Borough of Roselle, NJ
Union County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Roselle 10-12-1970 by Ord. No. 1250.[1] Section 57-5 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Article I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
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Editor's Note: The provisions of this chapter are derived from Article IV of Chapter 12 of the Revised Ordinances of the Borough of Roselle adopted 10-12-1970 as Ord. No. 1250.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to hereafter erect, construct or install a drainage ditch, culvert, drainpipe, bridge or any other type of drainage structure or obstruction affecting the drainage of any premises in the Borough of Roselle without first obtaining a permit therefor from the Borough Engineer.
Applications for such permit shall be submitted in writing to the Borough Engineer and shall include the following:
A. 
Map or diagram of the property showing the location of all present or proposed ditches, streams, brooks, pipes and drainage structures.
B. 
Elevations, based on United States geodetic data, of all such features shown.
C. 
The percent of grade of the flow line of the proposed drainage structure, pipe or other construction.
D. 
The disposition which will be made of the water being drained or channeled from the premises.
The application and site shall be examined by the Borough Engineer for its compliance with the master drainage system of the borough. In passing upon such applications, the Borough Engineer shall require that all drainage structures which drain water off the premises of the applicant shall be extended and tied into storm drains, ditches or other existing governmentally owned or controlled drainage for the area. He shall also require that the pipe or structure, taking into consideration the size of the area to be drained, shall be of adequate size and installed to the proper grade. If all standards are complied with and the drainage pipe or structure meets good construction and engineering practice, permission shall be granted by the Engineer.
All drainage ditches, culverts, drainpipes and drainage structures shall be kept open and free-flowing at all times, and it shall be unlawful for any persons, firm or corporation to throw or place any debris or material of any manner whatsoever, or to cause such to be thrown or placed, into any drainage ditch or drainage structure under the control of the Borough of Roselle or any municipal, county, state or federal governmental agency.
Any person, firm or corporation convicted of violating this chapter shall be subject to a fine not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500.) or to ninety (90) days' imprisonment in the county jail, or to both.
The Committee on Public Works or such other committee as shall from time to time be designated by resolution of the Council shall have full power and authority to open, clear, clean out, straighten, repair, prevent and remove all encroachments, obstructions and encumbrances in and upon sewers, drains and watercourses and to restore the beds, channels and courses of all such drains and watercourses to their original location, width and depth, and to protect by walls or otherwise the banks of any such bed, channel or course from washing, wearing away or cutting by the flow of water or otherwise.
In order to perform the acts specified in § 57-6 hereof, it shall be lawful for the members of said Committee and its agents, servants and employees to go upon, over and across the land or lands of any person through or along which any sewer, drain or watercourse flows or is located.