building; and to report where public safety and welfare require the owner to fill in open excavations.
The fee for a permit to move each building upon, over and through the streets or other public ways in the Borough of Riverton shall be $50, which fee is imposed to defray the cost of issuing said permit and the inspections and for no other purpose. One-half of such fee shall be returned to the applicant in the event the permit is not granted.
If the application has been completed and filed, together with the items specified in § 57-3 thereof, and there are no objections to the granting of the moving permit by any of the municipal departments mentioned in § 57-4 hereof, the Borough Clerk shall notify the applicant that a permit will be issued, provided the applicant shall file with the Borough Clerk:
A. 
An agreement in writing to be signed by the owner and house mover whereby, in consideration of the issuance of the permit, they will cooperate with and abide by such directives as may be issued by the Building Inspector, Police Department and Shade Tree Board of the Borough of Riverton with respect to such moving operations.
[Amended 11-14-1974 by Ord. No. 315]
B. 
A surety bond of a corporation authorized to do business in the State of New Jersey in the principal sum of $10,000 and form to be approved by the Township Attorney conditioned upon:
(1) 
Notification of the Borough Clerk 48 hours in advance of the time of the commencement of the operation to remove the building and diligent completion of the operation within seven working days thereafter, and in the meantime not to neglect or abandon the project; and in the event of failure to complete such operation within such period of time, the bond shall stipulate that the holder of the permit shall forfeit to the Borough of Riverton the sum of $100 per day for each day, or part of day, such period of time is exceeded. Such sum is declared to be the reasonable cost of supervision and inspection while such building shall remain in the public streets of the Borough of Riverton.
(2) 
An agreement to reimburse the Borough of Riverton for any expense which might be incurred to repair damage suffered to public property by reason of such moving.
(3) 
Specifically indemnifying and saving harmless the Borough of Riverton, its agents, servants and employees against every loss, expense, damage and liability by reason of granting such permit and such moving operation.
C. 
Certificates of policies of insurance for vehicles and apparatus used in the operation in the name of the owner and house mover with limits of $50,000/$100,000 for personal injury and $25,000 for property damage, with contingent public liability coverage with the same limits in favor of the Borough of Riverton, either by endorsement to the aforesaid policy or by separate policy, which shall remain in full force and effect during the moving operation.
[Amended 11-14-1974 by Ord. No. 315]
D. 
A deposit in cash or by certified check representing the estimated cost to the Borough of Riverton for the work referred to in § 57-4 hereof, which sum shall be applied on account to the actual cost of said work and the applicant agreeing in writing that he will pay any excess should the actual cost be more than the estimated cost, and the Borough of Riverton shall refund any difference should the actual cost be less than the estimated cost.
[Amended 11-14-1974 by Ord. No. 315]
If such permit is denied by the Borough Clerk by reason of objections raised by the Building Inspector, Police Department or Shade Tree Board, the applicant may request that the application, with supporting addenda, be submitted for consideration by the Borough Council.
Said building, and the apparatus used in moving the same, shall not unreasonably obstruct or remain stationary nearer than 50 feet to any fire hydrant within the Borough of Riverton.
[Amended 11-14-1974 by Ord. No. 315]
The cutting, trimming or removal of any tree shall be done only under the direction of the Shade Tree Board,[1] who shall determine the extent to which cutting, trimming or removal of trees is necessary.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 35, Shade Tree Board.
During the hours between sunset and sunrise, every such building and the apparatus used to move the same shall be adequately guarded by red lights or flares so located as to give sufficient and timely warning to persons upon the highway of the presence of such building and apparatus. Such protection shall be the responsibility of the house mover and owner jointly, who shall comply with the provisions of Title 39 of the New Jersey Revised Statutes so far as the same may be applicable.
No road bed, pavement, curbing, tree or public property shall be disturbed by or during such house moving, except by employees of the Borough of Riverton that are involved, public utility, county or state, as the case may be.
No dwelling, residence building, business building or other building shall be moved to a site where such building, if put in place on the new site, would be in violation of the Zoning Ordinance of the Borough of Riverton and/or the Building Code of the Borough of Riverton.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 128, Zoning, and Ch. 55, Building Construction, respectively.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PERSON
Includes public and private corporations, copartnerships, firms and individuals.
STREET
A highway or throughfare dedicated or devoted to public use, and includes avenue, road, alley, lane, terrace, concourse, driveway and sidewalk.
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof before the Judge of the Riverton Municipal Court, be fined not more than $200 or be imprisoned in the county jail for not more than 90 days, or both, at the discretion of the aforesaid Judge.