Resolution #14-06: Resolution of the Vernon Township Municipal Utilities Authority (MUA) Endorsing a Plan Amendment to the Vernon Township Wastewater Management Plan and Sussex County Water Quality Management Plan for a Portion of the Property Known as Block 183, Lot 15 in the Township of Vernon

Date of Adoption: January 16, 2014

WHEREAS, the Vernon Township Municipal Utilities Authority desires to provide for the orderly development of wastewater treatment and conveyance facilities within the municipality; and

WHEREAS, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) requires that proposed wastewater treatment and conveyance facilities and wastewater treatment service areas and related subjects be in conformance with an approved Wastewater Quality Management (WQM) plan; and

WHEREAS, the Vernon Township Wastewater Management Plan (WMP) prepared by the County of Sussex has been approved by the NJDEP as an amendment to the Sussex County Water Quality Management Plan in September 2000, and revised September 2001; and

WHEREAS, Dale Kelley (“Kelley”) is the owner of property located in Vernon Township, which land is identified as Block 183, Lot 15 on the Vernon Township tax maps, located near the intersection of Sand Hill Road and Route 94, (“Property”); and

WHEREAS, the Property is an active tilled agricultural property with a house and barn; and

WHEREAS, the proposed development of the Property will require wastewater discharge above 2000 gallons per day; and

WHEREAS, the Property is less than 100 acres and Kelley will connect the development to the Sussex County Municipal Utility Authority Sewage Treatment Plant to be consistent with the Vernon Township WMP; and

WHEREAS, the Property is designated as a “future sewer service area” and the existing Vernon Township WMP requires a Plan Amendment to include a portion of Block 183, Lot 15 on the tax map of Vernon Township to be in a “sewer service area” for the Sussex County Municipal Utility Authority Sewage Treatment Plant; and

WHEREAS, the Vernon Township Municipal Utilities Authority has determined that the proposed discharge for the development of the Property contemplated by Kelley is appropriate for this Property within the municipality.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Municipal Utilities Authority of the Township of Vernon on this 16th day of January, 2014 as follows:

  1. The Municipal Utilities Authority of the Township of Vernon hereby endorses a plan amendment to the Vernon Township Wastewater Management Plan (WMP) to include a portion of Block 183, Lot 15 in the Township of Vernon in the sewer service area for the Sussex County Municipal Utility Authority Sewage Treatment Plant.
  2. This endorsement shall be submitted to the Sussex County Policy Advisory Committee, the Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the NJDEP, and all other interested parties.