Township of Winslow, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Winslow 5-28-75 as Ord. No. 0-8-751 as Ch. 59A of the 1970 Code of the Township of Winslow.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Land use procedures — See Ch. 40.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 113.
Flood damage prevention — See Ch. 145.
Natural resources — See Ch. 179.
Zoning — See Ch. 294.
Zoning Within Pinelands Area — See Ch. 296.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance was made the official Site Plan Review Ordinance of the township, with the adoption of the Land Use Map, on 6-27-79 by Ord. No. 0-18-79.
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Site Plan Review Ordinance of the Township of Winslow, County of Camden, New Jersey."
The purpose of this chapter shall be to provide rules, regulations and standards to guide land development in the Township of Winslow in order to promote the public health, safety, convenience and general welfare of the township.
The approval provisions of this chapter shall be administered by the Planning Board as provided in § 14-5 of Chapter 14, Planning Board, of the Code of the Township of Winslow.
Editor's Note: This reference is to Ch. 14 of the 1970 Code of the Township of Winslow, which chapter was adopted 5-25-56 and was superseded 1-26-77 by Ord. No. 0-1-77. For current provisions pertaining to the Planning Board, see Ch. 40, Land Use Procedures.
A. 
A. Prior to the issuance of any building permit by the Building Inspector for any proposed land development, including commercial, and/or industrial, and/or multi-family structures containing three (3) or more units, or any land development requiring off-street parking area, or off street standing area for three (3) or more vehicles, a site plan shall be submitted to the Planning Board for its review and recommendations.
[Amended 11-16-93 by Ord. No. 0-36-93]
(1) 
Minor site plan shall mean a site plan of one (1) or more lots which:
[Added 7-21-98 by Ord. No. 0-14-98]
(a) 
Does not propose the new construction or addition to any building or structure greater than five thousand (5,000) gross square feet;
(b) 
Does not disturb more than ten thousand (10,000) gross square feet of land area;
(c) 
Requires fifteen (15) or fewer off-street parking spaces;
(d) 
Is not a planned development, as defined by N.J.S.A. 40:55D-1 et seq.;
(e) 
Does not involve the extension of any new street or off-tract improvement; and
(f) 
Contains information sufficient to make an informed judgment as to whether the requirements established by this chapter for the approval of a minor site plan have been met.
(2) 
Major site plan means any site plan not meeting the definition of a minor site plan.
[Added 7-21-98 by Ord. No. 0-14-98]
(3) 
Change of use procedures.
[Added 5-25-10 by Ord. No. 0-2010-016]
(a) 
A zoning permit and certificate of conformance shall be obtained for every change of use of any nonresidential development unless the same or a substantially similar use to the immediate prior use is continued.
(b) 
The applicant must comply with provisions of Chapter 40 regarding requirements for notice of public hearings.
(c) 
In the event that a stormwater management plan has not been filed and approved for the subject development, then the applicant shall submit same at the time of the application in recordable form subject to the review and approval of the reviewing board.
(d) 
The applicant shall comply with all recommendations of the Winslow Township Police Department, the Winslow Township Fire Official and the Winslow Township Construction Official and such application shall be subject to the review and approval of said officials. The applicant shall submit the necessary information to the aforesaid officials so that they can submit their recommendations regarding the change of use application to the reviewing board prior to the time of the hearing on the application.
(e) 
In order for the reviewing board to determine if the existing site conditions will support the new use, the applicant must submit along with the change of use application, at a minimum, a copy of the most recently approved site plan for the property. In the case where an older site has never received site plan review approval and no changes are proposed, then a current survey must be submitted. The survey shall indicate the property boundaries, all structures, fencing, parking spaces, driveway aisles, drainage basins, lighting, landscaping, etc.
(f) 
The reviewing board may waive the requirement for a full site plan review submission if the construction or alteration or change of occupancy or use does not affect existing circulation, drainage, relationship of buildings to each other, landscaping, buffering, lighting and other considerations of site plan review. The applicant must comply with Chapter 40 for any request for a site plan waiver.
(g) 
The reviewing board will then conduct a public hearing on the proposed change of use application. The applicant shall be responsible to clearly state all aspects of the proposed use of the property.
(h) 
The reviewing board shall take action on a change of use application within forty-five (45) days after the application has been certified complete or within such further time as may be consented to by the applicant. The reviewing board will make a final determination on the application and plan based on the testimony provided to the reviewing board.
(i) 
The reviewing board may condition a change of use approval upon compliance with any reasonable condition not in violation with the terms of this chapter or other applicable local, state, or federal law.
(j) 
Effect of change of use approval. The rights granted to an applicant pursuant to change of use approval, whether conditional or otherwise, shall continue for a period of one (1) year, unless the applicant has commenced such use prior to the expiration of one (1) year.
(k) 
A zoning permit shall not be issued for the new use until all conditions of any reviewing board approval have been completed, the plan has been signed by the board engineer and secretary, and a signed copy has been submitted to the Zoning Officer.
(l) 
A zoning permit and certificate of conformance shall not be issued for the use or occupancy of the premises until all site conditions are in conformance with the current site plan approval.
B. 
Site plans are not required for the following uses, but developers of such uses are urged to consult with the Planning Board concerning these proposed developments:
[Amended 11-16-93 by Ord. No. 0-36-93]
(1) 
Residential structures containing less than three (3) units.
(2) 
Other land developments providing less than three (3) vehicle parking spaces.
C. 
The Planning Board shall act on any site plan submitted to it for review within forty-five (45) days after receipt of the same from the Building Inspector. The Building Inspector or Zoning Officer shall submit all applications at the Planning Board meeting following receipt of the same. If the Planning Board fails to act on a site plan within the forty-five-day period, said site plans shall be deemed to have been approved by the Planning Board, unless by mutual agreement between the Planning Board and the applicant or his authorized agent the forty-five-day period shall be extended for an additional forty-five-day period.
D. 
The Planning Board shall notify the Building Inspector and Zoning Officer of its action on the site plan. The application and a copy of such action shall be forwarded to the applicant and the Township Committee.
E. 
In the event that the Planning Board disapproves a site plan application, the reasons for disapproval shall be stated in writing. Copies of the report disapproving said plan shall be forwarded to the applicant, the Township Committee and the Building Inspector and Zoning Officer by certified mail.
F. 
In acting upon any site plan submitted to it, the Planning Board shall ascertain that all of the terms, conditions and requirements of this chapter are met.
G. 
No change of engineering design shall be made without the approval of the Township Engineer.
H. 
Development on lands located within the Pinelands Area of the township shall satisfy the requirements of the Pinelands development review procedures set out in Article V of Chapter 40, Land Use Procedures.
[Added 2-23-83 by Ord. No. 0-3-83]
I. 
No development involving the use of Pinelands Development Credits shall be approved until the developer has provided the Commission and the approval agency with evidence of his ownership and redemption of the requisite Pinelands Development Credits; provided, however, that the approval agency may grant preliminary site plan approval conditioned upon such evidence being presented as a prerequisite to final site plan approval. For such a final site plan, the developer shall provide evidence of Pinelands Development Credit ownership and redemption to secure the same proportion of lots or residential units as was approved for Pinelands Development Credit use in the preliminary approval. Notification of any such development approval shall be made to the Pinelands Commission pursuant to Section 40-41 and to the New Jersey Pinelands Development Credit Bank in accordance with N.J.A.C. 3:42-3. Redemption of the requisite Pinelands Development Credits shall occur in accordance with N.J.A.C. 3:42-3.6, prior to the memorialization of the resolution granting final site plan approval, or if no such approval is required, prior to the issuance of any construction permits.
[Added 5-24-89 by Ord. No. 0-27-89; 2-25-97 by Ord. No. 0-2-97; amended 6-19-01 by Ord. No. 0-13-2001]
J. 
At the request of the developer, the Planning Board shall grant an informal review of a concept plan for a development for which the developer intends to prepare and submit an application for development. The developer shall not be bound by any concept plan for which review is requested, and the Planning Board shall not be bound by any such review.
[Added 7-21-98 by Ord. No. 0-14-98]
[Amended 3-26-86 by Ord. No. 0-2-86; 6-28-11 by Ord. No. O-2011-016]
Applications, plus four (4) copies of the site plan and all supporting documents and data, shall be filed with the local Building Inspector or Zoning Officer, who shall forthwith forward the same to the Planning Board.[1]
The supporting documents shall include, but not be limited to, all items required by the Land Development Checklist, a copy of which is on file with the Township Planning Board Secretary and Township Zoning Board of Adjustment Secretary. The following reports, when required, shall contain the information set forth below:
A. 
Environmental Impact Study.
(1) 
Project identification and description. The project identification and description shall fully describe the project including all proposed facilities and activities to be conducted on the site and shall include the items in the following list as applicable. This information may be included in the text of the EIS or on exhibits and drawings that are included in and made a part of the EIS:
(a) 
Project name.
(b) 
Tax map identification of all real estate parcels included in the project.
(c) 
Streets abutting the project site.
(d) 
Current and proposed zoning classification.
(e) 
Present and proposed land use and current use of adjacent properties.
(f) 
Name, address and telephone number of the property owner, applicant, their respective legal counsel, president or managing partner of applicant, applicants engineer or other representative with direct responsibility for the design of the project and the person preparing the EIR.
(g) 
Area of the project site and the area to be disturbed by the project.
(h) 
Area of existing and proposed roadways.
(i) 
Number, square footage and function of existing and proposed buildings.
(j) 
Total area of other existing and proposed impervious areas.
(k) 
For subdivisions, the total number of proposed lots and the minimum and maximum lot size.
(l) 
Construction sequence and schedule for the project (and each phase of the project if the project will be constructed in phase) including estimated duration of construction and proposed daily work start and stop times.
(m) 
Existing and proposed land elevations and contours.
(n) 
First floor elevations for all existing and proposed buildings.
(o) 
All surface water bodies, wetlands, water supply wells on or within five hundred (500) feet of the project site
(p) 
A key map utilizing the appropriate USGS quadrangle map showing the location of the project site.
(q) 
A location plan showing the project site and all properties within two hundred (200) feet of the project site drawn to a scale not less than one (1) inch = fifty (50) feet.
(r) 
Proposed erosion control methods during construction.
(s) 
Proposed stormwater runoff control system.
(t) 
Proposed landscaping plan.
(2) 
Environmental Inventory. The Environmental Inventory shall describe the current use(s) of the project site and all existing environmental features and conditions on or affecting the project site. The Environmental Inventory shall include, but not be limited to, the following features and conditions:
(a) 
Ground and surface water hydrology and wetlands. Identify and describe the watershed in which the site is located, surface water bodies, groundwater aquifers, wells and wetlands. The description of these features shall include a discussion of physical and chemical water quality, applicable stream and aquifer classifications, applicable wetland resource classifications and existing well head protection measures.
(b) 
Air quality. Describe the ambient air quality in the vicinity of the site.
(c) 
Noise vibration. Describe ambient noise levels and sources of noise and potential off-site noise and vibrant impacts of the project or the means and methods of construction.
(d) 
Topography. Describe the topography of the site including minimum and maximum ground elevations and identification of slopes in excess of fifteen percent (15%).
(e) 
Soils. Describe the soils at the site including physical and chemical characteristics, infiltration and percolation capacity, stability of slopes in excess of fifteen percent (15%) and any existing erosion problems.
(f) 
Potable water supply. Identify the current source(s) of potable water to the site including public or private water supply wells and the availability of a public community water supply system.
(g) 
Sanitary sewage disposal. Describe the existing and past method(s) of disposal for sanitary sewage at the site including existing or abandoned cesspools, septic systems, drain fields and the existing availability of a public sanitary sewage collection system.
(h) 
Stormwater. Describe the natural stormwater runoff directions as well as any existing controls or stormwater management facilities, their discharge point from the site and the receiving stream. Indicate if the site is within an aquifer recharge area.
(i) 
Solid waste disposal. Describe the existing source(s) and type(s) of solid waste generated at the site and existing methods of collection and disposal or recycling.
(j) 
Hazardous materials. Describe the source(s) and type(s) of hazardous materials (as defined in applicable NJDEP regulations) generated, used, stored or disposed at the site. The EIR shall include a copy of any existing inventory of materials that the owner or operator of the site is required to provide to the local emergency response committee pursuant to the State or Federal Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Acts.
(k) 
Vegetation. Describe the existing vegetation on the site and shall identify the presence of endangered or threatened species.
(l) 
Wildlife. Describe the known fish and wildlife species that inhabit the site and shall identify the presence of endangered or threatened species.
(m) 
Cultural or historic features. Describe the past uses of the site and any features or conditions of cultural or historical interest on the site.
(3) 
Environmental impact assessment. The EIS shall describe and assess the actual and probable impact of the project on each of the features and conditions described in Subsection B. This assessment shall be supported by objective date where appropriate. This assessment shall discuss the direct, incidental and consequential impacts of the project both during and after construction and shall specifically identify all permanent or adverse impacts of the project that cannot be avoided if the project is approved.
(4) 
Mitigation and remedial measures. The EIS shall describe the mitigation and remedial measures and project components that the applicant will use to eliminate or minimize the unavoidable or adverse impacts of the project on each of the features and conditions described in Subsection B.
(5) 
Alternatives. The EIS shall describe the alternatives to the project that were considered by the applicant and the reasons that the applicant rejected those alternatives. These alternatives should include, but not be limited to, other locations for the project, other projects for the site, other configurations and sizes for the project and the "no action" alternative.
(6) 
Permits. The EIS shall include a list of all State and Federal permits or approvals required to construct, the project and the status of each permit or approval as of the date of the EIS.
B. 
Traffic Impact Study.
(1) 
Purpose. It is the purpose of this subsection to require the submission of a Traffic Impact Statement as a part of a land development application for any site plan, major subdivision, general development plan, planned unit development, planned residential development or any development or redevelopment approval within the Township of Winslow. The purpose of requiring such a statement is to assist the Land Use Board and its consultants in assessing the impact of a proposed project upon the local and regional roadway network. The Land Use Board may waive the requirement for a traffic impact study report totally or partially if sufficient evidence is submitted to the Board to indicate that the proposed project will have a negligible traffic impact or that a complete report need not be prepared and submitted in order to adequately evaluate the specific traffic impact produced by the development application. The burden of demonstrating exceptions hereinabove stated shall at all times rest with the applicant, who must affirmatively demonstrate to the Board the basis for the waiver request.
(2) 
The traffic impact study report shall contain the following information:
(a) 
A full documentation of existing conditions on adjacent streets which provide direct site ingress/egress, including roadway pavement width, rights-of-way, parking conditions, pavement conditions, sight distances, grades and alignment of the roadway(s). Existing traffic control devices (traffic signals, speed limits, etc.) shall be described, as well as any pertinent signing or pavement markings. Existing traffic volumes for peak hour conditions shall be presented with the source of these data denoted.
(b) 
Projections of traffic to be generated by the proposed development for an average, daily, morning peak hour(s), an average daily, afternoon peak hour(s) and any other peak hour traffic condition deemed applicable as a result of the type and/or location of the proposed generator. Traffic generation rates should be based upon the latest edition of the ITE Trip Generation Handbook or upon local indices which can be substantiated by supporting documentation. Also, a trip distribution relating to the site traffic and the assignment of the site traffic to the adjacent street system shall be provided. The resultant trip distribution/site traffic assignment shall be fully documented. Any assumptions regarding the diversion of existing traffic to or from alternative routes should be clearly specified in the statement.
(c) 
An assessment of the traffic impact of the proposed development, including a capacity study of each site impacted intersection or roadway segment. These capacity studies shall be done for existing conditions, site predevelopment conditions and site build-out conditions. The site build-out analysis shall be based on traffic volumes projected forward to the anticipated build-out year with adjustments for area-wide growth and seasonal traffic flow variations. Capacity determinations shall be based upon normally accepted standards and documentation, with the basis of these capacity analyses clearly indicated and provided as documentation. In the event the project is staged over a period of time, traffic volume projections for each stage with corresponding capacity analyses shall be provided and documented.
(d) 
A site's traffic volume contribution to the overall background traffic at each site impacted intersection and/or roadway segment shall be determined.
(e) 
A determination of any roadway/intersection deficiencies for existing and/or future conditions. Specific recommendations for the resolution of these deficiencies shall also be addressed in the statement. The statement shall contain a listing of any and all actions to be undertaken by the applicant to mitigate any traffic problems and, as such, shall be considered a firm offer by the applicant to undertake said actions, subject to approval by the Land Use Board. The responsibility for the traffic mitigation measures will be based on a developer's fair share of the improvements.
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Editor's Note: For site plan review fees, see Art. VI, Schedule of Fees and Escrows of Ch. 40, Land Use Procedures.
A. 
Scale. Any site plan presented to the Planning Board shall be drawn at a scale not smaller than one (1) inch equals fifty (50) feet and not larger than (1) inch equals ten (10) feet, except that plans for land developments that will occupy sites of more than forty (40) acres may be drawn in accordance with the following table:
Area (acres)
Scale
Between 40 and 150
1" = 100'
Over 150
1" = 200'
B. 
Map size. The sizes of all maps and plans of any proposed land development shall be consistent with the sizes permitted under Chapter 141 of the Laws of 1960, known as "New Jersey Map Filing Law,"[1] as follows:
(1) 
Eight and one-half by thirteen (8 1/2 x 13) inches.
(2) 
Fifteen by twenty-one (15 x 21) inches.
(3) 
Twenty-four by thirty-six (24 x 36) inches.
(4) 
Thirty by forty-two (30 x 42) inches.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 42:23-9.9 et seq.
C. 
Plan details. Any site plan shall include and show the following information with respect to the subject lot or lots:
(1) 
The name and address of the applicant and the owner and the name, address and title of the person preparing the plan, maps, including appropriate map titles, and accompanying data.
(2) 
An appropriate place for the signatures of the Planning Board Chairman and Township Engineer.
(3) 
The Municipal Tax Map lot and block numbers of the lot or lots, tax sheet number and key location map.
(4) 
A date, scale and North arrow on any map.
(5) 
The zone district in which the lot or lots are located.
(6) 
All existing and proposed setback dimensions, landscaped areas, trees over six-inch caliper and fencing.
(7) 
All existing and proposed signs and lighting standards and utility poles and their size, type construction and location.
(8) 
The existing and proposed principal buildings or structures and all accessory buildings or structures, if any, and finished grade elevations at all corners of said buildings.
(9) 
Existing topography based upon United States Coast and Geodetic Survey datum or approved local datum and proposed grading with a maximum of two-foot contour intervals.
(10) 
The location, type and size of all existing and proposed catch basins, storm drainage facilities and utilities, plus all required design data supporting the adequacy of the existing or proposed facility to handle future storm flows.
(11) 
The location, type and size of all existing and proposed curbs, sidewalks, driveways, fences, retaining walls and parking space areas and the layouts thereof and all off-street loading areas, together with all of the dimensions of all the foregoing on the site in question and within one hundred (100) feet of said site.
(12) 
The location, size and nature of all existing and proposed rights-of-way, easements and other encumbrances which may affect the lot or lots in question, and the location, size and description of any lands to be dedicated to the municipality.
(13) 
The location, size and nature of the entire lot or lots in question, and any contiguous lots owned by the applicant or in which the applicant has a direct or indirect interest, even though only a portion of the entire property is involved in the site plan for which approval is sought; provided, however, that where it is physically impossible to show such entire lot or lots or contiguous lots on one (1) map, a key map thereof shall be submitted.
(14) 
The location, names and widths of all existing and proposed streets, including cross sections and profiles abutting the lot or lots in question and within two hundred (200) feet of said lot.
(15) 
An architectural elevation and design perspective of all proposed structures.
(16) 
Any and all other information and data necessary to meet any of the requirements of this chapter not listed above.
(17) 
The location of all proposed streetlights, if necessary or as required by the township.
[Added 1-25-84 by Ord. No. 0-2-84]
D. 
Development on lands located within the Pinelands Area of the township shall include the submission requirements set out for Pinelands development review in Article V of Chapter 40, Land Use Procedures.
[Added 2-23-83 by Ord. No. 0-3-83]
A. 
Failure to comply with any of the conditions of site plan approval subsequent to the receipt of a building permit shall be a basis of one (1) or more of the following actions:
(1) 
Revocation of the building permit.
(2) 
The revocation or withholding of the issuance of a certificate of occupancy.
(3) 
Forfeiture of any performance bond or other payment guaranty required by the township to cover the costs of improvements.
(4) 
Appropriate court action where provided for by law.
B. 
A written notice of noncompliance shall be forwarded, by certified mail, to the applicant requesting evidence of compliance, with the conditions of site plan approval, within a period of time of not more than ten (10) days from the date of the written notice.
[Amended 10-24-90 by Ord. No. 0-21-90]
Any site plan approved by the Planning Board under the terms of this chapter shall confer upon the applicant the rights set forth under the New Jersey Municipal Land Use Law in N.J.S.A. 40:55D-49, et seq. and shall confer such rights to the periods of time set forth therein.
If any person shall be aggrieved by the action of the Planning Board, an appeal in writing to the Township Committee may be taken within ten (10) days after the date of the action of the Planning Board. A hearing thereon shall be had upon notice to all parties and interests, who shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard. After such hearing, the Township Committee may affirm or reverse the action of the Planning Board by a recorded vote of a majority of the total members thereof. The finding and reasons for the disposition of the appeal shall be stated upon the records of the Township Committee, and the applying party shall be given a copy.
A. 
As a condition to the approval of a site plan, the Planning Board may require the dedication of additional rights-of-way in accordance with the Master Plan adopted by the Township Committee or an Official Township Map adopted by the Township Committee.
B. 
On an existing road, the additional right-of-way shall be that portion of the site which abuts a road and which lies between the existing right-of-way and the proposed future right-of-way line for the road as set forth on the duly adopted Township Master Plan or Official Township Map. However, where the proposed future right-of-way lines for an existing county road are drawn so that the total additional right-of-way is to be secured from just one (1) side of the road, only one-half (1/2) of that additional right-of-way shall be required to be dedicated as a condition to the approval of the site plan. Also, the Planning Board may require the reservation of the remaining area of the future right-of-way for future acquisition. The building setback lines shall be measured from the future right-of-way line.
C. 
In order to effect dedications required by this section, a deed for such lands shall be furnished to the township in a form approved by the Township Solicitor.
[Amended 2-15-94 by Ord. No. 0-1-94; amended in entirety 6-26-18 by Ord. No. O.2018-015]
The Planning Board shall be empowered to require that the applicant furnish a performance bond for off-site and on-site improvements shown on its site plan for the purpose of guaranteeing the completion of said improvements as required in this Chapter. Posting of the performance guaranty shall be in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter.
A. 
As a condition of final site plan approval, the approving authority may require and shall accept in accordance with the standards adopted by this Chapter for the purpose of assuring the installation and maintenance of on-tract improvements:
(1) 
The furnishing of a performance guarantee in favor of the Township in an amount not to exceed one hundred twenty percent (120%) of the cost of installation of the following improvements that are to be dedicated to a public entity, and that have not yet been installed, as shown on the approved plans or plat: streets, pavement, gutters, curbs, sidewalks, street lighting, street trees, surveyor's monuments, water mains, sanitary sewers, community septic systems, drainage structures, public improvements of open space, and any grading necessitated by the preceding improvements.
(2) 
In the case where an approved phase or section of a development is privately-owned, the perimeter buffer landscaping guarantee shall be required by the Township as a condition of permit approval. At the developer's option, a separate performance guarantee may be posted for the privately-owned perimeter buffer landscaping. The following forms shall be acceptable:
(a) 
A cash value equal to one hundred twenty percent (120%) of the total perimeter buffer landscaping cost;
(b) 
An irrevocable performance bond in the amount of one hundred twenty percent (120%) of the perimeter buffer landscaping cost.
The projected cost of the perimeter buffer landscaping shall be provided by the applicant and shall be based on an approved landscape plan and plantings within the required landscape buffer.
(3) 
The cost of the performance guarantee shall be determined by the Township Engineer, who shall prepare an itemized cost estimate of the improvements covered by the performance guarantee, which itemized cost estimate shall be appended to each performance guarantee posted by the obligor. Said itemization shall be the basis for determining the amount of performance guaranty and maintenance guaranty required by the approving authority. The Township Engineer shall forward his estimate of the cost of improvements to the developer within thirty (30) days of the date of receipt of a request sent by certified mail for said estimate.
(4) 
Prior to the release of a performance guarantee, the furnishing of a maintenance guarantee in an amount not to exceed fifteen percent (15%) of the cost of the installation of the improvements which are being released.
(5) 
Upon the inspection and issuance of final approval of the following private site improvements by the Township Engineer, the furnishing of maintenance guarantee not to exceed fifteen percent (15%) of the cost of installation of the following private site improvements: stormwater management basins, in-flow and water quality structures within the basins, and the out-flow pipes and structures of the stormwater management system.
(6) 
The term of the maintenance guarantee shall be for a period not to exceed two (2) years and shall automatically expire at the end of the established term.
B. 
In the event that other governmental agencies or public utilities automatically will own the utilities to be installed or the improvements are covered by a performance or maintenance guaranty, to another governmental agency, no performance or maintenance guaranty, as the case may be, shall be required for such utilities or improvements.
C. 
(1) 
Upon the request of a holder of a permit, the construction official may issue a temporary certificate of occupancy for a building or structure or part thereof before the entire work covered by the permit shall have been complete, provided such portion or portions may be occupied safely prior to full completion of the building or structure with respect to public safety and welfare. Further, no temporary or final certificate of occupancy shall be granted until all required utilities, including but not limited to water, sewer, electric and gas are installed and in service.
(2) 
Temporary certificate of occupancy guarantee. In the event that a developer shall seek a temporary certificate of occupancy for a development, unit, lot, building, or phase of development, as a condition of the issuance thereof, the developer shall furnish a separate guarantee, referred to herein as a temporary certificate of occupancy guarantee, in an amount equal to one hundred twenty percent (120%) of the cost of installation of only those improvements or items which remain to be completed or installed under the terms of the temporary certificate of occupancy and which are required to be installed or completed as a condition precedent to the issuance of the permanent certificate of occupancy for the development, unit, lot, building or phase of development and which are not covered by an existing performance guarantee. Upon posting of a temporary certificate of occupancy guarantee, all sums remaining under a performance guarantee, which relate to the development, unit, lot, building, or phase of development for which the temporary certificate of occupancy is sought, shall be released. The scope and amount of the temporary certificate of occupancy guarantee shall be determined by the Township Engineer. At no time may the Township hold more than one guarantee or bond of this type. The temporary certificate of occupancy guarantee shall be released by the Township Engineer upon the issuance of a permanent certificate of occupancy with regard to the development, unit, lot, building, or phase as to which the temporary certificate of occupancy relates. The projected cost of the temporary certificate of occupancy guarantee shall be provided by the applicant. It shall include items such as, but not limited to, sidewalks and street trees at the subject property, roadways (including surface course) from the property to the fully improved roadway; water and sewer infrastructure from the property to the main, stormwater conveyance to serve the property, stormwater management structures/basins for the current project phase. When uncompleted community facilities, such as recreation, are to be included in the temporary certificate of occupancy guarantee, it shall be required to the point of fifty percent (50%) occupancy. Each of these items shall apply for residential and non-residential projects requiring a temporary certificate of occupancy.
D. 
In addition to a performance guarantee required pursuant to this Chapter, a developer shall furnish to the Township of Winslow a separate guarantee, referred to herein as a "safety and stabilization guarantee". The amount of a safety and stabilization guarantee for a development with bonded improvements in an amount not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.) shall be five thousand dollars ($5,000.). The amount of a safety and stabilization guarantee for a development with bonded improvements exceeding one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.) shall be calculated as a percentage of the bonded improvement costs of the development or phase of development as follows: five thousand dollars ($5,000.) for the first one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.) of bonded improvement costs, plus two and one-half percent (2 1/2%) of bonded improvement costs in excess of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.) up to one million dollars ($1,000,000.), plus one percent (1%) of bonded improvement costs in excess of one million dollars ($1,000,000.). The safety and stabilization guarantee shall be available to the Township solely for the purpose of returning property that has been disturbed to a safe and stable condition or otherwise implementing measures to protect the public from access to an unsafe or unstable condition, only in the circumstance that: (i) site disturbance has commenced and, hereafter, all work on the development has ceased for a period of at least sixty (60) consecutive days following such commencement for reasons other than force majeure, and (ii) work has not recommenced within thirty (30) days following the provision of written notice by the Township to the developer of the Township's intent to claim payment under the guarantee. The Township shall not provide notice of its intent to claim payment until a period of at least sixty (60) days has elapsed during which all work on the development has ceased for reasons other than force majeure. The Township shall provide written notice to a developer by certified mail or other form of delivery providing evidence of receipt. In the event that the developer has made a cash deposit with the Township as part of the performance guarantee, then any partial reduction granted in the performance guarantee shall be applied to the cash deposit in the same proportion as the original cash deposit bears to the full amount of the performance guarantee, provided that if the safety and stabilization guarantee is included as a line item of the performance guarantee, the municipality may retain cash equal to the amount of the remaining safety and stabilization guarantee.
E. 
The amount of any performance guaranty may be reduced by the Township Committee, by resolution, when portions of the bonded improvements have been certified by the Township Engineer to have been completed. The time allowed for installation of the improvements for which the performance guaranty has been provided may be established by the Township by resolution.
F. 
If the required bonded improvements are not completed or corrected in accordance with the performance guaranty, the obligor and surety, if any, shall be liable thereon to the Township for the reasonable cost of the improvements not completed or corrected, and the Township may, either prior to or after the receipt of the proceeds thereof, complete such improvements.
G. 
When all of the bonded improvements have been completed, the obligor shall notify the Township Committee, in writing, by certified mail addressed in care of the Township Clerk, of the completion of said improvements and shall send a copy thereof to the Township Engineer. Thereupon the Township Engineer shall inspect all of the bonded improvements and shall file a detailed report, in writing, with the Township Committee, indicating either approval, partial approval or rejection of the bonded improvements with a statement of reasons for any rejection. If partial approval is indicated, the cost of the bonded improvements rejected shall be set forth.
A. 
Off-street parking.
(1) 
Off-street parking requirements as set forth in the Zoning Ordinance of the Township of Winslow, as amended, shall govern.
Editor's Note: See Ch. 294, Zoning, and Ch. 296, Zoning Within Pinelands Area.
(2) 
Off-street parking areas should be designed to prevent the maneuvering of vehicles into or out of parking spaces or the storage of vehicles within any portion of an entrance driveway or driveway lane that is within twenty (20) feet of the right-of-way line of a road. Off-street parking areas should be so designed to permit all vehicles to turn around on the site in order to prevent the necessity of any vehicle backing onto the road from such site.
(3) 
No required off-street parking space, including adjacent parking access lanes or maneuvering space, shall be located within the existing or proposed right-of-way of a road, including the sidewalk area.
B. 
Off-street loading. The requirements and standards set forth in the Zoning Ordinance of the Township of Winslow, as amended, shall govern.
Editor's Note: See Ch. 294, Zoning, and Ch. 296, Zoning Within Pinelands Area.
C. 
Customers' service areas. Any site plan that provides temporary stopping space or maneuvering space for vehicles of customers or patrons seeking service at a roadside business establishment, such as a roadside grocery or farm produce stand, gasoline service station, drive-in bank, etc., should be so located that the stopping or maneuvering space is at least ten (10) feet back from the right-of-way line of a road.
D. 
Driveways.
(1) 
The number of driveways provided from a site directly to any road shall be as follows:
Length of Site Frontage
(feet)
Number of Driveways
100 or less
1
More than 100 to 800
2
Over 800
To be specified by the Planning Board upon receipt of advice of the Township Engineer
(2) 
All entrance and exit driveways to a road shall be so located to afford maximum safety on the road.
(3) 
Any exit driveway or driveway lane shall be so designed in profile and grading and shall be so located to permit the following minimum sight distance measured in each direction along any abutting township, county or state road. The measurement shall be from the driver's seat of a vehicle standing on that portion of the exit driveway that is immediately outside the edge of the road, traveled way or shoulder.
Allowable Speed on Road
(miles per hour)
Required Sight Distance
(feet)
25
150
30
200
35
250
40
300
45
350
50
400
(4) 
Where a site occupies a corner of two (2) intersecting roads, no driveway entrance or exit may be located within a minimum of thirty (30) feet of the tangent of the existing or proposed curb radius of that site.
(5) 
No entrance or exit driveway shall be located on the following portions of any collector or arterial road; on a traffic circle; on the ramp of an interchange; within thirty (30) feet of the beginning of any ramp or other portion of an interchange; or on any portion of such road where the grade has been changed to incorporate an interchange.
(6) 
Where two (2) or more driveways connect a single site to any one (1) road, a minimum clear distance of twenty-five (25) feet measured along the right-of-way line shall separate the closest edges of any two (2) such driveways.
(7) 
Driveways used for two-way operation will intersect any collector or arterial road at an angle to as near ninety degrees (90°) as site conditions will permit and in no case will be less than sixty degrees (60°).
(8) 
Driveways used by vehicles in one (1) direction of travel (right turn only) shall not form an angle smaller than forty-five degrees (45°) with a collector or arterial road, unless acceleration and deceleration lanes are provided.
(9) 
The dimensions of driveways shall be designated to adequately accommodate the volume and character of vehicles anticipated to be attracted daily onto the land development for which a site plan is prepared. The required maximum and minimum dimensions for driveways are indicated in the accompanying table. Driveways serving large volumes of daily traffic or traffic over twenty-five percent (25%) of which is truck traffic shall be required to utilize high to maximum dimensions. Driveways serving low daily traffic volumes or traffic less than twenty-five percent (25%) of which is truck traffic shall be permitted to use low to minimum dimensions.
One-Way Operation
Two-Way Operation
Curbline Opening
(feet)
Driveway Width
(feet)
Curbline Opening
(feet)
Driveway Width
(feet)
5-to-10-family residence
12-15
10-13
12-30
10-26
10-family or over
12-30
10-26
24-36
20-30
Commercial and industrial
24-50
24-34
24-50
24-46
Service stations
15-36
12-34
24-36
20-34
(10) 
The surface of any driveway, subject to township site plan approval, shall be constructed with a permanent pavement of a type specified by standards set by and in the Land Subdivision Ordinance of the township.[1] Such pavement shall extend to the paved traveled way or paved shoulder of the road, and such pavement shall extend throughout the area defined by the required driveway dimensions specified in Subsection D(9) above.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 246, Subdivision of Land.
(11) 
Any vertical curve on a driveway shall be flat enough to prevent the dragging of any vehicle undercarriage.
(12) 
All driveway profiles and grades shall be submitted to and approved by the Township Engineer.
(13) 
Should the sidewalk be so close to the curb at a depressed curb driveway as to cause the ramp to be too steep and be likely to cause undercarriage drag, the sidewalk should be appropriately lowered to provide a suitable ramp gradient.
(14) 
All driveways for residential uses shall be located a minimum of fifteen (15) feet from the adjoining property line(s).
[Added 6-28-11 by Ord. No. 0-2011-016]
E. 
Acceleration lanes. Where a driveway serves right-turning traffic from a parking area providing two hundred (200) or more parking spaces and/or the abutting road has a peak-hour traffic volume exceeding one thousand (1,000) vehicles per hour, an acceleration lane shall be provided in accordance with A Policy of Geometric Design of Rural Highways, c. 1965, American Association of State Highway Officials.
F. 
Deceleration lanes. Where a driveway serves as an entrance to a land development providing fifty (50) or more parking spaces, a deceleration lane shall be provided for traffic turning right into the driveway from any collector or arterial road. The deceleration lane is to be at least two hundred (200) feet long and at least fifteen (15) feet wide measured from the abutting road curbline. A minimum forty-foot curb return radius will be used from the deceleration lane into the driveway.
G. 
Building and site design.
(1) 
Site design.
(a) 
Environmental protection. Every effort shall be made to either preserve the landscape in its natural state or to improve existing site conditions according to high standards of conservation and environmental protection and in keeping with adjacent areas. A stilling basin shall be required of a size determined by the Township Engineer to retain the natural state of contiguous or on-site streams. Within the Pinelands Area of the township a site design shall conform with those design and performance standards ensuring environmental protection that are found in Article XV of Chapter 296 of the Winslow Code.
[Amended 8-25-82 by Ord. No. 0-8-82; 2-23-83 by Ord. No. 0-3-83]
(b) 
Orientation and siting. In the case of freestanding buildings or structures and depending on individual site characteristics, consideration shall be given to positioning that provides a desirable visual composition, avoids blocking natural vistas, provides a desirable space enclosure, does not unnecessarily alter existing topography and vegetation and otherwise respects established natural conditions and surrounding buildings and structures.
(2) 
Principal or accessory building structure design.
(a) 
Building features. In reviewing site plans, consideration shall be given to building material, use of color and/or texture, massing, fenestration and advertising features as they will relate to site conditions and harmonize with similar elements in surrounding buildings or structures.
(b) 
Special features.
[1] 
Off-street parking areas for passenger cars and appurtenant driveways and walkways shall be constructed with a permanent pavement of a type specified for minor streets in the Land Subdivision Ordinance of the township.
Editor's Note: See Ch. 246, Subdivision of Land.
[2] 
Off-street parking areas, loading or unloading areas for trucks and appurtenant driveways and walkways shall be constructed with a permanent pavement of a type specified for arterial streets in the Land Subdivision Ordinance.
(c) 
These and other utility buildings or structures shall harmoniously blend with existing site features and surrounding development through careful attention to existing topography, siting and screening techniques.
(3) 
Buffering.
(a) 
Normal Zoning Ordinance buffering requirements shall apply unless the Planning Board shall determine that a special noise, light, visual or environmental problem exists, in which case a planting strip of up to fifty (50) feet may be required to be planted with evergreens so as to form an effective screen and/or suitable fencing not more than ten (10) feet in height.
Editor's Note: See Ch. 294, Zoning, and Ch. 296, Zoning Within Pinelands Area.
(b) 
Vegetation planting as buffering within the Pinelands Area of the township shall conform with the species listed under § 296-82 of Article XV, Chapter 296, of the Winslow Code.
[Added 8-25-82 by Ord. No. 0-8-82]
H. 
Special uses.
(1) 
Specific site development standards and requirements included in the Zoning Ordinance for particular uses, such as utility installations, gasoline stations, apartment projects, shopping centers, industrial parks, etc., shall apply. In the case of a conflict between such standards and requirements and those included in this section, the more stringent shall apply.
Editor's Note: See Ch. 294, Zoning, and Ch. 296, Zoning Within Pinelands Area.
(2) 
In reviewing site plans, the Planning Board, when required, shall make its approval subject to any applicable general zoning regulations, including set- backs, lot size requirements, performance standards, etc.
(3) 
Any and all conditions of site plan approval shall be complied with on a continuing basis. Failure to do so shall render an issued certificate of occupancy null and void.
I. 
Sidewalks.
(1) 
Each land development subject to site plan approval that abuts an arterial or collector street shall provide a sidewalk within the road right-of-way as required by the Zoning Ordinance or other ordinances of the township.
Editor's Note: See Ch. 294, Zoning; Ch. 296, Zoning Within Pinelands Area; and Ch. 246, Subdivision of Land.
(2) 
Such sidewalk required as a condition of approval under this chapter shall be located in accordance with applicable ordinances and as approved by the Township Engineer.
J. 
Curbing. Each land development requiring site plan approval shall install portland cement concrete curbs and gutters [gutter will not be required except in cases where the grade of the road is less than fifty ten-thousandths (0.0050) and, in the opinion of the Township Engineer, a drainage problem exists] along the entire property frontage of the township road and along roads, drives and the perimeter of parking areas not to be dedicated to the township, in accordance with the standards and specifications as set forth in the Subdivision Ordinance of the township, as amended, and as approved by the Township Engineer.
Editor's Note: See Ch. 246, Subdivision of Land.
K. 
Shoulder paving. In each land development requiring site plan approval and where curbing is installed by the developer, the developer will install paving in the area between the edge of the existing pavement and curbing along the entire property frontage of the road in accordance with the standards and specifications as set forth by the Township Engineer.
L. 
Signs. To facilitate the safe and efficient movement of traffic into and out of a site, the Planning Board may, as a condition of the site plan approval, require the installation of specified directional, regulatory or advisory signs or pavement markings at designated locations on the site of the right-of-way. Such signs shall be of a size, color and design specified in accordance with the Uniform Manual of Traffic Control Devices (Police Department report on traffic control).
M. 
Drainage. Each land development not subject to county site plan approval shall provide adequate drainage structures in accordance with standards set by the Township Engineer for handling stormwater that is generated on and/or through such site. Drainage plans for land within the Pinelands Area of the township shall conform with the standards for stormwater management listed under § 296-81 of Article XV, Chapter 296, of the Winslow Code.
[Amended 8-25-82 by Ord. No. 0-8-82]
N. 
Streetlights. Streetlights, if necessary or required, and the location of same shall be in accordance with the plans and specifications as prepared by a qualified architect, engineer or the Atlantic City Electric Company. All costs, including installation, maintenance, replacement, repair and electric source, shall be the responsibility of the site owner/applicant, unless other arrangements are formally approved by the township.
[Added 1-25-84 by Ord. No. 0-2-84]
O. 
Multi-family housing.
[Added 11-16-93 by Ord. No. 0- 36-93]
(1) 
Any building containing three (3) or more dwelling units occupied or intended to be occupied by persons living independently of each other, is governed by the provisions of this subsection. Any multi-family housing development requiring subdivision or site plan approval, must include an indoor or outdoor recycling area for the collection and storage of residentially-generated recyclable materials.
(2) 
The recycling area shall be large enough to accommodate a number of recycling bins and/or containers, consistent with the anticipated usage.
(3) 
Said recycling area shall be physically situated so as to not impair the flow of the normal collection process.
(4) 
Said recycling area must be situated to be reasonably accessible to recycling personnel and vehicles, and, in other respects, comply with Article 2 of Chapter 153 of the Code of the Township of Winslow.
(5) 
The bins and/or containers shall be designed so as to provide maximum protection against adverse environmental conditions. Reasonable measures shall be taken to protect the recycling area against theft of the recyclable materials, bins and/or containers.
(6) 
Signs and/or markers identifying the recycling area shall be posted. The bins and/or containers shall be plainly marked so as to indicate the material to be placed therein.
(7) 
Protection by means of landscaping and/or appropriate fencing, shall be provided around any outdoor recycling area.
P. 
Speed bumps shall be prohibited in any and all parking areas, driveways or as otherwise prohibited by State law.
[Added 7-25-95 by Ord. No. 0-27-95]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
APPLICANT
Any individual, firm, association, syndicate, copartnership or corporation having proprietary interest in the land submitted for site plan review sufficient to commence and maintain proceedings to develop said land subject to municipal regulations.
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OR MASTER PLAN
A composite of the written and map proposals for the physical development of the township, with the accompanying plats, charts and descriptive and explanatory matter adopted by the Township Planning Board, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55-1.10.[1]
EASEMENT
An acquired privilege or right of use of privately owned land for specified purposes.
LOT
A parcel or portion of land legally separated from other parcels or portions by description, as on a subdivision or record of survey map or by metes and bounds, for the purpose of sale, lease or separate use.
PERFORMANCE GUARANTY
Any security approved by the Township Solicitor as to form and by the Township Engineer as to amount may be accepted in lieu of the requirement that certain improvements be made before the Planning Board grants approval of a site plan.
PLANNING BOARD
The Winslow Township Planning Board.
RIGHT-OF-WAY
The area between the outer boundaries of the public street or way, whether improved or unimproved and whether acquired by deed or easement. The term "right-of-way" shall apply to planned future roadways or widenings when these are shown on an adopted Master Plan or an Official Map.
[1]
Editor's Note: N.J.S.A. 40:55-1.10 was repealed by Chapter 291 of the Laws of 1975, which chapter enacted the Municipal Land Use Law. For current provisions pertaining to adoption of master plans by planning boards, see N.J.S.A. 40:55D-25 and 55D-28.
[Added 9-26-95 by Ord. No. 0-29-95]
A. 
General. All extensions to the municipal water system shall provide for adequate fire protection including fire hydrant assembly.
B. 
Hydrant spacing. Fire hydrants shall be spaced at a maximum of seven hundred (700) feet apart. Alternatively, depending upon roadway and block configuration, spacing may be approved at eight hundred (800) feet apart.
C. 
Culs-de-sac. Fire hydrants shall be placed at the entrance to a cul-de-sac. Depending upon the length of the cul-de-sac, other fire hydrants may be required within the cul-de-sac. An approved air blow off device or a flushing type hydrant may be substituted for a fire hydrant at the far end of a cul-de-sac; however, if a fire hydrant is placed at the far end of a cul-de-sac, it is not to be considered when calculating footage between hydrants. The last hydrant, if necessary to comply with the spacing criteria, shall be located near the entrance to the cul-de-sac bubble.
D. 
Intersecting streets. Fire hydrants placed near the corner of intersecting streets, shall be located, preferably, on the curb tangent, and shall be within ten (10) feet of the curb point of curvature.
E. 
Rating and painting of hydrants. Fire hydrants shall be rated and painted in accordance with the current National Fire Protection Association guidelines. All hydrants shall be painted prior to release of bonds.
F. 
Water main size and rate of flow. The size of the water main servicing all fire hydrants shall, at a minimum, be six (6) inches in diameter, or as otherwise required pursuant to applicable law and regulation. When calculating the size of water mains and the rate of flow for fire protection, the supply wells are not to be in operation. Additionally, the water supply must be from the water tank(s) with water levels at maximum usage day elevation as determined by the Municipal Utilities Engineer.
G. 
Pipe materials. Pipe material shall consist of Class 52, or an equivalent pressure class, concrete lined ductile iron pipe in accordance with current AWWA standards.