Village of Munsey Park, NY
Nassau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Munsey Park 3-13-1996. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 157.
The Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Munsey Park may, from time to time, at its discretion, authorize the reconstruction of portions of existing concrete sidewalks which abut the Village streets.
The Board expects the required work to be done as expeditiously as possible with a minimum of inconvenience to the residents and the traveling public. Toward this end, the contractor will be required to return with his conformed contracts, a notarized statement indicating to the Village Board the date on which he intends to commence work. This statement must be signed by an officer of the contracting company. The Village will then, relying on the contractor's notarized statement, notify all of the residents who will be affected by his work of the proposed date on which the work will commence. Failure by the contractor to commence work on the date specified in his notarized statement will result in the deduction of $500 from the contractor's final payment for each day of delay in the commencement of work. Weather will not be considered to be a reason for failure to commence work on the date specified. Other reasons for the delay of starting may be submitted for consideration of the Village Board, but such a request must be made in writing at least five days prior to the proposed original start-up. If the Board agrees to the delay and waives the $500 deduction, a new commencement date shall be mutually agreed to, and the original procedures will then be reinstated, including the $500 deduction if the new start-up date is missed.
Prior to breaking up the sidewalk at any residential driveway, the project foreman, or his designated representative, shall ring the resident's bell and advise the resident of the impending breakup at the driveway and make sure that the resident understands that no vehicles will be permitted to use the new sidewalk until at least 72 hours after the concrete has been "finished." The resident will have to arrange to find an alternate location to park his vehicle if he intends to use it within the 72 hours required to cure the concrete.
At the front of the walk leading to each residence, the contractor shall provide planking or other acceptable means for the residents to enter and leave their home.
Between the curb and the sidewalk which is to be removed and replaced on each side of Park Avenue and on Manhasset Woods Road, is a grass strip of approximately 12 feet, which may contain underground sprinkler lines and heads. If, in the process of removing and replacing the sidewalk, the contractor should damage the twelve-foot grass area, the sprinkler systems or the existing driveway apron which leads from the street to the sidewalk, the area will have to be restored to its original condition. This may require the placement of topsoil and grass seed or sod as directed, and, in the case of the aprons, repair of any concrete damaged by the contractor, i.e. cracked or broken, all at no cost to the Village.
If it appears that the sidewalk to be removed is part of an adjacent driveway, either concrete or blacktop, or walk or apron, the contractor shall saw cut the material along the length of the physical connection to insure a neat, workmanlike job. There will be no extra compensation for saw cutting.
If, during the removal of the old walk and prior to the placement of the new concrete, it appears that existing tree roots may interfere with the pour, the condition shall be called to the attention of the Engineer who will instruct the contractor on how to proceed. Cutting of major portions of the tree root system shall be avoided whenever possible.
Upon the completion of the work, and after the concrete has set sufficiently to permit the removal of the forms, topsoil shall be used to fill in the void between the new walk and the original grass area.
If any subgrade should be encountered which is deemed to be unacceptable, the material shall be removed, and bankrun be brought to the site to replace the poor material. Such bankrun will be paid for at the price per cubic yard as established from time to time by resolution of the Board of Trustees,[1] which price is to include all of the contractor's costs to supply and place the material. The Engineer will have to approve the removal and replacement of poor material.[2]
Editor's Note: See Ch. A208, Fees.
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
Transverse one-half-inch expansion joints shall be placed at approximately forty-foot intervals, so as to finish flush with the finished walk. Expansion joint material of one-half-inch thickness shall also be placed wherever the new work abuts walks, drives or other fixed objects. All of the sidewalk shall be cut into five feet by five feet flags or squares by one inch deep dummy grooves. Each dummy groove shall be finished with a steel edging tool producing the required depth and a smooth finish on each side of the groove having a width of between one inch and three inches. A finishing tool shall also be used along the entire length of the walk, parallel to the street. It too, shall have a rounded edge with a finished top surface of approximately four inches. Contraction joints shall be made by saw cutting the finished sidewalk at not more than two flag intervals, and the saw cut shall be at least three inches deep. One-eighth-inch steel plates may be placed at the proposed contraction joint locations, and then pulled prior to the use of the finishing tool, in lieu of saw cutting the joint.
At places where the walk is required to be six inches thick, it shall be reinforced with 6X6X6X6 welded fabric, set so as to be two inches below the finished surface. Either standard chairs or brick shall be used to raise the wire. The fabric need not be epoxy coated. The fabric shall always be placed sufficiently wide so as to extend at least one foot on each side of the present driveway leading to the garage.
All sidewalk shall be constructed with a monolithic pour with either wood or steel forms set to provide for drainage away from the residence toward the street. One-fourth-inch per foot is desired, but may not always be possible. Whenever possible this condition shall be maintained, and each intersecting walk or drive will be matched to avoid the creation of low points.
Concrete used shall show a minimum twenty-eight-day compressive strength of at least 4,000 psi. Test cylinders will be taken by the Engineer. All sidewalks shall be finished by screeding with a light weight type hand screed which will push the surplus concrete ahead of it. A wooden float shall then be used to insure that no depressions or high spots exist in the finished product, and the final finish shall be made by brooming perpendicular to the line of the street, producing a very lightly roughened surface. If low temperatures are expected protective measures acceptable to the Engineer shall be taken. Whenever possible, pours shall be scheduled in the morning.
Barricades, ribbons, cones and blinking lights shall be used to seal off pedestrian traffic from the work site, and to prevent vehicles from using the driveway aprons, except as a place to park. A four-foot-by-eight-foot sign shall be placed at each end of the project work site advising pedestrians that the walk is not in use, and to please use the walk on the opposite side of the street whenever one exists.
All aggregates used shall consist of gravel, not crushed stone. Both the fine aggregate and the coarse aggregate shall meet the specifications of the Nassau County Department of Public Works 1964 Standard Specifications for gravel, either crushed or screened, or the New York State Department of Transportation Specification 703-01 or 703-02, 1982.
The contractor shall protect the sidewalk; keep it true to alignment and grade and in first class condition until the completion of the contract. The sidewalk shall also be protected against imprints or markings in the surface. Any sidewalk which is damaged at any time prior to the final acceptance of the work, or which is deemed to be unsatisfactory, shall be removed and replaced at the contractors expense.
Payment will be made on the basis of the number of square feet of either four-inches-thick or six-inches-thick sidewalk installed.
In general, all standard specifications for concrete driveway aprons and concrete sidewalks as set forth in the NCDPW Standard Specifications shall apply.
Section B - Materials Specifications as they refer to portland cement and fine and coarse aggregate will be applicable except that 4,000 psi concrete, not 3,500 psi concrete, must be supplied and coarse aggregate shall consist only of crushed gravel -- no crushed stone or slag.
Part III - General Specifications as they refer to portland cement concrete shall apply except as stated above.
Item 27 and Item 28 - Cement Concrete Sidewalk and Cement Concrete Driveways and Driveway Aprons (see copies attached[1]) shall apply except as stated above.
Editor's Note: Said copies are on file in the Village Offices.