Town of Bethel, CT
Fairfield County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Planning and Zoning Commission of the Town of Bethel 3-8-1976. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Excavations in highways — See Ch. 54.
Roads — See Ch. 82.

§ 50-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BUILD
Includes the words construct, reconstruct, alter, enlarge, move and establish.
PERSON
Includes a partnership, corporation or other legal entity.
PROPOSED TOWN HIGHWAY, STREET OR ROAD
Being shown upon a plan duly approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission.
TOWN HIGHWAY
Includes the words Town street, Town road, proposed Town highway, proposed Town road and proposed Town street.

§ 50-2 Permit required; fee.

No person shall hereafter build any driveway abutting or adjoining a Town highway before first filing a written application and a filing fee of $10 with the Public Works Office of the Town of Bethel and having a written permit to proceed with the work from said office.

§ 50-3 Construction requirements.

After securing said permit, the area from the existing and/or proposed paved or traveled portion of the Town highway to the applicant's property line shall be constructed in the following manner:
A. 
Said area shall be excavated to proper depth and have a gravel base of bank run gravel or broken stone of no less than six inches in depth.
B. 
It shall have a surface of two inches of bituminous concrete and shall be so shaped that the water from the applicant's property shall drain into the existing gutter abutting said driveway on the public highway.
C. 
The driveway entrance shall be so shaped that the gutter line of the Town highway shall be maintained in a true line and grade.
D. 
If unusual drainage conditions exist, the construction must conform to any special requirements which the Public Works Commission or Director may specify.

§ 50-4 General requirements.

A. 
If said application is granted by the Town, the excavation shall be made under the supervision of the Public Works Commission, or its duly authorized agent.
B. 
The person making the driveway opening shall guard and protect the opening for the protection of all persons using said road and shall be responsible for all damages which any person may sustain because of or on account of said opening.
C. 
Said person shall restore the Town highway to its former condition as near as is practical, at his own expense, to the satisfaction of the Public Works Commission.

§ 50-5 Performance bond.

A. 
A performance bond shall be posted with the Public Works Office to guarantee completion of the work set forth in the application. In no event shall the bond be less than $300 in amount. Said bond shall be released after the work has been satisfactorily completed.
B. 
The performance bond shall be in cash or certified check.

§ 50-6 Duration of permit.

Driveway permits will be issued for a one-year time period. If the driveway is not completed within this time, a new application and fee must be filed and a permit issued.

§ 50-7 Violations and penalties.

Any person who shall violate any of these provisions shall be fined not less than $100 for each day said violation continues.