Ordinance No. 11-03

Introduced: February 28, 2011
Public Hearing: March 14, 2011
Status: Adopted

An ordinance of the Township of Vernon, County of Sussex, State of New Jersey, to modify Chapter 179 of the code of the Township of Vernon regarding campsites

WHEREAS, Section 179-1 through 179-11 of the Code of the Township of Vernon references sections of the New Jersey Administrative Code which are obsolete; and

WHEREAS, the Mayor and the Council of the Township of Vernon, County of Sussex, and State of New Jersey, desire to modify, amend and replace those sections of the Code which refer to sections of the New Jersey Administrative Code which are obsolete.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Mayor and the Council of the Township of Vernon, County of Sussex, and State of New Jersey, that the Code of the Township of Vernon is hereby modified as follows:

SECTION I Section 179-2 of the Code of the Township of Vernon is hereby replaced as follows:

§179-2. Campsite Occupancy.
Section 8:22-3.6 of Chapter 22, entitled “Campsite Occupancy” is amended to provide that each campsite shall accommodate one camping unit occupied by persons within the same party, but in no case shall a total number of overnight occupants exceed a maximum of 10 persons per campsite.

SECTION II Section 179-3 of the Code of the Township of Vernon is hereby replaced as follows:

§179-3. Occupancy Limit.
Section 8:22-3.6(b) of Chapter 22 is amended to provide that no campground or campsite shall be used as a year-round residence.

SECTION III Section 179-4 of the Code of the Township of Vernon is hereby replaced as follows:

§179-4. Hand Pumps.
Section 8:22-4.2(d) and (e) of Chapter 22, entitled “Potable Water Supply and Distribution” is amended to provide that no hand pumps shall be allowed on any campground.

SECTION IV Section 179-5 of the Code of the Township of Vernon is hereby replaced as follows:

§179-5. Water Supply for Individual Camping Units.
Section 8:22-4.2(f) of Chapter 22, entitled “Potable Water Supply and Distribution” is amended to provide that there will be no direct connection of any potable water supply to any individual camping units without the existence of central sewage disposal system.

SECTION V Section 179-6 of the Code of the Township of Vernon is hereby replaced as follows:

§179-6. Privies, Pit Toilets and Compost Toilets.
Section 8:22-6.8 of Chapter 22, entitled “Existing Privies and Pit Toilets” is amended to provide as follows:

  1. No pit toilets shall be allowed.
  2. Compost toilets shall be allowed only after review and approval by the Health Officer.
  3. No waste from compost toilets shall be stockpiled or stored or composted on site. Such waste must be collected by a hauler licensed by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (“NJDEP”) and transported to an NJDEP approved fability for processing.
  4. Compost toilet areas must be maintained and measures implemented to ensure they are free from infestation of insects and vermin.

SECTION VI Section 179-7 of the Code of the Township of Vernon is hereby replaced as follows:

§179-7. Individual Sewer Connection for Camping Vehicles.
Section 8:22-6.5 of Chapter 22, entitled “Individual Sewer Connections for Recreational Vehicles” is amended to provide that any individual sewer connection shall be permitted only where there is essential sewage disposal system. All connections shall comply with the provisions of the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code and applicable subcodes (N.J.A.C. 5:23).

SECTION VII Section 179-8 of the Code of the Township of Vernon is hereby replaced as follows:

§179-8. Holding Tank Emptying Station for Camping Vehicles.
Section 8:22-6.6 of Chapter 22, entitled “Holding Tank Emptying Station for Recreational Vehicles” is amended to provide that each station shall be conveniently located, but shall not be less than 100 feet from any campsite or property line and shall have appropriate windbreak against prevailing winds to reduece the migration of odors. Such windbreak shall be subject tto the approval of the Vernon Township Health Officer.

SECTION VIII Section 179-9 of the Code of the Township of Vernon is hereby replaced as follows:

§179-9. Storage of Solid Waste and Recyclable Materials.
Section 8:22-7.1 of Chapter 22, entitled “Storage, Collection and Disposal of Solid Waste” is amended to provide that this section shall also include the storage, collection and disposal of recyclable materials.

SECTION IX Section 179-10 of the Code of the Township of Vernon is hereby replaced as follows:

§179-10. Collection and Transportation of Solid Waste and Recyclable Materials.
Section 8:22-7.1 of Chapter 22, entitled “Storage, Collection and Disposal of Solid Waste” is amended to provide that the waste be collected by an NJDEP licensed hauler and transporter to the Sussex County Municipal Utility Authority Sanitary Land Fill, an NJDEP approved facility, in accordance with N.J.A.C. 7:26-6.5. Recyclable materials shall be transported to an NJDEP approved recycling facility and be in compliance with Chapter 452, Recycling, and the Sussex County District Solid Waste Management Plan.

SECTION X Section 179-11 of the Code of the Township of Vernon is hereby replaced as follows:

§179-11. Swimming and Bathing.
Section 8:22-10.6 of Chapter 22, entitled “Swimming Pools, Hot Tubs and Bathing Beaches” is amended to provide that all swimming beaches shall comply with the recreational bathing code (N.J.A.C. 8:26-1, et seq.).

SECTION XI Severability. The various parts, sections and clauses of this Ordinance are hereby declared to be severable. If any part, sentence, paragraph, section or clause is adjudged unconstitutional or invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the remainder of this Ordinance shall not be affected thereby.

SECTION XII Repealer. Any ordinances or parts thereof in conflict with the provisions of this Ordinance are hereby repealed as to their inconsistencies only.

SECTION XIII This Ordinance shall take effect upon final passage and publication.