Sei sulla pagina 1di 148

SUBDIVISIONANDLANDDEVELOPMENT

CHAPTER22

GENERALPROVISIONS

PART1

§22-104.InterpretationandConflict.

§22-103.ApplicationofRegulations.

§22-102.Purpose.

§22-101.ShortTitle.

DEFINITIONS

PART2

§22-202.Terminology.

§22-201.Construction.

SUBMISSIONPROCEDURES

PART3

§22-308.Modifications.

§22-307.TimeLimitationofPlanApproval.

§22-306.ReviewbyParkandRecreationBoard.

§22-305.MajorSubdivisionandLandDevelopmentProcedure.

§22-304.MinorSubdivisionProcedure.

§22-303.LotLineAdjustmentProcedure.

§22-302.FeeSchedule.

§22-301.GeneralProcedure.

PLANREQUIREMENTS

PART4

§22-406.TrafficImpactStudy.

§22-405.As-BuiltPlans.

§22-404.FinalPlan(Record).

§22-403.PreliminaryPlan.

§22-402.LotLineAdjustmentandMinorSubdivision.

§22-401.SketchPlan.

22:

1

6/14/2016

§22-409.WetlandDelineation.

§22-408.WaterResourcesImpactStudy.

§22-407.SewageFacilities.

GENERALDESIGNSTANDARDS

PART5

§22-528.TrafficCalming.

§22-527.Easements.

§22-526.Lighting.

§22-525.RecreationalFacilitiesandLand.

§22-524.Alleys.

§22-523.ParkingFacilities.

§22-522.MonumentsandMarkers.

§22-521.Utilities.

§22-520.SanitarySewageDisposal.

§22-519.WaterSupply,DistributionSystemsandFireProtection.

§22-518.ErosionandSedimentationControl.

§22-517.ExcavationandGrading.

§22-516.StormwaterManagementRequirements.

§22-515.LandscapingandStreetTrees.

§22-514.(Reserved)

§22-513.Sidewalks.

§22-512.Curbs.

§22-511.Driveways.

§22-510.StreetIntersections.

§22-509.StreetGrades.

§22-508.StreetAlignment.

§22-507.Cul-de-SacStreets.

§22-506.StreetClassificationandDesignStandards.

§22-505.Street;General.

§22-504.BlocksandLots.

§22-503.CommunityFacilitiesandOpenSpace.

§22-502.GeneralStandards.

§22-501.Application.

6/14/2016

22:

2

REQUIREDIMPROVEMENTSANDGENERALSTANDARDS

PART6

§22-606.GuarantiestoCompleteImprovementsandFinancial

§22-605.CompletionofImprovements.

§22-604.GeneralStandards.

§22-603.ConstructionofFacilities.

§22-602.RequiredImprovements.

§22-601.Intent.

Security.

§22-609.RemediestoEffectCompletionofImprovements.

§22-608.MaintenanceGuarantiesandFinancialSecurity.

§22-607.CompletionofImprovements.

ORDINANCEAMENDMENTS;PENALTIES

PART7

§22-703.Penalties.

§22-702.AmendmentHearings.

§22-701.EnactmentofAmendments.

APPENDICES

PART8

§22-801.Appendices

AppendixF

AppendixE

AppendixD

AppendixC

AppendixB

AppendixA

22:

3

6/14/2016

DEVELOPMENT

§22-101SUBDIVISIONANDLAND§22-102

GENERALPROVISIONS

PART1

DevelopmentOrdinance."

ThisChaptershallbeknownasthe"EastRockhillTownshipSubdivisionandLand

§22-101.ShortTitle.[Ord.158,12/20/1994,§101]

§22-102.Purpose.[Ord.158,12/20/1994,§102]

1.Theseregulationsareadoptedforthefollowingpurposes:

A.Toprotectandprovideforthepublichealth,safetyandgeneral

welfareofEastRockhillTownship.

SewageFacilitiesPlanofEastRockhillTownship.

TownshipinaccordancewiththeComprehensivePlanandAct537

B.ToguidethefuturegrowthanddevelopmentofEastRockhill

topreventovercrowdingofthelandandunduecongestionof

qualityofsame;tosecuresafetyfromfire,floodandotherdanger;and

C.Toprovideforadequatelight,air,water,privacyandtoimprove

population.

developmentofEastRockhillTownship.

RockhillTownshipandtoencouragetheorderlyandbeneficial

D.ToprotectthecharacterandsocialandeconomicstabilityofEast

andtominimizetheconflictsamongtheusesoflandandbuildings.

Townshipandthevalueofbuildingsandimprovementsupontheland

E.ToprotectandconservethevalueoflandthroughoutEastRockhill

otherpublicrequirementsandfacilities.

stormwatermanagement,schools,parks,playgrounds,recreationand

adequateandefficienttransportation,watersupply,sewerage,

F.Toguidepublicandprivatepolicyandactioninordertoprovide

appropriatetothevarioususesoflandandbuildingsandtoprovide

thestreetsandhighways,andthepedestriantrafficmovements

Townshiphavingparticularregardtotheavoidanceofcongestionin

andbuildingsandthecirculationoftrafficwithinEastRockhill

G.Toprovidethemostbeneficialrelationshipbetweentheusesofland

fortheproperlocationandwidthofstreetsandbuildinglines.

monumentingofsubdividedland.

anduseofland;andtoinsureproperlegaldescriptionsand

subdivisionandresubdivisionsinordertofurthertheorderlylayout

H.Toestablishreasonablestandardsofdesignandproceduresfor

22:

5

6/14/2016

§22-102EASTROCKHILLCODE§22-103

I.Toinsurethatpublicfacilitiesareavailableandwillhaveasufficient

capacitytoservetheproposedsubdivision.

managementofnaturalresourcesinordertopreservethecommunity

safeguardthewatertable;andtoencouragethewiseuseand

groundwater;toassuretheadequacyofdrainagefacilities;to

J.Topreventthepollutionofair,land,streams,lakes,pondsand

andvalueoftheland.

K.TocontrolstormwaterinamannerconsistentwiththeBucksCounty

StormwaterManagementPlan.

designatedfloodplaindistrictinordertopromotethegeneralhealth,

L.Toregulatethesubdivisionand/ordevelopmentoflandwithinany

welfareandsafetyofthecommunity.

servesuchusesbedesignedandinstalledtominimizeflooddamage.

buildingsitewithadequateaccess;andthatpublicfacilitieswhich

M.Torequirethateachsubdivisionlotinfloodproneareasincludeasafe

slopesandotherenvironmentalfeatures.

whichareunsuitableforusebecauseoftopography,wetlands,steep

developmentoflandwithinthedesignatedfloodplaindistricts;and

becauseoffloodingbyprohibitingtheimpropersubdivisionand/or

N.Toprotectindividualsfrombuyinglandswhichareunsuitableforuse

naturalfeatures.

Townshipandtoensureappropriatedevelopmentwithregardtothese

O.TopreservethenaturalbeautyandtopographyofEastRockhill

P.Toprovideforopenspacesthroughefficientdesignandlayoutofthe

land.

§22-103.ApplicationofRegulations.[Ord.158,12/20/1994,§103]

1.SubdivisionControl.

A.Nosubdivision,ashereindefined,ofanylot,tractorparcelofland

officeoftheRecorderofDeedsforBucksCounty.

hasbeenapprovedbytheBoardofSupervisorsandrecordedinthe

maybeerectedinasubdivision,unlessanduntilasubdivisionplan

anybuildinguponlandinasubdivisionmaybeissuedandnobuilding

inanysubdivisionmaybesoldandnopermittoerect,alterorrepair

exceptinstrictaccordancewiththeprovisionsofthisChapter.Nolot

thecommonuseofoccupantsofbuildingsabuttingortoabutthereon,

out,constructed,openedordedicatedforpublicuseortravel,orfor

watermainorotherfacilitiesinconnectiontherewithshallbelaid

shallbeeffectedandnostreet,alley,sanitarysewer,stormsewer,

6/14/2016

22:

6

DEVELOPMENT

§22-103SUBDIVISIONANDLAND§22-104

recordedattheofficeoftheBucksCountyRecorderofDeeds.

fromfurthersubdivisionbyanoteorrestrictiononaplanordeed

B.Thereshallbenosubdivisionofanylotwhichhasbeenrestricted

2.LandControlDevelopment.

paymentoffeesandchargesasestablishedbyresolutionoftheBoard

andimprovementsofrights-of-way,streetsandroads,andthe

belimitedto,thefilingofpreliminaryandfinalplats,thededication

regulationscontainedherein.Suchcomplianceshallinclude,butnot

A.Landdevelopment,ashereindefined,mustcomplywiththe

ofSupervisors.

thesameshallbeindicatedonthelanddevelopmentplan. anddensityrequirements,setbacks,parkingandotherfeatures,and

subjecttothezoningregulations[Chapter27]astheyapplytouse

unitandimprovementstopublicrights-of-way.Developmentsare

commonareas,animprovements,alleasementsappurtenanttoeach

andclearlydefineeachunitandshallindicatepubliceasements,

B.Landdevelopmentplansshallindicatethelocationofeachstructure

§22-104.InterpretationandConflict.[Ord.158,12/20/1994,§104]

1.Interpretation.IninterpretingandapplyingtheprovisionsofthisChapter,

protectionofthenaturalenvironment. publichealth,safety,comfort,convenience,andgeneralwelfareand theyshallbeheldtobetheminimumrequirementsforthepromotionof

2.ConflictwithPublicandPrivateProvisions.

oflaw,whetherlocal,StateorFederal,whicheverprovisionsaremore

Chapteroranyotherordinance,rule,orregulationorotherprovisions

restrictionsdifferentfromthoseimposedbyanyotherprovisionofthis

A.PublicProvisions.WhereanyprovisionofthisChapterimposes

restrictive,orimposehigherstandardsshallcontrol.

determinationsthereunder,thensuchprivateprovisionsshallbe

andsuchprivateprovisionsarenotinconsistentwiththisChapteror

ofSupervisorsinapprovingasubdivisionorinenforcingthisChapter,

requirementsoftheseregulations,orthedeterminationsoftheBoard

andobligationsmorerestrictive,orhigherstandardsthanthe

easement,covenantorprivateagreementorrestrictionimposeduties

requirementsofthisChaptershallgovern.Wheretheprovisionsofthe

easement,covenant,orotherprivateagreementorrestrictions,the

restrictiveorimposehigherstandardsorregulationsthansuch

provided,thatwheretheprovisionsofthisChapteraremore

easement,covenantofanyotherprivateagreementorrestriction;

B.PrivateProvisions.ThisChapterisnotintendedtoabrogateany

22:

7

6/14/2016

§22-104EASTROCKHILLCODE§22-104

madethereunder.

operativeandsupplementaltotheseregulationsanddeterminations

RockhillTownship,itsofficialsoremployees.

safetyoftheproposeduseandshallcreatenoliabilityuponEast

Townshiporbyanyofficialoremployeethereofthepracticabilityor

representation,guarantee,orwarrantyofanykindbyEastRockhill

withinanyidentifiedfloodplainareaordistrictshallnotconstitutea

anyproposedsubdivisionand/orlanddevelopmenttobelocated

C.MunicipalLiability.Thegrantofapermitorapprovalofaplanfor

6/14/2016

22:

8

DEVELOPMENT

§22-201SUBDIVISIONANDLAND§22-202

DEFINITIONS

PART2

mandatory;theword"may"isalwayspermissive.

gendershallincludethefeminineandtheneuter;theword"shall"isalways

future;thesingularnumbershallincludetheplural;wordsusedinthemasculine

chapter,havethemeaningshereinindicated.Thepresenttenseshallincludethe

Unlessotherwiseexpresslystated,thefollowingwordsshall,forthepurposeofthis

§22-201.Construction.[Ord.158,12/20/1994,§201]

Ord.241,7/17/2008]

§I,II;andby

§22-202.Terminology.[Ord.158,12/20/1994,§202;asamendedbyOrd.191,

4/18/2000,§I;byOrd.192,4/18/2000;byOrd.214,10/18/2005,§

currentlyforested.

AFFORESTATION—Theactorprocessofestablishingaforestonlandnot

AGRICULTURALSOILS—Shallberecognizedandclassifiedasfollows:

A.PrimeAgriculturalSoils.ThefollowingsoiltypesclassifiedintheSoil

Report,orasamended:

Agriculture,NaturalResourcesConservationService,September2002

SurveyofBucksCounty,Pennsylvania,U.S.Departmentof

EcBEdgemontchanneryloam,3%to8%slopes

DuBDuncannonsiltloam,3%to8%slopes

DuADuncannonsiltloam,0%to3%slopes

DfBDuffieldsiltloam,3%to8%slopes

DaBDelawareloam,3%to8%slopes

DaADelawareloam,0%to3%slopes

CmBClarksburgsiltloam,3%to8%slopes

CdBChestersiltloam,3%to8%slopes

CdAChestersiltloam,0%to3%slopes

BsBBrownsburgsiltloam,3%to8%slopes

BsABrownsburgsiltloam,0%to3%slopes

BrBBrecknockchannerysiltloam,3%to8%slopes

BeBBedingtonchannerysiltloam,3%to8%slopes

BeABedingtonchannerysiltloam,0%to3%slopes

ArBArendtsvillegravellysiltloam,3%to8%slopes

AlBAltongravellyloam,3%to8%slopes

AlAAltongravellyloam,0%to3%slopes

SymbolSoilName

Manuscript

22:

9

6/14/2016

§22-202EASTROCKHILLCODE§22-202

WaBWashingtonsiltloam,3%to8%slopes

RoRowlandsiltloam

ReAReadingtonsiltloam,0%to3%slopes

RaBRaritansiltloam,3%to8%slopes

RaARaritansiltloam,0%to3%slopes

PnBPenn-Lansdalecomplex,3%to8%slopes

PeBPennchannerysiltloam,3%to8%slopes

PeAPennchannerysiltloam,0%to3%slopes

NbBNeshaminysiltloam,3%to8%slopes

MIlMountLucassiltloam,3%to8%slopes

MlAMountLucassiltloam,0%to3%slopes

MdAMattapexsiltloam,0%to3%slopes

McBMatapeakesiltloam,3%to8%slopes

McAMatapeakesiltloam,0%to3%slopes

MaBManorloam,3%to8%slopes

LtLindenloam

LmBLehighchannerysiltloam,3%to8%slopes

LmALehighchannerysiltloam,0%to3%slopes

LkALawrencevillesiltloam,0%to3%slopes

LgBLansdaleloam,3%to8%slopes

LgALansdaleloam,0%to3%slopes

GrBGlenvillesiltloam,3%to8%slopes

GrAGlenvillesiltloam,0%to3%slopes

GlBGladstonegravellysiltloam,3%to8%slopes

FoBFountainvillesiltloam,3%to8%slopes

FoAFountainvillesiltloam,0%to3%slopes

SymbolSoilName

Manuscript

DepartmentofAgriculture,NaturalResourcesConservationService,

classifiedintheSoilSurveyofBucksCounty,Pennsylvania,U.S.

B.AgriculturalSoilsofStatewideImportance.Thefollowingsoiltypes

September2002Report,orasamended:

AmBAmellsiltloam,3%to8%slopes

AmAAmellsiltloam,0%to3%slopes

AbCAbbottstownsiltloam,8%to15%slopes

AbBAbbottstownsiltloam,3%to8%slopes

AbAAbbottstownsiltloam,0%to3%slopes

SymbolSoilName

Manuscript

6/14/2016

22:

10

DEVELOPMENT

§22-202SUBDIVISIONANDLAND§22-202

CyCCulleoka-weikertchannerysiltloam,8%to15%

CyBCulleoka-weikertchannerysiltloam,0%to3%slopes

CdCChestersiltloam,8%to15%slopes

CbBChalfontsiltloam,3%to8%slopes

CbAChalfontsiltloam,0%to3%slopes

BwBBuckinghamsiltloam,3%to8%slopes

BsCBrownsburgsiltloam,8%to15%slopes

BrCBrecknockchannerysiltloam,8%to15%slopes

BeCBedingtonchannerysiltloam,8%to15%slopes

ArCArendtsvillegravellysiltloam,8%to15%slopes

AmCAmellsiltloam,8%to15%slopes

SymbolSoilName

Manuscript

slopes

PkDPenn-klinesvillechannerysiltloam,15%to25%

PkCPenn-klinesvillechannerysiltloam,8%to15%slopes

PkBPenn-klinesvillechannerysiltloam,3%to8%slopes

PeCPennchannerysiltloam,8%to15%slopes

NkCNockamixonsiltloam,8%to15%slopes

NkBNockamixonsiltloam,3%to8%slopes

NkANockamixonsiltloam,0%to3%slopes

NbCNeshaminysiltloam,8%to15%slopes

MlCMountlucassiltloam,8%to15%slopes

MaCManorloam,8%to15%slopes

LmCLehighchannerysiltloam,8%to15%slopes

LkBLawrencevillesiltloam,3%to8%slopes

LgCLansdaleloam,8%to15%slopes

KlBKlinesvilleverychannerysiltloam,3%to8%slopes

HoHollysiltloam,0%to8%slopes

importance) HaHatborosiltloam(Farmlandofstatewide

GlCGladstonegravellysiltloam,8%to15%slopes

FoCFountainvillesiltloam,8%to15%slopes

EcCEdgmontchanneryloam,8%to15%slopes

DgCDuffield-rydersiltloams,8%to15%slopes

slopes

PnCPenn-lansdalecomplexchannerysiltloam,8%to15%

slopes

ReBReadingtonsiltloam,3%to8%slopes

RaCRaritansiltloam,8%to15%slopes

22:

11

6/14/2016

§22-202EASTROCKHILLCODE§22-202

WeBWeikertchannerysiltloan,0%to8%slopes

WaCWashingtonsiltloam,8%to15%slopes

StCSteinsburggravellyloam,8%to15%slopes

StBSteinsburggravellyloam,3%to8%slopes

RlCReavillechannerysiltloam,8%to15%slopes

RlBReavillechannerysiltloam,3%to8%slopes

RlAReavillechannerysiltloam,0%to3%slopes

SymbolSoilName

Manuscript

astreet.

assatisfyingtherequirementsofTownshipordinancesrelatingtofrontageon

twoormoreproperties.Frontageonsucharight-of-wayshallnotbeconstrued

whichservesasthesecondarymeansofvehicularaccesstothesideorrearof

ALLEY—Astripoflandoverwhichthereisapublicorprivateright-of-way

assigns.

filedanapplicationfordevelopmentincludinghisheirs,successorsand

APPLICANT—Alandowner,ordeveloper,ashereinafterdefined,whohas

plan.

approvalofasubdivisionplatorplanorfortheapprovalofadevelopment

includingbutnotlimitedtoanapplicationforabuildingpermit,forthe

theBucksCountyCourthousepriortostartofconstructionordevelopment

tentative,preliminaryorfinalrequiredtobefiled,approvedandrecordedat

APPLICATIONFORDEVELOPMENT—Everyapplication,whether

architecturalelements.

BERM—Anearthmoundwhichphysicallyblocksviewswithoutusing

alongthecenterlineofastreetbetweencenterlinesofintersectingstreets.

BLOCK—Atractoflandboundedbystreets.Blocklengthshallbemeasured

manufacturedhomesandtrailerstobeusedforhumanhabitation.

includingcoveredporchesorbaywindowsandchimneys.Includedshallbeall

intendedforshelter,housingorenclosureofpersons,animalsorchattelsand

BUILDING—Anystructurehavingaroofsupportedbycolumnsorwallsand

pavedorstonedanddesignedorintendedforvehicularuse.

CARTWAYORROADWAY—Theportionofastreetright-of-waynormally

theintersectionofthestreetright-of-waylines.

intersectiondefinedbylinesofsightbetweenpointsatagivendistanceform

CLEARSIGHTTRIANGLE—Anareaofunobstructedvisionatstreet

combinationoflandandwaterwithinadevelopmentsiteanddesignedand

COMMONOPENSPACE—Aparceloflandoranareaofwater,ora

6/14/2016

22:

12

DEVELOPMENT

§22-202SUBDIVISIONANDLAND§22-202

streets,off-streetparkingareasandareassetasideforpublicfacilities.

intendedfortheuseorenjoymentofresidentsofadevelopmentnotincluding

commonelement.

consistofownershipoftheunittogetherwithanundividedinterestinthe

dwelling,providesforseparateownershipforeachunit,titleofwhichshall

notalanduse)amethodofownershipwhich,whenappliedtoamultifamily

CONDOMINIUMANDCOOPERATIVE—(Anownershiparrangementand

CONSERVATIONDISTRICT—BucksCountyConservationDistrict.

COUNTY—TheCountyofBucks,Pennsylvania.

CountyofBucks.

COUNTYPLANNINGCOMMISSION—ThePlanningCommissionofthe

crossesacartway.

CROSSWALK—Aright-of-wayoreasementforpedestriantravelwhich

terminationattheotherinavehicularturnaround.

CUL-DESAC—Astreetintersectinganotherstreetatoneendand

workswhichconveysurfacewater.

CULVERT—Apipe,conduitorsimilarstructureincludingappurtenant

27].Itshallbeexpressedindwellingunitsperacre.

siteareaasdeterminedbyTownshipZoningOrdinanceregulations[Chapter

DENSITY—Themeasureofthenumberofdwellingunitsperunitofbase

subdivisionandlanddevelopmentisdeveloped.

establishingminimumormaximumstandardsandalayoutbywhicha

DESIGNSTANDARDS—Regulationsadoptedpursuanttothischapter

24hours)andusedincomputingstormwatermanagementcontrolsystem.

measuredinprobabilityofoccurrence(i.e.,fifty-yearstorm)andduration(i.e.,

DESIGNSTORM—Themagnitudeofprecipitationfromastormevent

temporarilystoringtherunoffandreleasingitatapredeterminedrate.

DETENTIONBASIN—Abasindesignedtoretardstormwaterrunoffby

oflandoralanddevelopment.

permissionofsuchlandownerwhomakesorcausestobemadeasubdivision

DEVELOPER—Anylandowner,agentofsuchlandownerortenantwiththe

orotherstructures,mobilehomes,streetsandotherpaving,utilities,mining,

estate,includingbutnotlimitedtotheconstructionorplacementofbuildings

DEVELOPMENT—Anyman-madechangetoimprovedorunimprovedreal

22:

13

6/14/2016

§22-202EASTROCKHILLCODE§22-202

subdivisionofland.

dredging,filling,grading,excavation,ordrillingoperationsandthe

inthisdefinition.

usedinthischaptershallmeanthewrittenandgraphicmaterialsreferredto

spaceandpublicutilities.Thephrase"provisionsofdevelopmentplan"when

densityofdevelopment,streets,waysandparkingfacilities,commonopen

touse,locationandbulkofbuildingsandotherstructures,intensityofuseor

plannedresidentialdevelopment,aplatofsubdivision,allcovenantsrelating

DEVELOPMENTPLAN—Theprovisionsfordevelopmentincludinga

conveying,divertingorcontrollingsurfacewaterorgroundwater.

orotherstructuredesigned,intendedorconstructedforthepurposeof

DRAINAGEFACILITY—Anyditchgutter,swale,culvert,basin,stormsewer

thereintosafeguardthepublicagainstflooddamageandunnaturalerosion.

watercourseforpreservingthechannelandprovidingfortheflowifwater

stormwatersewersordrainageditchesorrequiredalonganaturalstreamor

DRAINAGERIGHT-OF-WAY—Thelandsrequiredfortheinstallationof

streetandaprivateparkingareaorprivategarage.

DRIVEWAY—Aprivatevehicularpassagewayprovidingaccessbetweena

residentialclub,motel,motorcourtandthelike.

excludinghotel,roominghouse,touristhome,institutionalhome,guesthouse,

purposescontainingoneormoredwellingunitsonasingleparcelofland

DWELLING—Abuildingdesignedandoccupiedexclusivelyforresidential

beusedforliving,sleeping,cookingandeatingbyonefamily.

buildingandformingasinglehabitableunitwithfacilitiesuseorintendedto

DWELLINGUNIT—Anyroomorgroupofroomslocatedwithinaresidential

corporationorapersonforaspecifiedpurpose.

EASEMENT—Agrantfortheuseofaparceloflandbythepublic,a

CommonwealthofPennsylvania.

ENGINEER—Aregisteredprofessionalengineerlicensedassuchinthe

othergeologicalagents.

EROSION—Theremovalofsoilparticlesbytheactionofwater,wind,iceor

relocatedorbulldozed;andshallincludetheconditionsresultingtherefrom.

similarmaterialisduginto,cut,quarried,uncovered,removed,displaced,

EXCAVATION—Anyactbywhichearth,sand,gravel,rockoranyother

FILL—

placed,pushed,dumped,pulled,transportedormovedtoanewlocation

A.Anyactbywhichearth,sand,gravel,rockoranyothermaterialis

6/14/2016

22:

14

DEVELOPMENT

§22-202SUBDIVISIONANDLAND§22-202

B.Thedifferenceinelevationbetweenapointontheoriginalgroundanda

andshallincludetheconditionsresultingtherefrom.

abovethenaturalsurfaceofthegroundorontopofastrippedsurface

designatedpointofhigherelevationonthefinalgroundelevation.

C.Thematerialusedtofill.

agreements.

performancebonds,escrowagreements,andothersimilarcollateralorsurety

Supervisorsapprovesafinalsubdivisionorlanddevelopmentplanincluding

requirementthatcertainimprovementsbemadebeforetheBoardof

FINANCIALSECURITY—Anyapprovedsecuritywhichmaybeinlieuofa

FLOOD—Atemporaryinundationofnormallydrylandareas.

FloodplainArea.[AddedbyOrd.No.279,2/10/2015]

Allareasinundatedbytheone-hundred-yearfloodshallbeincludedinthe floodplainstudyshallbesubjecttothereviewandapprovaloftheTownship. studies,shallbeusedtodelineatetheone-hundred-yearfloodplain.The professionalengineerexpertinthepreparationofhydrologicandhydraulic afloodplainidentificationstudy.Thestudy,preparedbyaregistered notbeendelineatedbytheFloodInsuranceStudy,theapplicantshallsubmit wheretheone-hundred-yearfloodplain(one-percentannualchanceflood)has FloodInsuranceStudy,and,forareasabuttingstreamsandwatercourses most-recentrevisionthereof,includingalldigitaldatadevelopedaspartofthe andissuedbytheFederalEmergencyManagementAgency(FEMA),orthe

accompanyingFloodInsuranceRateMaps(FIRMs),datedMarch16,2015,

floodhazardareas(SFHAs)intheFloodInsuranceStudy(FIS)andthe

FLOODPLAIN—AnyareasofEastRockhillTownshipclassifiedasspecial

1

individualtreeswhichmeasureatleast10dbhandformacontiguouscanopy.

measuredfromthedriplineoftheoutertrees.Forestisalso10ormore

dbh(diameteratbreastheight)or41/2feetabovetheground.Forestshallbe

orlargelymaturetreesinwhichthelargesttreesmeasureatleastsixinches

FOREST(WOODLANDS)—Areascomprisedofoneormoreacresofmature

BucksCounty,Pennsylvania.

GOVERNINGBODY—TheBoardofSupervisorsofEastRockhillTownship,

orpipe,specifiedinpercent.

GRADE—Theslopeofastreet,otherpublicway,landarea,drainagefacility

subsurfacedrainagefacilities,describedbygrades,contoursandtopography.

featuresandproposedgrading,includingexistingandproposedsurfaceand

GRADINGANDDRAINAGEPLAN—Aplanshowingallexistingground

area.

Thisordinancealsorepealedthedefinitionsfor“
1

floodplain(generalfloodplain),

”and“

identifiedfloodplain

floodplainsoils,

”“

floodproofing,

”“

floodway,

”“

floodwayfringe,

22:

15

6/14/2016

§22-202EASTROCKHILLCODE§22-202

GROUNDWATER—Naturalundergroundwatersupplies.

impervioussurfaces.

beimperviouswithinthemeaningofthisdefinitionwillbeclassifiedas

definition.Inaddition,otherareasdeterminedbytheTownshipEngineerto

equivalentsurfacesshallbeconsideredimpervioussurfaceswithinthis

swimmingpoolsandanyareasinconcrete,asphalt,packedstoneorother

andsurfacewater.Allbuildings,parkingareas,driveways,roads,sidewalks,

IMPERVIOUSSURFACE—Thosesurfaceswhichdonotabsorbprecipitation

Township.

sealedbyalicensedprofessionalengineerwhendeemednecessarybythe

Studiesrequiringengineeringcalculationsshallbeprepared,signedand

geologicalstudiesforwatersupply,sewagefacilitiesalternativesstudy,etc.

wetlandstudies,erosionandsedimentationpollutioncontrolnarrative,

limitedtotrafficstudy,stormwatermanagementstudy,floodplainstudy,

IMPROVEMENTCONSTRUCTIONDOCUMENTS—Includesbutarenot

crosswalks,driveways,culvertsandstreetshadetrees.

electricservice,gasservice,sanitarysewers,stormdrains,sidewalks,

tograding,pavingcurbing,streetlightsandsigns,firehydrants,watermains,

requiredtorenderlandsuitablefortheuseintended,includingbutnotlimited

IMPROVEMENTS—Thosephysicaladditions,installationsandchanges

LANDDEVELOPMENT—Anyofthefollowingactivities:

building. building,onalotorlotssubordinatetoanexistingprincipal

(2)Theadditionofaresidentialaccessorybuilding,includingfarm

acondominium. thanthreeresidentialunitsunlesssuchunitsareintendedtobe dwellingorsingle-familysemidetacheddwellingintonotmore

(1)Theconversionofanexistingsingle-familydwelling,detached

C.Landdevelopmentdoesnotincludedevelopmentwhichinvolves:

B.Asubdivisionofland.

otherfeatures. commonareas,leaseholds,condominiums,buildinggroupsor prospectiveoccupantsbymeansof,orforthepurposeofstreets, cumulatively,betweenoramongtwoormoreexistingor

(2)Thedivisionorallocationoflandorspace,whetherinitiallyor

ofoccupantsortenure. nonresidentialbuildingonalot,orlotsregardlessofthenumber whetherproposedinitiallyorcumulatively,orasingle

(1)Agroupoftwoormoreresidentialornonresidentialbuildings,

parcelsoflandforanypurposeinvolving:

A.Theimprovementofoneortwoormorecontiguouslots,tractsor

6/14/2016

22:

16

DEVELOPMENT

§22-202SUBDIVISIONANDLAND§22-202

beenapprovedbytheproperauthorities. amusementparkuntilinitialplansfortheexpandedareahave exclusionshallnotapplytonewlyacquiredacreagebyan exclusionshallnotapplytonewlyacquiredacreagebyan alocationforpermanentamusementstructuresorrides.This amusementparkisdefinedasatractorareausedprincipallyas amusementpark.Forthepurposesofthissubsection,an confinesofanenterprisewhichwouldbeconsideredan

(3)Theadditionorconversionofbuildingsorrideswithinthe

unit.

otherwiseaspermittedbylawandtobeused,developedorbuiltuponasa

LOT—Adesignatedparcel,tractorareaoflandestablishedbyaplator

lotlineandtheoppositerearlotlineorstreetline. onlyonesidelotline,lotwidthshallbemeasuredbetweensuchside therequiredminimumbuildingsetbackline.Inacasewherethereis LOT,WIDTH—Thedistancemeasuredbetweenthesidelotlinesat qualifyasacornerlot. LOT,TRIANGULAR—Alothavingthreelotlinesbutwhichdoesnot approximatelyparallelstreets. LOT,THROUGH—Aninteriorlothavingfrontageontwoparallelor abutsupontwostreets. LOT,REVERSE-FRONTAGE—Alot(excludingcornerlots)which

27].

ofthezoningdistrictunderthecurrentZoningOrdinance.[Chapter

ordinance[Chapter27]butwhichfailstoconformtotherequirements

waslawfulpriortotheadoptionoramendmentoftherelevantzoning LOT,NONCONFORMING—Alot,theareaordimensionof,which measuredattherequiredbuildingsetbackline. LOT,MINIMUMWIDTH—Theminimumrequiredlotwidth

theZoningOrdinance[Chapter27].

exceptiontotheminimumlotwidthrequirementsunder§27-1505of

LOT,LANE(FLAGLOT)—Alotwhichmeetsthecriteriaforan street. LOT,INTERIOR—Alot,thesidelotlinesofwhichdonotabutona RecorderofDeeds. LOTOFRECORD—Alotwhichhasbeenrecordedintheofficeofthe sideyards. meandistancefromthestreetlinetothepointofintersectionofthe tothesidelinesofthelot.Lotdepthfortriangularlotsshallbethe lineofthelottoitsoppositerearlinemeasuredinadirectionparallel LOT,DEPTH—Themeandistancefromtheultimateright-of-way

angleoflessthan135

intersectionofthesidelotlineswiththestreetlinesintersectatan curbatthepointsbeginningwithinthelotoratthepointsof streetorstreetsshallbeconsideredacornerlotifthetangenttothe attheintersectionoftwostreetlines.Alotabuttinguponacurved

LOT,CORNER—Alotwhichhasaninteriorangleoflessthan135

°

°

.

22:

17

6/14/2016

§22-202EASTROCKHILLCODE§22-202

creationofanyadditionallots.

propertyboundariesbetweentwoormoreexistinglotsandnotresultinginthe

LOTLINEADJUSTMENT—Aminorsubdivisionoflandresultinginrevised

chapter.

theTownshipforthemaintenanceofanyimprovementsrequiredbythis

MAINTENANCEGUARANTEE—Anysecuritywhichmaybeacceptedby

subdivisionorlotlineadjustment.

MAJORSUBDIVISION—Anysubdivisionnotclassifiedasaminor

unitshallmeetallapplicablebuildingcodesineffect.

foundationandmadeofoneormoresectionsbuiltinafactory.Thecomplete

MANUFACTURED/MODULARHOME—Adwellinguniterectedona

landbyanymeansintotwolotsorless.

MINORSUBDIVISION—Anydivisionorredivisionofalot,tractorparcelof

constructedtothatitmaybeusedwithoutapermanentfoundation.

exceptforminorandincidentalunpackingandassemblyoperationsand

repeatedtowing,whicharrivesatasitecompleteandreadyforoccupancy

tobejoinedintooneintegralunitcapableofagainbeingseparatedfor

permanentoccupancy,containedinoneunit,orintwoormoreunitsdesigned

MOBILEHOME—Atransportable,single-familydwellingintendedfor

theerectionsthereonofasinglemobilehome.

withthenecessaryutilityconnectionsandotherappurtenancesnecessaryfor

MOBILEHOMELOT—Aparceloflandinamobilehomepark,improved

lotsfortheplacementthereonofmobilehomes.

beensodesignatedandimprovedthatitcontainstwoormoremobilehome

MOBILEHOMEPARK—Aparcelorcontiguousparcelsoflandwhichhas

AuthorityActof1945."

totheActofMay2,1945(P.L.382,No.164),knownasthe"Municipalities

MUNICIPALAUTHORITY—Abodypoliticandcorporatecreatedpursuant

pursuantto§1201oftheSecondClassTownshipCode,53P.S.§66201.

suchintheCommonwealthofPennsylvaniaandappointedbytheTownship

MUNICIPALENGINEER—Aregisteredprofessionalengineerlicensedas

P.L.805,asamended.

MUNICIPALITIESPLANNINGCODE—ActofAssemblyofJuly31,1968,

eachyear,althoughthefloodmayoccurinanyyear).

occuronceevery100years(i.e.,thathasaone-percentchanceofoccurring

ONE-HUNDRED-YEARFLOOD—Afloodthat,ontheaverage,islikelyto

6/14/2016

22:

18

DEVELOPMENT

§22-202SUBDIVISIONANDLAND§22-202

ofrightsandduties.

oranyotherlegalentitywhatsoeverwhichisrecognizedbylawasthesubject

corporation,firm,trust,estate,municipality,governmentalunit,publicutility

PERSON—Anindividual,partnership,publicorprivateassociationor

RecorderofDeeds.

submittedfornecessarysignaturesandrecordingwiththeBucksCounty

exactcopyoftheapprovedfinalplanonopaquelinenofstandardsizeshallbe

lightsandallundergroundandabovegroundutilityconduitsandpoles).An

streets,drainagefacilities,sanitarysewers,watermains,firehydrants,street

sectionsofstreetsandthehorizontalandverticaldetails(planprofilesofall

alicensedengineerwhereapplicable.Finalplanmustshowtypicalcross-

Thefinalplanshallincludeimprovementconstructiondocumentspreparedby

informationpertainingtothestreetandlotsubdivisionorlanddevelopment.

easements,lotdimensionswithbearings,lotnumbersandanyotherrelevant

orsurveyor,preparedforofficialrecording,showingright-of-waylines,

PLAN,FINAL—Acompleteandexactplanpreparedbyalicensedengineer

andallundergroundandabovegroundutilityconduitsandpoles).

drainagefacilities,sanitarysewers,watermains,firehydrants,streetlights

streetsandthehorizontalandverticaldetails(planprofilesofallstreets,

(whereapplicable).Preliminaryplanmustshowtypicalcross-sectionsofthe

includeimprovementconstructiondocumentspreparedbyalicensedengineer

considerationpriortopreparationofafinalplan.Preliminaryplanshall

withinandadjacenttothesubdivisionorlanddevelopmentasabasisfor

featuresofatractanditssurroundingsandproposedstreetandlotlayout

engineerand/orregisteredprofessionallandsurveyorshowingtheexisting

PLAN,PRELIMINARY—Aplanpreparedbyaregisteredprofessional

representativesoftheTownshipandthesubdividerorlanddeveloper.

landdevelopment,tobeusedasthebasisofinformaldiscussionsbetween

tractanditssurroundingsandagenerallayoutoftheproposedsubdivisionor

PLAN,SKETCH—Aninformalplanindicatingsalientexistingfeaturesofa

constructionincludingfinalstabilization.

scheduling,toassureerosionandsedimentcontrolduringallphasesof

andsedimentduringconstructionwhichshallprovideallsteps,including

approvedbytheBucksCountyConservationDistrictforcontrollingerosion

PLAN,SOILEROSIONANDSEDIMENTATIONCONTROL—Aplan

Commission.

PLANNINGCOMMISSION—TheEastRockhillTownshipPlanning

preliminaryorfinal.

PLAT—Amaporplanofsubdivisionorlanddevelopmentwhethersketch,

andanydrainageorutilityeasementareastobededicatedtotheTownship.

facilities;allstreet,sidewalk,curborotherroadwayfacilitiestobededicated;

recreationalareas;anywaterorsewercollection,transportationortreatment

PUBLICFACILITIES—Anyparks,playgrounds,trails,pathsorother

22:

19

6/14/2016

§22-202EASTROCKHILLCODE§22-202

constructedanddedicatedtotheTownship.

Anypublicimprovementsrequiredbythischapterorotherwisetobe

thischapter.

informandobtainpubliccomment,priortotakingactioninaccordancewith

BoardofSupervisorsorPlanningCommissionoftheTownship,intendedto

PUBLICHEARING—Aformalmeetingheldpursuanttopublicnoticebythe

3,1986(P.L.388,No.84),knownastheSunshineAct,53P.S.§271etseq.

PUBLICMEETING—AforumheldpursuanttonoticeundertheActofJuly

daysfromthedateofthehearing.

morethan30daysandthesecondpublicationshallnotbelessthanseven

ofthemattertobeconsideredatthehearing.Thefirstpublicationshallnotbe

noticeshallstatethetimeandplaceofthehearingandtheparticularnature

weeksinanewspaperofgeneralcirculationinEastRockhillTownship.Such

PUBLICNOTICE—Noticepublishedonceeachweekfortwosuccessive

recreationfacilitiesrequiredby§22-525ofthischapter:

RECREATIONFACILITIES—Thefollowingdefinitionsapplytothe

preschoolchildrenunderthesupervisionofparentsorguardian.

TOTLOT—Aconfined,developed,playareaprimarilyforuseby

standardsizedcourtarea,posts,netandfencingarounditsperimeter.

TENNISCOURT—Acompletetennisfacility,includingpaved,

facilitiesandappropriatemechanicalequipment.

pool,surroundingpaveddeck,lawnarea,lifeguard,andbathroom

SWIMMINGPOOL—Acompleteswimmingfacilityincludingthe

conduct.

largelawnareaawayfromhomesorotherbuildingsfortheirproper

recreationpurposessuchaballgameandotheractivitiesrequiringa

developmentforneighborhoodresidentstouseforinformal,active

PLAYFIELD—Acommonareawithinasubdivisionorland

atbothendsofthecourt.

paved,standardsizedcourtareawithposts,backboardsandbaskets

BASKETBALLCOURT—Acompletebasketballfacilityincluding

forestedland.

REFORESTATION—Theactorprocessofrestoringaforestonpreviously

properties.

buildingpurposesseparatingastreetoraproposedstreetfromotheradjacent

RESERVESTRIP—Anarrowparcelofgroundhavinginadequateareafor

accordancewiththeapprovedplan.

proposestochangepropertylinesand/orpublicrights-of-waynotinstrict

whichhasbeenapprovedbytheBoardofSupervisorswhichchangesor

RESUBDIVISION—Anysubdivisionortransferoflandlaidoutonaplan

6/14/2016

22:

20

DEVELOPMENT

§22-202SUBDIVISIONANDLAND§22-202

apermanentpoolisestablished.

RETENTIONBASIN—Abasindesignedtoretainstormwaterrunoffsothat

street,sidewalk,alley,utilitiesorothersimilaruse.

RIGHT-OF-WAY—Astripoflandoccupiedorintendedtobeoccupiedbya

futurestreetimprovements.

necessarytheTownshipasappropriatetoprovideadequatewidthfor

FUTURE(ULTIMATE)RIGHT-OF-WAY—Theright-of-waydeemed

currentlyinexistence.

bythecommonwealthorotherappropriategoverningauthorityand

EXISTINGRIGHT-OF-WAY—Thelegalright-of-wayasestablished

thesurfaceoftheland;thatpartofprecipitationwhichflowsovertheland.

watershedafterafallofrainorsnowthatdoesnotenterthesoilbutrunsoff

RUNOFF—Thesurfacewaterdischargeorrateofdischargeofagiven

water.

suspension,hasbeentransportedorhasbeenmovedfromitssiteoforiginby

SEDIMENT—Solidmaterial,bothmineralandorganic,thatisin

referredtoassediment.

Oncethismatterisdepositedorremainssuspendedinwater,itisusually

accumulatedordepositedbythemovementofwindandwaterorbygravity.

SEDIMENTATION—Theprocessbywhichmineralororganicmaterialis

withPennDOTForm408.

SELECTEARTHBACKFILL—Crushedstonebackfillgradedinaccordance

of-way,dependingontheapplicablestreet,roadorhighway.

applicablezoningdistrict,ortheminimumdistancefromtheultimateright-

buildingmustbeheldbackfromanadjacentlotline,dependingonthe

SETBACK(BUILDINGSETBACKLINE)—Theminimumdistancethata

industrialwasteononeormoreofthelotsoratanyothersite.

fromtwoormorelotsandforthetreatmentordisposalofthesewageor

thecollectionofsewageornonhazardousindustrialwastesofaliquidnature

SEWER,COMMUNITY—Asystem,whetherpubliclyorprivatelyowned,for

siteforfinaldisposal.

soilorintowatersofthecommonwealthorbymeansofconveyancetoanother

asinglelotandcollectinganddisposingofsewageinwholeorinpartintothe

SEWER,INDIVIDUAL—Asystemofpiping,tanksorotherfacilitiesserving

alleysanddrivewaysshallbemeasured(unobstructed)fromapoint10feet

Manual,Part2,Publication13.Sightdistanceforintersectionofstreets,

regulatedbyPennsylvaniaCode,Title67,Chapter441,andPennDOTDesign

distance,passingsightdistanceanddecisionsitedistanceasdefinedand

SIGHTDISTANCE—Includessafesightdistance,safestoppingsite

22:

21

6/14/2016

§22-202EASTROCKHILLCODE§22-202

surfacetoanotherpointsixinchesabovethepavementsurface.

backfromedgeofpavementataheightof31/2feetabovethepavement

intendedtobesubdividedintooneormorelots.

SITE—Aparcelorparcelsoflandintendedtohaveoneormorebuildingsor

horizontaldistance.

expressedinapercentagebaseduponverticaldifferenceinfeetper100feetof

surfacemakesananglewiththeplaneofthehorizon.Slopesareusually

SLOPE—Thefaceofanembankmentofcutsection;anygroundwhose

purposeofdeterminingsuitabilityofsoilforon-sitesewagedisposal.

absorptioncapacityofsoiltoaspecifieddepthinagivenlocationforthe

SOIL,PERCOLATIONTEST—Afieldtestconductedtodeterminethe

thannone.[AddedbyOrd.279,2/10/2015]

(http:/websoilsurvey.nrcs.usda.gov/),assoilshavingafloodfrequencyother

NaturalResourcesConservationService,WebSoilSurvey

OfficialSoilSurveyprovidedbytheUnitedStatesDepartmentofAgriculture,

SOILSONFLOODPLAIN—Areassubjecttoperiodicfloodinglistedinthe

improvements.Thetermshallnotincludetheinterstatehighwaysystem.

appurtenances,includingbridges,rights-of-wayandtrafficcontrol

highwayplanortheOfficialZoningMap,togetherwithallnecessary

privatewhichareidentifiedonthelegallyadoptedTownshipstreetor

intendedtobeusedbyvehiculartrafficorpedestrianswhetherpublicor

highway,freeway,parkway,lane,viaduct,alleyoranyotherwaysusedor

STREET,ROADORHIGHWAY—Includesstreet,avenue,boulevard,road,

andcontrolofintersectionswiththearterialstreet.

adjacenttoarterialstreets,providingaccesstoabuttingproperties

MARGINALACCESSSTREETS—Minorstreets,paralleland

toabuttingproperties.

LOCALACCESSSTREETS—Thoseusedprimarilytoprovideaccess

andterminatedattheotherbyavehicularturnaround.

CUL-DE-SAC—Aminorstreetintersectionanotherstreetatoneend

principalorminorarterials.

plants,offices,commercialfacilitiesandwarehousesnotservedby

generatorssuchalocalelementaryschools,smallindividualindustrial

access,neighborhoodpenetrationandwhichserveminortraffic

travelmobility,whichischaracterizedbylowtravelspeeds,fullland

COLLECTORSTREETS—Streetswhichgiveminimalemphasisto

PennsylvaniaDepartmentofTransportation.

facilitiesclassifiedasmainandsecondaryhighwaysbythe

comparativelyhigh-speedandlong-distancetrafficandinclude

ARTERIALSTREETS—Thoseservinglargevolumesof

locationonorinlandorwater,whetherornotaffixedtotheland.

STRUCTURE—Anyman-madeobjecthavinganascertainablestationary

6/14/2016

22:

22

DEVELOPMENT

§22-202SUBDIVISIONANDLAND§22-202

residentialdwellingshallbeexempted.

than10acresnotinvolvinganynewstreetoreasement,accessorany

thesubdivisionbyleaseoflandforagriculturalpurposesintoparcelsofmore

transferofownershiporbuildingorlotdevelopment;provided,however,that

future,oflease,partitionbythecourtfordistributiontoheirsordevisees,

includingchangesinexistinglotlinesforthepurpose,whetherimmediateor

anymeansintotwoormorelots,tracts,parcelsorotherdivisionsofland,

SUBDIVISION—Thedivisionorredivisionofalot,tractorparceloflandby

beabletobeused,occupiedoroperatedforitsintendeduse. beencompletedinaccordancewiththeapprovedplansothattheprojectwill chapter)ofthoseimprovementsrequiredasaconditionforfinalapprovalhave whichfinancialsecuritywaspostedpursuanttotherequirementsofthis

Engineer,atleast90%(basedonthecostoftherequiredimprovementsfor

SUBSTANTIALLYCOMPLETED—Where,inthejudgmentoftheTownship

CommonwealthofPennsylvania.

SURVEYOR—Aregisteredprofessionallandsurveyorlicensedbythe

carrysurfacewaterrunoff.

SWALE—Alow-lyingstretchoflandcharacterizedasadepressionusedto

usuallyfoundintheuppermostsoillayercalledtheAHorizon.

andsoilmaterial,ordinarilyrichinorganicmaterorhumandebris.Topsoilis

TOPSOIL—Surfacesoilsandsubsurfacesoilswhichnormallyarefertilesoils

protectionareasfortheindividualtrees. woodlands,thetreeprotectionareashallbeanareaencompassingthe branchesofthetree),whicheverisgreater.Wherethereisagroupoftreesor thetrunkofthetreetothedripline(thelinemarkingtheouteredgeofthe

measured15feetfromthetrunkofthetreetoberetainedorthedistancefrom

TREEPROTECTIONZONE(TPZ)—Thearearadialtothetrunkofatree

gradedorinanyothermannerimproved.

UNDEVELOPEDLAND—Anylot,tractorparceloflandwhichhasnotbeen

theproperty,structureorbuilding.

proportionateundividedinterestinthecommonelementswhichisassignedto

toaneasementorright-of-wayleadingtoapublicstreetorwayandincludesa

anytypeofindependentuse,whichhasdirectexittoapublicstreetorway,or

UNIT—Apartoftheproperty,structureorbuildingdesignedorintendedfor

groundwaterandsurfacewaterresourceswithinEastRockhillTownship.

WATERFACILITY—Aninventoryofthesource,quantity,yieldanduseof

delineatedwatersofthecommonwealth.

brook,creek,swaleidentifiedonUSGSmappingorSCSmapping;and/or

WATERCOURSE—Anintermittentorperennialstreamofwater,river,

22:

23

6/14/2016

§22-202EASTROCKHILLCODE§22-202

commission.

ManagementPlanandawetlandareadesignatedbyariverbasin

ServiceWetlandsInventoryofPennsylvania,thePennsylvaniaCoastalZone

areaslistedintheStateWaterPlan,theUnitedStatesFishandWildlife

forlifeinsaturatedareas.Thetermalsoincludesbutisnotlimitedtowetland

normalcircumstances,dosupportaprevalenceofvegetationtypicallyadapted

groundwateratafrequencyanddurationsufficienttosupportandthat,under

WETLANDS—Thoseareathatareinundatedorsaturatedbysurfaceor

qualifiedbiologist/ecologist. (NSCSS)orascertifiedbystateand/orfederalcertificationprograms;orbya (PAPSS);orasregisteredwithNationalSocietyofConsultingSoilScientists consultant'slistofPennsylvaniaAssociationofProfessionalSoilScientists ProfessionalsinAgronomyCropsandSoils(ARCPACS);orascontainedon certifiedprofessionalsoilscientistsasregisteredwithRegistryofCertified stateregulation.Qualifiedspecialistsshallincludethosepersonsbeing wetlands(whicheveristreated)oraccordingtoanysubsequentfederalor

tothe1989FederalManual(asamended)forthedelineationofjurisdictional

determined.Wetlandsmustbedelineatedbyaqualifiedspecialistaccording

WETLANDSDELINEATION—Theprocessbywhichwetlandlimitsare

6/14/2016

22:

24

DEVELOPMENT

§22-301SUBDIVISIONANDLAND§22-301

SUBMISSIONPROCEDURES

PART3

Ord.192,4/18/2000;andbyOrd.214,10/18/2005,§III]

§22-301.GeneralProcedure.[Ord.158,12/20/1994,§301;asamendedby

forsubdivisionandlanddevelopment. subdivisionorlanddevelopmentinaccordancewiththefollowingprocedures authorizedagent,shallapplyforandsecureapprovalofsuchproposed proposedsubdivisionorlanddevelopmentshallbegranted,theowner,orhis thereof;andbeforeanypermitfortheerectionofastructureinsuch developmentisproposed,beforeanycontractismadeforthesaleofanypart

1.ClassificationofSubdivision.Wheneveranysubdivisionoflandorland

areproposed. Departmentconcerningsoilsuitabilitywhenonsitesewagedisposalfacilities DepartmentofEnvironmentalProtectionand/orBucksCountyHealth suggestedthatprospectivedevelopersconsultwiththePennsylvania

2.PreapplicationDEPConsultation.Priortothepreparationofanyplans,itis

proposeddevelopment. concerningerosionandsedimentcontrolandgeologicconditionsatthe shouldconsultwiththeBucksCountyConservationDistrictrepresentative

3.PreapplicationConservationDistrictConsultation.Prospectivedevelopers

whichmaybeimposedinadditiontotherequirementsofthischapter. developershouldconsultwithPennDOTconcerningdesignrequirements frontageonastatehighwayand/orproposedaccesstoastatehighway,the

4.PreapplicationPennDOTConsultation.Whenthedevelopmentsitehas

5.OfficialFilingDate.

setforthinPart4ofthischapter.

andtheapplicationandplansconformwiththeplanrequirementsas completeunlessallapplicablefeeshavebeenpaidbytheapplicant applicationhasbeensubmitted.Allapplicationswillnotbedeemed

officialfilingdateshallbethe30thdayfollowingthedaythecomplete

morethan30daysfollowingthesubmissionoftheapplication,the

municipalbuilding;providedthat,shouldsaidregularmeetingoccur

followingthedatecompleteapplicationandplansarereceivedinthe

thedateoftheregularmeetingofthePlanningCommissionnext

A.Forthepurposeoftheseregulations,theofficialfilingdateshallbe

administrativelyreviewedforcompletenessinaccordancewiththe

thedateofsubmittalandtheofficialfilingdate.Applicationsshallbe

approval,theTownshipSecretaryshallaffixtotheapplicationboth

B.Uponreceiptofanapplicationforsubdivisionorlanddevelopment

22:

25

6/14/2016

§22-301EASTROCKHILLCODE§22-302

policiesdatedJuly7,1994(asamended.)

EastRockhillTownship'sSubdivision/LandDevelopmentreview

withdrawnandanewreviewtime-tableshallcommence.

tosubmitaplanofsubstitution,theoriginalplanshallbeformally

preliminaryandfinalsubmissions.Intheeventtheapplicantdesires

withtheplanunderreview.Thispolicyshallapplytoformalsketch

plansorplansheetsmaybesubmittedtotheTownshipforinclusion

Townshipforaformalreview,nofurtherdocumentationoradditional

C.Followingsubmittalofasubdivisionorlanddevelopmentplantothe

itsthen-prevailingrulesandregulations. andreviewedbytheBucksCountyPlanningCommissioninaccordancewith

6.BucksCountyPlanningCommissionReview.Allplansshallbesubmittedto

application. totheTownshipandshallaccompanyandbepartoftheplansubmission publicmeetingshallbesubmittedinPDFformatorotherformatacceptable

7.Anyrenderings,photographs,drawingsorplansthataretobepresentedata

10/18/2005,§IV]

§22-302.FeeSchedule.[Ord.158,12/20/1994,§302;asamendedbyOrd.214,

1.Allfiling,inspectionandengineeringfeesshallbesubmittedtoEastRockhill

Township.

fees,includingprofessionalconsultantfees,maybechangedfromtime-to-

defraythecostsofadministeringandprocessingofplans.Thescheduleof resolutionascheduleoffeestobepaidbythesubdividerorlanddeveloperto TheEastRockhillTownshipBoardofSupervisorsshallestablishby acceptedoracteduponunlesspaymentismadetoEastRockhillTownship. consultantsshallaccompanythepreliminaryplan.Noapplicationshallbe professionalservicesforrequiredchargesbytheTownship'sprofessional

2.PlanFilingFee/ProfessionalServicesFee.Afilingfeeandcontractfor

timebyresolutionoftheBoardofSupervisorsofEastRockhillTownship.

3.ReviewFees.

chargedbytheengineerorconsultanttotheTownshipwhenfeesare

inthecommunity,butinnoeventshallfeesexceedtherateorcost

chargesbytheTownshipEngineerorconsultantforsimilarservices

bereasonableandinaccordancewiththeordinaryandcustomary

totheTownshipandshallbesetbyresolution.Suchreviewfeesshall

Township'sprofessionalconsultantsorengineerforreviewandreport

A.Reviewfeesshallincludereasonableandnecessarychargesbythe

notreimbursedorotherwiseimposedonapplicants.

fees,theapplicantshall,within10daysofthebillingdate,notifythe

B.Intheeventtheapplicantdisputestheamountofanysuchreview

6/14/2016

22:

26

DEVELOPMENT

§22-302SUBDIVISIONANDLAND§22-305

applicationduetotheapplicant'srequestoverdisputedfees.

shallnotdelayordisapproveasubdivisionorlanddevelopment

Townshipthatsuchfeesaredisputed,inwhichcasetheTownship

engineerlicensedassuchbytheCommonwealthofPennsylvaniaand

feesshallberecalculatedandrecertifiedbyanotherprofessional

amountofreviewfeeswhicharereasonableandnecessary,thenthe

C.IntheeventthattheTownshipandtheapplicantcannotagreeonthe

chosenmutuallybytheTownshipandtheapplicantordeveloper.

uponthesubmissionofbillsthereforetotheapplicantfromtimeto

sectionshallbepromptlysubmittedtotheTownshipbytheapplicant

hereinprovided.Theengineeringfeesrequiredtobepaidbythis

D.Anapplicantshall,byfilingaplan,bethenobligatedtopaythefees

timebytheBoardofSupervisors.

withtheproceduresandstandardsof§22-305.

afinalplanasspecifiedin§22-402andshallbeotherwisereviewedinaccordance

Lotlineadjustmentplansshallbeinitiatedandsubmittedforreviewintheformof

§22-303.LotLineAdjustmentProcedure.[Ord.158,12/20/1994,§303]

§22-304.MinorSubdivisionProcedure.[Ord.158,12/20/1994,§304]

inaccordancewiththeproceduresandstandardsof§22-305.

formofafinalplanasspecifiedin§22-402andshallbeotherwisereviewed

1.Minorsubdivisionplansshallbeinitiatedandsubmittedforreviewinthe

minorsubdivision. subdivisionissubmittedforreviewwithinfiveyearsoftheapprovalofthe subdivisionandshallfollowtheprocedureapplyingthereofiftheadditional minorsubdivisionhasalreadybeenapprovedshallbedeemedtobeamajor

2.AdditionalSubdivision.Anyadditionalsubdivisionofatractfromwhicha

§V-VI;andbyOrd.241,7/17/2008] §

12/20/1994,§305;asamendedbyOrd.192,4/18/2000;byOrd.214,10/18/2005,

§22-305.MajorSubdivisionandLandDevelopmentProcedure.[Ord.158,

includethoseitemslistedinPart4,PlanRequirements.

developmentplanwiththeBoardofSupervisors.Sketchplansshould sketchplanwillnotconstituteaformalfilingofasubdivisionorland PlanningCommissionmustaccompanythesubmission.Submissionofa Commission.ApplicationforsketchplanreviewbytheBucksCounty

notlessthan14dayspriortotheregularmeetingofthePlanning

submissionofapreliminaryplan.Asketchplanmaybepresentedforreview discusspossibledevelopmentsiteswiththePlanningCommissionpriorto

1.SketchPlan.Prospectivesubdividersanddevelopersarestronglyurgedto

2.PreliminaryPlan.

22:

27

6/14/2016

§22-305EASTROCKHILLCODE§22-305

A.SubmissionofPreliminaryPlans.

(1)RequiredDocumentation.

submittedinPDFformat.

managementreports,trafficstudies,etc.)shallalsobe

documentation(plans,applications,stormwater

numberofcopiesandreviewingagencies.Allrequired

RockhillTownshipapplicationform,whichspecifiesthat

documentsinaccordancewiththemostcurrentEast

(a)Theapplicantorhisagentshalldistributetherequired

roads,parking,etc.Saidplansshallbesubmittedonan

ageneralplanofthedevelopmentshowingthelots,

(andtheiruses)surroundingtheproposedpropertyand

space,andshallincludeamapshowingtheproperties

seweravailability(on-siteorpublic),amountofopen

lotsize,housingtypeornonresidentialuse,waterand

subdivision,realandequitableowners,numberoflots,

shallincludethelocationofthelanddevelopmentor

subdivisionofanyproperty.Theinformationpacket

timetheapplicationismadeforlanddevelopmentor

includedwiththesubmissiontotheTownshipatthe

(b)Inadditiontotheabove,aninformationpacketshallbe

eleveninchbyseventeeninchplansheet.

adjacentmunicipalitiesandmunicipalauthorities.

DepartmentofEnvironmentalProtection,PennDOT,

CountyDepartmentofHealth,Pennsylvania

applicable)BucksCountyConservationDistrict,Bucks

serviceagencies,includingbutnotlimitedto(where

coordinateplanswiththerespectiveprivateandpublic

(c)Itistheresponsibilityofthesubdividerordeveloperto

totime. development;orasamendedbyTownshipresolutionfromtime sevenprintsofthepreliminaryplansofthesubdivisionor thanfourcopiesofallrequiredmaterial;andnotlessthan letterandtwocopiesofcertifiedmailreceipts;andbynotless

assetforthin§22-302ofthisPart;sampleplannotification

(2)Theapplicationformshallbeaccompaniedbytherequisitefee

ApplicantshallprovidecertifiedmailreceiptstotheTownship. certifiedmailwhendeemednecessarybytheTownship. Oneprintshallbesenttotheservicingfirecompanyby agenciesashe/shedeemsappropriateforreviewandcomment. PlanningCommissionbycertifiedmail,andtosuchother printsandotherrequiredmaterialtotheBucksCounty

(3)Theapplicantshallforwardonecopyofthepreliminaryplan

6/14/2016

22:

28

DEVELOPMENT

§22-305SUBDIVISIONANDLAND§22-305

necessarybytheTownship. OneprintshallbesenttotheFireMarshalwhendeemed agenciesashe/shedeemsappropriateforreviewandcomment. theBucksCountyPlanningCommissionandsuchother preliminaryplanbringsandonecopyofrequiredmaterialto

(4)TheTownshipSecretaryshallforwardtwocopiesofthe

Engineerforreviewandcomment. preliminaryplanprintsandrequiredmaterialstotheTownship

(5)TheTownshipSecretaryshallforwardtwocopiesofthe

(6)TheTownshipSecretaryshallforwardtheremainingcopiesof

PlanningCommission. thepreliminaryplanprintsandrequiredmaterialstothe

PennsylvaniaDepartmentofEnvironmentalProtection. planningmoduleforlanddevelopment,asrequiredbythe

(7)Whenapplicable,thesubmissionshallbeaccompaniedbya

(8)Adequatewaterandsewerrequired.

with§22-408ofthisPart.

submitawaterresourcesimpactstudyinaccordance

(a)Applicantsproposingaprivatewatersupplyshall

adequatewatersupplyandwastewaterdisposal.

applicanthasdemonstratedthattheprojectcanprovide

(b)Noplanshallreceivefinalplanapprovaluntilthe

B.ReviewofPreliminaryPlans.

review. planstothePennsylvaniaDepartmentofTransportationfor enteringontostatehighways,thedevelopershallsubmitthe existingorproposedstatehighwayorhasproposedstreets

(1)Incaseswherethesubdivisionoflanddevelopmentadjoinsan

ordinancesandregulationsoftheTownship.

ZoningOrdinance[Chapter27]andallotherapplicable

itmeetsthestandardssetforthinthischapter,theTownship

(2)ThePlanningCommissionwillconsidertheplantodetermineif

comments. bereviewedbythePlanningCommissionforadvisory

beinwritinginaccordancewithPAAct170,asamended,and

modificationorwaiveroftherequirementsofthischaptershall

90daysfromtheofficialfilingdate.Anyrequestsfor

timefortheBoardofSupervisorstorenderitsdecisionwithin

(3)ThePlanningCommissionshallactonthepreliminaryplanin

22:

29

6/14/2016

§22-305EASTROCKHILLCODE§22-305

C.PlanningCommissionRecommendation.

(1)ThePlanningCommissionshallrecommendwhetherthe

Supervisorsinwriting. modifications,ordisapprovedandshallnotifytheBoardof preliminaryplanshallbeapproved,approvedwith

requestedundersubsection(2)(A)(3)ofthissection.

residentsandanyagencyoragenciesfromwhichareviewwas Townshipstaff,BucksCountyPlanningCommission,interested shallconsidertherecommendationsoftheTownshipEngineer,

(2)Inmakingitsrecommendations,thePlanningCommission

suchplanstotheBoardofSupervisors.

bereviewedbytheTownshipEngineerpriortothetransmissionof

D.TownshipEngineerReview.Allplansandassociateddocumentsshall

hasbeensubstantiallyrevisedaftersaidapproval.

consideredanewplansubmissionif,intheopinionoftheTownship,it

submission.Arevisedplansubmittedafterapprovalshallonlybe

disapprovalshallbeconsideredandprocessedasanewplan

E.ResubmissionofPreliminaryPlans.Arevisedplansubmittedafter

F.ApprovalofPreliminaryPlans.

publicnotice. theBoardofSupervisorsmayholdahearingthereonafter bedeemedanapproval.Beforeactingonapreliminaryplan,

within90daysoftheofficialfilingdate.Failuretodososhall

(1)TheBoardofSupervisorsshallactonthepreliminaryplan

(2)TheBoardofSupervisorsshallnotifytheapplicantofits

ofthischapterwhichhasnotbeenfulfilled.

Code,53P.S.§10101etseq.,oranyotherstatuteorprovision

referencetoprovisionsofthePennsylvaniaMunicipalities requirementswhichhavenotbeenmet,includingspecific mustbemetand/orthedefectsfoundintheplanandthe Supervisorsshallspecifyintheirnoticetheconditionswhich approvedwithconditionsordisapproved,theBoardof

notlaterthan15daysfollowingthedecision.Iftheplanis

applicantinpersonormailedtohimathislastknownaddress preliminaryplaninwriting.Suchnoticeshallbegiventothe decisiontoapprove,approvewithconditionsordisapprovethe

features.Theapprovalbindsthesubdividerordevelopertothe approximatedimensionsofstreets,lotsandotherplanned intensityofdevelopmentandthearrangementand thesubdivisionorlanddevelopmentastothecharacterand

(3)Approvalofthepreliminaryplanshallconstituteapprovalof

6/14/2016

22:

30

DEVELOPMENT

§22-305SUBDIVISIONANDLAND§22-305

preliminaryplan.

notauthorizethesaleoflotsnortherecordingofthe

preparethefinalplan.Approvalofthepreliminaryplandoes

forguaranteetocoverinstallationoftheimprovementandto

proceedwithfinaldetaileddesignofimprovements,toarrange

preliminaryplanissubmittedandpermitsthesubdividerto

generalschemeofthesubdivisionshown,unlessarevised

specifiedconditions. alternative,theplanisdeniedduetononcompliancewiththe PennsylvaniaMunicipalitiesPlanningCodeand,inthe

automaticallyrescindedpursuantto§503(9)ofthe

shallresultintheconditionalapprovaloftheplattobecome rejectsuchconditionsinwritingwithintheforegoingtimelimit notificationfromtheBoardofSupervisors.Failuretoacceptor

within15daysfromthedatethathe/shereceivesthewritten

theapplicantshallacceptorrejectanyoralloftheconditions

(4)Wherepreliminaryplanapprovalisgivensubjecttoconditions,

ordinances.

forfailuretopromptlyprocesstheplaninaccordancewithTownship

Engineer'sreviewlettershallbedeemedinactiveandmaybedenied

revisedwithinsixmonthsfromthedateofthelastTownship

G.AnypreliminaryplanfiledwiththeTownshipwhichhasnotbeen

promptlyprocesstheplaninaccordancewithTownshipordinances.

reviewlettershallbedeemedinactiveandmaybedeniedforfailureto

withinsixmonthsfromthedateofthelastTownshipEngineer's

H.AnyfinalplanfiledwiththeTownshipwhichhasnotbeenrevised

3.FinalPlan.

A.SubmissionofFinalPlans.

plansubmission. Commissionwithappropriatefeemustaccompanythefinal PlanningCode.ApplicationtotheBucksCountyPlanning

accordancewiththeprovisionsof§508oftheMunicipalities

planhasbeenapproved,hemustsubmitafinalplanin notificationfromtheBoardofSupervisorsthatthepreliminary

(1)Afterthesubdividerordeveloperhasreceivedofficial

reviewandrecommendationasapreliminaryplan. bytheTownshipSecretarytothePlanningCommissionfor consideredarevisedpreliminaryplanandshallbeforwarded preliminaryplan.Ifitdoesnot,theplansubmittedshallbe

(2)Thefinalplanshallconforminallrespectswiththeapproved

22:

31

6/14/2016

§22-305EASTROCKHILLCODE§22-305

guaranteefortheinstallationofimprovementswhichmeetsthe

(3)Thesubdividerordevelopermustsubmitwiththefinalplana

requirementsofPart6.

(4)Theapplicationformshallbeaccompaniedbytherequisite

inspectionandengineeringfeesassetforthin§22-302.

(5)Documentedapprovaloftheplanningmoduleforland

materialsaccompanyingthefinalplansubmission. EnvironmentalProtectionshallbepartoftherequisite developmentbythePennsylvaniaDepartmentof

allotherrequiredinformation. subdivisionorlanddevelopmentplansandatleastsixcopiesof

(6)Thesubdividerordevelopershallsubmit11printsofthefinal

theprocessingoftheplan. otheragencieswhoserecommendationswouldbepertinentto theBucksCountyPlanningCommission;andcopiestosuch comment;twocopiesoftheplanandoneofallothermaterialto requiredmaterialstotheTownshipEngineerforreviewand reviewandrecommendation;twocopiesoftheplanand copyofalltheothermaterialtothePlanningCommissionfor forwardtheoriginalplansandfivecopiesoftheplansandone

(7)Uponreceiptoffinalplan,theTownshipSecretaryshall

B.ReviewofFinalPlans.

andforconformancetorequirementsofthischapter. materialsforcompliancewiththeapprovedpreliminaryplan

(1)ThePlanningCommissionshallreviewtheplanandrequisite

theBoardofSupervisorstorendertheirdecisionwithin90

(2)ThePlanningCommissionshallactonthefinalplanintimefor

daysfromtheofficialfilingdate.

C.PlanningCommissionRecommendation.

writing. disapprovedandshallnotifytheBoardofSupervisorsin planshallbeapproved,approvedwithconditions,or

(1)ThePlanningCommissionshallrecommendwhetherthefinal

therecommendationsofanyagencyoragenciesfromwhicha Conservation,PennsylvaniaDepartmentofTransportationand BucksCountyPlanningCommission,theBucksCounty considertherecommendationsoftheTownshipEngineer,the

(2)Inmakingitsrecommendation,thePlanningCommissionshall

reviewwasrequestedundersubsection(3)(A)(7).

6/14/2016

22:

32

DEVELOPMENT

§22-305SUBDIVISIONANDLAND§22-305

bereviewedbytheTownshipEngineerpriortothetransmissionof

D.TownshipEngineerReview.Allplansandassociateddocumentsshall

suchplanstotheBoardofSupervisors.

E.ResubmissionofFinalPlans.Arevisedplansubmittedafterdenial

shallbeconsideredandprocessedasanewfinalplansubmission.

F.ApprovalofFinalPlans.TheBoardofSupervisorsshallactuponthe

30thdayfollowingthedaytheapplicationhasbeenfiled.

theapplication,saidninety-dayperiodshallbemeasuredfromthe

nextregularmeetingoccurmorethan30daysfollowingthefilingof

followingthedatetheapplicationisfiled;providedthat,shouldthe dateoftheregularmeetingofthePlanningCommissionnext

communicateittotheapplicantnotlaterthan90daysfollowingthe

applicationforapprovalofafinalplanandrenderitsdecisionand

tohimathislastknownaddressnotlaterthan15days

shallbecommunicatedtotheapplicantpersonallyorbemailed

(1)ThedecisionoftheBoardofSupervisorsshallbeinwritingand

followingthedecision.

provisionsofthischapterandanyotherordinancereliedupon. MunicipalitiesPlanningCodeoranyotherstatuteandthe ineachcase,citetotheprovisionsofthePennsylvania describetherequirementswhichhavenotbeenmetandshall, decisionshallspecifythedefectsfoundintheapplicationand

(2)Whentheapplicationisnotapprovedintermsasfiled,the

mannerofpresentationorcommunicationshallhavelikeeffect. whichcase,thefailuretomeettheextendedtimeorchangein mannerofpresentationofcommunicationofthedecision,in writingtoanextensionoftimeorchangeintheprescribed intermsaspresentedunlesstheapplicanthasagreedin requiredhereinshallbedeemedanapprovaloftheapplication communicateittotheapplicantwithinthetimeandmanner

(3)FailureoftheBoardofSupervisorstorenderadecisionand

specifiedconditions. alternate,theplanisdeniedduetononcompliancewiththe PennsylvaniaMunicipalitiesPlanningCodeandinthe

automaticallyrescindedpursuantto§509(9)ofthe

shallresultintheconditionalapprovaloftheplattobecome rejectsuchconditionsinwritingwithintheforegoingtimelimit notificationfromtheBoardofSupervisors.Failuretoacceptor

within15daysfromthedatethehereceivesthewritten

applicantshallacceptorrejectanyoralloftheconditions

(4)Wherefinalplanapprovalisgiven,subjecttoconditions,the

G.RecordingofFinalPlans.

22:

33

6/14/2016

§22-305EASTROCKHILLCODE§22-306

proceedingwiththesaleoflotsorconstructionofbuildings. nullandvoid.Thefinalplanmustberecordedbefore finalplanortheapprovaloftheBoardofSupervisorsshallbe

CountyRecorderofDeedswithin90daysafterapprovalofthe

thesignedfinalplanshallberecordedintheofficeoftheBucks approval,willbesignedbytheBoardofSupervisors.Acopyof plans,uponsatisfactionofallconditionsattachedtothe

theTownshipnotlaterthan30daysafterapproval.These

engineeringandsurveyingsealswhichshallbesubmittedto executedandnotarizedbytheapplicantbearingappropriate recordplan,includingallplansheets,andfivepaperprintsall shallpreparetwolinenreproductionsoftheoriginalfinal

(1)Uponapprovalofthefinalplan,thesubdividerordeveloper

shallbereresponsibilityofthedeveloper. Township.Allcostsassociatedwithrecordationoftheplans

(2)PlansshallberecordedattheBucksCountyCourthousebythe

dedication. shallsuchapprovalbeconstruedasanacceptanceofsuch maintenanceoftheimprovementsofferedfordedicationnor theBoardofSupervisorsofEastRockhillTownshipconcerning Theapprovalofthefinalplanshallnotimposeanydutyupon useunlessreservedbythesubdividerashereinafterprovided. orreserveallparkreservationsandotherpublicareastopublic allstreetsandotherpublicwaystopublicuse,andtodedicate

(3)Recordingthefinalplanshallbeanirrevocableoffertodedicate

factshallbenotedontheplan. responsibilityforimprovementormaintenancethereof,which shallremainwiththeownerandtheTownshipshallassumeno designatedpublicareas,inwhicheventthetitletosuchareas isnoofferofdedicationthepublicofstreetsandcertain

(4)Thesubdividershallplaceanotationonthefinalplanifthere

§22-306.ReviewbyParkandRecreationBoard.[Ord.158,12/20/1994,§306]

requiredpursuantto§27-305oftheZoningOrdinance[Chapter27]mustbe

1.General.Allresidentialsubdivisionsandlanddevelopmentswithopenspace

reviewedbytheTownshipParkandRecreationBoard.

2.Procedure.

planandsubmitthesetotheTownshipSecretaryasrequiredby§22-

A.Theapplicantshallpreparetwoadditionalcopiesofthepreliminary

305(2)(A)(3)ofthischapter.

B.TheTownshipSecretaryorotherofficialdesignatedbytheBoardof

Supervisors,uponnotificationbythePlanningCommissionthatthe

6/14/2016

22:

34

DEVELOPMENT

§22-306SUBDIVISIONANDLAND§22-308

twocopiesofthepreliminaryplan. ChairmanoftheTownshipParkandRecreationBoardordesigneethe

applicationisacceptedforreviewasper§22-305,shallforwardtothe

openspaceasproposedacceptableorinneedofrevision.

acceptdedicationoftheproposedopenspaceandwhetheritfindsthe

RecreationBoardshallindicatewhetheritrecommendstheTownship

and/orrecommendationsoftheBoard.Inaddition,theParkand

reportshallbeinwritingandshallincludealistofanycomments

submittedandshallreporttothePlanningCommissionpromptly.The

C.TheTownshipParkandRecreationBoardshallreviewtheplansas

D.TheParkandRecreationBoardshallmeetinpersonwiththe

applicantifitdeemsthistobenecessary.

comments.

theParkandRecreationBoarduponreceiptfortheirreviewand

affectingopenspaceand/orrecreationfacilitiesshallbeforwardedto

E.Twocopiesofanyandallrevisionstothepreliminaryplansubmission

planapproval. ordinanceenactedbytheTownshipsubsequenttothedateoftheinitialpreliminary subjecttoanyandallchangesinzoning,subdivisionandanyothergoverning MunicipalitiesPlanningCodeforstageddevelopments,shallmaketheapplication

Supervisorsorasmaybepermittedby§508(4)(vandvi)ofthePennsylvania

period,orwithinanyextensionthereofasmaybegrantedbytheBoardof

substantiallycompletetherequiredimprovementswithintheaforesaidfive-year

periodshallbecountedfromthedateofthepreliminaryplanapproval.Failureto

withthetermsofsuchapprovalwithinfiveyearsofsuchapproval.Thefive-year

commenceandtocompleteanyaspectoftheapproveddevelopmentinaccordance

ordinanceorplanshallbeappliedtoadverselyaffecttherightoftheapplicantto

nosubsequentchangeoramendmentinthezoning,subdivisionorothergoverning

approvedwithoutconditionsorapprovedbytheapplicant'sacceptanceofconditions,

Whenanapplicationforapprovalofaplan,whetherpreliminaryorfinal,hasbeen

§22-307.TimeLimitationofPlanApproval.[Ord.158,12/20/1994,§307]

§22-308.Modifications.[Ord.158,12/20/1994,§308]

chapterisobserved. becontrarytothepublicinterestandthatthepurposeandintentofthis pertainingtothelandinquestion;provided,thatsuchmodificationwillnot enforcementwillexactunduehardshipbecauseofpeculiarconditions requirementsofoneormoreprovisionsofthischapteriftheliteral

1.General.TheBoardofSupervisorsmaygrantamodificationofthe

state,infull,thegroundsandfactsofunreasonablenessorhardshipon accompanyandbepartoftheapplicationfordevelopment.Therequestshall

2.Procedure.Allrequestsformodificationshallbeinwritingandshall

22:

35

6/14/2016

§22-308EASTROCKHILLCODE§22-308

involvedandtheminimummodificationnecessary.

whichtherequestisbased,theprovisionorprovisionsofthischapter

3.RequestsformodificationshallbereferredtothePlanningCommissionfor

advisorycomments.

6/14/2016

22:

36

DEVELOPMENT

§22-401SUBDIVISIONANDLAND§22-401

PLANREQUIREMENTS

PART4

§22-401.SketchPlan.[Ord.158,12/20/1994,§401]

1.Purpose.Asketchplanisanoptionalsubmission.Itisofferedtogivethe

preliminaryandfinalplans. fromfullcompliancewithrequirementsandproceduressetforthfor norshallsuchactiongrantanylegalrightstotheapplicantorimmunity sketchplansubmissionshallinnowayberegardedasanofficialapproval, RecommendationsandcommentsmadebytheTownshipinresponseto guidanceinpreparingthemuchmoredetailedpreliminaryplan. inanywaytoreplacethepreliminaryplan,butrathertogivetheapplicant itisconsistentwithsoundplanninganddesignprinciples.Itisnotintended sketchplanmeetstheobjectivesofTownshipordinancesbut,alsoiftheyfeel engineeringisdone.TheTownshipmaycommentonnotonlywhetherthe buildings,arrangementandlocationofopenspace,etc.,beforedetailed theapplicantopportunitytodiscusslotlayout,streetlayout,locationof Commission.ThepurposeofthissubmissionistoallowtheTownshipand preparationphasewiththeTownshipandBucksCountyPlanning applicantanopportunitytoconsultearlyandinformallyintheplan

2.Datafurnishedinasketchplanshallbeatthediscretionofthesubdivider

butissuggestedtoincludethefollowing:

A.Tractboundariesandtotalacreage.

B.Locationmap.

C.Northpoint.

D.Streetsonandadjacenttothetract.

tofloodplains,steepslopes,boulders,wetlands,etc.,whichmay

E.Significanttopographical,geologicalfeaturesincludingbutnotlimited

impactorlimittheproposeduseoftheproperty.

F.Existingroad/utilityandothereasementsandrights-of-way.

G.Proposedgeneralstreetlayout.

H.Proposedgenerallotlayoutincludinglocationofopenspaceandother

preservationareas.

3.Asubdivisionsketchplanshouldbedrawntoscalealthoughprecise

dimensionsarenotrequired.

22:

37

6/14/2016

§22-402EASTROCKHILLCODE§22-402

§402;asamendedbyOrd.214,10/18/2005,§

§22-402.LotLineAdjustmentandMinorSubdivision.[Ord.158,12/20/1994,

§VII-VIII]

adjustment. resultsinthesamenumberorfewerlotsthanexistedpriortothelotline areaofanexistinglot;provided,however,thatthelotlineadjustment betweentwoadjacentlotsortheshiftingofboundarylinestoincreasethe lineadjustmentinvolvesrelocationofoneormoreexistingboundaryline(s) subdivisionapprovalforlotlineadjustmentsandminorsubdivision.Alot

1.Purpose.Thepurposeofthissectionistoprovideanexpeditiousmeansof

2.DraftingStandards.

A.Theplanshallbedrawnatascaleofoneinchequals50feetorone

inchequals100feet.

B.Dimensionsshallbesetforthinfeetanddecimalpartsthereofand

bearingsindegrees,minutesandseconds.

C.Eachsheetshallbenumberedandshallshowitsrelationshiptothe

totalnumberofsheets.

D.Whentheplanisarevisionofapreviouslyapprovedplan,dottedlines

shallbenumberedanddated.

linestoshowthecurrentlyproposedfeatures.Notationsofrevisions

shallbeusedtoshowfeaturesorlocationstobeabandonedandsolid

E.Planshallbesopreparedandbearanadequatelegendtoindicate

clearlywhichfeaturesareexitingandwhichareproposed.

F.Theboundarylineofthesubdivisionshallbeshownasasolidheavy

line.

besodrawnastobelegibleiftheplanshouldbereducedtohalfsize.

36inches.Allplansheetsshallbeofthesamesize.Allletteringshall

G.Planshallbeonsheetseither18inchesby24inchesor24inchesby

3.Planshallshoworbeaccompaniedbythefollowinginformation:

A.Nameofsubdivisionorlanddevelopment.

B.Nameandaddressofownerofrecordandapplicant.

andcompliancewithapplicablestandards.

professionalsealoftheindividualcertifyingtheaccuracyoftheplan

C.Nameandaddressofthefirmwhichpreparedtheplanand

D.Dateofpreparationoftheplan,adescriptivelistofrevisionstothe

planandtherevisiondates.

6/14/2016

22:

38

DEVELOPMENT

§22-402SUBDIVISIONANDLAND§22-402

plan.

copyofthecurrentdeed(s)forthetractshallbesubmittedwiththe

planbookandpagenumberforpreviouslyrecordedsubdivisions.A

involvedincludinganydeedrestrictionstothepropertyandrecorded

E.Taxparcelnumbers,deedbookandpagenumbersofproperties

F.Zoningrequirements,includingbutnotlimitedtothefollowing:

(1)Applicabledistrict.

(2)Lotsizeandyardrequirements.

(3)Naturalresourceprotectionstandards.

(4)Copyoforderindicatinganyvariancesorspecialexceptions

granted.

equals800feet.

streetswithin1,000feet.Scaleofthelocationmapshallbeoneinch

properties,proposedpropertylines,zoningdistrictboundaries,and

G.Locationmapshowingtherelationshipofthesitetoadjoining

H.Northpoint.

I.Writtenandgraphicscalesforplanandlocationmap.

adjustments,areabeingconveyedandasummaryofpre/post

gross);areaofultimateright-of-way;andinthecaseoflotline

J.Totalacreageofthesite(netandgross);proposedlotsizes(netand

developmentareasoflotsinvolved.

K.Tractboundary(asdeterminedbyfieldsurvey).

L.Bothexistingandproposedpropertylines,includingbearingand

distanceinformation.

M.Streetsonandadjacenttothesitewithlegalandfuturerights-of-way.

numberI.D.certification),etc.

systems,utilityeasements,utilitypoles(withownershipandpole

N.Allexistingbuildings(andtheiruses),driveways,wells,sewer

O.Monuments,existingandproposed.

P.USGScontours.

Q.Taxmapparcelnumberandnamesofcurrentownersofimmediately

adjacentlands.

4.Inadditiontorequirementsofsubsections(2)and(3)above,minor

subdivisionplansshallshoworbeaccompaniedbythefollowinginformation:

22:

39

6/14/2016

§22-402EASTROCKHILLCODE§22-403

soil'slimitationsforcommunitydevelopment.

Survey,September,2002,orasamended.Atableshallindicateeach

ofBucksCounty,PA",USDA-NRCS,NationalCooperativeSoil

A.Soiltypeswithinthesitebasedonmapscontainedinthe"SoilSurvey

shallbedeterminedbyonsitesurvey,notinterpretationofUSGS

B.Contourlinesmeasuredatverticalintervalsoftwofeet.Contourlines

maps.

C.Datumtowhichcontourelevationsrefer.Benchmarkshallbe

identified.

trees/vegetationtoberemoved/preserved.

caliperstandingaloneandothersignificantvegetationlimitsof

D.Existingvegetationincludingwoodedareas,largetreesoversixinch

E.PlanningmodulesforlanddevelopmentasrequiredbyChapter71of

thePennsylvaniaSewageFacilitiesAct.

driveways,sewerlines,stormdrains,culverts,streetimprovements,

F.Proposedimprovementsincludingbuildings(andtheiruses),

gradingandotherrequirementsofthischapter.

G.Soilerosionandsedimentationcontrolplanpreparedinaccordance

with§22-518ofthischapter.

H.Existingfeaturesasmayberequiredby§22-403(4)whendeemed

necessarybytheTownship.

I.Wetlanddelineationstudypreparedpursuantto§22-409.

5.NoticeofPlan.Noticeoffilingofplanshallbegivenbytheapplicanttoall

abuttinglandownersofrecordinaccordancewith§22-403(13)ofthisPart.

192,4/18/2000;andbyOrd.214,10/18/2005,§IX]

§22-403.PreliminaryPlan.[Ord.158,12/20/1994,§403;asamendedbyOrd.

1.Purpose.ThepurposeofthepreliminaryplanistoenabletheTownshipto

foralllanddevelopmentsandmajorsubdivisions. developmentandotherTownshipordinances.Preliminaryplansarerequired examineproposalsforcompliancewithzoning,subdivisionandland

2.PlanPreparation.

A.Thepreliminaryplanshallbeatascaleofnotmorethan50feetto

theinch.

feet,respectively.Horizontalandverticalscalesofoneinchequals20

B.Planandprofileviewsshallbedrawnatascaleofoneinchequals50

6/14/2016

22:

40

DEVELOPMENT

§22-403SUBDIVISIONANDLAND§22-403

detailisrequiredasdeemednecessarybytheTownshipEngineer.

feetandoneinchequalstwofeetshallbepermittedwhengreater

C.Enlargeddetailsofspecialfeatures,intersections,drainagefacilities,

equals10feet.

etc.,shallbedrawnatascaleofoneinchequals20feetoroneinch

D.Sheetsizesshallbeeither18inchesby24inchesor24inchesby35

inches.

sheetsshallbeappropriatelyrenumbered.Useofletterstodenotenew

numberofsheets(i.e.,oneoffour,etc.)Ifanewsheetisadded,all

E.Allsheetsshallbethesamesizeandbenumberedrelativetothetotal

sheets(i.e.,Sheet1Aof4)shallnotbepermitted.

correspond.

reducedscalekeyplanshallbeincludedtoshowhowthesheets

F.Wheretwoormoresheetsarerequiredtoshowtheentiretract,a

process. totheinchmayberequiredincaseswhereitwillfacilitatethereview

G.Areducedscaleplanoftheentiresiteatascalegreaterthan50feet

H.Planshallbesopreparedandbearanadequatelegendtoclearly

indicatewhichfeaturesareexistingandwhichareproposed.

I.Siteoutboundaryshallbeshownassolidheavyline.

3.GeneralInformation.Allpreliminaryplansshallshowthefollowinggeneral

information:

A.Proposedsubdivisionorlanddevelopmentnameoridentifyingtitle.

B.Name(s)andaddress(es)oftheowner(s)oftheproperty,including

referencetodeedbook,volumeandpageofcurrentlegalowner.

C.Nameandaddressofapplicant.

compliancewithapplicablestandards.

professionalsealoftheindividualcertifyingitsaccuracyand

D.Nameandaddressofthefirmwhichpreparedtheplanand

E.Dateofpreparationoftheplanandadescriptivelistofrevisionsto

theplanandtherevisionsdates.

F.Northpoint.

equals800feet.

streetswithin1,000feet.Scaleofthelocationmapshallbeoneinch

properties,proposedpropertylines,zoningdistrictboundariesand

G.Locationmapshowingtherelationshipofthesitetoadjoining

22:

41

6/14/2016

§22-403EASTROCKHILLCODE§22-403

H.Writtenandgraphicscalesforplanandlocationmap.

I.Tractboundarywithbearinganddistanceinformation.

bookandpagenumberforthepreviouslyrecordedsubdivision(ifany).

involved,includingdeedrestrictionstotheproperty,recordedplan

orlanddevelopment,deedbookandpagenumbersoftheproperties

J.Taxmapparcelnumber(s)ofparcelswhichcomprisethesubdivision

plan.

Acopyofthecurrentdeed(s)forthetractshallbesubmittedwiththe

K.Zoningrequirementsincludingthefollowingwhereapplicable:

(1)Zoningdistrictanddistrictboundariesifwithin500feetofthe

siteboundary.

(2)Lotsizeandyardrequirements.

(3)Variancesorspecialexceptionsgranted.

(4)Bufferyardrequirements.

(5)Sitecapacitycalculations.

disturbancetoeachresource. rates,allowabledisturbancetoeachresourceandproposed

(6)Inventoryofallnaturalresources,naturalresourceprotection

(7)Parkingrequirements.

(8)Proposeduseincludingzoningordinancedesignation(i.e.,Use

2A,"Single-FamilyDetached.").

(9)Allowableandproposeddensity.

(10)Impervioussurfacearearatio,allowableimperviousratioand

tabulationofproposedimperviousarea.

(11)Dwellingunitmix.

L.Taxmapparcelnumberandnamesofcurrentownersofimmediately

adjacentlands.

M.Totalacreageofthesite(netandgross)andnumberofproposedlots

and/ordwellingunitsorgrossleasablefloorarea.

service.

disposalandwaterservice.Ifpublic,nameofagencyproviding

N.Statementidentifyingexistingandproposedmethodofsewage

6/14/2016

22:

42

DEVELOPMENT

§22-403SUBDIVISIONANDLAND§22-403

stormwatermanagementcontrolfacilities,swales,drainagewaysand

O.Statementsregardingmaintenanceresponsibilitiesofpermanent

openspaceareas.

informationshallbeshownonthepreliminaryplan:

landdevelopmentandwithin100feetofthetractboundaries,thefollowing

4.ExistingFeaturesPlan.Withinthetractproposedforsubdivisionand/or

A.Allexistingpropertylinesofsiteifcurrentlycontainingseveral

smallerparcels.

B.Allpropertyandeasementboundariesdefinedbybearingand

distanceinformation.

C.Totalwidthofstreetsandalleys;namesofstreetsandalleys;total

centerlinetolegalandultimaterights-of-way.

streetsandalleysshallbedimensionedasmeasuredfromphysical

widthoflegalrights-of-wayandultimaterights-of-way.Halfwidthsof

undergroundand/orabovegroundstoragetanks,pools,fences,silos,

D.Buildings(andtheiruses),driveways,wells,sewersystems,pipelines,

watersystemsfirehydrants,valves,towers,etc.

E.Utilitypoleswithidentificationinformation/numbersandstreet

lights.

acceptableunlessapprovedbytheTownshipEngineer.

benchmarkelevationsandarbitrarycontrolpointswillnotbe

(whicheverismoreaccessiblerelativetolocationtosite).Assumed

bebasedonUSGSdatumreferencepointsorsewermanholedatum

maps.Locationofsurveybenchmarkshallbenoted.Benchmarkshall

shallbedeterminedbyonsitesurvey,notinterpretationoftheUSGS

F.Contourlinesmeasuredatverticalintervalsoftwofeet.Contourlines

G.Monumentationandpinswithinandalongsiteoutboundary,rights-

of-way,easements,etc.

Survey,September,2002.Atableshallindicateeachsoil'slimitations

ofBucksCounty,PA,"USDA-NRCS,NationalCooperativeSoil

H.Soiltypeswithinthesitebasedonmapscontainedinthe"SoilSurvey

forcommunitydevelopment.

heightofatleastfourfeetshallbedelineatedindependentlyof

inchcaliperstandingalone.Areasofscrubgrowthwithanunderstory

I.Areaofvegetationincludingwoodedareasandlargetreesoversix-

woodedareas.

drainagefeaturesandfacilitieswithassociatedinverts,pipe/culvert

J.Watercourses,stormsewers,culverts,bridgesoranyothersignificant

22:

43

6/14/2016

§22-403EASTROCKHILLCODE§22-403

information.

sizes,material,andlengthsandallapplicabledimensional

K.Floodplainareasordistrictsincludinginformationonone-hundred-

beapprovedbytheTownshipEngineer. calculatingone-hundred-yearflowrates.Useofothermethodsmust ConservationServicewillbeanacceptablealternatemethodfor forSmallWatersheds,"UnitedStatesDepartmentofAgriculture,Soil

areashallbeincludedinthestudy.UseofTR-55"UrbanHydrology

oranyothersignificantdrainagefacilitywithinupstreamtributary

forpotentialbackwateraffects.Basins,ponds,floodcontrolfacilities downstreamofthesiteshallbeincludedwithinthestudytoaccount

obstructions,bridgesoranyothersignificantfeaturewithin500feet

tocalculatewatersurfaceelevations.Structures,culverts, computationstogenerateflowinformationandHECIIcomputations one-hundred-yearfloodelevationsshallbecalculatedutilizingHECI

Number420187.Wheredetailedstudyinformationisnotavailable,

TownshipFloodInsuranceStudy(asamended)CommunityPanel

floodplain/floodwaydelineationsshallbebasedupontheEastRockhill

detailedstudyinformationisavailable.Whereapplicable,

utilizedtodelineatefloodplainandfloodwayboundarieswhere

yearfloodelevations.FEMAcross-sectionsandelevationsshallbe

easementshavebeenestablishedwithallapplicablerestrictions

L.Utility,privateand/orpubliceasements,andpurposesforwhichthe

and/orcovenants.

thedelineation.Certificationmustproperlyreferenceplanbytitle,

qualificationsmustbesubmittedwithacertificationastoaccuracyof

shorelineswithtotalareaofcoveragelisted.Listofsoilconsultants

M.Wetlands,wetlandmargins,ponds,pondshorelines,lakes,lake

dateandparcelnumber.

N.Steepslopesshallbeindependentlymappedbyshadingforthe

followingranges:

(1)Eightpercentto15%.

(2)Sixteenpercentto25%.

(3)Over25%.

O.Predevelopeddrainageboundarieswithassociatedareas,timeof

concentrationpathsandrunofffactors.

5.SiteImprovementPlan.Asiteimprovementplanshallbepreparedand

includethefollowingproposedimprovements:

A.Generallotlayout,easementandright-of-wayboundaries.

6/14/2016

22:

44

DEVELOPMENT

§22-403SUBDIVISIONANDLAND§22-403

B.Locationofdwellingsandstructuresincludingexteriordimensions,

firstfloorelevationandgaragefloorelevation.

C.Sanitaryandstormsewerlayout,pipelengths,size,material,slopes,

invertsandgrate/manholeelevations.

D.Locationofwatermainsandfirehydrants,electricandgasutilities.

E.Streets,curb,sidewalk,pedestrianramps,pedestrianpaths,

recreationalfacilities.

F.Streetandalleyswidths.

G.Drivewaylocations.

H.Intersections.

I.Cartwaywideningimprovementsandappropriatedimensionsfrom

existingroadwaycenterlines.

intersections.Sightdistancesshallbedeterminedinaccordance67

intersections.Sightdistancesatexistingand/orproposed

J.Existingandproposedsightdistancesatexistingand/orproposed

Pa.Code,Chapter441.

K.Clearsighttrianglesatproposedandexistingintersections.

L.Parkingareas,parkingstalls,aislesandassociateddimensions.

M.Curbandcul-de-sacradii.

N.Culverts,bridges,basinsandanyothersignificantdrainagefacility.

O.Streetsignage.

6.GradingPlan.Gradingplanshallincludethefollowing:

A.Generalsitelayoutpropertylines,easementboundaries,structures,

streets,curb,sidewalk,etc.

B.Firstfloorelevationandgaragefloorelevationofallexistingand

proposedbuildings.

C.Existingandproposedcontours.

D.Bottomandtopofcurbelevationsaroundcurbreturnsatintersection

andturnaroundareaoncul-de-sacstreets.

E.Generallayoutofstormsewer.

F.Grateelevationsofstormsewerinlets.

22:

45

6/14/2016

§22-403EASTROCKHILLCODE§22-403

G.Rimelevationsofmanholes.

7.DrainagePlan.Drainageplanshallincludethefollowing:

A.Generalsitelayoutofstreets,buildings,sidewalkandcurbandstorm

sewer.

B.Postdevelopmentdrainageboundarieswithassociatedareas,timeof

concentration,flowpathandrunofffactorslisted.

C.Existingcontours.

D.Proposedgrading.

E.Requiredstage/storagechargefordetentionbasins.

F.Dischargelocationofallroofdrainsandsumppumplines.

chapter.

WatersImplementationHandbookandinaccordancewith§22-518ofthis

PennsylvaniaAssociationofConservationDistricts),andSpecialProtection ControlPlanGuideforSmallProjects,(aspublishedbytheSoutheast PollutionControlProgramManual,ErosionandSedimentationPollution

Code,Chapter102,"ErosionControl,"DEPErosionandSedimentation

planshallbepreparedinaccordancewithapplicableprovisionsof25Pa.

8.ErosionandSedimentationControlPlan.Erosionandsedimentationcontrol

9.LandscapingandLightingPlan.Landscapingandlightingplanshallinclude

thefollowingexistingandproposedfeatures:

A.Generallotlayoutandsetbacks,easementandright-of-way

boundaries.

B.Locationofdriveways,structures,curbandsidewalk.

C.Layoutofsanitarysewer,associatedlaterals,stormsewer,water,

electricandgasutilities.

D.Proposedtreeandplantinglocationscoordinatedwithunderground

utilitiesmaintainingrequiredhorizontalseparationdistances.

unitofhorizontalfootcandles(HFC).Isoluxlinesshallbein

fixtureswithradialextentofilluminationinformofisoluxcontoursin

E.Locationofparkingarealighting,drivewaylamppostsandstreetlight

incrementsof0.5HFC.

F.Bufferyardswithapplicableyardwidthsdimensioned.

utilitieswhereimprovementsareproposedorarebeingextendedfrom

10.PlanandProfiles.Planandprofilesshallbepreparedforallstreetsand

existingfacilitiesandshallincludethefollowing:

6/14/2016

22:

46

DEVELOPMENT

§22-403SUBDIVISIONANDLAND§22-403

A.Profilesshallincludeataminimumthefollowing:

(1)Existingandproposedgroundelevationsandprofile.

(2)Proposedprofileofgroundand/orstreet.

(3)Allapplicableverticalcurvedataforstreets.

(4)Sightdistancerequirements.

encasements;invertsofpipesatcrossinglocations. verticalseparationdistancesatutilitycrossingsand

(5)Sanitarysewer,stormdrainageandwaterservicefacilities;

(6)Allutilityandstormpipesizes,materials,slopes,invertsand

lengths.

(7)Inletandmanholeinverts,rimandgrateelevations;topofwall

elevationsforendwallsandheadwalls.

(8)Centerlinestationingalongprofile.

(9)Profilesforstreetsshallfollowroadwaycenterlines.

(10)Stationingofsanitarysewerlateralsandinvertsforsame.

(11)Manholeandinletnumberingcorrespondingtoprofileview.

profile. shallincludeexistingedgeofroadprofileandbottomofcurb

(12)Profilesalongexistingstreetsforareasofcartwaywidening

B.Planviewsshallincludeataminimumthefollowing:

(1)Right-of-wayandeasementboundaries.

(2)Dimensioningofstreetwidths.

(3)Locationofcurb,sidewalk,drivewayentrancesandpedestrian

ramps.

(4)Centerlinestationingalongstreets.

mains. roofdrainsandsumppumpleaders,watermainsandgas

(5)Locationofallsanitarysewermainsandlaterals,stormsewer,

(6)Manholeandinletnumberingcorrespondingtoprofileview.

(7)Locationofstreetandregulatorysigns.

(8)Proposedcontourswithinlimitsofright-of-wayboundaries.

22:

47

6/14/2016

§22-403EASTROCKHILLCODE§22-403

locationsasdeemednecessarybyTownshipEngineer. centrallyalongreturns,atintersectionsandothercritical

(9)Topandbottomofcurbelevationsatendsofreturnsand

linearfeet.

existingcenterlineandedgeofroadspotelevationsevery25

(10)Planviewsofimprovementsalongexistingstreetsshallinclude

11.ConstructionDetailsPlan.Theconstructiondetailsplanshallincludebut

notbelimitedtothefollowinggeneralconstructiondetails:

A.Roadway/wideningconstruction.

B.Utilitiesinstallation,beddingandbackfill.

C.Stormsewerinstallation,beddingandbackfill.

D.Sanitarysewerinstallation,beddingandbackfill.

E.Basinconstruction.

F.Trafficcontrol.

G.Miscellaneouserosionandsedimentationcontroldetails.

H.Sidewalkandcurbinstallationspecifications.

I.Right-of-wayandeasementrestoration.

J.Specialstructures.

K.Miscellaneousdrainageswaledesigninformation.

L.Fencingdetails.

M.AnyotherdetailsasdeemednecessarybytheTownshipand/or

TownshipEngineer.

12.AdditionalDocumentation.Thefollowinginformationshallbesubmitted

withthepreliminaryplanwhereapplicable:

A.Trafficimpactstudypreparedpursuantto§22-405.

B.Sewagefacilitiesplanningmodulespreparedpursuantto§22-407.

C.Waterresourcesimpactstudypreparedpursuantto§22-408.

purchasedpropertyincluding:

existenceandlocationofcertainconditionsimpactingonthe

adviseeachprospectivepurchaserofaresidentiallotorunitofthe

D.Astatementdescribingthemannerinwhichthedevelopershall

6/14/2016

22:

48

DEVELOPMENT

§22-403SUBDIVISIONANDLAND§22-404

(1)Locationandtypeofadjacentopenspaceorrecreational

facilities.

(2)Locationandtypeofanystormwatermanagementeasements.

(3)Allutilityandotherdrainageeasements.

(4)Anydeedrestrictionsand/orrestrictivecovenantsestablished

onthelotduringthecourseofthesubdivisionapprovalprocess.

(5)Anystreetlightorfirehydrantassessmentsbyanymunicipal

entity.

(6)SuchotherinformationasdirectedbytheTownship.

E.Aphasingplanclearlyshowingallproposedlots,improvements,

utilities,etc.intherespectivephases.

F.Wetlanddelineationstudypreparedpursuantto§22-409.

13.NoticeofPreliminaryPlan.Noticeoffilingofpreliminaryplanshallbegiven

bytheapplicanttoallabuttinglandownersofrecord.

A.Proofofnoticeshallbegivenatthetimeofapplicationandshallbeby

certifiedlettertoeachabuttinglandownerofrecord.

B.Theforegoinglettershallidentifythefollowing:

(1)Dateofapplication.

(2)Recordownerofthetracttobedeveloped.

(3)Thelocationofthetracttobedevelopedindicatingstreet

address,zoningdistrictandtaxmapparcelnumber.

Ord.192,4/18/2000;asamendedbyOrd.214,10/18/2005,§X]

§22-404.FinalPlan(Record).[Ord.158,12/20/1994,§404;asamendedby

therecordplanincludingallsheetsoftheplanset. legibleblueorblacklineprintonwhiteopaquelinenandfivepaperprintsof

1.Allsubdivisionandlanddevelopmentapplicantsshallsubmittwoclearand

2.DraftingStandards.Thestandardsrequiredforarecordplanshallbethe

standardsoutlinedin§

§22-402and22-403.

preparationoftheplan;andiftheapplicantisacorporation,araised sealofarchitectand/orlandscapearchitectwhocollaboratedinthe ofregisteredengineerand/orsurveyorresponsiblefortheplan;andraised

3.Allplansmustbeacknowledgedwitharaisednotarysealaffixed;raisedseal

22:

49

6/14/2016

§22-404EASTROCKHILLCODE§22-404

togetherwiththeraisedofficialseal.

corporateseal.AllplansmustbeapprovedbytheBoardofSupervisors

4.GeneralInformation.Thegeneralinformationrequiredforarecordplan

shallbethegeneralinformationrequiredby§

§22-402and22-403.

5.ExistingFeatures.Theexistingfeaturesrequiredtobeshownonarecord

planshallbetheexistingfeaturesrequiredby§

§22-402and22-403.

6.ProposedImprovements.Theproposedimprovementsrequiredtobeshown

onarecordplanshallbeasfollows:

A.Dimensionsandbearingsofeachlotline,areasoflotsandconsecutive

numberingoflots.Allsheetsshallshowlotnumbers.

B.Buildingsetbacksestablishedbyzoningorotherordinancesordeed

restrictionswithdistancestotheright-of-wayline.

C.Areferencetoanylanddedicatedforpublicuseorofferedfor

streetsorotherpublicuses.

dedicationforparks,playgrounds,recreationalareas,wideningof

wayandcurblines,coursesanddistancesonright-of-waylinesand

widthsofcartwaysandrights-of-way,curblines,radiusonright-of-

D.Thelayoutofstreets,alleysandwalkwaysincludingnamesand

centerlinestationingandothersuchinformation.

utilitiesorothersuchpertinentrequirementsbybearings,dimensions

E.Rights-of-wayand/oreasementsforanyuseincludingdrainage,

andwidth.

F.Locationofallproposedmonumentation.

restrictionsrelatingtoflooding.

withinthefloodplainandlocationofareassubjecttospecialdeed

G.Locationofanyproposedlots,sites,fillsorprotectivestructures

H.Thelayoutofallopenspaceareasincludingtheproposedownership.

I.Improvementconstructionplansshallbeprovidedinaccordancewith

therequirementsin§22-403.

7.NotesandCertificates.Therecordplanmustincludetherequirednotesand

certificates:

Theseshallbelistedbysheetnumberandtitleontherecordplan.

consideredapartoftheapprovedfinalplanasifrecordedwithsame."

through

required,thefollowingnoteshallappearontherecordplan:"Sheets2

A.Onallapplicationswhereimprovementconstructionplansare

,inclusive,onrecordattheTownship,shallbe

6/14/2016

22:

50

DEVELOPMENT

§22-404SUBDIVISIONANDLAND§22-404

geodeticdetailsarecorrect.

monumentationshownhereonexistsaslocated;andthedimensional

thattheplanrepresentsasurveymadebyhim;thatanyexisting

B.Thesignatureoftheregisteredengineerand/orsurveyorcertifying

C.Anacknowledgmentasfollows:

(1)Wheretheowner(s)areindividuals,allshalljoinasfollows:

CommonwealthofPennsylvania:

SS.

SignatureofOwner

Witnessmyhandandnotarialseal,thedayandyearaforesaid.

thattheforegoingplanberecordedaccordingtolaw.

obtainedandisendorsedthereonandthat(he/she/they)desire

plan,thatallnecessaryapprovalsoftheplanhavebeen

(he/she/they)(is/are)theregisteredowner(s)ofthedesignated

(is/are)subscribedtotheforegoingplan,andacknowledgethat

me(orsatisfactorilyproven)tobethepersonswhosename(s)

in

notarypublicoftheCommonwealthofPennsylvania,residing

Onthe

CountyofBucks

dayof

,20

,beforemethesubscriber,a

personallyappeared(name(s)ofallowners),knownto

NotaryPublic

(SEAL)

MyCommissionExpires

(2)Wheretheownerisacorporation:

CommonwealthofPennsylvania

SS.

Witnessmyhandandnotarialseal,thedayandyearaforesaid.

foregoingplanberecordedaccordingtolaw.

isendorsedthereon,andthat(he/she/they)desirethatthe

thatallnecessaryapprovalsoftheplanhavebeenobtainedand

saidcorporationistheregisteredownerofthedesignatedland,

doso,(he/she)executedtheforegoingplanbysigningthatthe

andthatassuch(presidentorsecretary),beingauthorizedto

(president/secretary)of(nameofthecorporation),acorporation,

whoacknowledged(himself/herself)tobethe

in

notarypublicoftheCommonwealthofPennsylvania,residing

Onthe

CountyofBucks

dayof

,20

,beforemethesubscriber,a

personallyappeared(nameofofficerofcorporation),

22:

51

6/14/2016

§22-404EASTROCKHILLCODE§22-404

NotaryPublic

(SEAL)

MyCommissionExpires

D.ApprovednotationbytheTownshipshallbeasfollows:

Rockhillthis

ApprovedbytheBoardofSupervisorsoftheTownshipofEast

dayof

,20

E.TownshipPlanningCommissionNotations:

Commissionthis

RecommendedforapprovalbytheEastRockhillTownshipPlanning

dayof

,20

F.BucksCountyPlanningCommissionNotation:

PlanningCode.Certifiedthisdate

CountyPlanningCommissioninaccordancewiththeMunicipalities

PROCESSEDANDREVIEWED.ReportpreparedbytheBucks

BCPCNo

ExecutiveDirector,BucksPlanningCommission

G.RecordingNotation:

"RecordedintheofficeoftheRecorderofDeeds,BucksCounty,dayof

,20,

H.Signaturestoappearonplan—thefollowingsignaturesshallbe

placeddirectlyontheplaninblackink:

(1)Theownerorownersoftheland.Iftheownerofthelandisa

thecorporatesealshallappear. corporation,thesignaturesofthepresidentandsecretaryand

(2)Thenotarypublicacknowledgingtheowner'sstatementof

intent.

appear. preparationoftheplan,hissignatureandsealshallalso Ifanarchitectand/oralandscapearchitectcollaboratedinthe

(3)Thelicensedengineerand/orsurveyorwhopreparedtheplan.

6/14/2016

22:

52

DEVELOPMENT

§22-404SUBDIVISIONANDLAND§22-406

(4)TheBucksCountyPlanningCommission.

(5)ThePlanningCommissionofEastRockhill.

(6)TheSupervisorsofEastRockhillTownship.

attheendofthischapter.

additionalsitework.As-builtplansshallcontaininformationlistedinAppendixD

forcompliancewithstormwatermanagementplandesignrequirementspriortoany

requiredstage/storagecapacity.As-builtplansfortherefacilitiesmustbereviewed

Engineerforreviewimmediatelyuponcompletionofroughgradingtoverify

controlstormwaterdischargemustbepreparedandsubmittedtotheTownship

fordetention/retentionbasinsand/orundergroundstoragefacilitiesutilizedto

plansforallutilities,roadsandstormwatermanagementfacilities.As-builtplans

ofSupervisors),thesubdividerordeveloperwillfurnishtheTownshipwithas-built

Uponcompletionofpublicimprovements(priortoacceptanceofsamebytheBoard

§22-405.As-BuiltPlans.[Ord.158,12/20/1994,§405]

Ord.252,4/20/2010]

§22-406.TrafficImpactStudy.[Ord.158,12/20/1994,§406;asamendedby

encouragementofpublictransportationuse. shallassistintheprotectionofairquality,conservationofenergyand improvementstobeincorporatedintotheproposeddevelopment.Thestudy purposeisalsotodelineatesolutionstopotentialproblemsandtopresent improvementsthatwillmitigatedeficienttrafficoperations.Thestudy's existingtransportationnetworkaswellastorecommendnecessary identifyanytrafficproblemsassociatedwithaccessbetweenthesiteandthe developmentsdonotadverselyaffectthetransportationnetworkandto Township.Thepurposeoftheimpactstudyistoensurethatproposed highways,publictransportationandpedestrian/bicycletrailsinthe assesstheimpactoftheproposeddevelopmentonthetransportationsystem,

1.Purpose.ThetrafficimpactstudywillenableEastRockhillTownshipto

Township. engineerofitschoicetoconductthestudy,ifdeemedappropriatebythe TheapplicantmayprovidefundstotheTownship,whichmayhireatraffic Proceduresandstandardsforthetrafficimpactstudyaresetforthherein. and/ortransportationplannerwithprevioustrafficstudyexperience.

2.Thetrafficimpactstudyshallbepreparedbyaqualifiedtrafficengineer

3.Applicability.

whendeemednecessarybytheBoardofSupervisors. developmentapproval;allrezoningrequests;and/oranyotherproject orothernonresidentialusesrequiringsubdivisionorland and/ordwellingunits;allcommercial,office,industrial,institutional

subdivisionsorlanddevelopmentsof25ormoreresidentiallots

A.Atrafficimpactstudyshallbesubmittedforallresidential

22:

53

6/14/2016

§22-406EASTROCKHILLCODE§22-406

B.TheEastRockhillTownshipBoardofSupervisors,atitsdiscretion,

ofheavytrucktraffic). particularlocationorexistingproblemsortypeofuse(e.g.,generation shallspecifythereasonfortherequirement,citingtheproposal's Commission'sfirstmeetingtoconsidertheproposal.Suchnotification

Supervisorsnotifytheapplicantwithin60daysfollowingthePlanning

beaccompaniedbyatrafficimpactstudy;provided,however,thatthe

mayrequireanyothersubdivisionorlanddevelopmentapplicationto

4.Definitions.

A.Engineeringandtrafficstudiesshallbepreparedinaccordancewith

PennsylvaniaTitle67,Chapter201,EngineeringandTrafficStudies.

B.Asusedherein,thefollowingtermsshallhavethemeanings

indicated:

ServiceDisconsideredthelevelofservicedesignthreshold. maximumcapacityofthefacility.LevelFindicatescongestion.Levelof indicatesgenerallyfreemovement.LevelofServiceErepresents aresixlevelsofservicingrangingfromAthroughF.LevelofServiceA aparticularhighwayfacilityorthroughaspecificintersection.There Manual,asupdatedandamended,indicateshowwelltrafficmoveson

LEVELOFSERVICE—Asdescribedinthe2000HighwayCapacity

public.

onaregularroutebasis,oraprivateoperatorofferingservicetothe

generalpublicprovidedbyacommoncarrierofpassengersgenerally

PUBLICTRANSPORTATION—Transportationserviceforthe

whichcanbecalibratedtorepresentexistingconditions.

TransportationandtheTownship,whichwillcalculatethequeuesand

utilizeacomputermodelacceptedbytheDepartmentof

ofvehiclesineachtrafficstream,measuredinfeet.Theanalysisshall

QUEUEANALYSIS—Ananalysisthatidentifiesthemaximumqueue

withPennDOTindefiningthestudyarea.

CommonwealthofPennsylvaniaisinvolved,theapplicantshallconsult

TownshipTrafficEngineerpriortoinitiatingwork.Whenaroadofthe

intersectionstobeincludedinthestudyshallalsobeapprovedbythe

TownshipTrafficEngineerpriortoinitiatingthestudy.Specific

developmentandshallbediscussedwithandapprovedbythe

STUDYAREA—Theareaoflandthatislikelytobeaffectedbythe

dwellingunits,acres,etc.

studysiteperunitoflanduseasmeasuredbyparameterssuchas

TRIPGENERATIONRATES—Thetotalcountoftripstoandfroma

6/14/2016

22:

54

DEVELOPMENT

§22-406SUBDIVISIONANDLAND§22-406

updatedandamended,shallbefollowed.

Manual,TransportationResearchBoardSpecialReport209,as

period).Theproceduresdescribedinthe2000HighwayCapacity

numberofvehiclesthatcanpassagivenpointduringagiventime

volumeofaroadwayorintersectionapproachtoitscapacity(maximum

VOLUME/CAPACITYANALYSIS—Thisprocedurecomparesthe

andamended.

ofTransportation,FederalHighwayAdministration,2000,asupdated

ControlDevicesforStreetsandHighways,UnitedStatesDepartment

signal.ThesewarrantsarecontainedintheManualonUniformTraffic

volumesorothercriterianecessaryfortheinstallationofatraffic

seriesofwarrantswhichdetailtheminimumtrafficorpedestrian

WARRANTSFORTRAFFICSIGNALINSTALLATION—Thisisa

5.GeneralRequirementsandStandards.Atransportationimpactstudyshall

containthefollowinginformation:

A.GeneralSiteDescription.Thesitedescriptionshallincludethesize,

citizens).

affectthetransportationneedsofthesite(e.g.,numberofsenior

characteristicsofpotentialsiteuserstotheextentthattheymay

sitedescriptionshallalsoincludeprobablesocioeconomic

developmentswithinthestudyareashallbeprovided.Thegeneral

included.Abriefdescriptionofothermajorexistingandproposed,

thedevelopmentisresidential,typesofdwellingunitsshallalsobe

completiondateoftheproposedsubdivisionorlanddevelopment.If

location,proposedlanduses,anyconstructionstagingandthe

B.TransportationFacilitiesDescription.

(1)Thedescriptionshallcontainafulldocumentationofthe

designrelativetointernalaccess,stacking,andingress/egress. drive-throughfacilitiestoestablishadequacyoftheproposed descriptionshallalsoincludeanevaluationofanyproposed schoolbuses,andnumberofstudents,whereappropriate.The dismissaltimes,studentdrop-off/pick-upprocedures,numberof shallincludeanarrativeoftheshiftchangesorarrivaland institutional,educational,daycare,orothersimilarfacilities transportationneeds.Inaddition,thedescriptionfor characteristicsofthesiteuserswithrespecttotheir withinthesite.Also,thedescriptionshallincludethe signalsorotherintersection-controldevicesatallintersections parkingconditions,trafficchannelizationsandanytraffic egresslocations,allinternalroadwaywidthsandrights-of-way, bicycleandpedestriancirculation,allproposedingressand Thisdescriptionshallincludeproposedinternalvehicular, proposedinternalandexistingexternaltransportationsystem.

22:

55

6/14/2016

§22-406EASTROCKHILLCODE§22-406

adverselyaffectaccesstothesiteduringanemergency. andanyothernaturalorman-madefeaturewhichmay streets,low-clearanceunderpasses,weight-restrictedstreets suchasweight-restrictedorflood-pronebridges,flood-prone anypotentialobstructionstotheaccesstotheproposedsite, withinthestudyarea.Additionally,thereportshallidentify

(2)Thereportshalldescribetheentireexternalroadwaysystem

scheduleshallbeidentifiedforeachimprovement. Pennsylvania.Theresponsiblepartyandanticipatedproject

ImprovementsPlan-Route313/663Corridor,BucksCounty,

PlanningCommission,andtheNovember1994Transportation

PennsylvaniaDepartmentofTransportation,BucksCounty HighwayCapitalProgramfortheDelawareValleyRegion, ThisinformationshallbeobtainedfromtheTwelve-Year proposedconstructionandtrafficsignalization,shallbenoted. andintersectionimprovementswithinthestudyarea,including alsobedocumented.Allfuturecommittedorproposedroadway servicesandfacilitieswithinaone-mileradiusofthesiteshall andsketched.Allexistingandproposedpublictransportation

(3)Allintersectionsincludedinthestudyareashallbeidentified

basedonthefollowing:

establishedaspartoftheapprovedstudyareaandscopeandshallbe

measuredanddocumentedforallroadwaysandintersections

C.ExistingTrafficConditions.Existingtrafficconditionsshallbe

thepeak-hourturningmovementtrafficvolumes. beincluded.Figuresshallbeprovidedinthereportillustrating thelanduse.Documentationregardingalltrafficcountsshall highwayanddevelopmentpeakhourscoincide,dependingon documentationshallbeincludedinthereport.Note:Oftenthe hour(s')traffic,andpeakdevelopmentgeneratedhour(s),and

(1)Existingtrafficvolumesforaveragedailytraffic,peakhighway

presentedgraphically. serviceresultsofthevolume/capacityanalysisshallbe Manualmethodology,asupdatedandamended.Thelevelof

determinedforeachlocationusingthe2000HighwayCapacity

roadwaysandstudyintersections.Levelsofserviceshallbe peakdevelopment-generatedhour(s),asapplicable,forall shallbeperformedduringthepeakhighwayhour(s)andthe

(2)Avolume/capacityanalysisbaseduponexistingtrafficvolumes

andStatePolice. Township,basedonaccidentrecordsfromboththelocalpolice withinthestudyareashallbeprovidedifrequiredbythe

(3)Asummarizationofthemostrecentfive-yearaccidentdata

6/14/2016

22:

56

DEVELOPMENT

§22-406SUBDIVISIONANDLAND§22-406

D.FutureConditionsAnalysisWithouttheProposedDevelopment.An

theTownship.Thisevaluationshallincludethefollowing:

requiredbythePennsylvaniaDepartmentofTransportationand/or aftertheinitialdevelopmentopeningyearshallbeprovidedif

phasesareproposed.Also,ananalysisoffutureconditions10years

developmentcompletionyearandanyinterimyearsifdevelopment

proposeddevelopmentshallbeprovided.Theanalysisshallbeforthe

theroadwaynetworktoaccommodatethistrafficwithoutthe

evaluationoftheanticipatedfuturetrafficvolumesandtheabilityof

volumes. thereportillustratingthepeak-hourturningmovementtraffic andacceptabletotheTownship.Figuresshallbeprovidedin forecastthefuturetrafficvolumesshallbeclearlydocumented construction.Allassumptionsandmethodologiesutilizedto areaproposeddevelopmentsordevelopmentsunder alsoincludeanticipatedtrafficgrowthassociatedwithother DepartmentofTransportation.Projectedtrafficvolumesshall RegionalPlanningCommission,and/orthePennsylvania BucksCountyPlanningCommission,theDelawareValley year(s)basedontrafficgrowthinformationcompiledbythe

(1)Peak-hourtrafficvolumesshallbeprojectedforthedesign

Thelevel-of-serviceresultsshallbepresentedgraphically.

accordingtomethodsofanalysisaspreviouslydescribedherein.

studyintersections.Thecapacityanalysisshallbeconducted

peakhighwayanddevelopmenthours,asapplicable,forall

developmenttrafficvolumesshallbeperformedduringthe

(2)Avolume/capacityanalysisbasedonfuturewithout-

provided,ifappropriate. futureconditionsbothwithoutandwithimprovementsshallbe futureroadwayandintersectionimprovements.Ananalysisof appropriatenessofanyplanned,programmedand/orcommitted seekguidancefromtheTownshipindeterminingthe includedintheanalysis.Theapplicant'strafficengineershall othersforimplementationpriortothedesignyear(s)shouldbe

(3)Roadwayandintersectionimprovementscommittedtoby

designyear(s)fortheaveragedailypeakhighwayhour(s)andpeak

resultfromtheproposeddevelopmentshallbecompletedforthe

E.TripGenerationCharacteristics.Estimationofvehiculartripsto

development-generatedhour(s)andshallbedeterminedasfollows:

localsourcesoftripgenerationdatamaybeacceptable,subject TransportationEngineers'publication,TripGeneration.Other developedutilizingthemostrecenteditionoftheInstituteof usesforeachstudyhourandalsoonadailybasisshallbe

(1)Estimationofthenumberoftripsgeneratedbytheproposed

22:

57

6/14/2016

§22-406EASTROCKHILLCODE§22-406

theTownship.

informationmaybeutilized,ifappropriate,asdeterminedby

relocationofexistingfacilities,actualtripgeneration

andtheapprovaloftheTownship.Forproposedexpansionsor

tosupportingstudyinformationonmorethanonesimilarsite

distributionandassignmentoftrafficshallbeprovided. review.Documentationofallassumptionsusedinthe ofthestudypeakhoursandprovidedonseparatefiguresfor bedistributedandassignedthroughoutthestudyareaforeach

(2)Trafficvolumesgeneratedbytheproposeddevelopmentshall

peakhourasfollows:

siteshallbeprovided.Ananalysisshallbecompletedforeachstudy

intersectionstoaccommodatefuturetrafficwithdevelopmentofthe

descriptionoftheadequacyoftheroadwaysystemandstudy

F.FutureConditionsAnalysisWiththeProposedDevelopment.A

illustratingthepeak-hourturningmovementtrafficvolumes. networkandsiteaccess.Figuresshallbeprovidedinthereport futuretrafficvolumeswithoutdevelopmentfortheroadway addingtheanticipateddevelopmenttripgenerationtothe designyear(s).Projectedtrafficvolumesshallbecalculatedby

(1)Dailyandpeak-hourtrafficvolumesshallbeprojectedforthe

resultsshallbepresentedgraphically. ofanalysispreviouslydescribedherein.Thelevel-of-service Thecapacityanalysisshallbeconductedaccordingtomethods developmenthours,asappropriate,forallstudyintersections. developmentshallbeperformedduringthepeakhighwayand

(2)Avolume/capacityanalysisbasedonfuturetrafficvolumeswith

anticipatedfuturevehiculartrafficqueues. determinetheadequacyofthesefacilitiestoaccommodatethe lengthsforallexistingandproposedlanesshallbeidentifiedto shallbepresentedgraphically,andtheavailablestorage andsiteaccessintersection.Theresultsofthequeuinganalysis highwayanddevelopmenthours,asappropriate,foreachstudy

(3)Aqueuinganalysisshallbeperformedduringthepeak

interestedpartiestovisualizethemovementoftrafficupon thiswillbefortheTownship,reviewingagencies,andother theTownshiportheTownshipTrafficEngineer.Thepurposeof nearheavilyutilizedroadsorintersections,asrecommendedby appropriateforcomplexdevelopmentsordevelopmentslocated eachstudyandsiteaccessintersection,wheredeemed thepeakhighwayanddevelopmenthours,asappropriate,for

(4)Atraffic-simulationcomputermodelshallbecompletedduring

6/14/2016

22:

58

DEVELOPMENT

§22-406SUBDIVISIONANDLAND§22-406

trafficimprovements.

completionoftheproposeddevelopmentandanyassociated

follows:

establishedbytheanalysesrequiredherein,shallbeidentified,as

remedyand/orotherwisemitigatethedeficienciesandimpacts,as

G.ProposedImprovements.Adescriptionofproposedimprovementsto

predevelopmentconditions. thevolumecapacityratioanddelayshallbenoworsethan overallintersectionsthatfunctionatLevelofServiceEorF, predevelopmentconditions.Forindividualmovementsand circumstanceswillthelevelsofservicebeworsethan Theimprovementsidentifiedshallensurethatunderno movementsandLevelofServiceCfortheoverallintersection. volumestooperateataLevelofServiceDorbetterforall Improvementsshallbepresentedforpostdevelopmenttraffic capacitytoreturntopredevelopmentlevelsofservice.

(1)Improvementsshallbeidentifiedthatwouldincreasethe

schedule,asdirectedbytheTownship.

consideredunlesstheyareplannedwithinareasonable

transportationcapitalimprovementplanshallnotbe

planoftheTownship,theimprovementslistedinthe

consistentwithanycurrenttransportationcapitalimprovement

Althoughtheimprovementrecommendationsshallbe

othergeometricsafetyimprovementsdeemedappropriate.

capacityorreconfigurationimprovements;newroadways;and

signalinstallation/operation;roadway/intersectionwidening,

internalcirculationdesign;siteaccessdesignlocation;traffic

includebutnotnecessarilybelimitedtothefollowingelements:

improvements.Thelistingofrecommendedimprovementsshall nature,andschedule,aswellasthepartyresponsibleforthe

(2)Thedescriptionofimprovementsshalldescribethelocation,

presentedgraphically. levelofserviceresultsofthevolume/capacityanalysisshallbe uponimplementationofanyrecommendedimprovements.The theanticipatedoperatingconditionsofthestudyintersections

(3)Avolume/capacityanalysisshallbepresenteddemonstrating

includingthefollowing:

guidelinesofthePennsylvaniaDepartmentofTransportation, withthedesignrequirementsoftheTownshipand/orthe

(4)Accessdesignrecommendationsshallbeprovidedconsistent

beindicatedforeachaccess,andrecommendationsshall

foregressingandleft-turningressingmovementsshall

(a)Theavailablesafestoppingsightdistancemeasurements

22:

59

6/14/2016

§22-406EASTROCKHILLCODE§22-406

roadwayimprovements,orturningrestrictions.

theproposedaccess,provisionofseparateturninglanes,

applicablerequirements,whichmayincluderelocationof

sufficientsightdistanceinaccordancewiththe

beprovidedforanyaccesslocationthatdoesnotprovide

guidelinesofthePennsylvaniaDepartmentof

requirementsminimallybasedoncurrentdesign

intersectionshallbeidentifiedperTownship

(b)Thenecessityforauxiliaryturnlanesateachsiteaccess

Transportation.

theguidelinesandtrafficsignalwarrantsofthe

trafficsignalsorothertrafficcontroldevices,pursuantto

examinedastotheneedforandfeasibilityofinstalling

(c)Allaccesspointsandpedestriancrossingsshallbe

PennsylvaniaDepartmentofTransportation.

easementsshallbeprovidedwithadjoininglots,where

interconnections,sharedparking,andparking

establishedorfloatingcrosseasements,driveway

(d)AccessManagement.Sharedaccess,accesseasements,

cross-accesseasementsshallbesetasideforfutureuse.

appropriate,thensharedaccess,sharedparking,or

Supervisors.Ifdrivewayinterconnectionsarenotyet

appropriateanddeemednecessarybytheBoardof

Engineer.

eithertheTownshipEngineerortheTownshipTraffic

appropriatebytheBoardbasedonrecommendationsby

incorporatedintotheaccessdesign,ifdeemed

proposedaccessshallbeconsideredandimprovements

(e)Thesafetyofvehiclesandpedestriansutilizingthe

ontheexternalroadwaysystemrequiredpursuantto

potentialobstructiontoaccessasidentifiedinthereport

(f)Accesspointstothesiteshallbelocatedtominimizeany

§22-406,Subsection5B,ofthischapter.

CalmingHandbook,Publication383.

improvementdesigns,consistentwiththePennDOTTraffic

(5)Traffic-calmingmeasuresshallbeincorporatedaspartofall

H.ConclusionsandRecommendedImprovements.

(1)Levelsofserviceforallroadwaysandintersectionsshallbe

thelevelsofservice.Allroadwaysand/orintersectionsshowing andalevel-of-servicematrixshallbeprovidedforcomparisonof identifiedattheconclusionofeachphaseofthedevelopment,

6/14/2016

22:

60

DEVELOPMENT

§22-406SUBDIVISIONANDLAND§22-406

applied.

efficientmovementofallmodesoftransportationshallbe

Likewise,bestaccessmanagementpracticesforthesafeand

travelspeedofvehiclestravelingthroughthedevelopment.

inordertodiscouragecut-throughtrafficandtoreducethe

consideredandidentifiedandincorporatedintothesitedesign

Whereappropriate,traffic-calmingmeasuresshallbe

physicalroadwayimprovementsshallbeshownonsketches.

obstructionstositeaccessandtransitdesignimprovements.All

includingsignaltiming,improvementstominimizepotential

improvements,trafficsignalinstallationandoperation,

locationanddesign,externalroadwayandintersectiondesign

thefollowingelements:internalcirculationdesign,siteaccess

recommendedimprovementsshallincludebutnotbelimitedto

developmentforpedestrianandvehiculartraffic.Thislistingof

toprovideefficientaccessandmobilityto/fromtheproposed

offeredtoensurethatvehicularqueuescanbeaccommodated

trafficproblemsshallbeidentified.Also,improvementsshallbe

andspecificrecommendationsfortheeliminationofthese

ofServiceDforanymovementshallbeconsidereddeficient,

alevelofservicebelowCfortheoverallintersectionandLevel

service,ifapplicable,shallbeincluded. increasepresentpublictransportationusageandimprove beaddressed.Alistingofallactionstobeundertakento

(2)Existingand/orfuturepublictransportationserviceshallalso

fortheimprovement. costandfundingoftheimprovementandthecompletiondate improvement,thepartyresponsiblefortheimprovement,the transit,pedestrianandbicyclefacilitiesshallinclude,foreach

(3)Thelistingofrecommendedimprovementsforroadways,

6.TimeofSubmission.Thetrafficimpactstudyshallbesubmittedtothe

Supervisors. andtheTownship'sconsultants,unlessapprovedtodosobytheBoardof theEastRockhillTownshipPlanningCommissionandBoardofSupervisors plansforpermitsshallnotbesubmittedtoPennDOTuntilafterreviewby PlanningCommissionwiththepreliminaryplansubmittal.Improvement

havetheopportunitytoresubmitalternativeimprovementdesignstoobtain necessarybeyondthoserecommendedbytheapplicant,theapplicantshall Townshipconcludesthatadditionalimprovementsormodificationsare planapprovalandmayattachtheseconditionstotheapproval.Ifthe andwithinthestudyareaarenecessaryforlanddevelopmentorsubdivision decidethatcertainimprovementscontainedonand/oradjacenttothesite duetothelanddevelopmentorsubdivision.TheBoardofSupervisorsmay studytoanalyzeitsadequacyinsolvinganytrafficproblemsthatwilloccur

7.Implementation.TheBoardofSupervisorsshallreviewthetrafficimpact

22:

61

6/14/2016

§22-406EASTROCKHILLCODE§22-407

necessarytoaccommodatetheeffectsofthedevelopment.

mayalsoimposeupontheapplicantadditionalimprovementsdeemed

planapproval.TheBoardofSupervisorsmayrequestadditionalanalysisand

192,4/18/2000]

§22-407.SewageFacilities.[Ord.158,12/20/1994,§407;asamendedbyOrd.

beservedbyanappropriatesewagesystem. evaluationmustestablishthateachproposedlot,buildingorstructurewill isadequatetoservetheproposedsubdivisionorlanddevelopment.The insurethattheproposedmethodofsewagecollection,treatmentanddisposal

1.General.Theapplicantshallsubmitthefollowinginformationforreviewto

modules. determinewhetherornottheapplicationwillrequiresubmissionofplanning PennsylvaniaDepartmentofEnvironmentalProtection(DEP)whichshall

2.DevelopmentApplications.Theapplicantshallmakeapplicationtothe

3.IfPennsylvaniaDEPdeterminesthatplanningmodulesarerequiredforthe

proposeddevelopmentthenthefollowingstepsmustbetaken:

containedin25Pa.Code,Chapter71.

module.Suchplanningmoduleshallalsomeetalltherequirements

DepartmentofEnvironmentalProtectionsewagefacilitiesplanning

developmentapprovalmustbeaccompaniedbyadulycompleted

application,anyapplicationforpreliminarysubdivisionorland

A.Inordertobedeemedacompletesubdivisionorlanddevelopment

thisrequirement.

agenciesfor60dayswithoutcommentshallbesufficienttosatisfy

thatthesewagefacilitiesplanningmodulehasbeenbeforethese DepartmentandtheBucksCountyPlanningCommission.Evidence bythecommentsontheplanningmoduleoftheBucksCountyHealth

71.52and71.53,includingtherequirementthattheybeaccompanied

andcontentrequirementsof25Pa.Code,Chapter71,Subchapters

B.Suchapplication,andplanningmoduleshallmeetalltheprocedural

includingbutnotlimitedtothefollowing:

officialsewagefacilitiesplanfornewlanddevelopmentforreasons

Code,Chapter71andmayrefusetoadoptaproposedrevisiontoit