Town of Boonton, NJ
Morris County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[Amended by Ord. No. 17-92]
A. 
Concept subdivision plan. A concept subdivision plan shall be drawn by a licensed New Jersey professional engineer or land surveyor, shall be based on tax map information or field survey at a scale of not more than 100 feet to the inch, and shall show or include the following:
(1) 
Location. The location of that portion which is to be subdivided in relation to the entire tract.
(2) 
Structures and Wooded Areas. All existing structures and wooded areas within the portion to be subdivided.
(3) 
Owners. The name and address of the owner and the name of all adjoining property owners, as disclosed by the most recent Town tax records.
(4) 
Identity. The tax map sheet, block and lot number of the property to be subdivided.
(5) 
Streets, etc. All existing or proposed streets, roads, easements, public rights-of-way, streams, drainage ditches and natural water courses in and within the subdivision.
(6) 
Lots. The original and proposed lot layout.
(7) 
Topography. Existing contours at sufficient intervals to determine the general slope and natural drainage of the land.
(8) 
Other data. The name and address of the person preparing the map, the scale and reference meridian.
(9) 
Zone boundaries. Zone district boundaries, if any, on or adjoining the property to be subdivided and identification of zones.
(10) 
Taxes. Certification from the tax collector that no taxes or assessments for local improvements are due or delinquent.
B. 
Minor subdivision plat. A minor subdivision plat shall include all required information indicated on the checklist referred to in § 300-36. It shall be drawn by a licensed New Jersey professional engineer or land surveyor, shall be based on tax map information or field survey at a scale of not more than 100 feet to the inch and shall show or include the following information.
(1) 
Location. The location of that portion which is to be subdivided in relation to the entire tract.
(2) 
Structures and Wooded Areas. All existing structures and wooded areas within the portion to be subdivided and within 200 feet thereof.
(3) 
Owners. The name and address of the owner and the name of all adjoining property owners, as disclosed by the most recent Town tax records.
(4) 
Identity. The tax map sheet, block and lot number of the property to be subdivided. Lot numbers of lots to be created shall be supplied by the Tax Assessor.
(5) 
Streets, etc. All existing or proposed streets, roads, easements, public rights-of-way, streams, drainage ditches and natural watercourses in and within 200 feet of the subdivision.
(6) 
Lots. The original and proposed lot layout, lot dimension and total area of each lot in square feet.
(7) 
Topography. Existing contours at sufficient intervals to determine the general slope and natural drainage of the land shall accompany the plat if physical conditions of the land are likely to result in drainage problems or otherwise cause concern in connection with future development of the property.
(8) 
Other data. The name and address of the person preparing the map, the scale and reference meridian.
(9) 
Zone boundaries. Zone district boundaries, if any, on or adjoining the property to be subdivided and identification of zones.
(10) 
Taxes. Certification from the tax collector that no taxes or assessments for local improvements are due or delinquent.
(11) 
Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Plan for a minor subdivision is required in accordance with P.L. 1975, C. 251. The plan shall be submitted to the Soil Conservation District in accordance with said statute and approval of the application shall be conditioned upon certification of the soil erosion and sediment control plan by the district.
(12) 
Lot grading plans. Following approval of a minor subdivision that involves the creation of a new lot or lots, lot grading plans shall be submitted in accordance with the procedures and requirements of Subsection D(14) of this section.
C. 
Preliminary plat. A preliminary subdivision plat shall include all required information indicated on the checklist referred to in § 300-36. It shall be designed in accordance with the provisions of Article XIII in strict accord with modern and accepted planning techniques and procedures by a licensed New Jersey land surveyor and a professional engineer, not either alone, at a scale of not less than 50 feet to the inch. The plat shall show or be accompanied by sufficient information to establish the design, arrangement, and dimensions of streets, lots and other planned features as to form, size and location. This information shall form the basis for the general terms and conditions upon which preliminary approval may be granted and shall include:
(1) 
Key map. A key map showing the entire subdivision and its relation to the surrounding areas at a scale of not more than 400 feet to the inch.
(2) 
Identity. The tract name, tax map sheet, block and lot number, date, reference meridian, graphic scale, and the following names and addresses, together will consent to file:
(a) 
Name and address of subdivider.
(b) 
Name, address and license number of the person who prepared the map.
(c) 
Name and address of the record owner along with certification that the applicant is the owner of the land or his authorized agent, or that the owner has given consent, giving names and addresses of both.
(d) 
The names of owners of all properties located within 200 feet of the extreme limits of the property to be subdivided.
(3) 
Taxes. Certification from the Tax Collector that no taxes or assessments for local improvements are due or delinquent.
(4) 
Acreage. The acreage of the tract to be subdivided to the nearest tenth of an acre.
(5) 
Lots. The lot layout, lot dimensions, the total area of each lot in square feet and the area in square feet of that portion of each lot lying within the maximum allowable distance of the front street property line permitted by the zoning regulations.
(6) 
Topography. Existing and proposed contours at five-foot vertical intervals for slopes averaging 20% or greater and at two-foot vertical intervals for land of lesser slope to determine the general slope and natural drainage of the land and the high and low points. Datum of all elevations shall be that of the United States Coast and Geodetical Survey's latest available figures and set forth on all plats.
(7) 
Existing and Proposed Locations. The location of existing and proposed property liens, streets, buildings, watercourses, railroads, bridges, culverts, drain pipes and any natural features such as wooded areas, large trees and rock formations.
(8) 
Streets. Plans and profiles of all proposed streets within the subdivision and profiles of existing or future continuing streets a minimum distance of 200 feet beyond the subdivision boundaries.
(9) 
Sewers, drains, ditches, etc. Plans and profiles of all proposed and existing water mains, sanitary sewer systems, storm drains, drainage ditches and streams, within the subdivision together with the location, sizes, elevations, grades and capacities of any existing sanitary sewer systems, storm drain, drainage ditch or stream to which the proposed facility shall be connected.
(10) 
Individual sewage disposal system. When an individual sewage disposal system is proposed, the plan for such system must be approved by the appropriate local, county or state health agency. When a public sewage system is not available, the developer shall have percolation tests made in accordance with local requirements and submit the results with the preliminary plat. Percolation tests shall be made under the supervision of the Town Engineer. The Town will receive a fee of $10 per test hole with a minimum of $25 in each case or, at the discretion of the Planning Board, by the Board of Health at their rates and fees as published.
(11) 
Deed restrictions. A copy of any protective covenants or deed restrictions applying to land being subdivided.
(12) 
A Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Plan, if required, in accordance with P.L. 1975, C. 251. The plan shall be submitted to the Soil Conservation District in accordance with the statute and approval of the application shall be conditioned upon certification of the soil erosion and sediment control plan by the district.
(13) 
Drainage design data. Map showing the entire drainage area contributing to each pertinent drainage structure along with drainage tabulation sheets showing calculations for each drainage area. Each drainage area shall be marked for identification purposes.
(14) 
Recycling.
(a) 
In residential subdivisions containing 50 or more lots, the location and description of provisions for the recycling of recyclable materials in accordance with the Municipal Recycling Ordinance.[1] The plan shall be accompanied by a description of the following:
[1] 
The size, shape, materials of construction of the recycling area.
[2] 
Name and address of the collector of recycled materials.
[3] 
If recycled materials will be transferred to the town's recycling center or taken to some other location.
[4] 
Frequency of collection.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 246, Solid Waste, Art. I.
(b) 
All recycling areas shall be in a location on site as approved by the Planning Board and shall be adequately screened so that no recycled material is visible from the property line containing said area.
D. 
Final plat. A final subdivision plat shall include all required information indicated on the checklist referred to in § 300-36. The final plat shall be 24 inches by 36 inches in size and drawn in ink on tracing cloth at a scale of not more than 50 feet to the inch, in compliance with all the provisions of Chapter 141 of the Laws of 1960. The final plat shall show or be accompanied by the following:
(1) 
Identity. Date, name and location of the subdivision, name of owner, graphic scale and reference meridian.
(2) 
Other contents. Tract boundary lines, right-of-way lines of streets, street names, easements and other rights-of-way, land to be reserved or dedicated to public use, all lot lines and other site lines with accurate dimensions, bearings of deflection angles and radii, arcs and central angles of all curves.
(3) 
Public use. The purpose of any easement or land reserved or dedicated to public use shall be designated and the proposed use of sites other than residential shall be noted.
(4) 
Blocks and lots. Tax map block and lot numbers, as supplied by the Tax Assessor, shall be shown.
(5) 
Setback lines. Minimum building setback lines on all lots and other sites.
(6) 
Monuments. Location and description of all monuments.
(7) 
Owners. The names of owners of adjoining property.
(8) 
Accuracy. Certification by engineer or surveyor as to accuracy of details of plat.
(9) 
Consent of owner. Certification that the applicant is agent or owner of land or that the owner has given consent under an option agreement.
(10) 
Approval. When approval of a plat is required by an officer or body of the town, county or state, approval shall be certified on the plat.
(11) 
As-built plans. As-built plans showing actual construction including plans, cross-sections and profiles of streets, storm and sanitary sewers, water mains and other utility layouts.
(12) 
Topography. Final contours of the land according to the requirements of Subsection C(6) of this section.
(13) 
Taxes. Certification from the Tax Collector that no taxes or assessments of local improvements are due or delinquent.
(14) 
Lot grading plans. Following final approval, lot grading plans shall be submitted to the building official in accordance with requirements hereinafter set forth. The Construction Official shall refer all lot grading plans to the Town Engineer. Upon receipt of the site plan, the Town Engineer shall review the plan and determine whether or not it meets the standards set forth in this chapter. Upon making such a determination, the Engineer shall retain one copy and forward one copy of the site plan to the Construction Official and one copy to the Planning Board.
(a) 
Each lot grading plan shall be submitted in triplicate drawn in detail by a licensed professional engineer at a scale of not less than one inch equals 30 feet and shall show the following:
[1] 
Existing and proposed contours of the plot at no greater than two feet intervals.
[2] 
The location of the structure to be constructed.
[3] 
Final elevations at the corners of the plot and the structure and the finished floor level of the structure.
[4] 
All swales, proposed terraces, sidewalks, steps and driveways, including the slopes thereof and provisions for the proper drainage thereof, shall be shown on said site plan.
(b) 
A preliminary lot grading plan shall be submitted following erection of the foundation, but prior to further construction on the lot.
(c) 
An as-built lot grading plan shall be submitted following completion of final grading of the lot and all grades and elevations shall be within six inches of those shown on the approved preliminary lot grading plan.
(d) 
Each submission of a lot grading plan shall be accompanied by a fee as prescribed in § 300-12F.
(15) 
If the subdivision is to be developed in sections, a map showing the various sections and a list of improvements to be installed in each section shall accompany the application. The Planning Board may withhold final approval of any prior section that has not been completed to its satisfaction.
[Amended by Ord. No. 2-94]
A. 
Concept site plan. A concept plan shall be drawn at a scale of not more than 50 feet to the inch, shall include such details as may be necessary to properly evaluate the plan and determine compliance with this chapter. Where applicable to the proposed use or construction, the following information shall be clearly shown:
(1) 
Area of the lot and all lot line dimensions.
(2) 
Location of all existing and proposed buildings with building setback, side line and rear yard distances.
(3) 
Location of off-street parking areas and loading spaces, access drives and aisles and traffic circulation.
(4) 
Existing contours at sufficient intervals to determine the general slope and natural drainage of the land.
(5) 
Existing streams, brooks or other natural or manmade drainage facilities.
(6) 
Basic information concerning storm drainage facilities, water mains, sanitary sewer lines, water wells, waste disposal systems, and other such proposed construction on the lot, pertinent to any proposed use or construction.
(7) 
The present status and contemplated use of all existing buildings on the property.
(8) 
In the case of a site plan for a residential cluster, such as a townhouse or multifamily development, the following details or information shall be submitted:
(a) 
The amount and location of common open space to be provided.
(b) 
The location and description of any common facilities and utilities to be provided.
(c) 
A general description of the organization to be established for the ownership and maintenance of any common open space and common facilities if the development is other than a complete rental project under single ownership.
(9) 
If it can be demonstrated that because of peculiar conditions relating to the property or proposed construction, any of the above details are not necessary or additional data is necessary to properly evaluate the site plan, the Subdivision or Site Plan Committee may modify or waive any of the specific site plan details or require such additional data, specifications and information.
B. 
Minor site plan. A minor site plan shall include all required information indicated on the checklist referred to in § 300-36 where applicable to the proposed use, a minor site plan application shall be accompanied by such information as required in Subsection C below for a preliminary site plan in order to allow the Planning Board to make an informed decision on the application and its satisfying the requirements for minor site plans.
C. 
Preliminary site plan. A preliminary site plan shall include all required information indicated on the checklist referred to in § 300-36. The preliminary site plan shall be drawn at a scale of not more than 50 feet to the inch, shall include such details as may be necessary to properly evaluate the application and determine compliance with this chapter. Any site plan involving any new building, or addition thereto, or any site improvements shall be drawn by an individual licensed in the State of New Jersey in accordance with State law and rules and regulations promulgated thereto. Where applicable to the proposed use or construction, the following information shall be clearly shown:
(1) 
Area of the lot and all lot line dimensions.
(2) 
Location of all existing and proposed buildings with building setback, side line and rear yard distances.
(3) 
Location of off-street parking areas with dimensions showing proposed parking and loading spaces, with dimensions, width of proposed access drives and aisles and traffic circulation.
(4) 
Existing and proposed contours of the property and for 100 feet outside the property at two-foot intervals when new buildings or parking areas are proposed. If only a portion of the property is being developed, contours need only be shown for said portion and 100 feet beyond.
(5) 
Elevations at the corners of all proposed buildings and paved areas and at property corners if new buildings or paved areas are proposed.
(6) 
Tentative building floor plans and front, rear and side building elevations showing building materials. The plans shall be at a scale of not less than 1/8 inch equals one foot. The plans shall be drawn by a licensed architect or professional engineer.
(7) 
Specifications for and location of proposed surface paving and curbing.
(8) 
Location of all structures within 100 feet of the property.
(9) 
Existing streams, brooks or other natural or manmade drainage facilities.
(10) 
Proposed storm drainage facilities, water mains, sanitary sewer lines, water wells, waste disposal systems and other such proposed construction on the lot, pertinent to any proposed use or construction.
(11) 
All fences, walls, sidewalks or similar features to be provided.
(12) 
A generalized plan for proposed landscaping showing the basic treatment of unpaved areas.
(13) 
The present status and contemplated use of all existing buildings on the property.
(14) 
A Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Plan if required in accordance with P.L. 1975, C. 251. The plan shall be submitted to the Soil Conservation District in accordance with the statute and approval of the application shall be conditioned upon certification of the soil erosion and sediment control plan by the district.
(15) 
Drainage design data. Map showing the entire drainage area and the drainage area contributing to each pertinent drainage structure along with drainage tabulation sheets showing calculations for each drainage area. Each drainage area shall be marked for identification purposes.
(16) 
Official seals of licensed professional engineer, land surveyor and architect.
(17) 
In the case of a site plan for a residential cluster, such as a townhouse or multifamily development, the following details or information shall be submitted:
(a) 
The amount and location of common open space to be provided.
(b) 
The location and description of any common facilities and utilities to be provided.
(c) 
A description of the organization and agreement provisions to be established for the ownership and maintenance of any common open space and common facilities if the development is other than a complete rental project under single ownership.
(18) 
Recycling.
(a) 
In multifamily residential developments subject to the provisions of § 300-48 and in nonresidential developments utilizing 1,000 square feet or more of land area, the location and description of provisions for the recycling of recyclable materials in accordance with the Municipal Recycling Ordinance.[1] The plan shall be accompanied by a description of the following:
[1] 
The size, shape, materials of construction of the recycling area.
[2] 
Name and address of the collector of recycled materials.
[3] 
If recycled materials will be transferred to the town's recycling center or taken to some other location.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 246, Solid Waste, Art. I.
(b) 
All recycling areas shall be in a location on-site as approved by the Planning Board and shall be adequately screened so that no recycled material is visible from the property line containing said area.
(19) 
If it can be demonstrated that because of peculiar conditions relating to the property or proposed construction, any of the above details are not necessary or additional data is necessary to properly evaluate the site plan, the Subdivision and Site Plan Committee may modify or waive any of the specific site plan details, or it may require such additional data, specifications and information if needed.
D. 
Final site plan. The site plan and related drawings including front, rear and side building elevations, which were granted preliminary approval by the Planning Board, shall satisfy the application requirements for final approval of a conventional site plan unless modifications, approved by the Town Engineer, were made subsequent to preliminary approval. In such instances, revised drawings shall be submitted with the final site plan application. When final approval of only a section of a site plan is being sought, a final site plan of the section showing all applicable details prescribed in § 300-43C shall be submitted. These provisions shall not be construed as exempting the applicant from filing the required information indicated on the checklist referred to in § 300-36. Following preliminary approval, lot grading plans shall be submitted as prescribed in § 300-43D(14).