Township of Long Hill, NJ
Morris County
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[Ord. No. 357-2015 § 2]
a. 
To disturb more than 5% of the lot area, or 1,000 square feet, whichever is lesser.
b. 
To create a net increase of more than 400 square feet of impervious cover.
c. 
No permit will be required for disturbances under 400 square feet.
[Ord. No. 357-2015 § 2]
a. 
Any activity protected from municipal regulation by the Right-to-Farm Act, provided that the activity is being performed in accordance with a Farm Conservation Plan.
b. 
The planting and harvesting of crops, plants, flowers or shrubs in areas devoted to single family use on the subject property.
c. 
The removal and replacement of an existing impervious driveway where no change in grade or footprint occurs.
d. 
Rehabilitation of existing vegetated areas where there is no material change in grade, surface type, or stormwater runoff patterns.
e. 
Maintenance work performed by the Township through the Department of Public Works or through a municipal contract with an outside entity.
f. 
Projects exempted by State law from the requirements of this chapter.
g. 
Projects that are subject to review by the Planning Board or Zoning Board of Adjustment, with the exception that individual lots within subdivisions approved by the Boards shall be subject to these standards at the time of a building permit is issued for each lot.
[Ord. No. 357-2015 § 2]
a. 
Applicants are encouraged to request a pre-application review with the Engineering Department prior to the submission.
b. 
Applications for a Grading Permit shall be made to the Township Construction Official, in triplicate, and on forms available in the Construction Department.
c. 
Application for a Lot Grading Permit shall include the following, unless waived by the approving authority:
1. 
Lot, block and street address of subject property.
2. 
Name and address of property owner.
3. 
Name and address of applicant.
4. 
Name and address of the person(s) who is to perform the work.
5. 
Dates when the work is to be commenced and completed.
6. 
Scaled drawing of property showing extent of proposed work.
7. 
Such other information as the approving authority may consider pertinent.
[Ord. No. 357-2015 § 2]
a. 
Grading Permit applications shall meet the design standards of the following chapters of the Land Use Ordinance:
1. 
Section 141: Conservation Easements.
2. 
Section 142: Critical Area Requirements.
3. 
Section 143: Flood Damage Protection.
4. 
Section 146: Stormwater Management.
b. 
The following additional design standards shall apply:
1. 
Final vegetated slopes shall be no more than one vertical on three horizontal unless specifically permitted by the approving authority.
2. 
The area of disturbance shall be delineated by silt fencing installed in accordance with the Standards for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control in New Jersey unless specifically waived by the approving authority.
3. 
Tree protection and a tracking pad shall be installed in accordance with the Standards for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control in New Jersey unless specifically waived by the approving authority.
4. 
Any other appropriate measures as may be determined by the approving authority.
[Ord. No. 357-2015 § 2]
The fee for a Grading permit shall be as set forth in Section 183.9 of the Land Use Ordinance.
[Ord. No. 357-2015 § 2]
Any permit issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter shall be valid for a period not exceeding 120 days and all work contemplated shall be completed within that time except on approval from the Township Engineer for an extension.
[Ord. No. 357-2015 § 2]
A person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be liable to the penalty stated in Chapter 1, Section 1-5. Each day of violation shall be considered as a separate offense.