Ordinance No. 20-22

Introduced: November 9, 2020
Public Hearing: November 23, 2020
Status: Adopted

An Ordinance of the Township of Vernon, County of Sussex, State of New Jersey, Amending Chapter 484 of the Municipal Code of the Township of Vernon Entitled "Soil Fill Placement"

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NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the by the Township Council of the Township of Vernon as follows:

SECTION 1. Chapter 484 of the Municipal Code of the Township of Vernon is hereby amended and supplemented as follows:

§ 484-4. Permit Required

No person shall fill or cause the placement of any soil on any premises in the Township of Vernon whether such fill be for sale, gift or otherwise, unless a permit therefore is first secured from the Township Zoning Officer and/or Township Engineer or the Township Land Use Board as hereinafter provided. A permit shall be required for the moving or placement of 100 cubic yards or more of soil or fill, in the aggregate, at any time. not be required for the moving or placement of fill of less than 100 cubic yards, in the aggregate, of soil.

§ 484-6. Rules of order and procedure governing Council meetings.

A. Application for a minor soil fill permit shall be filed with the Township Zoning officer who shall issue the permit based upon substantial compliance with the provisions of this chapter; provided, however, that the Township Zoning Officer and/or Township Engineer shall have the authority to deny a permit if he/she determines that the placement of fill would be detrimental to the health, welfare or safety of the general public. The denial shall be in writing setting forth reasons for same. In the event that the applicant is applying or has applied for more than one minor soil permit in a one-year period, for the same premises, the permit shall be reviewed by the Zoning Officer to determine if within that one-year period prior to the new application being made that the total soil fill will be in the aggregate 500 100 cubic yards or more. In the event that the soil fill will be 500 100 cubic yards or more in the aggregate, the applicant shall be required to apply for a major or minor soil permit in accordance with Chapter 484 of the Township Code. Action on an application for minor soil fill permit shall be taken within 20 business days of receipt of all required items.

SECTION 2. Each section of this ordinance is an independent section, and the holding of any section or part thereof to be unconstitutional, void or ineffective for any cause shall not be deemed to affect the validity of constitutionality of any other sections or parts thereof.

SECTION 3. Any ordinances or parts thereof in conflict with the provisions of this Ordinance are hereby repealed as to their inconsistencies only.

SECTION 4. This Ordinance shall take effect immediately upon final passage, approval, and publication by law.

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