Township of Mannington, NJ
Salem County
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A. 
Permitted signs. The following signs are permitted in accordance with the specified standards:
(1) 
Official traffic signs and any other signs required by law.
(2) 
Temporary nonilluminated real estate signs advertising the sale, lease, or rental of the property on which such signs are located, provided:
(a) 
The size of such sign shall not exceed six square feet in a residential district and eight square feet in a commercial, industrial, or agricultural district.
(b) 
The sign shall be in compliance with side yard requirements, shall not exceed six feet in height, and shall be set back at least 10 feet from the right-of-way.
(c) 
Not more than one sign shall be erected for any one property.
(d) 
Such sign shall be removed within 10 days of settlement of the sale or consummation of the lease.
(3) 
Temporary nonilluminated real estate signs pertaining to the sale of homes or home sites within a development of five or more lots and pertaining to sponsors and/or supporting agencies for publicly funded projects, provided that:
(a) 
The size of such sign shall not exceed 25 square feet.
(b) 
The sign shall be in compliance with side yard requirements, shall not exceed 10 feet in height, and shall be set back at least 10 feet from the right-of-way.
(c) 
Not more than one such sign shall be placed within any such development unless the development fronts on more than one street, in which case one such sign may be erected on each street frontage.
(d) 
The sign(s) shall be removed when all property has been transferred with single family or townhouse developments and when all units have been constructed with apartment projects. In no case, shall such a temporary sign remain standing for over one year except with the approval of the Planning/Zoning Board.
(4) 
Temporary signs of architects, engineers, contractors, mechanics, trades people or others engaged in construction work, provided that:
(a) 
The size of such sign(s) shall not exceed six square feet. One sign is permitted for each trade or profession and allowable areas may be combined, except that no sign shall exceed 20 square feet in area.
(b) 
The sign shall be in compliance with side yard requirements, shall not exceed 10 feet in height, and shall be set back at least 10 feet from the right-of-way.
(c) 
Such signs shall be located only on the property where such work is being performed.
(d) 
Such signs shall be removed within seven days of the completion of work.
(5) 
Identification signs for public and semipublic uses such as churches, schools, parks, and golf courses, provided that:
(a) 
The size of such sign shall not exceed 12 square feet.
(b) 
The sign shall be located in compliance with side yard requirements, shall not exceed six feet in height, and shall be set back at least 10 feet from the right-of-way.
(c) 
Not more than one such sign shall be placed on any property unless such property fronts on more than one street, in which case one such sign may be erected on each street frontage.
(6) 
Identification signs for permitted professional offices, provided that:
(a) 
The size of such sign does not exceed two square feet in residential districts or four square feet in commercial or industrial districts.
(b) 
Not more than one such sign shall be placed on any property.
(7) 
Project identification signs for a residential development of five or more units, provided that:
(a) 
The size of such sign shall not exceed 14 square feet.
(b) 
The sign shall be located in compliance with side yard requirements, shall not exceed 10 feet in height, and shall be set back at least 25 feet from the right-of-way.
(c) 
Such sign shall not contain information other than the name of the project, the street address, and the presence or lack of available dwelling units.
(d) 
Not more than one such sign shall be placed within any such development unless the development fronts on more than one street, in which case one such sign may be erected on each street frontage.
(8) 
Identification signs for a permitted business or industry, provided that:
(a) 
The size of such sign shall not exceed an area equivalent to 5% of the front facade of the building or 100 square feet, whichever is smaller.
(b) 
Such sign shall be attached flat against the front facade of the building except if the building is set back more than 150 feet in which case, it may be freestanding.
(c) 
If attached, it shall not project more than one foot above the roofline or away from the building.
(d) 
Such sign shall only display the name of the use.
(e) 
Only one such sign shall be erected for each business use.
(9) 
Identification signs for shopping centers, office buildings, or professional office centers, provided that:
(a) 
The size of such sign shall not exceed 5% of the first floor portion of the front facade or 150 square feet, whichever is smaller.
(b) 
Only one freestanding sign shall be permitted for each office or shopping complex and it shall be erected only on the premises to which the sign relates.
(c) 
The sign shall not exceed 35 feet in height and shall be set back at least 50 feet from all property lines and street lines.
(10) 
Identification signs for industrial parks, provided that:
(a) 
The size of such sign shall not exceed 150 square feet.
(b) 
Each industrial park may have one freestanding sign on the premises to which the sign relates.
(c) 
The sign shall not exceed 35 feet in height and shall be set back at least 50 feet from all property lines.
(11) 
Identification signs for service stations, provided that:
(a) 
Each service station may be permitted one freestanding and one attached sign.
(b) 
The freestanding sign shall not exceed 20 square feet, shall be located in compliance with all side yard requirements and shall not exceed 35 feet. The attached sign shall not project above the roofline or away from the building more than one foot and shall not exceed 25 square feet.
(12) 
Temporary nonilluminated political signs giving notice of political campaigns, provided that:
(a) 
The size of such sign shall not exceed 16 square feet.
(b) 
Such signs shall be located at least 15 feet from any street or property lines.
(c) 
Such signs shall only be permitted within 60 days prior to any municipal, county, state, or national election and shall be removed within four weeks of the election.
B. 
Prohibited signs. The following signs are prohibited as permanent installations:
(1) 
Off-site advertising signs (billboards). No sign may be attached to a building or erected independently for any purpose other than to advertise a permitted use conducted on the same premises.
(2) 
Signs using mechanical or electrical devices to revolve, flash or display movement or the illusion of movement.
(3) 
Signs with red, green or blue illumination in a beam, beacon, or flashing form resembling an emergency light in any direction.
(4) 
Pennants, banners, spinners, and valances.
(5) 
Portable signs of any type.
(6) 
Signs painted on the exterior walls of buildings having the physical characteristics of billboards whether or not they relate to the business transacted on the premises.
C. 
Sign standards.
(1) 
No sign shall be erected, constructed, altered or replaced except as provided in this section.
(2) 
No sign shall be erected which will obstruct free and clear vision on any street, nor shall obstruct the view of or be confused with any traffic sign, signal, or device.
(3) 
No sign shall be attached to trees, fence posts, stumps, utility poles, light standards, bridges or any part of an official traffic sign or device.
(4) 
No sign shall extend over any sidewalk or public right-of-way, nor shall any sign extend beyond any property line.
(5) 
Illumination. All sign lighting shall be designed and directed to protect the adjoining properties and streets from glare. No signs shall be illuminated with flashing lights, bare bulbs, or tubing such as neon or fluorescent. Reflectors and lights permitted in conjunction with signs will be equipped with restraining hoods or shields to concentrate the illumination of the sign.
(6) 
All signs shall require the issuance of a zoning permit. Applications to erect or construct a sign shall be part of site plan review or shall be directed to the Zoning Officer for an existing use. The application shall include sufficient information and sketches to indicate compliance with this section.
(7) 
Maintenance. All signs, together with their supports, braces, guys, and anchors shall be maintained in good condition. Whenever a sign is deemed to be dilapidated or structurally unsafe, the Zoning Officer shall order the owner in writing to repair said sign or remove it. The owner shall comply with the order within 10 days or be subject to the penalties stipulated in this chapter.
A. 
Fences and walls may be erected, altered, or reconstructed in accordance with the following regulations:
(1) 
Fences shall not encroach upon public right-of-ways or adjacent properties.
(2) 
All fencing shall be in conformance with the requirements for visibility at intersections and driveways listed in § 70-43.
(3) 
The height of a fence on a property line in a residential area shall not exceed four feet in the front and side yards and six feet in the rear yard. Fences which need to exceed the height (tennis courts, swimming pools, dog runs) shall meet the required yard setbacks. Security fences around commercial, industrial or institutional uses shall not exceed 10 feet.
B. 
Construction. All fences shall be constructed in accordance with the following standards:
(1) 
All fences shall be permanent construction and shall withstand a wind load of 15 pounds per square foot.
(2) 
Fences shall not be erected of barbed wire, topped with metal spikes, nor constructed in any manner which may be dangerous to persons or animals except that these provisions shall not apply to a farm and except further, that fences around commercial and industrial uses may be topped by a protective wire barrier.
(3) 
All fences shall be maintained in sound condition. Whenever a fence or portion thereof is determined to be structurally unsafe, the Zoning Officer shall order the owner in writing, to repair said fence or remove it within 10 days or be subject to the penalties stipulated in this chapter.
Any driveway providing access from a public street to any permitted use or structure shall comply with the following regulations:
A. 
Driveways shall enter the street or road right-of-way at an angle between 75° and 105°.
B. 
The portion of the driveway between the existing shoulder and the right-of-way line, shall be paved according to Township specifications as a driveway extension in residential areas and improved with stabilized gravel in Agricultural or Rural Residential Districts.
C. 
Any curb opening shall be properly reconstructed to the satisfaction of the Municipal Engineer or the County Engineer along county roads. When curbing does not exist and conditions warrant, an adequate drain pipe shall be installed by the owner at the owner's expense, as determined by the Municipal Engineer.
D. 
Driveway grades shall not exceed 8% for a distance of 40 feet from any right-of-way line.
E. 
Driveway widths shall conform to the design standards specified in § 70-77 of Part 4, Site Plan Review. For permitted uses which are not subject to site plan review, driveways shall have a minimum width of 10 feet and a maximum width of 20 feet.
F. 
Driveways shall be maintained in adequate condition to permit access by emergency vehicles.
G. 
No driveway shall be constructed or maintained so that any part of it provides access to or from a public street at a point within 75 feet of the intersection of the right-of-way.
[Added 6-7-1984 by Ord. No. 84-3]
The following requirement shall apply in all districts and shall supplement the sight triangle easements required during site plan or subdivision review:
A. 
Nothing shall be erected, placed, or allowed to grow in such a manner as to materially impede vision between a height of 30 inches and 10 feet above the center line grade of the abutting streets or driveways within the triangular area formed by the intersection street and driveway lines and:
(1) 
For corner lots, a straight line joining points located on said line a distance of one foot for each mile of allowed speed limit from the intersection of the street lines.
(2) 
For a driveway entering a public street, a straight line joining points located a distance of one foot for each mile of allowed speed limit along the street line and a point a distance of 15 feet along the driveway line, from the intersection of the street and driveway lines.
B. 
Whenever a front yard requirement is modified under § 70-36 of this chapter, the measurement line from that section shall be used in defining the triangular area rather than the street line.§ 70-44. Swimming pools.
A. 
Swimming pools shall be permitted as an accessory use to a residential unit in accordance with the following standards:
(1) 
The swimming pool shall not be located in the front yard and shall be setback at least 20 feet from any side or rear property lines.
(2) 
Any portion of the perimeter of a private swimming pool that does not abut the principal dwelling or accessory building must be surrounded by a suitable fence at least five feet but less than seven feet in height to prevent access by small children or pets. The fence shall be within 15 feet of the sides of the swimming pool.
(3) 
Any lighting used to illuminate a swimming pool shall be so directed and shielded to prevent glare on adjacent properties.
B. 
All swimming pools shall be constructed to the design standards as set forth by the National Swimming Pool Institute.
Adequate off-street parking and loading, open air or indoor, shall be provided with all new construction, the creation of new uses, or the expansion or alteration of existing uses, according to the standards specified in Part 4, Site Plan Review.
[Added 7-2-1981 by O-6a-4-81; amended 5-6-2010 by Ord. No. 10-03]
A. 
The right to farm is hereby recognized to exist in Mannington Township and is hereby declared a permitted use in all zones of Mannington Township. This right to farm includes, but not by way of limitation:
(1) 
Production of agricultural and horticultural crops, trees, apiary and forest products, livestock, poultry and other commodities as described in the Standard Industrial Classification for agriculture, forestry, fishing and trapping. Intensive fowl or livestock farms are addressed further in Chapter 70, Article XII, § 70-54. Hunting, trapping, and skeet clubs are also addressed in Chapter 70, Article XII, § 70-52.
(2) 
Housing and employment of necessary farm laborers. Migrant Housing shall meet the standards as delineated in Chapter 70, Article XII, § 70-59, in addition to other applicable provisions of Chapter 70.
(3) 
Erection of essential agricultural buildings, including those dedicated to the packaging of the output and ancillary to horticultural production.
(4) 
The grazing of animals and use of range for fowl.
(5) 
Construction of fences.
(6) 
The operation and transportation of large, slow-moving equipment over roads within Mannington Township.
(7) 
Control of pests, including but not limited to insects and weeds, predators and diseases of plants and animals.
(8) 
Conduction of agriculture-related educational and farm-based recreational activities provided that the activities are related to marketing the agricultural or horticultural output of the commercial farm and permission of the farm owner and lessee is obtained.
(9) 
Use of any and all equipment, including but not limited to, irrigation pumps and equipment, aerial and ground seeding and spraying, tractors, harvest aides, and bird-control devices.
(10) 
Packaging of the agricultural output of the commercial farm.
(11) 
The operation of a farm market with attendant signage, including the construction of building and parking areas in conformance with Mannington Township standards, including Chapter 70, Article XII, § 70-51.
(12) 
The operation of a pick-your-own operation with attendant signage.
(13) 
Replenishment of soil nutrients and improvement of soil tilth.
(14) 
Clearing of woodlands using the filed Woodland Data Form (WD-1) plan, installation and maintenance of vegetative and terrain alterations and other physical facilities for water and soil conservation and surface water control in wetland areas.
(15) 
On-site disposal of organic agricultural wastes.
(16) 
The application of manure and chemical fertilizers, and pesticides.
(17) 
Installation of wells, ponds and other water resources for agricultural purposes such as irrigation, sanitation and marketing preparation following applicable federal, state, county and municipal regulations.
B. 
In addition to the uses, structures, activities and operations referred to in Subsection A, above, commercial farm operators may engage in any other agricultural activity as determined by the State Agriculture Development Committee and adopted by rule or regulation pursuant to the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act (N.J.S.A. 52:14B-1 et seq.), provided that commercial farm operators are strongly advised to adhere to generally accepted agricultural management practices that have been:
(1) 
Promulgated as rules by the State Agriculture Development Committee;
(2) 
Recommended as site-specific agricultural management practices by the Salem County Agriculture Development Board;
(3) 
Approved by the local soil conservation district in the form of a farm conservation plan that is prepared in conformance with the United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG), revised April 20, 1998, as amended and supplemented; or
(4) 
Recommended by the Rutgers Agricultural Experiment Station.
C. 
The foregoing activities must be in conformance with applicable federal and state law.
D. 
The foregoing practices and activities may occur on holidays, weekdays and weekends by day or night and shall include the attendant or incidental noise, odors, dust and fumes associated with these practices.
E. 
It is hereby determined that whatever nuisance may be caused to others by these foregoing uses and activities is more than offset by the benefits of farming to the neighborhood community and society in general.
F. 
Any person aggrieved by the operation of a commercial farm shall file a complaint with Salem County Agriculture Development Board (SCADB), prior to filing an action in court.
G. 
To help parties resolve conflicts involving the operation of commercial farms, the State Agriculture Development Committee has also established an Agricultural Mediation Program. Mediation is a voluntary process in which a trained, impartial mediator helps disputing parties examine their mutual problems, identify and consider options, and determine if they can agree on a solution. A mediator has no decisionmaking authority. Successful mediation is based on the voluntary cooperation and participation of all the parties.
[Added 6-7-1984 by Ord. No. 84-3]
Streets and buildings shall be oriented as to permit, within the limit of practicability and feasibility, the buildings to maximize solar gain.
[Added 10-2-1986 by Ord. No. 86-6]
A. 
For the purpose of this chapter a "satellite antenna" is defined as an apparatus or structure which is designed for the purpose of receiving television, radio, microwave, satellite or similar signals, in connection to what is commonly referred to as a dish-type antenna.
B. 
Satellite antennas shall be deemed permitted accessory structures in all zoning districts.
C. 
Satellite antennas shall be installed no closer to any abutting street than the principal building to which it is accessory on that lot.
[Added 5-31-2005 by Ord. No. 05-09]
A. 
Residential development.
(1) 
Except as otherwise provided below, any residential development in any zoning district in the Township proposing five or more lots or units shall set aside 11.1% of said units (rounded to the next higher number if 0.5 or greater) for affordable housing as said term is defined under the FHA and COAH's rules.
(2) 
Residential development in any zoning district in the Township proposing four or less lots or units shall pay an affordable housing development fee pursuant to Chapter 46, Fees of the Code of the Township of Mannington.
B. 
Nonresidential development. Except as otherwise provided below, any nonresidential development application submitted to the Planning Board that is required to produce at least one affordable unit (rounded to the next higher number if 0.5 or greater) pursuant to COAH's regulations found in Appendix E, N.J.A.C. 5:94-1 et seq., shall be required to provide such affordable housing. The calculation of the number of jobs and employment opportunities shall be in accordance with Appendix E to N.J.A.C. 5:94-1 et seq., entitled "UCC Use Groups for Projecting and Implementing Nonresidential Components of Growth Share."
C. 
The applicant may choose to satisfy its affordable housing production obligation(s) through the mechanisms permitted in COAH's rules, including, with Mannington Township's advanced written permission: a) on-site housing production in connection with residential projects; b) off-site housing production in the Township in connection with residential or nonresidential development; c) the purchase of an existing market-rate home at another location in the community and its conversion to an affordable price-restricted home in accordance with COAH's criteria, regulations and policies; d) participation in gut rehabilitation and/or buy-down/write-down, buydown/rent-down programs; and/or e) any other compliance mechanism pursuant to COAH's rules per N.J.A.C. 5:94 et seq. Evidence of a compliance mechanism shall be produced to the Planning Board at the time of application filing and shall be a condition of all "completeness" determinations. Thereafter, the satisfaction of the affordable housing compliance mechanism shall be an automatic condition of all approvals that must be satisfied in accordance with COAH's phasing requirements per N.J.A.C. 5:94 et seq.
D. 
Low- and moderate-income split and compliance with COAH's rules. The affordable unit(s) to be produced pursuant to Subsections A, B and C (above) shall be available to a low-income individual or household should only one affordable unit be required. Thereafter, each of the units shall be split evenly between low- and moderate-income individuals and households except in the event of an odd number, in which event the unit shall be a low-income unit. All affordable units shall strictly comply with COAH's rules and policies, including but not limited to phasing, bedroom distribution, controls' on affordability, range of affordability, affirmative marketing, income qualification, etc. It shall be the developer's responsibility, at its cost and expense, to arrange for the New Jersey Housing Affordability Service (HAS) or other administering agency approved by COAH and the Township to ensure full COAH compliance and file such certifications, reports and/or monitoring forms as may be required by COAH or the court to verify COAH compliance of each affordable unit.
E. 
Exemption. All growth share affordable units produced by virtue of this section shall be exempt from the payment of Affordable Housing Department fees.