Ordinance No. 11-15

Introduced: May 23, 2011
Public Hearing: June 9, 2011
Status: Adopted

An ordinance of the Township of Vernon, Sussex County, State of New Jersey repealing Article XIX Sections 330-229 through 330-239, Stream Buffer Conservation Overlay Zone, of the code of the Township of Vernon

WHEREAS, the Vernon Township Land Use Board was requested to research the modification of an existing ordinance concerning the Stream Buffer Conservation Overlay zone; and

WHEREAS, on August 25, 2010 the Land Use Board discussed the request to review and modify the above ordinance so that Vernon Township’s Ordinance is not more restrictive than the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Stream Buffer regulations; and

WHEREAS, the Land Use Board professionals explained either modification to the existing ordinance could be made to meet the State’s regulations or it may repealed entirely and the Township would then refer entirely to the DEP rules and regulations; and

WHEREAS, on October 27, 2010, by means of resolution, the Land Use Board favorably approved the recommendation to the Township Council to repeal the Township Code Article XIX Sections 330-229 through 330-239 Stream Buffer Conservation Overlay Zone in its entirety.

BE IT ORDAINED by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Vernon as follows:

Section 1. The Code of the Township of Vernon is hereby amended as follows:

Article XIX Stream Buffer Conservation Overlay Zone §330-229 through 330-239 of the Vernon Township Administrative Code Land Use Ordinances is hereby repealed in its entirety.

Section 2. Any Ordinance or parts thereof in conflict with the provisions of this Ordinance are hereby repealed as to their inconsistencies only.

Section 3. This Ordinance shall take effect after publication and passage according to law.