Town of Aurora, NY
Erie County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Aurora 4-13-1992.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 97.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 99.
[1]
Editor's Note: This resolution superseded former Ch. A121, Street Acceptance, adopted 1-4-1951.
[Amended 10-27-2003]
The intent of this resolution is to establish a definite policy in the acceptance of land for right-of-way and highway properties. The following rules and regulations and specifications governing the laying out and construction of highways in the Town of Aurora be and are hereby adopted. Construction of highways shall be in accordance with the Standard Specifications and Details for Materials and Construction of the Town of Aurora.
Formal acceptance of any parcel of land to be dedicated for highway right-of-way purposes shall not be consummated wherein the parcel tendered shall have a width of less than 60 feet, nor shall acceptance be consummated wherein any parcel tendered is not completely and accurately plotted and described by metes and bounds, on a map which shall bear the signature and seal of a licensed engineer or licensed surveyor, showing the exact location of such parcel of land with respect to property lines of the property of which the parcel may be a part and giving pertinent data concerning length, width and area of such parcel.
[Amended 10-27-2003]
Formal acceptance of any parcel of land to be dedicated for highway right-of-way purposes shall not be consummated unless and until a highway has been constructed thereon, with suitable access and intersections, in conformity with the following minimum specifications:
A. 
Alignment of the pavement shall conform to the center line of the right-of-way as nearly as possible. Necessary angles or curves in the pavement, in conformity with angles in the right-of-way, shall be constructed according to the best engineering practices to facilitate safe negotiation by vehicles. Dead-end streets shall be provided at the closed end with a turnaround in the form of an "L" extending the full width from the end of the highway 50 feet, with the spur extending at approximately right angles to the highway. Construction details for turnarounds are outlined in the Standard Specifications and Details for Materials and Construction of the Town of Aurora. The Town Highway Superintendent shall specify which type of turnaround shall be constructed.
B. 
Excavation of the road bed shall be held to a minimum depth of 10 inches and a minimum width of 26 feet, and the excavation shall be rough-graded to reasonably conform to the finished grades before installation of pavement materials, rolling subgrade fill with No. 2 run of crusher select backfill material and rolling with roller mentioned below. Where surface conditions through which a highway is to be constructed are such that, in the judgement of the Highway Superintendent, the subsoil should be removed, he may require the removal of the same to a depth specified by him, and stone or gravel of a grade specified by him shall be substituted for soil removed.
C. 
Details for highway construction, including excavation backfill and material specifications, shall be in accordance with the Standard Specifications and Details for Materials and Construction of the Town of Aurora.
D. 
Right-of-way and road dimensions.
(1) 
The right-of-way shall be 60 feet wide. Pavement shall be 26 feet wide.
(2) 
Pavement. All road beds must have fabric before the stone bed is laid. Fabric shall be Mirafi 600X or equal.
(a) 
Base course: 10 inches of No. 2 crushed run stone, rolled with a ten-ton roller or its equivalent.
(b) 
Second course: four inches of base course asphalt NYSDOT Item No. 403.11, Type 1, rolled with a ten-ton roller or its equivalent.
(c) 
Third course: 2.5 inches of binder course asphalt, NYSDOT Item No. 403.13, Type 3, rolled with ten-ton roller or its equivalent.
(d) 
Top course: 1.5 inches, after having been rolled with a ten-ton roller or its equivalent, top course asphalt, NYSDOT Item No. 403.18, Type 7.
(3) 
All culs-de-sac must be 150 feet right-of-way.
E. 
On roads or streets being built for use as private roads but with the intent, at a later date, to be dedicated to the Town, inspection by the Highway Superintendent during construction must be made to assure that the Town highway specifications are being met.
F. 
The pavement shall be crowned to a grade of at least 0.25 inch per foot, transversely, from center to the edges; provided, however, that the Highway Superintendent may specify a greater grade if, in his judgement, certain conditions exist to warrant it.
G. 
Concrete gutters shall be provided on each side of the pavement and shall be two feet zero inches in width. The concrete gutters shall conform to the details outlined in the Standard Specifications and Details for Materials and Construction of the Town of Aurora.
H. 
Underdrains shall be installed below all concrete gutters. The underdrain piping shall be six-inch-diameter perforated SDR 35 PVC piping. Concrete catch basins shall be installed at intervals not more than 300 feet spacing between catch basins. The underdrain piping shall be connected to catch basins. Catch basins shall be in accordance with the Standard Specifications and Details for Materials and Construction of the Town of Aurora. Installation of associated storm drainage and culverts shall be in accordance with the Standard Specifications and Details for Materials and Construction of the Town of Aurora.
I. 
Lots shall be graded on the back side of all concrete gutters to provide positive drainage into the gutter. The finish grade behind the concrete gutter shall slope a minimum of 1/4 inch per foot to the gutter.
If, in the discretion of the Town Board, it is desirable to accept and dedicate any highway before construction has been completed, a performance bond, equal to 150% of the cost of completion, shall be furnished to the Town by the owners or developers. Such performance bonds shall be issued by a duly authorized surety company. Cash or municipal bonds are acceptable to the Town Board and may be used in lieu of a surety bond.
If, in the judgment of the Highway Superintendent, any of the above-stated rules, regulations or specifications have not been fully complied with or any condition exists which may be detrimental to the ability of the Highway Superintendent to maintain, repair, drain or keep clear of ice and snow any highway constructed upon any such right-of-way, the Highway Superintendent's decision shall not be subject to refutation.