Town of Stanford, NY
Dutchess County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Stanford 2-28-1980 by L.L. No. 2-1980. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 158.
No driveway having an intersection or junction with a Town road shall be constructed unless and until a permit therefor shall have been duly issued by the Superintendent of Highways of the Town of Stanford as herein provided.
Application for such permit shall be made to the Superintendent of Highways of the Town of Stanford (herein called the "Superintendent") upon such forms as shall be designated and provided by him. Each such application shall be in triplicate and shall contain the following information:
The owner of the property.
The name of the contractor or builder who will construct the driveway.
Name and location of the Town highway which the proposed driveway will join or intersect and whether such road is paved, and if paved, if breaking of the pavement will be required.
The width and length of the driveway.
The dates of commencement and expected completion of the work.
Application for such permit shall be accompanied by a check in the amount of $100 made payable to the Town of Stanford.
[Amended 3-13-1986 by L.L. No. 5-1986; 10-12-2000 by L.L. No. 6-2000]
Each such application shall be accompanied by a true sketch of the proposed driveway, drawn to scale, with sufficient detail of the adjacent area so that the Superintendent can make a preliminary study before personally investigating the site. The Superintendent may, in a proper case, require further or different information from above set forth.
Upon the filing of the application, with the sketch, which shall be deemed a part of the application, and after study of the same and a personal examination of the proposed construction, the Superintendent may approve or disapprove the application. In approving or disapproving any application, the Superintendent shall consider all proposals for drainage, stormwaters, grades, culverts, fill, facing and any other pertinent matters which would in any manner affect the Town highway by the construction of the driveway proposed in the permit application.
If such application shall be disapproved, the Superintendent shall endorse on the application his reasons therefor, and the applicant shall have the opportunity to remedy the defects and to resubmit the application.
If the application shall be approved, such approval shall be endorsed upon each copy of the application, one to be returned to the applicant, one to be retained by the Superintendent and the third to be filed with the Building Inspector of the Town of Stanford. All applications shall be appropriately indexed and numbered by the Superintendent and all such applications, whether approved or disapproved, shall be deemed public records and kept in the office of the Town Clerk.
In all cases where a driveway is proposed on premises for which a building permit is necessary, no such building permit shall be issued by the Building Inspector or any other department or agency of the Town of Stanford until a driveway permit has been duly issued as above provided.
[Amended 9-13-1984 by L.L. No. 4-1984]
Any person committing an offense against the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation under the Penal Law and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $250 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days or both.