[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Wilton 11-12-1985. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to adopt a policy and procedures whereby the cost of certain inspections made by the Town Engineers is defrayed by the developer, and whereby the installation and construction of facilities and site improvements are made in accordance with approved plans.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENTS and UTILITIES
- Include the roadways and the utilities within or without the roadways, including sanitary sewers, storm sewers, water mains, parking areas, if any, grading, landscaping and drainage facilities and other appurtenances or related structures and equipment, hereinafter collectively called "highway improvements."
Editor's Note: Exhibit A is on file in the office of the Town Clerk.
It is the duty of the Town Engineers to make inspections of highway improvements.
It is the duty of the owner/developer to furnish to the Town Engineers a construction time estimate, and requests for the Town Engineers shall be submitted with at least 48 hours' notice for the purpose of inspecting each phase of development.
[Amended 10-3-1991 by L.L. No. 3-1991]
If such inspections reveal that the highway improvements are installed defectively or not in accordance with the approved plans, the Town Engineers shall notify, in writing, the appropriate Town official and the owner/developer (or his engineer/architect) of such defects. It shall be the duty of the owner/developer to correct such defects.
After the owner/developer has completed the highway improvements, the Town Engineers shall make a final inspection to prepare, when necessary, a list of items to be completed before the highway/street may be accepted by the Town. After the owner/developer has completed the list, the Town Engineers will make a follow-up inspection.
After the follow-up inspection has been made, the Town Engineers shall file a written report with the Highway Superintendent and with the Town Clerk. Such written report shall include the times and dates of on-site inspections and the purposes thereof.
It is the duty of the Building Inspector to make inspections of residential or nonresidential buildings.
It is the duty of the Highway Superintendent to make inspections of the highway improvements.
If requested by the Building Inspector or the Highway Superintendent or the Town Planning Board, the Town Engineers shall make additional or special inspections to the residential or nonresidential buildings.
The cost of such special or additional inspections shall be in the first instance borne by the Town, but the owner/developer shall, prior to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy for a building, fully reimburse the Town for the cost of such special or additional inspections attributable to the building for which a certificate of occupancy is sought.
It shall be the duty of the Town Engineers to inform the Building Inspector of the amount of the cost of such additional or special inspections and the building to which such cost is attributable, and it shall be the duty of the Building Inspector to collect such amount prior to the issuance of such certificate of occupancy.
The forms for inspection of subbase and subgrade shall be the vehicle to communicate acceptability.
[Amended 10-3-1991 by L.L. No. 3-1991; 11-5-1992]
Fees for construction inspections shall be based on the linear footage of the road being inspected, for residential uses, and based on the gross square feet of floor area for commercial/industrial uses.
Editor's Note: The inspection fee schedule is on file in the office of the Town Clerk.