Land Development Board to Permit Informal Reviews

SOUTHAMPTON TOWNSHIP

ORDINANCE 2018-12

AMENDING CHAPTER 12 OF THE TOWNSHIP CODE GOVERNING

“LAND DEVELOPMENT” TO PERMIT INFORMAL REVIEW

 

            WHEREAS, the Township Planning Board currently lack the authority to consider informal reviews prior to a formal land use application; and

            WHEREAS, the Township Committee desires to amend the code to permit informal review process.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY ORDAINED that Chapter 12 is hereby amended as follows:

            Section One.

§ 12-10.6.  Informal Review. Establishment.

It is the right of any developer to request a pre-application conference prior to formal submission of an application for development.  At this conference, the developer shall meet with the applicable Board professionals or portion thereof as determined by the Planning Board Chairman or his or her designee.  The developer shall not be required to submit any fees for such informal review.  The developer shall not be bound by any concept plan for which review is requested, and the applicable Board shall not be bound by any such review.  The purposes of this conference shall be to review development ideas and concepts and point out any obvious problems and make suggestions as to revisions.  The land development ordinance requirements may be discussed with the developer to ensure that all applicable provisions including those for establishing an escrow account are understood and will be met.

            Section Two:  All Ordinances and provisions thereof inconsistent with the provisions of this Ordinance shall be and are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency

            Section Three:  If any section, paragraph, subdivision, clause or provision of this ordinance shall be adjudged invalid, such adjudication shall apply only to the section, paragraph, subdivision, clause or provision and the remainder of this ordinance shall be deemed valid and effective.

            Section Four: This ordinance shall take effect immediately upon final passage and publication according to law.

ACTION ON INTRODUCTION:

Motion made by:                                                                   

Motion seconded by:                                                             

VOTE:

Committeeman Heston:          Yes      No       Abstain           Not Present

Committeeman Mikulski:      Yes      No       Abstain           Not Present

Committeewoman Rossell:    Yes      No       Abstain           Not Present

Deputy Mayor Raftery:          Yes      No       Abstain           Not Present

Mayor Young, Sr.:                  Yes      No       Abstain           Not Present

ACTION ON ADOPTION (after public hearing)

Motion made by:                                                                   

Motion seconded by:                                                             

VOTE:

Committeeman Heston:          Yes      No       Abstain           Not Present

Committeeman Mikulski:      Yes      No       Abstain           Not Present

Committeewoman Rossell:    Yes      No       Abstain           Not Present

Deputy Mayor Raftery:          Yes      No       Abstain           Not Present

Mayor Young, Sr.:                  Yes      No       Abstain           Not Present

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CERTIFICATION

I HEREBY CERTIFY that the foregoing is a true copy of the ordinance that was introduced after first reading at a meeting of the Southampton Township Committee held on                     2018 and adopted after a public hearing at a meeting of the Southampton Township Committee held on                                                             2018.

 

                                                           

Kathleen D. Hoffman, RMC

Township Clerk/Administrator