Township of East Manchester, PA
York County
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No final plan shall be approved by the Board of Supervisors or recorded by the York County Recorder of Deeds until final detailed design of the improvements is approved and the improvements are installed or a suitable guarantee provided by the subdivider or developer as permitted by Article X of this chapter.
A. 
General requirements.
(1) 
Adequate surface and subsurface drainage shall be provided.
(2) 
All topsoil shall be removed from the area to be paved.
(3) 
The road base shall be put down immediately after grading, within 30 working days and consistent with the approved erosion and sediment control plan for the tract. An extension of time may be granted by the Board of Supervisors at the request of the subdivider or developer.
(4) 
Where the slope of the road is 5% or more and curbs are required, the pavement shall extend from curb to curb and shall not be less than 34 feet wide.
[Amended 12-9-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-6]
(5) 
Before paving the street surface, the subdivider or developer shall install all required utilities, and, where required, stormwater drainage facilities.
B. 
Pavement design.
(1) 
All components of the pavement structure shall be constructed in accordance with Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Publication 408 Construction Specifications, as amended from time to time, or the East Manchester Township Construction and Material Specifications,[1] as amended from time to time, whichever is more stringent.
[Amended 11-10-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-3]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. A260, Construction and Material Specifications.
C. 
Base course. The base course for streets shall be constructed in accordance with Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Publication 408 Construction Specifications, as amended from time to time, or the East Manchester Township Construction and Material Specifications,[2] as amended from time to time, whichever is more stringent
[Amended 11-10-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-3]
[2]
Editor's Note: See Ch. A260, Construction and Material Specifications.
D. 
Adoption of streets.
(1) 
No street shall be adopted as a public street by the Township unless and until all improvements and repairs have been made to the satisfaction of the Township Engineer and the Board of Supervisors in accordance with the standards set forth in this chapter, in the East Manchester Township Construction and Materials Specifications For Subdivision and Land Development Manual,[3] and the approved subdivision or land development plan, and construction has been completed on at least 90% of the lots fronting and accessing on the portion of the street to be adopted.
[3]
Editor's Note: See Ch. A260, Construction and Material Specifications.
(2) 
Before the Township will adopt any street as a public street, the subdivider or developer must provide the following:
(a) 
A written request to the Township identifying the streets or portions of streets, including the beginning and ending points, which the subdivider or developer desires the Township to adopt.
(b) 
A complete center-line description for each street to be adopted. Each street description shall be on a separate page, and shall be on plain white paper, without logo of any kind.
(c) 
A separate drawing for each street or portion of the street to be adopted, which drawing can include a corporate or engineering logo and other information. Each such drawing shall be on white paper 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches, unless such paper size will result in details on the drawing being unreadable, in which case the drawing can be on white paper 8 1/2 inches by 14 inches.
(3) 
Nothing in this Subsection D, or anywhere in this chapter, shall require the Township to adopt any street as a public street unless and until it deems such adoption appropriate, regardless of whether or not such street has been dedicated or offered for dedication to the Township by the subdivider or developer, either on the plan or otherwise.
A. 
All curbs shall be constructed in accordance with Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Publication 408 Construction Specifications, as amended from time to time, or the East Manchester Township Construction and Material Specifications,[1] as amended from time to time, whichever is more stringent.
[Amended 11-10-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-3]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. A260, Construction and Material Specifications.
B. 
Paved gutters shall be provided in areas where curbs are not required.
[Amended 11-10-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-3]
All sidewalks shall be constructed in accordance with Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Publication 408 Construction Specifications, as amended from time to time, or the East Manchester Township Construction and Material Specifications,[1] as amended from time to time, whichever is more stringent.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. A260, Construction and Material Specifications.
[Amended 11-10-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-3]
All driveways shall be constructed in accordance with the East Manchester Township Construction and Material Specifications, as amended from time to time.[1] All driveways require a driveway permit from the Township. Any driveway entering onto a state right-of-way is also required to have a state highway occupancy permit.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. A260, Construction and Material Specifications.
A. 
If a public sanitary sewer system is available within 1,000 feet of the proposed subdivision, mobile home park, or land development, the subdivider or developer shall design and install a system which shall be connected to the public system and which shall serve every property. All plans and installations shall be inspected and approved by the authority or company providing the service and/or the Township Engineer. As used in this section of this chapter, the terms "public sanitary sewer system" and "public system" shall mean, and be limited in their meanings, to a sanitary sewer system owned or operated by or on behalf of the Township, a duly authorized and constituted Township authority, or a duly authorized and constituted joint municipal authority.
B. 
If connection to a public sanitary sewer system is not possible the feasibility of constructing a separate private system and treatment works shall be investigated and a report submitted setting forth the findings.
C. 
Where neither of the above alternatives are possible or feasible, the subdivider or developer shall provide for each lot, at the time improvements are erected or installed thereon, an individual sewage disposal system consisting of septic tank and tile absorption field or other approved sewage disposal system. All such individual sewage disposal systems shall be constructed in accordance with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection regulations.
D. 
Where a public sanitary sewer system is not accessible but is planned for extension to the subdivision or land development or to within 1,000 feet of the subdivision or land development, the subdivider or developer shall install sewer lines, including lateral connections, to provide adequate service to each lot when connection with the public system is made. The sewer lines shall be capped at the limits of the subdivision, mobile home park or land development and the laterals shall be capped at the street right-of-way line. When capped sewers are provided, on-site disposal facilities shall also be provided. A sewer shall be considered to be planned for extension to a given area any time after engineering and related studies have been initiated preparatory to the construction of facilities within 1,000 feet of the subdivision or land development.
[1]
Editor's Note: See also Ch. 179. Sewers and Sewage Disposal.
A. 
If a public water supply system is available within 1,000 feet of the proposed subdivision or land development, the subdivider or developer shall design and install a system which shall be connected to the public system and which shall serve every property. All plans and installations shall be inspected and approved by the authority or company providing the service and/or the Township Engineer. As used in this section herein, the term "public water supply system" shall mean, and shall be limited in its meaning to, the York Water Company, its successors or assigns.
B. 
If connection to a public water supply system as defined herein is not possible or feasible, in the sole judgment of the Board of Supervisors of the Township, the feasibility of constructing a separate water supply system shall be investigated and a report submitted setting forth the findings.
C. 
Where neither of the above alternatives are possible or feasible, the subdivider or developer shall provide for each lot, at the time improvements are erected or installed thereon an individual water supply system. All such individual systems shall meet all applicable Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection regulations.
[1]
Editor's Note: See also Ch. 238, Water Supply.
[Amended 11-10-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-3]
Fire hydrants shall be provided as an integral part of any public or community water supply system. Fire hydrants, when provided, shall be located in compliance with Chapter 103, Fire Prevention and Safety, of the Code of the Township of East Manchester, as amended.
Generally all work shall conform to standards set forth by the American Congress of Surveying and Mapping and the following minimum standards.
A. 
Monuments. Monuments shall be required in every subdivision or land development at the following locations:
(1) 
At the intersections of all lot lines and street right-of-way lines. In the event that, pursuant to § 208-34B(11), the final plan shows the lot lines of the property bounding on a street to continue to the center line of the street, then the monuments located at these locations shall indicate the corner of the lot line and the street right-of-way, but the property lot line shall continue the additional distance necessary to take it to the center line of the abutting street. No other monuments, markers, or marks of any kind except the monument required by this subsection shall be permitted to be placed within the street right-of-way, either on the street, on any curves, or on any sidewalks. The lot lines to the center line of the street shall be shown on the plan and indicated by a note on the subdivision plan as set forth in § 208-34B(11) of this chapter.
(2) 
At the intersection of lines forming angles in the boundaries of all lots which abut or differentiate between the lot and adjoining lots within a subdivision or land development. Monuments shall not be required to delineate the corners or dimensions of any portions of a tract, subdivision, or land development, which do not create separate and distinct lots, such as, but not limited to, lots in a mobile home park when all lots remain under single ownership, and are not individually owned, and common areas of condominiums or townhouses;
(3) 
At the intersection of lines forming angles in the boundaries of the tract, subdivision, mobile home park, or land development;
(4) 
At such other points as may be required by the Township or the Township Engineer.
B. 
Markers. Markers shall be placed at locations along the lot line indicating curves or secondary angles of property lines within lots.
C. 
Monument and marker specifications.
(1) 
Monuments.
(a) 
All monuments required by this section shall be a minimum of 30 inches long, and six inches square or round at the base, and, if tapered, a minimum of four inches square or round at the top. All monuments shall be buried in the ground to such a depth as they shall be at least one inch, but not more than two inches, above the ground surface after final grade of the lot.
(b) 
Every monument shall have inset in the monument a metal cap in the center marking the precise location of the property corner.
(2) 
Markers. All markers required by this section shall be a minimum of 30 inches long, and 5/8 inches or 3/4 inches in diameter. All markers shall be buried in the ground to such a depth as they shall be at least one inch, but not more than two inches, above the ground surface after final grade of the lot.
(3) 
Resetting of monuments and markers. It shall be the responsibility of the developer and builder to reset any monument or marker if, after final grade, the monument or marker is not the proper elevation above final grade.
D. 
Violations. It shall be a violation of this section for any person to remove a monument or marker once it has been set, except for the purpose of replacing it. If such monument or marker is removed without being replaced, the lot or property owner shall be liable for that violation, and shall be responsible for replacing said monument or marker.
E. 
Prerequisite to building permit and certification. Each monument or marker required by this section shall be placed before the issuance by the Township of a building permit for that tract or lot, as certified by the applicant for a building permit. In the event that the applicant certifies that all monuments and markers are in place, and, at the time of inspection of setbacks by the Township, the Township determines that, contrary to the certification, all monuments and markers are not in place, then the Township shall have the absolute right at that time to rescind the building permit until such time as all monuments or markers are in place and accurate. The Township shall rely on the certification of the applicant for the building permit as to the accuracy of the location of all monuments and markers, and the developer, subdivider, applicant for the building permit and the property lot owner shall be liable for any and all damages to any persons resulting from inaccurate placement of said monuments or markers. Neither the applicant, developer, nor owner of the tract or lot shall acquire any vested rights in the building permit as a result of misrepresentation or false or faulty certification on the building permit.
A. 
Drainage facilities shall be constructed according to the standards set forth in the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Publication 408 Construction Specifications, as amended from time to time, or the East Manchester Township Construction and Material Specifications, as amended from time to time,[1] whichever is more stringent. The type of drainage facilities shall comply with Chapter 199, Stormwater Management, and shall be approved by the Township Engineer.
[Amended 11-10-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-3]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. A260, Construction and Material Specifications.
B. 
Storm drainage facilities shall be separate from all sanitary sewage facilities.
C. 
Where existing storm sewers are reasonably accessible, and of sufficient capacity, the subdivider or developer shall connect stormwater facilities to these existing facilities.
The measures used to control erosion and reduce sedimentation shall as a minimum meet the erosion and sediment control standards and specifications as set forth in the York County Erosion and Sediment Control Handbook, as adopted by the East Manchester Township Supervisors by this chapter as the Township standards and specifications. The Township Engineer, or other official as designated, shall ensure compliance with the appropriate specifications and provisions, copies of which are available at the municipal building of East Manchester Township or in the York County Conservation District Office. Particular care should be taken during earthmoving activities to minimize the tracking of mud onto public streets.
[Amended 11-10-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-3]
Electric, telephone and all other utility facilities shall be installed underground in utility trenches that meet the requirements of the East Manchester Township Construction and Material Specifications, as amended from time to time.[1] The developer shall be required to obtain a letter from the appropriate utility company confirming that the developer has entered into an agreement to provide for an underground electric and telephone system in accordance with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Investigation Docket No. 99, as amended, or has obtained a waiver from said Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission to allow overhead electric and telephone facilities.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. A260, Construction and Material Specifications.
When any petroleum or petroleum products transmission line traverses a land development, the developer shall confer with the applicable transmission or distributing company to determine the minimum distance which shall be required between each dwelling unit and the center line of such petroleum or petroleum products transmission line.
The minimum distance from a natural gas line to a dwelling unit shall be as required by the applicable transmission or distributing company, or as shall be required by the applicable regulations issued by the Department of Transportation under the Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 1968, as amended,[1] whichever is greater.
[1]
Editor's Note: See 49 U.S.C. § 60101 et seq.