[HISTORY Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Thompson 6-16-1992 by L.L. No. 2-1992. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Noise — See Ch. 170.
Drilling and blasting in the Town of Thompson shall be governed by and be performed in accordance herewith.
No drilling or blasting shall be permitted in the Town of Thompson unless a permit therefor shall be issued by the Town Clerk. Such permit shall be in a form as shall be approved by the Town Board by resolution. There shall be paid at the time of the filing of the permit application a nonrefundable fee as set by resolution of the Town Board.
Each applicant for a permit shall provide evidence of liability insurance in such amount as shall be recommended by the Town Engineer and/or the Town Building Inspector, naming the Town as an additional insured under the applicant's insurance policy and evidenced by a certificate of insurance issued in the name of the Town.
Prior to the commencement of any drilling or blasting operation, a meeting shall be held at the Town Hall with the Town Engineer, Town Building Inspector, contractor, project blaster and owner of the property involved or his duly designated representative as to the method, manner and procedure of the proposed blasting operation.
Blasting shall be performed only at such time as the Town Engineer and/or Town Building Inspector shall approve and designate. The contractor or project blaster shall perform the blasting operations in accordance with any restrictions which may be imposed by the Town in connection therewith. Whenever explosives shall be used, they shall be of such character and strength as shall be permitted by statute, rule or regulation pertaining thereto. The Town specifically reserves the right to limit and/or specify the maximum size of any blasting charge.
The contractor shall employ only experienced supervisors and workmen in the handling, loading and firing of explosives. The contractor shall in all respects comply with the requirements of Industrial Code Rule 39 of the State of New York, Department of Labor, Industrial Board of Appeals, and the applicable sections of the New York State Labor Law, which provide for the possession, handling, storage and transportation of all explosives.