40:27-6.6 Review and approval of site plans for land development along county roads or affecting county drainage facilities.
8.The governing body of any county having a county planning board may provide for the review of site plans for land development along county roads or affecting county drainage facilities as provided in subsection e. of this section and for the approval of such development as hereinafter set forth and limited for the purpose of assuring a safe and efficient county road system. Such review and approval shall be in conformance with procedures and standards adopted by resolution or ordinance as appropriate of the governing body. Notice of the public hearing on a proposed resolution or ordinance of the governing body establishing procedures and standards to govern the review and regulation of land development along county roads or affecting county drainage facilities as provided in subsection e. of this section, and a copy of such resolution or ordinance, shall be given by delivery or by certified mail to the municipal clerk, secretary of the planning board and secretary of the board of adjustment of each municipality in the county at least 10 days prior to such hearing. These procedures and standards shall be limited to:
a.The submission of a site plan, prior to the issuance of a municipal building permit, drawn in accordance with standards in the resolution or ordinance for any proposed land development, excluding single family residential development but including proposed commercial, industrial, multifamily structures containing five or more units, or any other land development requiring an off-street parking area or producing surface runoff in excess of standards set forth in the site plan review and approval resolution or ordinance of the governing body.
b.The requirement of dedication of additional right-of-way in accordance with the county master plan adopted by the county planning board or an official county map adopted by the governing body. Where by reason of special or unusual conditions said total additional right-of-way is to be secured from just one side of an existing road, only one-half of the additional right-of-way may be required to be dedicated.
c.The requirement of physical improvements subject to recommendations of the county engineer relating to the safety and convenience of the traveling public, including drainage facilities, or other highway and traffic design features as may be deemed necessary on such county road or roads in accordance with the engineering and planning standards established in the site plan review and approval resolution or ordinance of the governing body.
d.The requirement of performance and payment guarantees and procedures for the release of same, maintenance bonds of not more than 2 years' duration from the date of acceptance of improvements, cash contributions, and agreements specifying minimum standards of construction for required improvements. Procedures for, and limitations on the requirement of such guarantees or cash contributions shall be governed by the provisions of this act.
e.The requirement of adequate drainage facilities and easements when, as determined by the county engineer in accordance with county-wide standards, the proposed site plan will cause storm water to drain either directly or indirectly to a county road or through any drainage-way, structure, pipe, culvert or facility for which the county is responsible for the construction, maintenance or proper functioning.
Site plans for land development not along a county road that include less than 1 acre of impervious surfaces are exempt from county site plan review.
f.For the purposes of any county site plan review, solar panels shall not be included in any calculation of impervious surface or impervious cover.
As used in this subsection, "solar panel" means an elevated panel or plate, or a canopy or array thereof, that captures and converts solar radiation to produce power, and includes flat plate, focusing solar collectors, or photovoltaic solar cells and excludes the base or foundation of the panel, plate, canopy, or array.
L.1968, c.285, s.8; amended 1981, c.50, s.1; 2010, c.4, s.8.
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