[HISTORY: Adopted by the County Council of Talbot County as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Right of Entry for Street and Sidewalk Construction
[Adopted 12-11-2001 by Bill No. 852]
To carry out street and sidewalk construction and repairs, including the work identified in § 166-2, the County's officers, employees, inspectors, contractors, subcontractors, surveyors, construction crews, and other persons connected with performance of the work (hereinafter referred to as "authorized agents") shall have the right of entry upon any private or public property in the County which abuts the County street, sidewalk, easement, or right-of-way where such work is being planned or performed. This right of entry may be exercised at all reasonable hours for the purpose of accomplishing said work.
The work for which entry is authorized shall include, without limitation, the construction and repair of streets and sidewalks, drainage systems, various utility systems, including the location or relocation of water, sewer, electric, telephone and cable transmission lines, street and sidewalk lights, landscaping, and construction, repair, and maintenance of existing entrances from public and private property to the street and sidewalks, and shall include all incidental activities reasonably necessary to accomplish the work.
The right of entry created by this article is intended to extend only to authorized agents of the County while acting in the course and scope of their employment by or on behalf of the County.