Township of Clark, NJ
Union County
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The plat shall be designed and drawn by a licensed New Jersey land surveyor or professional engineer and shall be based on Tax Map information or some other similarly accurate base, at a scale of not less than 40 feet to the inch. It shall comply with N.J.S.A. 46:23-9.9 et seq. and shall show or include the following information:
A. 
The name of the professional engineer or land surveyor who has drawn the sketch plat.
B. 
The location of that portion which is to be subdivided in relation to the entire tract.
C. 
All existing structures and wooded areas within the portion to be subdivided and within 200 feet thereof.
D. 
The name of the owner and of all adjoining property owners, as disclosed by the most recent Township tax records.
E. 
The Tax Map sheet, block and lot numbers and a key map.
F. 
All streets or roads and streams within 500 feet of the subdivision, including the extent of paving of all such streets.
G. 
The proposed lot layout, lot dimensions and total area of each lot.
H. 
Proposed use of the requested subdivision.
I. 
Location of any proposed building or buildings.
J. 
Any other pertinent information deemed necessary by the appropriate Board in the consideration of the proposed subdivision.
K. 
All existing storm and sanitary sewers within 200 feet of the subdivision, with all invert and surface elevations included.
L. 
Sufficient elevations and contours at five-foot intervals for slopes averaging 10% or greater and at two-foot intervals with lands at lesser slopes to determine the general slope and natural drainage of land and high and low points if required by the Township Engineer.
M. 
Any portion of the site within a flood hazard area and proposed treatment of such portion under the requirements of Chapter 166, Flood Damage Control.
A. 
Preliminary plat.
(1) 
The preliminary plat shall be clearly and legibly drawn or reproduced at a scale of not less than 40 feet to the inch, subject to the Township Engineer's recommendation. The preliminary plat shall be designed and drawn by a licensed New Jersey professional land surveyor and shall comply with N.J.S.A. 46:23-9.9 et seq.
(2) 
The plat shall be designed in compliance with the provisions of Article XIV and shall show or be accompanied by the following information:
(a) 
An adequate key map showing the entire subdivision and its relation to surrounding areas, lot layout, lot dimensions and lot area in square feet.
(b) 
The tract name, Tax Map sheet, block and lot number, date, reference meridian, graphic scale and the following names and addresses:
[1] 
Record owner or owners.
[2] 
Subdivider.
[3] 
Person who prepared map.
(c) 
Acreage of tract to be subdivided, to the nearest tenth of an acre.
(d) 
Contours, at two-foot intervals, of the land to be subdivided, both existing and proposed, together with adequate contours of any surrounding areas which, in the opinion of the Township Engineer, may affect the development and the proposed improvements within the subdivision so as to determine the general slope and natural drainage of the land and the high and low points and center-line grades for all proposed new streets.
(e) 
Location of existing and proposed property lines, streets, buildings, monuments, watercourses, railroads, bridges, culverts, drainpipes, and any natural features, such as large trees or wooded areas and rock formations.
(f) 
Plans and profiles of all proposed streets within the subdivision, with complete horizontal and vertical alignment data and profiles of existing or future continuing streets a minimum distance of 200 feet beyond the subdivision boundaries.
(g) 
Plans of proposed utility layouts, such as sewers, storm drains, water, gas and electricity, showing feasible connections to existing or any proposed utility systems. When a private sewage disposal system is proposed, the location, dates and results of all percolation tests shall be shown.
(h) 
Plans and profiles of all proposed and existing sanitary sewers, storm drains, drainage ditches and streams within the subdivision, together with locations, sizes, elevations, grades and capacities of any existing sanitary sewer, storm drain, drainage ditch or stream to which the proposed facility shall be connected. Any portion of a site within a flood hazard area shall be shown, and its proposed treatment indicated, under the requirements of Chapter 166, Flood Damage Control.
(i) 
When the development of the subdivision or improvements within the subdivision are contingent upon information outside the boundaries of such subdivision, such information shall be supplied by the subdivider.
(j) 
Minimum building setback line on all lots and other sites.
(k) 
A copy of any protective covenants or deed restrictions applying to the land being subdivided shall be submitted with the preliminary plat.
(l) 
A statement from the applicant certifying that all proposed and existing streets, drainage rights-of-way, easements and other areas of public use are free and clear of any liens and encumbrances.
(m) 
With the preliminary plat, the Planning Board shall be provided, by the subdivider, with the topographic information and storm drainage studies on any water disposal problem in accordance with the requirements of the Division of Engineering in the Department of Public Works and Engineering.
(n) 
A soil erosion and sediment control plan prepared by a licensed New Jersey professional engineer in accordance with specifications for soil erosion and sediment control of the Somerset-Union County Soil Conservation District, certified pursuant to N.J.S.A. 4:24-39 et seq. The Planning Board shall not give unconditional approval to the preliminary plat until receipt of the soil conservation district certification. Any fees or expenses involved in the review by the district shall be the applicant's responsibility. Upon receipt of a report from the Somerset-Union County Soil Conservation District, the Planning Board shall require incorporation of such soil erosion and sediment control measures as it deems appropriate as a condition of tentative approval of the preliminary plat.
(o) 
All work shall be done in accordance with the requirements of the Division of Engineering.
B. 
Water and sewage systems. All proposed development shall be connected to public water and sanitary sewer systems.
C. 
Drainage. When storm drains, drainage ditches or brook channel improvements are proposed or required, the plan for such improvement must be approved by the NJDEP if such improvement is of sufficient size as to so warrant. Drainage areas tributary to all catch basins shall be clearly indicated.
D. 
Special escrows. Special escrows may be required by the Planning Board in connection with any subdivision that may create or contribute to a drainage problem in its immediate area or abutting properties.
The final plat shall be drawn in ink on Mylar at a scale of one inch equals 40 feet and in compliance with N.J.S.A. 46:23-9.9 et seq., and in accordance with the terms of this Part 2. 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 and a key map.
B. 
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, all with accurate dimensions, bearings or deflection angles, and radii, arcs and central angles of all curves and all other information required by the State of New Jersey Map Filing Law, N.J.S.A. 46:23-9.9 et seq.
C. 
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.
D. 
Each block shall be numbered, and the lots within each block shall be numbered consecutively and shall coincide with the Tax Atlas in accordance with the instructions of the Township Engineer.
E. 
Minimum building setback lines on all lots and other sites.
F. 
Location and description of all monuments, as required by the Township Engineer and Planning Board.
G. 
Names of owners of adjoining properties and those located across any existing or proposed street.
H. 
Certification by a licensed engineer or surveyor as to accuracy of details of plat.
I. 
Certification that the subdivider is the owner or agent of the owner of the land or that the owner has given consent under an option agreement.
J. 
When approval of a plat is required by any officer or body of the Township, county or state, such approval shall be certified on the plat.
K. 
Certificate from the Tax Collector that all taxes are paid to date.
L. 
Name of professional engineer designing improvements.
M. 
All work shall be done in accordance with the requirements of the Division of Engineering.