Ordinance 2473: Some Construction Code Official Responsibilities Given To Zoning Officer

Ordinance 2473: Some Construction Code Official Responsibilities Given To Zoning Officerthumbnail
By
Published: September 14, 2016 @ 6:00 AM EST

Ordinance 2473 – which was introduced at the August 21, 2016, Mayor & Council meeting – would move certain responsibilities from the Construction Code Official to the Zoning Officer.

The section of Roselle Park law, 40-701-C, will give the Zoning Officer the authority to waive a site plan review and approval. Currently, the Code Construction Official is the employee who makes such a determination. The new ordinance would also give the Zoning Officer the authority to issue a zoning permit which is not currently a responsibility listed for the Construction Code Official.

Both versions of Section C are shown below:

The Zoning Officer may issue a zoning permit and waive site plan review and approval for alterations to existing buildings where the alteration will not change exterior building dimensions, the use is permitted in the zone district, the alterations will not increase the parking requirements and/or the changes do not cause any other more stringent conditions to be imposed. The Zoning Officer, in order to make such determinations, may require the submission of any proofs, documentation, plans and the like which he deems necessary to determine compliance with these conditions. If the Zoning Officer is not satisfied as to an applicant’s fulfillment of such conditions or if he should determine that site plan review and approval is necessary, he shall not grant a waiver of site plan requirements.

(Proposed change)

The Construction Code Official may waive site plan review and approval for alterations to existing buildings where the alteration will not change exterior building dimensions, the use is permitted in the zone district, the alterations will not increase the parking requirements and/or the changes do not cause any other more stringent conditions to be imposed. The Construction Code Official, in order to make such determinations, may require the submission of any proofs, documentation, plans and the like which he deems necessary to determine compliance with these conditions. If the Construction Code Official is not satisfied as to an applicant’s fulfillment of such conditions or if he should determine that site plan review and approval is necessary, he shall not grant a waiver of site plan requirements.

(Existing law)

The ordinance is scheduled for a final vote to enact it into law at the September 15th Mayor & Council meeting.

A copy of Ordinance 2473 is available below:

Download File (PDF)