Township of Warren, NJ
Somerset County
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The power to adopt a building code by reference is found in R.S. 40:49-5.1 et seq.
See section 2-38 for regulations pertaining to numbering of buildings.
There is hereby established in the Township a State Uniform Construction Code enforcing agency to be known as the division of construction, consisting of a construction official, building subcode official, plumbing subcode official, electrical subcode official, fire protection subcode official, and such other subcode officials for such additional subcodes as the Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs, State of New Jersey, shall hereafter adopt as part of the State Uniform Construction Code. The construction official shall be the chief administrator of the enforcing agency. All officials within the division of construction shall be appointed by the Township Committee and shall receive such compensation as may be fixed from time to time by ordinance.
Each official position created in Subsection 8-1.1 hereof shall be filled by a person qualified for such position pursuant to P.L. 1975, c. 217 as amended and N.J.A.C. 5:23; provided that, in lieu of any particular subcode official, an outside inspection agency may be retained by contract pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23. More than one such official position may be held by the same person; provided that such person is qualified pursuant to P.L. 1975, c. 217 and N.J.A.C. to hold such position.
The public shall have the right to do business with the enforcing agency at one office location except for emergencies and unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances.
[Ord. 78-21, S 1; Ord. 789-10; Ord. 80-3 Ord. 80-7; Ord. 87-30, S 1; Ord. 90-1; Ord. 91-3, S 1; Ord. 91-26; Ord. 93-1, S 1; Ord. 93-17, S 1; Ord. 98-24, SS 1, 2; Ord. 03-31-, S 1; Ord. 04-14, S 1; Ord. 06-05, S 1; Ord. 06-30, SS 1-4; Ord. 07-45; Ord. 11-16; Ord. No. 2018-24; amended 5-9-2019 by Ord. No. 19-32]
The fee for a construction permit shall be the sum of the subcode fees listed hereinafter and shall be paid before the permit is issued. The minimum permit fee for any subcode, excluding private on-site agencies, shall be $85.
a. 
The building subcode fee shall be in accordance with the following schedule, but in no event shall the same be less than $85.
1. 
For new construction and additions, $0.040 through December 31, 2020, and $0.045 thereafter, per cubic foot of building or structure volume.
2. 
For renovations, alterations and repairs where alterations are involved, and for structures and appurtenances for which specific volumes cannot be calculated, the fee shall be $39 per $1,000 of estimated cost of residential work and $45 per $1,000 of estimated cost of commercial work through December 31, 2020, and $45 per $1,000 of estimated cost of residential work and $50 per $1,000 of estimated cost of commercial work thereafter.
3. 
Plan review fees shall be assessed at 10% of the permit costs.
4. 
An additional fee will be charged for all amendments to already released permits with a minimum fee of $85 being assessed.
(a) 
Exception: A separate fee of $25, not in conjunction with the minimum fee, shall be collected for a change of contractor to any subcode.
5. 
For combinations of renovations, alterations and additions, the sum of the fees, computed separately as renovations, alterations and additions, shall be charged, with a minimum fee of $85 assessed.
6. 
For the construction or installation of a deck, the fee shall be $0.040 through December 31, 2020, and $0.050 thereafter, per square foot of area.
7. 
For the construction or installation of a masonry chimney, the fee shall be $90 through December 31, 2020, and $100 thereafter.
8. 
For the construction or installation of a retaining wall, the fee shall be $150 through December 31, 2020, and $200 thereafter.
9. 
For the construction or installation of an in-ground pool, the fee shall be $250 through December 31, 2020, and $300 thereafter.
10. 
For the construction or installation of an above-ground pool, the fee shall be $125 through December 31, 2020, and $150 thereafter.
11. 
For the construction or installation of a raised patio, the fee shall be $0.040 through December 31, 2020, and $0.050 thereafter, per square foot of area.
12. 
The fee for a permit for the demolition of an accessory residential structure shall be $75; for a principal residential building or structure, the fee shall be $200; for an accessory commercial or industrial building or structure, the fee shall be $100; for a principal commercial or industrial building or structure, the fee shall be $300.
13. 
The fee for a permit for the removal of the principal building or structure from one lot to another or to a new location on the same lot shall be $35 per $1,000 of the sum of the estimated moving cost. The fee for an accessory building or structure movement shall be $20 per $1,000 of the aforesaid costs.
14. 
The fee for a permit to construct or erect a sign shall be in the amount of $3 per square foot of surface area of the sign, computed on one side only for double-faced signs.
15. 
The fee for the issuance of a code research, informational or other requested letter, shall be $150.
16. 
The fee for tents in excess of 900 square feet or more than 30 feet in any direction shall be $250.
17. 
The fee for the demolition of a residential home heating tank shall be $125. All other tank demolitions shall be $300 each. (Fire)
18. 
Asbestos Fees.
(a) 
A fee of $85 for each construction permit issued for an asbestos hazard abatement project shall be assessed.
(b) 
A fee of $25 for each certificate of occupancy issued following the completion of an asbestos abatement project shall be assessed.
19. 
Lead Hazard Abatement Fees.
(a) 
The fee for a permit for lead hazard abatement work shall be $140.
(b) 
The fee for a lead abatement clearance certificate shall be $25.
20. 
The fee for a reinspection, of the same type, of any subcode, after a second failure (third inspection), shall be $50 for each subsequent time. The fee shall be submitted prior to the inspection occurring.
b. 
The electric subcode fee shall be in accordance with the following schedule, but in no event shall the same be less than $85.
1. 
For from one to 50 receptacles or fixtures, the fee shall be in the amount of $75; for each 25 receptacles or fixtures, or portion thereof, in addition to this, the fee shall be in amount of $25; for the purpose of computing this fee, receptacles or fixtures shall include lighting outlets, wall switches, fluorescent fixtures, convenience receptacle, smoke and heat detectors, or similar fixture, and motors or devices less than or equal to one horsepower or one kilowatt.
2. 
For each motor or electrical device greater than one horsepower and less than or equal to 10 horsepower; and for transformer and generators greater than one kilowatt and less than or equal to 10 kilowatts, the fee shall be $25.
3. 
For each motor or electrical device greater than 10 horsepower and less than or equal to 50 horsepower; for each service panel, service entrance or subpanel less than or equal to 200 amperes; for each transformer and generator greater than 10 kilowatts and less than or equal to 45 kilowatts; and for each utility load management device, the fee shall be $85.
4. 
For each motor or electrical device greater than 50 horsepower and less than or equal to 100 horsepower, for each service panel, service entrance or subpanel greater than 200 amperes and less than or equal to 1,000 amperes; and for transformers and generators greater than 45 kilowatts and less than or equal to 112.5 kilowatts, the fee shall be $195.
5. 
For each motor or electrical device greater than 100 horsepower; for each service panel, service entrance or subpanel greater than 1,000 amperes; and for each transformer or generator greater than 112.5 kilowatts, the fee shall be $800.
6. 
The fee for single and multiple station smoke or heat detectors in a single-family dwelling shall be $35 in addition to other fees.
7. 
For the purpose of computing these fees, all motors except those in plug-in appliances shall be counted, including control equipment, generators, transformers and all heating, cooking or other devices consuming or generating electrical current.
8. 
The fee for an above ground pool shall be $125.
9. 
The fee for an in-ground pool shall be $250.
10. 
The fee for the required annual inspection of a swimming pool, hot tub or spa shall be $100 each.
c. 
The plumbing subcode fee shall be in accordance with the following schedule, but in no event shall the same be less than $85.
1. 
The fee shall be in the amount of $25 per fixture, appliance or piece of equipment connected to a plumbing system and for each fixture, appliance or piece of equipment connected to a gas or oil piping system. The fuel system supply shall be a single separate cost of $25.
2. 
The fee shall be in the amount of $150 for any item not under Subsection c1 above and the following: grease traps, oil separators, backflow preventers equipped with test ports, steam boilers, hot water boilers (excluding those used for domestic heating), utility service connections, water-cooled air conditioning units, refrigeration units, active solar systems, sewer pumps, pressure reducing valves and interceptors.
3. 
Sewer capping shall be $100.
4. 
For cross-connections and backflow preventers that are subject to testing, the fee shall be $15 for each device when they are broken down and tested (once annually).
d. 
The fire subcode fee shall be in accordance with the following schedule, but in no event shall the same be less than $85.
1. 
Sprinkler heads.
(a) 
The fee for 20 or fewer heads shall be $100.
(b) 
The fee for 21 to and including 100 heads the fee shall be $150.
(c) 
For 101 to and including 200 heads the fee shall be $275.
(d) 
For 201 to and including 400 heads the fee shall be $800.
(e) 
For 401 to and including 1,000 heads the fee shall be $1,000.
(f) 
For over 1,000 heads the fee shall be $1,500.
2. 
Detection and alarm systems.
(a) 
The fee for 12 or fewer components shall be $75.
(b) 
For each additional 25 components or portion thereof the fee is an additional $25.
3. 
The fee for each standpipe or fire main shall be $250. Fire hydrants shall be an additional cost of $50 each.
4. 
The fee for installation of residential home heating oil tanks shall be $150.
5. 
The fee for a chimney liner is $75.
6. 
The fee for installation of fuel and/or diesel tanks, other than residential home heating oil tanks, shall be $600.
7. 
The fee for each independent pre-engineered system shall be $125.
8. 
The fee for each gas or oil fired appliance that is not connected to the plumbing system shall be $75.
9. 
The fee for each kitchen exhaust system shall be $75 for residential and $200 for commercial.
10. 
The fee for each fuel venting system shall be $50.
e. 
Mechanical fees.
1. 
The fee for a mechanical permit in an R-3 and R-5 use shall be $85, for the first device and $20 for each additional device.
f. 
Elevator fees.
1. 
The fee for a permit for the installation of an elevator shall be the fee established by the State Uniform Construction Code, N.J.S.A. 5:23-12.6. In addition to the said fee, the Township will be paid a 30% administration fee.
2. 
The fee for the reinspection of an elevator shall be the fee established by the State Uniform Construction Code, N.J.S.A. 5:23-12.6. In addition to the said fee, the Township will be paid a 30% administration fee.
g. 
In the event that the Township has contracted with a third-party inspection agency to perform the said subcode functions, the subcode fees to be utilized shall be those established by the State of New Jersey and the percentage based on the third-party bid. In addition to the fee established by the third-party inspection agency, the Township shall be paid a 30% administration fee.
h. 
The fee for certificates of occupancy shall be as follows:
1. 
The fee for a certificate of occupancy shall be 10% of the construction permit, provided the minimum shall be $85 except as specifically provided for in Subsection h2, h3, and h4 below.
2. 
The fee for a certificate of continued occupancy shall be $340.
3. 
The fee for a certificate of occupancy granted pursuant to a change of use, without the need for permits, shall be $340.
4. 
Temporary Certificates of Occupancy. No fee shall be charged for the issuance of the first temporary certificate. The fee for the first extension of a temporary certificate shall be $125. The fee for a second extension shall be $175 through December 31, 2020, and $250, thereafter. The fee for a third extension and any additional extension thereafter shall be $600.
i. 
The fee for reinstatement of a construction permit that has become invalid in accordance with the UCC shall be $340.
j. 
No refund will be given after 45 days of issuance of a permit. Prior to the 45 days of issuance, a 10% plan review cost of the permit will be held from the refund, along with any DCA costs.
k. 
As a result of practical difficulties encountered in complying with the requirements of a certain subcode and where an alternative to the subcode requirements exist which still protects the health, safety and welfare of the populace and, where the practical benefits of a variation of the subcode requirements outweigh any detriments in such variation, there may be granted a variation of the said subcode requirement to allow a practical solution to be utilized. The fee for such residential variation shall be $200 and for such commercial variation shall be $400.
l. 
Fee exemptions.
1. 
Any senior citizen 62 years of age or older shall be exempt from having to pay the following Township construction permit fees:
(a) 
Water heaters.
(b) 
Upgrades to any one-family residential home for the purposes of meeting a barrier-free environment (note: only the specific work to perform the barrier-free upgrades are exempt).
m. 
Penalties: NJAC 5:23-2.31.
1. 
Up to $1,000 per violation for failure or refusal to comply with any lawful order, unless the failure or refusal to comply is done with the knowledge that it will endanger the life or safety of any person, in which case the penalty shall be up to $2,000 per violation;
2. 
Up to $1,000 per violation for failure or refusal to comply with any lawful order, unless the failure or refusal to comply is done with the knowledge that it will endanger the life or safety of any person, in which case the penalty shall be up to $2,000 per violation;
3. 
Up to $2,000 per violation for failure to comply with a stop-construction order;
4. 
Up to $2,000 per violation for willfully making a false or misleading written statement, or willfully omitting any required information or statement in any application or request for approval;
5. 
Up to $500 per violation for any violation not covered under Subsection M1 through 4 above.
6. 
The penalty for refusing entry or access to an inspector lawfully authorized to inspect any premises, building, or structure or who unreasonably interferes with such an inspection shall be $250.
7. 
The penalty for scheduling, and not cancelling, any inspection which is not ready at the time of the scheduled inspection shall be $85.
8. 
In no event shall the penalty for a properly issued violation be less than $100.
n. 
All penalty monies shall be collected under penalty provision of the UCC. All penalties collected shall be retained by the Construction Department and shall be placed in a special trust fund to be applied to the cost to the department for training, technical support programs, conferences[,] and certification.
[Amended 10-17-2019 by Ord. No. 19-47]
[Ord. No. 2000-5 § 1]
a. 
No person shall be charged a construction permit surcharge fee or enforcing agency fee for any construction, reconstruction, alteration or improvement designed and undertaken solely to promote accessibility by disabled persons to an existing private structure or any of the facilities contained therein.
b. 
A disabled person, or a parent or sibling of a disabled person, shall not be required to pay any municipal fee or charge in order to secure a construction permit for any construction, reconstruction, alteration or improvement which promotes accessibility to his or her own living unit.
c. 
Disabled person means a person who has a total and permanent inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment, including blindness, and shall include, but not be limited to, any resident of this state who is disabled pursuant to the Federal Social Security Act (42 USC Section 416), or the Federal Railroad Retirement Act of 1974 (45 USC Section 231, et seq.), or is rated as having a 60% disability or higher pursuant to any federal law administered by the United States Veterans Act. For purposes of this subsection, "blindness" means central visual activity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with the use of a corrective lens. An eye which is accompanied by a limitation in the fields of vision such that the widest diameter of the visual fields subtends an angle no greater than 20° shall be considered as having a central visual acuity of 20/200 or less.
a. 
This subsection creates the procedure for business owners in the CB Community Business, NB Neighborhood Business, BR-40 Business Residential (One Acre), BR-80 Business Residential (Two Acre), RBLR Residential Business Limited Retail, Officer Research and G-I General Industrial zones to apply to the Zoning Officer for an exemption from certain construction subcode permit fees in an amount not to exceed singularly or in the aggregate the sum of $5,000.
b. 
The Zoning Officer, acting upon an application for exemption, may exempt business owners from construction subcode building permits located in the CB Community Business, NB Neighborhood Business, BR-40 Business Residential (One Acre), BR-80 Business Residential (Two Acre), RBLR Residential Business Limited Retail, Office Research and G-I General Industrial zones of the Township.
c. 
All property taxes, penalties or fees due to the Township must be paid and current as a condition of applying for and receiving this exemption.
d. 
In considering the application, the Zoning Officer shall determine and must find that the proposed construction will result in gainful permanent employment within the Township of at least five permanent new full-time equivalent jogs or an expansion of the number of existing full-time jobs or equivalent jobs or by 25%, whichever is lower, within the Township and assist in the economic development of the Township. For purposes of this subsection, the term "new full-time job or equivalent" shall be defined as one or more positions which equate to a forty-hour work week. The determination of full-time jobs or equivalent shall be left to the sound discretion of the Zoning Officer, in the event the Zoning Officer denies the above exemption, a business owner may appeal the Zoning Officer's decision to the Township Committee, which shall render a decision within 60 days of the filing of the appeal.
e. 
The application, once approved, shall be forwarded by the Zoning Officer to the construction code official to advise him/her of the waiver of construction subcode permit fees.
f. 
In order to qualify for such exemption, the building permit shall be for the:
1. 
Construction expansion or rehabilitation of a structure or use. For the purpose of this fee exemption only, construction or expansion means a structure or part thereof used for a permitted use in the CB Community Business, NB Neighborhood Business, BR-40 Business Residential (One Acre), BR-80 Business Residential (Two Acre), RBLR Residential Business Limited Retail, Office Research and G-I General Industrial zones.
2. 
Rehabilitation for the purpose of this fee exemption only consists of a minimum of 25% of an existing structure on a lot in the CB Community Business, NB Neighborhood Business, BR-40 Business Residential (One Acre), BR-80 Business Residential (Two Acre), RBLR Residential Business Limited Retail, Office Research and G-I General Industrial zones which is being undertaken to expand or modernize facilities or bring the facility up to current subcode requirements. The exemption shall apply to only that portion of the structure being expanded or rehabilitated.
3. 
Proof from the business owner that the construction, expansion or rehabilitation will result in the creation of at least five permanent new full-time jobs or equivalent or an expansion of the number of existing full-time jobs or equivalent by 25% whichever is lower, within the Township.
4. 
The proof required of the business owner under Subsection f3 above will be in the form of a letter on the business' letterhead to be submitted to the Zoning Officer requesting the exemption and containing the following information:
(a) 
The number of permanent new full-time jobs or equivalent being created.
(b) 
The duties or functions to be provided by the new employees.
(c) 
The title or titles of the new employees.
(d) 
The hours each new employee is to work.
(e) 
In the case of an existing business, the current number of employees and the number of new full-time jobs or equivalent after the construction, expansion or rehabilitation.
5. 
Once granted the exemption, the business owner shall be required to file two annual compliance reports with the Township Construction Official over the two-year period from the grant of the exemption to justify the creation of five new full-time jobs or equivalent. Failure on behalf of the business owner to file the two annual compliance or failure to demonstrate the creation of five full-time jobs or equivalent shall result in the forfeiture of the economic incentive and the business owner shall be required to pay back any and all fee waiver amounts granted by the Zoning Officer.
6. 
This fee exemption shall have a limited duration, continuing in full force and effect from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2016, at which time it shall expire by its own terms, unless extended by appropriate action of the Township Committee.
7. 
This fee exemption shall apply to those businesses which are seeking a building permit on or after July 1, 2012.
8. 
The Zoning Officer, in consultation with the Township Committee, may waive the above requirements when it is determined that the business will enhance the public health, safety, welfare, including the economic well-being of the Township.
9. 
This fee exemption shall not be applicable to any variances granted under the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70d(1) allowing a nonresidential use in the EP-250, CR-130/65, R-65, ECR, R-40, R-20 or any other residential zone district hereinafter established within the Township of Warren.
g. 
The fees to be exempted by action of the Zoning Officer shall only be for construction subcode permits where inspections are performed by Township personnel. The exemption shall not apply to third party agency inspections where the fee is paid to such outside agency, nor to the training surcharge fee payable to the State of New Jersey.
[Added 11-14-2019 by Ord. No. 19-48]
a. 
The municipal portion of any construction fees required by this section shall be waived for any Warren Township volunteer first responder up to a total maximum amount of $1,500 aggregated on an annual basis. Any municipal construction fee which exceeds $1,500 in the aggregate on an annual basis shall be paid in accordance with this section.
b. 
This waiver shall only apply to municipal construction fees for a residential dwelling owned and occupied by the Warren Township volunteer first responder or owned and occupied by the family of a Warren Township volunteer first responder who resides there as his or her primary residence.
c. 
For purposes of this subsection, the term "Warren Township volunteer first responder" shall mean any fire or emergency medical personnel who renders service without pay to the Warren Township Rescue Squad, the Mount Bethel Volunteer Fire Company #1, Mt. Horeb Volunteer Fire Company #2, Community Volunteer Fire Company #3 or Washington Valley Volunteer Fire Company #4.
d. 
Any other ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict or inconsistent with any of the terms hereof are hereby repealed to the extent to which they are in conflict or inconsistent.
e. 
Should any section, clause, sentence, phrase or provision of this section shall be held to be invalid in any court of competent jurisdiction, the same shall not affect any other article, section or provision of this section except insofar as the article, section or provision so declared invalid shall be inseparable from the remainder or any portion thereof.
f. 
This section shall become effective immediately upon final passage and publication as required by law.
The construction official shall, with the advice of the subcode officials, prepare and submit to the Township Committee biannually, a report recommending a fee schedule based on the operating expense of the agency, and any other expenses of the municipality fairly attributable to the enforcement of the State Uniform Construction Code Act.
In order to provide for the training, certification and technical support programs required by the Uniform Construction Code Act and The Regulations, the enforcing agency shall collect in addition to the fees specified above, a surcharge fee as set by the Bureau of Housing, Department of Community Affairs. This surcharge fee shall be remitted to the Bureau of Housing, Department of Community Affairs, on a quarterly basis for the fiscal quarters ending September 30, December 31, March 31 and June 30, not later than one month succeeding the end of the quarter for which it is due.
The enforcing agency shall report annually at the end of each fiscal year to the Bureau of Housing Inspection, and not later than July 31, the total amount of the surcharge collected in the fiscal year.
The following fire limits are hereby established pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23: All sections of the Township within the Community Business zone district as delineated and defined in the zoning ordinance of the Township.
The construction official shall prepare and submit a report biannually to the Township Committee re-evaluating the delineation of the fire limits. This report shall indicate the recommendations of the construction official, the building subcode official and the fire subcode official regarding those areas which should be designated as within the fire limits, with the reasons therefor.
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Editor's Note: Section 8-6, "Fence Construction," previously contained herein, has been repealed in entirety by Ordinance No. 89-10. For provisions pertaining to fences, see section 15-25. "Fences; Construction and Maintenance," of Chapter 15, Land Development.
As used in this section, unless a different meaning clearly appears from the context, the designated words shall have the following meanings:
BUILDING
Shall mean any building or structure heretofore or hereafter constructed and designed or used for dwelling purposes or occupancy by persons, whether temporary or permanent or in which water is used for human consumption or otherwise.
CONNECTION DATE
Shall mean when used with respect to a building constructed prior to the date of initial operation of a water line available to serve said building which is owned or operated by a private utility authorized to do business (supplying of water to the public) in the Township of Warren, the sixtieth day next ensuing after the owner of the said building is notified, in writing, to connect to the public water system by the Health Officer of the Township of Warren. Any building built after the date when a water line is available to serve said building, shall connect to such water line at the time such construction is completed and prior to occupancy.
WATER LINE
Shall mean any pipe or conduit designed or used for the transmission of potable water within the Township owned by a regulated public utility authorized to supply water for domestic and other purposes within the Township of Warren.
The owner of any building or lot which the Department of Environmental Protection has declared, in writing to the Township of Warren, to have been adversely affected by hazardous substances or potentially adversely affected by hazardous substances, emanating from a toxic spill, which has upon it, for use in connection with domestic or nondomestic purposes, a well or wells, the water of which either has been contaminated or is exposed to a high potential of contamination shall, when a public water supply is made ready and available for hook-up in the street upon which said lot or building fronts or within 250 feet of said lot or building, to do the following:
a. 
Cap and fill, so as to permanently destroy any water producing capacity of any well located upon said premises, whether used for domestic or nondomestic purposes, within 30 days after such time as public water, as referred to in Subsection b below, has been hooked up to said building or within 60 days of notice received to hook into said public water supply as hereinafter set forth, whichever first occurs. The procedures to be utilized for the said capping and filling shall be at the direction of the Warren Health Officer and shall be completed in accordance with State statutes and rules and regulations.
b. 
Hook into the public water supply so that said public water supply shall be used for all purposes whatsoever within 60 days of notice being given to said owner.
Every connection required by this section shall comply in all respects to the Plumbing Code of the Township of Warren Uniform Construction Code, or such other code as shall be in force and effect at the time connection is required.
Upon receipt by the Township, of notification from a private utility authorized to do business in the Township, that any water line is available to serve buildings on any properties in the Township, as described in Subsection 8-7.2 above, the Health Officer of the Township of Warren shall order each owner of a building which is located within an identified hazard or potential hazard area (identified by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection) to connect each building on such property with the said water line in accordance with the terms of this section.
The Health Officer of the Township of Warren shall be required to give notice to the owner of property with respect to which an order is issued pursuant to Subsection 8-7.4 hereof. Such notice shall be addressed to the owner of said property as the name of the owner appears in the last tax duplicate of the Township of Warren and shall describe the property by lot and block designation as the same appears in the Tax Map of the Township of Warren and by the street address if a street address exists. The notice shall state that by order of the Township of Warren the owner is required to connect each building on said property with the water line in accordance with the terms of this section on or before the connection date with respect to such building, and said notice shall also describe the penalty which may be imposed hereunder for failure to comply with said notice and order in accordance with the terms of this section. Said notice shall be served within or without the limits of the Township of Warren by mailing the same by certified mail to the last known post office address of said owner as the same appears on the last tax duplicate of the Township of Warren. Said notice may also be served on the owner personally or by leaving it at his usual place of abode with a member of his family above the age of 14 years.
a. 
In the event any person or corporation shall not have connected the building or buildings on his or its property to an available water line by the connection date or failed to cap and fill his or its well, such person or corporation may, at the discretion of the municipal judge, upon conviction thereof, be fined up to $500. An additional fine of $50 may be imposed for each day of delay after the expiration of the connection date.
Penalties under this section shall be enforced by the Municipal Court of the Township of Warren.
This is a special section to deal with specific conditions as, if and when they occur, and it is not intended to repeal any ordinances or section thereof presently in effect in the Township of Warren but is to be considered supplementary thereto.
a. 
The "sewer stub" shall be defined as that portion of the building sewer lateral which is located within the Township road right-of-way or utility easement.
b. 
The aforesaid sewer stub will be inspected by the sewerage authority engineer or his qualified designee when the same is installed at the same time as the main trunk or collector sewer line. In the event the sewer stub is installed subsequent to the installation of the main trunk or collector sewer line, then the sewer stub connection will be inspected by the sewerage authority engineer or his qualified designee, or in the absence of the sewerage authority engineer or his qualified designee, the plumbing subcode official or plumbing inspector.
c. 
In the event damage is caused to the main trunk or collector sewer line during sewer stub installation, regardless of who is inspecting the installation, the sewerage authority will be notified and all work shall cease and required repairs will be made under the direction of the sewerage authority engineer.
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Editor's Note: Former section 8-9, Real Estate Taxes and Assessments for Local Improvements to be Current Before the Issuance of Construction Permit, previously codified was repealed in its entirety by Ordinance No. 08-14.
The purpose of this section is to prohibit illicit connections to the municipal separate storm sewer system(s) operated by the Township of Warren or Township of Warren Sewerage Authority, so as to protect public health, safety and welfare, and to prescribe penalties for the failure to comply.
For the purpose of this section, the following terms, phrases, words, and their derivations shall have the meanings stated herein unless their use in the text of this section clearly demonstrates a different meaning. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words used in the plural number include the singular number, and words used in the singular number include the plural number. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory. The definitions below are the same as or based on corresponding definitions in the New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NJPDES) rules at N.J.A.C. 7:14A-1.2.
a. 
DOMESTIC SEWAGE — Shall mean waste and wastewater from humans or household operations.
b. 
ILLICIT CONNECTION — Shall mean any physical or nonphysical connection that discharges domestic sewage, non-contact cooling water, process wastewater, or other industrial waste (other than stormwater) to the municipal separate storm sewer system operated by the Township of Warren or other public body, unless that discharge is authorized under a NJPDES permit other than the Tier A Municipal Stormwater General Permit (NJPDES Permit Number NJ0141852). Nonphysical connections may include, but are not limited to, leaks, flows, or overflows into the municipal separate storm sewer system.
c. 
INDUSTRIAL WASTE — Shall mean nondomestic waste, including, but not limited to, those pollutants regulated under Section 307(a), (b), or (c) of the Federal Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. § 1317(a), (b), or (c)).
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MUNICIPAL SEPARATE STORM SEWER SYSTEM (MS4) — Shall mean a conveyance or system of conveyances (including roads with drainage systems, municipal streets, catch basins, curbs, gutters, ditches, man-made channels, or storm drains) that is owned or operated by the Township of Warren or other public body, and is designed and used for collecting and conveying stormwater.
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NJPDES PERMIT — Shall mean a permit issued by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to implement the New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NJPDES) rules at N.J.A.C. 7:14A.
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NON-CONTACT COOLING WATER — Shall mean water used to reduce temperature for the purpose of cooling. Such waters do not come into direct contact with any raw material, intermediate product (other than heat) or finished product. Non-contact cooling water may however contain algaecides, or biocides to control fouling of equipment such as heat exchangers, and/or corrosion inhibitors.
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PERSON — Shall mean any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, or political subdivision of this state subject to municipal jurisdiction.
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PROCESS WASTEWATER — Shall mean any water which, during manufacturing or processing, comes into direct contact with or results from the production or use of any raw material, intermediate product, finished product, by-product, or waste product. Process wastewater includes, but is not limited to, leachate and cooling water other than non-contact cooling water.
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STORMWATER — Shall mean water resulting from precipitation (including rain and snow) that runs off the land's surface, is transmitted to the subsurface, is captured by separate storm sewers or other sewerage or drainage facilities, or is conveyed by snow removal equipment.
No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged through an illicit connection to the municipal separate storm sewer system operated by the Township of Warren any domestic sewage, non-contact cooling water, process wastewater, or other industrial waste (other than stormwater).
This section shall be enforced by the Warren Township Police Department, the Warren Township Zoning Officer and/or the Warren Township Construction Officer.
Any person(s) who is found to be in violation of the provisions of this section shall be subject to the penalties set forth in section 3-21 of this revision.
At the time of issuance of any building permit, the building code official shall provide written instruction on proper disposal and recycling of construction and demolition waste pursuant to the provisions of Subsection 11-1.15.