Township of Plainsboro, NJ
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Plainsboro: Art. I, 11-11-1974 by resolution; Art. II, 2-10-1975 by resolution, readopted 3-10-1975. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Uniform construction codes — Ch. 55.
Subdivision and site plan review — See Ch. 85.
[Adopted 11-11-1974 by resolution]

§ 67-1 Review of building permit applications.

The Building Inspector is hereby directed to review all permit applications for new construction or substantial improvements to determine whether proposed building sites will be reasonably safe from flooding.
If a proposed building site is in a location that has a flood hazard, any proposed new construction or substantial improvement (including prefabricated and mobile homes) must:
Be designed (or modified) and anchored to prevent flotation, collapse or lateral movement of the structure.
Use construction materials and utility equipment that are resistant to flood damage.
Use construction methods and practices that will minimize flood damage.

§ 67-2 Review of subdivision proposals.

The Planning Board is directed to review all subdivision proposals and other proposed new developments to assure that:
All such proposals are consistent with the need to minimize flood damage.
All public utilities and facilities, such as sewer, gas, electrical and water systems, are located, elevated and constructed to minimize or eliminate flood damage.
Adequate drainage is provided so as to reduce exposure to flood hazards.

§ 67-3 Replacement water and sewer systems.

The Township Committee agrees that it will require new or replacement water supply systems and/or sanitary sewage systems to be designed to minimize or eliminate infiltration of floodwaters into the systems and discharges from the systems into floodwater, and require on-site waste disposal systems to be located so as to avoid impairment of them or contamination from them during flooding.
[Adopted 2-10-1975 by resolution, readopted 3-10-1975]

§ 67-4 Declaration of interest.

The Township of Plainsboro hereby evidences a positive interest in securing flood insurance coverage under the National Flood Insurance Program because of a clear danger of flooding and the resultant damage to property in the Township of Plainsboro.

§ 67-5 Responsibility for implementation and coordination.

The Township Committee of the Township of Plainsboro hereby appoints George S. Veghte, Township Engineer of the Township of Plainsboro, as the person responsible for the implementation and coordination of the Federal Flood Insurance Program within the municipality.

§ 67-6 Responsibility for furnishing information.

The Township Committee of the Township of Plainsboro hereby appoints George S. Veghte, Township Engineer of the Township of Plainsboro, as the person responsible to furnish, on request by an appropriate federal or state official or by a designated representative of the National Insurers Association, information for each structure constructed within the area of special flood hazards after flood insurance is made available in the community, concerning its first floor elevation and, if there is a basement, the distance from the first floor to the bottom of the lowest opening where water flowing over the ground would enter said basement.

§ 67-7 Responsibility for annual reports.

The Township Committee of the Township of Plainsboro hereby appoints George S. Veghte, Township Engineer of the Township of Plainsboro, as the person responsible for the preparation and submission to the Federal Flood Insurance Administrator of an annual report concerning the activities of the municipality related to the National Flood Insurance Program.

§ 67-8 Repository for insurance and flood hazard maps.

The Township Committee hereby designates the Township Clerk's office in the Municipal Building on Plainsboro Road, Plainsboro, New Jersey, as the local repository where flood insurance and flood hazard maps will be available for public inspection.

§ 67-9 Land use and control measures.

The Township of Plainsboro hereby agrees to maintain in force land use and control measures that meet the requirements set forth in the regulations promulgated by the Federal Insurance Administration. A copy of these land uses and control measures is attached hereto and made a part of this document.[1]
Editor's Note: The materials referred to in this section, as well as those referred to in § 67-11, are on file in the office of the Township Clerk.

§ 67-10 Compliance with regulations.

The Township of Plainsboro will comply with the regulations of the National Flood Insurance Program to:
Recognize and duly evaluate flood hazards in all official actions relative to land use in the areas having special flood necessary to carry out the objectives of the program.
Assist the Administrator and/or the State of New Jersey, if requested, in delineating the limits of the areas having special flood hazards on available local maps of sufficient scale to identify the location of building sites.
Provide such information as the Administrator and/or the State of New Jersey may request concerning present uses and occupancy of the floodplain.
Cooperate with neighboring jurisdictions with respect to adjoining drainage areas and floodplains in order to prevent the aggravation of the flooding problem.
Cooperate with federal, state and local agencies and private firms which undertake to study survey maps and identify flood-prone areas.

§ 67-11 Additional information.

In addition to the above, the Township of Plainsboro hereby provides the following additional information as part of its application requesting eligibility under the Federal Flood Insurance Program:
A clean map of the municipality delineating its corporate limits which can be reproduced for publication.
A map of the community identifying local floodplains and showing the names of rivers, brooks, streams, creeks, bays, gulfs, lakes and other similar bodies of water that cause floods.
A summary of the history of flooding.
Estimates relating to the flood-prone areas concerning:
Number of one- to four-family residences.
Number of small businesses.
Number of other structures.

§ 67-12 (Reserved) [1]

Editor's Note: Former § 67-12, Floodplain review, added 5-11-1981 by Ord. No. 0-81-10, was repealed 11-12-1984 by Ord. No. 0-84-20. See now § 2-7A(1).