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Borough of Rockaway, NJ
Morris County
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This chapter shall be known and shall be cited as the "Land Subdivision and Site Plan Review Ordinance of the Borough of Rockaway."
A. 
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-37 approval of subdivision plats by resolution of the Land Use Board shall be required as a condition for the filing of such plats with the County Recording Officer. Approval of site plans by resolution of the Land Use Board shall be required as a condition for the issuance of a building permit and certificate of occupancy for any development, except that subdivision or individual lot applications for detached one- or two-dwelling unit buildings shall be exempt from such site plan review and approval.
[Amended 12-13-2012 by Ord. No. 26-12]
B. 
Each application for subdivision approval, where required, and each application for site plan approval, where required, shall be submitted by the applicant to the County Land Use Board for review and approval, as required by the aforesaid sections, and the Borough agency shall condition any approval that it grants upon timely receipt of a favorable report on the application by the County Land Use Board or approval by the County Land Use Board by its failure to report thereon within the required time period.
Applications for development shall be filed with the Clerk of the Borough of Rockaway. The applicant shall file 18 copies of the application for development together with 18 copies of any plat required by the Land Development Code of the Borough of Rockaway or by the Municipal Land Use Law of the State of New Jersey.[1] Such application and plat (including but not limited to sketch plats, concept plans, subdivision plats and site plans) shall be filed at least 20 days before the date that such application shall be considered by a Borough agency of the Borough of Rockaway. Any application for development which is not filed at least 20 days before the date of a meeting when the application shall be considered will not be deemed timely filed and may only be considered at the next regularly scheduled meeting of such Borough agency, provided that said next regularly scheduled meeting is held more than 20 days after receipt of said application. No public hearing may be set for an application for development unless a complete application for development with the requisite number of plats has been received by the Clerk of the Borough of Rockaway at least 20 days prior to the date set for said public hearing. The secretary of the Borough agency shall inform the applicant of the steps to be taken to initiate applications and of the regular meeting dates of the Board.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 40:55D-1 et seq.
A. 
Checklists.
(1) 
Consistent with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:55D-10.3, the procedures, regulations and standards on file with the Clerk of the Borough of Rockaway and incorporated herein by reference are hereby ordained to be the official process for applications for development before the Land Use Board of the Borough of Rockaway. All applications for development shall comply with the requirements as adopted herein. The checklists of the standards and regulations of this chapter referenced below are hereby deemed to be the official guides and checklists for deeming applications for development complete or incomplete as the case may be.
[Amended 12-13-2012 by Ord. No. 26-12]
(2) 
The checklists for determining completeness of an application for development which are also on file at the office of the Administrative Officer are as follows:
(a) 
Change of use application.
(b) 
Zoning variance.
(c) 
Preliminary site plan review.
(d) 
Final site plan.
(e) 
Minor site plan review.
(f) 
Minor subdivision plat.
(g) 
Preliminary major subdivision.
(h) 
Final subdivision plat.
(3) 
These checklists shall be used by all applicants when filing an application for development.
B. 
Complete application. Consistent with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:55D-10.3, the administrative officer to whom an application is submitted shall determine within 45 days whether an application is complete or incomplete based upon the foregoing checklists.