Village of Patchogue, NY
Suffolk County
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[Adopted 3-28-1960 by Ord. No. 7.1 of the Unified Code of Ordinances of 1960 (Ch. 45 of the 1968 Code)]
[Amended 11-26-1973]
No person shall dig up any street or public place for any purpose without a written permit from the Building Inspector. Any person desiring such a permit shall make written application therefor, specifying the location where the work is to be done, the purpose of same, the time within which the work shall be completed and the street replaced. Such application shall also state that the work shall be done under the supervision of the Superintendent of Public Works, who must be notified of the commencement of the work and of its completion, and that such work and the replacement of the street shall be in such manner as shall be entirely within the satisfaction of the Superintendent of Public Works. Such application shall further state that the applicant, in the event that a permit is issued, agrees to indemnify and hold the Village of Patchogue harmless from and warrant and defend said Village from all damages and cost by reason of personal injury or property damage arising directly or indirectly from the opening of the said street or by reason of any failure to repair and replace said street to the satisfaction of the Superintendent of Public Works without any obligation on the part of said Village to defend any claim for such injury or to appear in any action brought against said Village in connection therewith.
Every person to whom such a permit is issued shall, at all times while said work is being done, have such permit at the place where the work is being done and shall exhibit the same to any officer of the Village of Patchogue who shall desire to inspect same.
[Amended 8-23-1976 by L.L. No. 25-1976]
A. 
All applicants for permits shall pay an application fee and a permit fee.[1] Permit fees shall be paid as follows:
[Amended 5-23-1977 by L.L. No. 16-1977; 3-9-2009 by L.L. No. 7-2009]
(1) 
The application fee for all permits shall be as set from time to time by resolution of the Board of Trustees.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: The current Fee Schedule is on file in the office of the Village Clerk.
(2) 
Permit fees. There shall be a base fee as set from time to time by resolution of the Board of Trustees for each excavation, in addition to the application fee and the fees referred to below, which shall be as set from time to time by resolution of the Board of Trustees:[3]
(a) 
Service connection excavations: no additional charge for the first such excavation under a permit; a fee for each additional excavation in connection with the same service.
(b) 
Excavations 18 inches or less in depth: an amount for the first 100 linear feet or part thereof; an amount per linear foot thereafter.
(c) 
Excavations 18 inches to five feet in depth: an amount for the first 100 linear feet or part thereof; an amount per linear foot thereafter.
(d) 
Excavations exceeding five feet in depth: an amount for the first 100 linear feet or part thereof; an amount per linear foot thereafter.
(e) 
Utility repair excavations: no charge for the first such excavation under any permit; an amount for each additional excavation made in conjunction with said repair.
[3]
Editor's Note: The current Fee Schedule is on file in the office of the Village Clerk.
[1]
Editor's Note: The current Fee Schedule is on file in the office of the Village Clerk.
B. 
A performance and maintenance bond must be posted unless waived by the Village Board.
C. 
An owners' protection policy must be posted unless waived by the Village Board.
D. 
No person required by the Village to contract or repair sidewalks shall be required to pay such fee.
E. 
Each permit shall be valid for a period of 60 days. If the work is not completed and the street or sidewalk is not restored to its original condition, to the satisfaction of the Superintendent of Public Works or his delegate, on the date upon which the permit expires and a new permit has not been obtained for such excavation, the Superintendent of Public Works may cause the excavation to be filled in and the street or sidewalk to be repaired or replaced. Charges for such work, together with administrative expenses, shall be payable by the parties to whom the expired permit was issued, upon demand.
[Added 5-23-1977 by L.L. No. 16-1977]
Any person who violates this article or fails to comply with any of its requirements shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to the penalties provided in § 1-1 of the Code of the Village of Patchogue.
[1]
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).