[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the City of Hoboken 1-17-2007 by Ord. No. DR-289]
Article I Stormwater Management Plan
A Municipal Stormwater Management Plan (the "Plan") has been developed to address the key issues of flooding, water pollution and public safety related to the impacts of stormwater on the City of Hoboken; and
The Plan conforms to all relevant federal and state statutes and rules to include local rainfall intensity curves used in stormwater management design criteria in accordance with the Residential Site Improvement Standards (RSIS) and or substituted by published local frequency data, when available which address stormwater management, dam safety, water pollution and flood control.
An additional goal of the Plan is to ensure it is consistent with any other plans which deal with stormwater issues as well as with the goals and strategies of the State Development and Redevelopment Plan.
The specific goals of this Plan are to:
Reduce flood damage, including damage to life and property;
Minimize stormwater runoff and new development projects where such runoff will increase flood damage;
Reduce soil erosion from any development or construction project;
Assure the adequacy of existing and proposed culverts and bridges, and other in-stream structures;
Induce water recharge into the ground where practical;
Prevent to the greatest extent feasible, an increase in nonpoint pollution;
Maintain the integrity of stream channels for their biological functions, as well as for drainage;
Minimize pollutant in stormwater runoff from new and existing developments in order to restore, enhance and maintain the chemical, physical and biological integrity of the waters of the state, to protect public health, to safeguard fish and aquatic life and scenic and ecological values and to enhance the domestic, municipal, recreational; industrial and other use of water;
Protect public safety through the proper design and operation of stormwater management basins; and
Ensure adequate maintenance procedures have been established and implemented to ensure that the stormwater management measures fulfill their intended functions.
The Hoboken Planning Board has adopted the Stormwater Management Plan as an integral part of its Master Plan by the time the next examination of the Master Plan is due.
Within one year after the Stormwater Management Plan is adopted the City of Hoboken will adopt a Stormwater Control Ordinance to implement the Plan.
Once both the Stormwater Management Plan and Stormwater Control Ordinance is adopted same will be submitted to Hudson County for review and approval.
The City of Hoboken does hereby adopt the Stormwater Management Plan prepared by Schoor DePalma, Inc, entitled "Stormwater Management Plan for the City of Hoboken" of which 10 copies are on file with the City Clerk.
This chapter shall take effect in accordance with law and adopts by reference the above mentioned Stormwater Management Plan pursuant to and in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40:69A-181.