Ordinance No. 11-25

Introduced: November 28, 2011
Public Hearing: December 27, 2011
Status: Failed

An ordinance of the Township of Vernon, County of Sussex, State of New Jersey regarding zoning modifying permitted uses in the mountain resort zone

[January 10, 2012: This ordinance was defeated at the January 9, 2012 council meeting.]

[January 6, 2012: Action is scheduled to occur at the January 9, 2012 council meeting. Note that since the public hearing has already occurred, there will be no public comment period.]

[November 15, 2011: Originally up for introduction at the November 14, 2011 council meeting at which time it was determined that more information was needed. As a result, introduction of the ordinance was originally tabled.]

WHEREAS, the Township of Vernon has a Zoning Ordinance creating the Mountain Resort Zone;

WHEREAS, Ordinance #03-30 established a Mountain Creek Area Redevelopment Plan in the Mountain Resort Zone;

WHEREAS, both the Zoning Ordinance and Redevelopment Plan set forth the permitted uses in the Mountain Resort Zone;

WHEREAS, the Township Council desires to add Urgent Care Medical Offices as a permitted use in the Mountain Resort Zone under the Zoning Ordinance and the Redevelopment Plan;

WHEREAS, the Township Council believes that this use is consistent with the purposes of the Mountain Resort Zoning Ordinance and the Redevelopment Plan;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED by the Township Council of the Township of Vernon that Ordinance 06-35 is hereby supplemented and amended as follows:

  1. Section 4(B) of the Ordinance, “Principle Uses” shall be amended to include in the definition of a Mountain Resort, the term “Urgent Care Centers.”
  2. Section 4(C) (14) of the Ordinance, “Development Requirements” shall be amended to include a specific use and component of a Mountain Resort to be, “Urgent Care Centers, defined as urgent care medical facilities with ambulance services, medical offices, or other medical uses including doctor’s offices, and/or professional offices and all activities necessarily or customarily incident thereto.”

NOW THEREFORE IT BE FURTHER ORDAINED upon passage of first reading, this Ordinance shall be forwarded to the Land Use Board for advice and comment as required by the Municipal Land Use Law.