Township of Sandyston, NJ
Sussex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Sandyston 2-7-1980. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Building construction — See Ch. 45.
Subdivision and site plan review — See Ch. 137.
064a Figure 1
This chapter shall be known as the "Driveway Ordinance of Sandyston."
The purpose of this chapter shall be to set standards for driveway and parking area construction to minimize flood runoff onto public roads and reduce resulting hazards, especially those caused by ice during periods of freezing weather.
[Amended 6-6-1994 by Ord. No. 3-94]
All residential off-street parking and driveways shall be constructed in accordance with the following specifications:
A plot plan of all driveways shall be submitted to the Township Construction Official for approval and shall include the following:
Proposed center-line profile of the entire driveway.
Proposed driveway grades.
Type of wearing surface and base material.
Erosion control measures for the side slopes of the driveway.
Proposed drainage at the intersection with the Township road and along the driveway, if any.
All driveways shall be constructed so as to have an average slope towards a public street of less than 6% within a distance of 50 feet from the public street.
The first 25 feet of the driveway, as measured from the edge of the pavement of the existing roadway, shall be constructed with a minimum thickness of four inches of dense graded aggregate base material and a wearing surface of asphalt pavement, Type FABC-1, a minimum thickness of two inches or a covering of concrete paving blocks upon an appropriate base, a minimum of four inches in thickness, or a thickness of six inches of concrete.
[Amended 1-2-2002 by Ord. No. 04-01]
The side slopes of the driveway shall be graded with topsoil and seeded and fertilized to prevent erosion and to lead water from the driveway and conducted to existing drainage ditches along public rights-of-way. Where required, retaining walls and guide rails shall be provided with the approval of the administrative officer.
Parking areas shall not have slopes greater than 8% and shall be considered to include a surface within 18 feet of a garage or building. The areas shall be so contoured to direct water to the sides.
The center-line profile of the driveway shall conform to the typical sections for driveway entrances shown on Figure 1, which is an appendix hereto and hereby declared to be a part of this chapter.[1]
Editor's Note: Figure 1 appears at the end of this chapter.
Where a site occupies the corner between intersecting streets, driveways shall not intersect the public street within 25 feet of the point of tangency of the street and curve radius of the street intersection. While it is preferred that all driveways intersect public streets at an angle of 90°, the following exceptions may be permitted with the approval of the Building Inspector.
Driveways used for two-way operation (entrance and exit) may intersect a public street at an angle between 90° and 60°.
On one-way operation (different exit and entrance), the intersection with a public street shall be no less than 45° for right turns only, in the direction of travel.
Private dwellings. In the case of single, private dwelling driveways and small parking areas, driveways may be constructed of shale or other materials, contoured to deflect water to the side, with the approval of the Building Inspector.
Where any driveway has a grade of more than 15% after the first 50 feet from a public street, the design and construction shall require the full approval of the person or persons designated to administer this chapter. In making connection with all public streets, tile or reinforced culverts shall be provided, ample in dimensions to permit the flow of floodwaters along street rights-of-way or drainage ditches.
[Amended 5-3-1990 by Ord. No. 3-90]
Approval for driveway permits shall be obtained from the Road Supervisor or Construction Official. The Road Supervisor or Construction Official shall administer the provisions of this chapter.
[Amended 12-4-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-13]
A fee for each permit shall be paid in accordance with Chapter 69, Fees.
[Added 5-3-1990 by Ord. No. 3-90]
All approved driveway permits shall be valid for one year from the date of approval.
[Added 6-6-1994 by Ord. No. 3-94]
No person shall place, cause to be placed or in any manner maintain any obstruction of any kind, either temporary or permanent, in or upon any public road, street or highway, including the drains, gutters and appurtenances, nor interfere in any manner with the regular flow of traffic or the maintenance and repair thereof by municipal employees or contractors.
[Added 6-6-1994 by Ord. No. 3-94]
No owner, tenant or occupant of any premises abutting on any street, nor any other persons, shall throw, place or deposit snow or ice into or upon any street, it being the intent and purpose of this provision to prohibit all persons from throwing, casting, placing or depositing snow and ice which accumulates on private property upon the streets of the Township.
[Added 6-6-1994 by Ord. No. 3-94]
Unless another penalty is expressly provided by New Jersey statute, every person convicted of a violation of this chapter or any supplement thereto shall be liable to a penalty of not more than $100 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or both.