Borough of Chesilhurst, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Chesilhurst as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Land development — See Ch. 285.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 358.
Sewers and sewage disposal — See Ch. 387.
Stormwater control — See Ch. 406.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 465.
[Adopted 5-11-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-7]

§ 420-1 Definitions.

As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
APPLICANT
Any person making written application to the Borough Clerk for a street opening permit hereunder.
EXCAVATION
The digging, cutting, opening or any other work permitted under a permit and required to be performed under this article.
PERMITTEE
Any person who has been granted and has in full force and effect a permit issued hereunder.
PERSON
Any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company or organization of any kind.
STREET
Any street, highway, sidewalk, alley, avenue, pavement, shoulder, gravel base, subgrade, curb, gutter, including drainage structures, utility structures, all other appurtenant structures, trees and landscaping or any other public way or public ground in the Borough and under the control of the Borough; the full width of the right-of-way, whether paved or not, including all improvements within the right-of-way or any unimproved areas.

§ 420-2 Permit required.

A. 
It shall be unlawful, except in an emergency as set forth in Subsection B hereunder, for any person to engage in any of the following activities unless such person shall first have obtained a permit therefor from the Borough Clerk as herein provided:
(1) 
To dig up, excavate, tunnel, undermine or in any manner break up any street, paved or unpaved.
(2) 
To make or cause to be made any excavation in or under the surface of any street for any purpose.
(3) 
To place, deposit or leave upon any street any earth or other excavated material obstructing or tending to interfere with the free use of the street.
(4) 
To clear any Borough right-of-way of vegetation for the installation of gravel material and/or construction of a bituminous concrete cartway.
(5) 
To perform any other operation on any street which in any manner interferes with or disturbs the surface of such street.
B. 
Emergencies; hardship.
(1) 
In the event that any pipe, main, conduit or other utility installation in or under any street, alley, sidewalk or public way shall burst, break or otherwise be in such condition as to seriously endanger persons or property, the owner of such sewer, main, conduit or other installation shall immediately contact the Borough of Chesilhurst Police Department and Borough of Chesilhurst Borough Engineer's office describing the location of the break, extent of repairs and any emergency measures required to reroute traffic. Upon approval by the Police Department, the owner shall immediately remedy such trouble and shall immediately take all such necessary steps to make said location safe and secure. Such owner shall not, however, begin making any permanent repairs to such street, alley or sidewalk until he or she shall have secured a permit as hereinafter provided. Such permit shall be applied for within 48 hours after such break or serious trouble shall have developed, and the necessary permanent repairs to the street, alley or sidewalk shall be made as directed by the Borough Engineer and shall be completed as soon as practicable after receipt of the permit. In conjunction with the filing of the road opening application, the owner shall provide a written certification from his or her design professional indicating the nature of the emergency and the manner in which it was detected and verified.
C. 
Any person failing to apply for the permit necessary to perform any of the activities set forth in this section shall be subject to a penalty as set forth in § 420-12 of this article.

§ 420-3 Application procedure.

A. 
A written application for the issuance of a street opening permit shall be obtained from the Borough Clerk. The application shall state the name and address of the applicant, the estimated dates of commencement, completion and restoration of the excavation and such other documentation as may be requested by the Borough Clerk and/or Borough Engineer.
B. 
All applications shall have attached two copies of a sketch/drawing with pertinent details drawn by a professional engineer of the State of New Jersey and must be drawn to a scale sufficient to show clearly the proposed work. The applicant shall also attach a copy of the pertinent section of the Tax Map with the area of excavation highlighted, when requested. Plans shall show horizontal location details and a vertical benchmark when necessary and all utilities within 25 feet of the proposed work. The sketch/drawing shall indicate the type of existing road surface to be disturbed and the proposed surface restoration details including cross sections. The drawing shall provide the distance to the nearest intersection, north arrow, scale and dimensions of the proposed area to be excavated. Utility companies may use an unlicensed engineer acceptable to the Borough Engineer.
C. 
The permittee has the additional responsibility of obtaining a separate permit in accordance with N.J.S.A. 48:2-73 et seq., the Underground Facility Protection Act, when the proposed excavation is located within 200 feet of a gas pipeline, and all permits issued by the Borough Engineer are subject to the issuance of said separate permit. The applicant is further responsible for contacting all other local utilities to determine whether any property or facilities of the utilities are located in the vicinity of the proposed excavation site and, if so, the applicant is obligated to comply with any statutes or regulations pertaining thereto.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
D. 
All applicants are also responsible for providing construction warning signs and lights in accordance with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. Any proposed detours or road closings must be submitted to the Borough Police Department and Borough Engineer's office for approval prior to the application for road opening. A separate sketch detailing any proposed detours or lane restrictions shall be submitted prior to the permit being issued if required by the Police Department or Engineer's office.

§ 420-4 Issuance of permit; denial; revocation.

A. 
Upon application and payment of the fees and deposits for which provision is hereinafter made, the Borough Clerk may issue a permit to excavate or open the surface of any Borough street. The permit shall state the name of the applicant, the nature and purpose of the excavation or opening, the location of the opening, the block and lot of the property benefiting and the number of days for which the permit shall remain in force.
B. 
No permit shall be issued for any opening on any roadway which has been resurfaced by the Borough during a period of three calendar years previous to the application date, except for permits for emergency openings as defined in § 420-2B(1). In the case of a newly constructed or reconstructed roadway the time period shall be five years. All openings made in roads as described above will be restored according to the specifications of § 420-11D.
C. 
If the application for a permit is denied, the Borough Clerk shall send the applicant written notification of the denial and shall state the reason for denial.
D. 
Any permit issued under this article may be revoked at any time by the Borough Engineer.

§ 420-5 Conditions and limitations.

A. 
Permits shall become null and void unless work is commenced within 30 days of the issuance of said permit, unless an extension of time is granted by the Borough Engineer in writing.
B. 
The applicant shall give a forty-eight-hour notice to the Borough Engineer or his duly authorized representative and Police Department, prior to making any road openings, except in cases of emergency as provided for in § 420-2B. No openings shall be commenced on a Saturday, Sunday or a holiday unless in cases of emergency.
C. 
In cases of emergency openings, the applicant shall notify the Borough Engineer and Police Department, by fax, using a form approved by the Borough Clerk prior to any work being performed. The applicant shall submit an application for the emergency work no later than 48 hours after the work is started.
D. 
Should prevailing weather conditions preclude the permanent restoration of the road surface, the applicant shall be responsible for the maintenance of the temporary surface.
E. 
No work areas shall be closed to traffic for more than one working day without the approval of the Borough Engineer and the Police Department pursuant to § 420-9. Documentation displaying notice of proposed street closing(s) to the Borough School District Transportation Coordinator will be required in advance of any street closing.
F. 
Every permit shall apply only to the person to whom it is issued and shall not be transferable. A copy of said permit shall be available for inspection at the job site at all times when work is being performed.

§ 420-6 Fees; performance bond; escrow.

A. 
A nonrefundable application fee of $100 for each application shall be paid to the Borough Clerk.
B. 
An annual corporate bond for one opening to 10 openings will be $30,000. If the contractor exceeds 10 road openings, an additional bond is to filed with the Borough.
C. 
An individual bond or certified check deposit for one opening shall be in the amount of $3,000 which shall cover an excavation of no larger than 95 square feet in area (six feet wide by 16 feet long). An additional bond amount for all street openings in excess of 95 square feet shall be required based upon the following computation:
(1) 
Paved area: $5 per square foot.
(2) 
Concrete curb: $20 per linear foot.
(3) 
Sidewalk or driveway: $10 per square foot.
(4) 
Gravel streets: $3 per square foot.
D. 
An engineer escrow fee of $400 shall be paid to the Borough Clerk.
E. 
A legal escrow fee of $200 shall be paid to the Borough Clerk.
F. 
Performance bond. A road opening permit shall not be issued until a satisfactory performance bond is posted with the Borough Clerk. Performance bonds or letters of credit must be supplied by an institution authorized to do business in the State of New Jersey. The performance guaranty, whether performance bond or letter of credit, shall be a perpetual surety and shall not contain an expiration date. The applicant/permittee is responsible to ensure that these sureties will remain in effect until the Borough Clerk receives a written release issued by the Engineer stating that all improvements are completed and acceptable to the Borough.
G. 
Inspection fees shall be estimated by the Borough Engineer based upon estimated field inspection expenses and review of application. Such fees shall be paid directly to the Borough Clerk prior to the issuance of a permit.
H. 
All fees referenced above, including application fees, inspection fees, engineer and legal escrows shall be escrows to pay the services of any professional personnel employed by the Borough Council concerning the nature and substance of the applicant's application and/or to pay the services of any such professional personnel and the costs and expense incurred by such professional personnel and/or the Borough Council in providing advice, counsel, representation and other related services required in connection with the application. In the event the escrow for any professional service is depleted before the work is approved and a written release stating that all improvements are completed and acceptable to the Borough is issued by the Borough Engineer, the applicant shall replenish the subject escrow in an amount equal to the initial escrow amount. All unused amounts remaining in escrow upon written release issued by the Borough Engineer shall be returned to the applicant.
I. 
Maintenance bond. Upon completion of the road opening restoration and prior to the release of the performance bond, a maintenance bond in the amount of 15% of the original guaranty shall be posted with the Borough Clerk. This maintenance bond will serve to ensure that the road as reconstructed will remain in good condition for two years after final acceptance. Any restoration required by the Borough Engineer within this two-year maintenance period will be the sole responsibility of the applicant. Utility companies may satisfy this requirement through appropriate language contained within the annual performance guaranty.
J. 
If it becomes necessary for the Borough to use a performance or maintenance bond because of work that is deemed by the Borough Engineer to be unsatisfactory or otherwise not in conformance with the provisions of this article, the permittee shall be notified in writing. If the substandard provisions are not repaired within two weeks of receipt of the notice, the Borough will cause the work to be done, and the cost will be subtracted from the bond. If an action against the bond is required because of failure of the applicant to meet the requirements of this article, the bond shall be deemed fully committed to the repairs until the final cost of the work is determined. Any additional permits which were issued with reliance on that guaranty will be deemed incomplete and no work shall be performed on any permit until the satisfactory condition is corrected. Should the cost of the corrective work exceed the original guaranty amount, the Borough reserves the right to recover the extra cost from the permittee.

§ 420-7 Liability.

The applicant, upon securing said permit, agrees that the Borough of Chesilhurst will be saved harmless from any and all claims of any nature arising out of the construction of road and street opening work covered by said permit, and further that the Borough in issuing said permit shall not assume liability in connection therewith. In the event of any suit or claim against the Borough by reason of the negligence or default of the permittee, upon the Borough's giving written notice to the permittee of such suit or claim, any final judgment against the Borough requiring it to pay for such damage shall be conclusive upon the permittee, and the permittee shall be liable for the Borough's costs, attorneys' fees, experts' fees and court costs in connection with such suit.

§ 420-8 Insurance requirements.

A. 
Prior to performing any work under the permit, the permittee shall deliver to the Borough Engineer a certificate of insurance in the sum of not less than $1,000,000 combined single limit (CSL). Where applicable, the permittee shall demonstrate that the explosion, collapse and underground (XCU) exclusion has been removed from its insurance policy. The insurance carrier will not cancel said insurance without giving the Borough at least 10 business days' notice thereof in writing.
B. 
Homeowners who are proposing repairs to sidewalks, driveways and curbing within the Borough right-of-way will be exempt from supplying insurance. If the homeowner contracts to have the work performed, he or she shall have the contractor produce evidence to the Borough Clerk that he or she is adequately insured.
C. 
All utility and cable television companies will be required to submit their certificates of insurance at the time of performance bond submission. At this time, both documents will be reviewed by the Borough's legal staff for adequacy and correctness. The insurance carrier for the utility or cable television company will not cancel said insurance without giving the Borough of Chesilhurst at least 10 business days' notice thereof in writing.

§ 420-9 Traffic conditions.

A. 
The permittee shall take appropriate measures to assure that, during the performance of the excavation work, traffic conditions as nearly normal as practicable shall be maintained at all times so as to cause as little inconvenience as possible to the occupants of the abutting property and to the general public, provided that the Borough Engineer or Police Department may permit the closing of streets to all traffic for a period of time prescribed by him or it if, in his or its opinion, it is necessary. The permittee shall notify the owners of adjoining properties at least 48 hours prior to the time he proposes to begin any work which will interfere with their normal passage. If an opening requires a detour, then five days' notice is required. Notice of business interruptions will require at least 30 days' notice.
B. 
The permittee shall keep all road and street openings guarded at all times and open no greater part of such road or street than shall be reasonably necessary as determined by the Borough Engineer. The permittee shall route and control traffic, including its own vehicles, as directed by the Police Department. Before any highway may be closed or restricted to traffic, the permittee must submit a plan showing the proposed detour or restriction and receive approval from the Borough Engineer and Police Department. In no case shall any road be closed or restricted without prior permission from both agencies. Upon completion of the construction work, the permittee shall notify the Borough Engineer and the Police Department before traffic is moved back to its normal flow so that any necessary adjustments may be made.
C. 
Where flagmen are deemed necessary by the Borough Engineer and/or Police Department, they shall be furnished by the permittee at its own expense. Through traffic shall be maintained without the aid of detours, if possible. In instances in which this would not be feasible, the Borough Engineer or Police Department will designate detours. The Borough shall maintain roadway surfaces of existing highways designated as detours without expenses to the permittee, but in case there are no existing highways, the permittee shall construct all detours at its expense and in conformity with the specifications of the Borough Engineer.
D. 
The excavation work shall be performed and conducted so as not to interfere with access to fire stations and fire hydrants. Materials or obstructions shall not be placed within 15 feet of the fire plugs. Passageways leading to fire escapes or fire-fighting equipment shall be kept free of piles of material or other obstructions.

§ 420-10 Safety precautions.

The following measures shall be taken to insure the safety and protection of the traveling public.
A. 
All openings must be backfilled immediately and pavement restored in accordance with § 420-11.
B. 
If it is necessary to leave an excavation unfinished overnight or for an extended period, the permittee shall place at the site suitable barricades with appropriate lighting. The barriers and lighting devices shall conform to the specifications set forth in the United States Department of Transportation, Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, and any amendments thereto, except that the permittee must place his name and a phone number where he can be reached at all times. He shall also notify the Police Department of the condition of the unfinished excavation and furnish the Police Department with his name and a phone number where he can be reached at all times. A minimum of four flashers must be used at the construction site or along the right-of-way as required by the Borough Engineer or the Police Department.
C. 
The permittee shall erect and maintain suitable timber barriers to confine earth from trenches or other excavation in order to encroach upon highways as little as possible.
D. 
The permittee shall construct and maintain adequate and safe crossings over excavations and across highways under improvement to accommodate vehicular and pedestrian traffic at all street intersections. Vehicular crossings shall be constructed and maintained of steel plates or of plank, timbers and blocking of adequate size to accommodate vehicular traffic safely. Timber decking shall be not less than four inches thick and shall be securely fastened. Pedestrian crossings, if of timber, shall consist of planking three inches thick, 12 inches wide and of adequate length, together with necessary blocking. The walk shall not be less than three feet in width and shall be provided with a railing as required by the Borough Engineer.
E. 
All permittees must call the New Jersey Utility Opening Service, at (800) 272-1000, and obtain clearances before beginning excavation. Any utility companies that do not belong to this utility opening service shall be contacted directly and all clearances obtained prior to beginning any disturbance.
F. 
The permittee and contractor shall comply with all OSHA regulations and with any other applicable laws in the performance of the work.

§ 420-11 Standards for opening existing roads.

The standard for materials and construction methods shall be the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) 2001 U.S. Customary English Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction, as amended.
A. 
Off-street rights-of-way restoration specifications.
(1) 
Fill.
(a) 
Fill shall be clean with no organic content and free of roots, stumps, asphalt and foreign objects. "Fill" shall be defined as meeting the requirements of Section 204, Borrow Excavation, of the NJDOT Standard Specifications.
(b) 
Fill shall be compacted by vibratory equipment or rolling equipment, where appropriate and as necessary to ensure that the original grade is obtained.
(2) 
Surface.
(a) 
In the case of a trench or opening in an earth shoulder, the applicant shall restore the top four inches of the trench with topsoil. The area shall then be fertilized, seeded and mulched in accordance with current regulations as set forth by the Camden County Soil Conservation District.
(b) 
In cases where the shoulder material consists of gravel, the applicant shall replace the material with eight inches soil aggregate, Type I-5. The gravel shall be properly graded and compacted to promote surface runoff of stormwater.
(c) 
In cases where the applicant proposes a trench in the unpaved shoulder that is parallel to the edge of paving and results in an opening less than one foot horizontally from the edge of paving, the applicant shall be required to mill and replace the pavement of the road for a width of two feet from the edge of paving if any crumbling, raveling, alligatoring, or other pavement failure occurs as a result of the trench settlement.
B. 
Bituminous concrete street restoration specifications.
(1) 
Fill.
(a) 
Trenches shall be backfilled in layers not to exceed 12 inches, and a mechanical tamper must be used. Should there be a deficiency of material, additional backfill material shall be supplied. Whenever the Borough Engineer or his duly authorized representative shall deem the material unsatisfactory for backfill, the permittee shall provide acceptable material for the backfill.
(b) 
Fill shall be clean with no organic content and free of roots, stumps, asphalt, etc. Clay material shall not be considered acceptable.
(c) 
Ninety-five-percent compaction shall be provided in fill areas through:
[1] 
One foot over underground utilities and hand tamping.
[2] 
One-foot lifts individually compacted by hand or mechanical tamping.
(2) 
Gravel. Gravel shall be installed six inches thick. The gravel shall consist of compact soil aggregate, Type I-5. The use of a recycled asphalt product (RAP) or recycled concrete product may be substituted for the soil aggregate as long as it meets the NJDOT requirements for I-5 materials. The Borough Engineer may, at his discretion, submit samples of the soil aggregate for a gradation analysis, with the cost of said analysis to be borne by the applicant.
(3) 
Temporary restoration.
(a) 
Oil and stone roadways. For openings in oil and stone roadways, the temporary restoration required will consist of the installation of six inches of soil aggregate, Type I-5, to a level 2 1/2 inches below the level of the adjacent paved surfaces. A two-inch minimum depth of stabilized base course, Mix I-2, shall be placed on the base material to a level 1/2 inch below the adjacent paved surfaces.
(b) 
Asphalt roadways.
[1] 
Less than 100 square feet.
[a] 
In openings of less than 100 square feet that are in asphalt roadways, the temporary restoration shall consist of six inches of soil aggregate, Type I-5, to a level four inches below the level of the adjacent paved surfaces. A four-inch lift of stabilized base course, Mix I-2, shall be installed to grade.
[b] 
These temporary surfaces shall be left in place for a period of not less than 30 days to allow sufficient settlement to occur. Should settlement continue to be inadequate, the Borough Engineer shall determine when the work is acceptable for final restoration. The permittee shall be responsible for all maintenance deemed necessary by the Borough Engineer until such time as the final restoration is completed.
[2] 
Greater than 100 square feet.
[a] 
For openings that are greater than 100 square feet but less than the disturbance in Subsection B(3)(b)[2][c], in asphalt roadways, the temporary restoration shall consist of six inches of soil aggregate Type I-5 to a level four inches below the level of the adjacent paved surfaces. A four-inch lift of stabilized base course, Mix I-2, shall then be installed to grade.
[b] 
These temporary surfaces shall be left in place for a period of not less than 30 days to allow sufficient settlement to occur. Should settlement continue to be inadequate, the Borough Engineer shall determine when the work is acceptable for final restoration. The permittee shall be responsible for all maintenance deemed necessary by the Borough Engineer until such time as the final restoration is completed.
[c] 
If the work done by the permittee or the sum of all the permittees on a given roadway disturbs greater than 30% of the given roadway or consists of a longitudinal opening within one lane of a roadway, the permittee will be required to install a one-and-one-half-inch minimum surface course overlay for the full width of the roadway or lane to the total length disturbed. This temporary overlay shall be installed within 14 days of the initial trench restoration. The temporary overlay thus installed will remain in place to allow for sufficient settlement to occur and be maintained in a safe running condition until the final restoration is completed. Where the trench or excavation was to depths of 10 feet or less, the overlay shall remain in place for at least 90 days before completing the final restoration. When the depth of excavation of the trench exceeded 10 feet, the temporary overlay will remain in place for 180 days before completing the final restoration. The final restoration of all trenches that require a temporary overlay shall be completed within 30 days after the settlement period has elapsed unless directed to wait for an additional period of time by the Borough Engineer.
(c) 
Maintenance of temporary restoration. All permittees shall be responsible for all temporary restoration until such time as the final restoration is completed. Upon notification from the Borough Engineer that the temporary restoration covered under the road opening permit is in need of repair, the permittee shall have seven days to correct all defects and restore the area(s) to an acceptable condition. Failure to respond within seven days will result in penalties being imposed in accordance with § 420-12.
(d) 
Emergency openings. When an emergency opening as outlined in § 420-5C must be made in an asphalt roadway and a hot mix bituminous concrete cannot be obtained during the course of the emergency work, the applicant shall be permitted to use a cold mix emulsified asphalt (cold patch) as a temporary restoration for no longer than 48 hours. The applicant shall advise the Borough Engineer, in writing, if cold patch is used for temporary restoration.
(4) 
Final restoration.
(a) 
Oil and stone roadways. The permittee shall complete the final restoration in oil and stone roadways by capping the existing stabilized base course with a one-inch lift of bituminous concrete surface course, Mix I-5, to a level even with the adjacent paved surfaces. A clean, straight edge shall be obtained prior to the placement of surface course, and all edges shall be prepared with a tack coat.
(b) 
Asphalt roadways.
[1] 
Less than 100 square feet. For openings less than 100 square feet, the final restoration will involve the removal of four inches of temporary stabilized base. All edges shall be saw cut beyond the actual trench width disturbed to produce a clean edge, and said edges shall be coated with an asphaltic tack coat. A four-inch thickness of bituminous concrete surface course, Mix I-5, shall then be placed, in two lifts, to a level even with the existing road grade.
[2] 
Greater than 100 square feet.
[a] 
For openings greater than 100 square feet, the trenches shall be milled to a depth of two inches to a distance at least six inches beyond the actual trench width to produce a clean edge. All edges shall be coated with an asphaltic tack coat prior to a two-inch lift of bituminous concrete surface course, Mix I-5, being placed to a level even with the existing road grade. If the location of the trench is such that it will result in a ribbon of asphalt less than 24 inches wide between the edge of the final trench restoration and the edge of existing paving, then the final restoration shall be taken to the edge of paving.
[b] 
No surface water shall be entrapped or ponded on the resurfaced areas. If any ponding occurs, the permittee will be responsible for performing whatever remedial action is required by the Borough Engineer.
[c] 
If the work done by the permittee or the sum of all the permittees on a given roadway disturbs greater than 30% of the given roadway or consists of a longitudinal opening within one lane of a roadway, the permittee will be required to perform a two-inch minimum surface course milling and overlay for the full width of the roadway or lane to the total length disturbed.
C. 
General restoration specifications.
(1) 
Whenever required by the Borough Engineer, pipes for making opposite side hookups shall be driven or bored under the paved portion of the road or street without disturbing the surface.
(2) 
Road openings and/or trenches involving unusual or special conditions shall be restored in accordance with and pursuant to the direction of the Borough Engineer or his representative.
(3) 
All damage done to adjacent elements of the street, curbs, walks, catch basins, storm drains, landscaping, grass area, etc., shall be immediately repaired by the applicant.
(4) 
All work shall be done with care and in a workmanlike manner.
(5) 
The temporary restoration must be completed prior to the opening becoming greater than the length of paving restoration that can be accomplished in one workday. No trenches shall be left open over a weekend or during any holiday period.
(6) 
If the work done by the permittee or the sum of all the permittees on a given roadway disturb greater than 40% of the given roadway or 50% of one lane of a roadway, the permittee will be required to perform a two-inch minimum surface course milling and overlay for the full width of the roadway or lane to the total length disturbed.
(7) 
In lieu of the requirement of final paving of any road opening, the Borough may require the applicant to contribute the cost of the final paving to the Borough based on the Borough Engineer's estimate of the improvement. If the Borough decides to accept the money, in lieu of final paving, the permittee will be relieved of any responsibility for final paving of the roadway, and the Borough shall appropriate the monies collected in the capital budget and use the money contributed to complete the final surface restorations that are deemed necessary by the Borough Engineer. The permittee may also petition the Borough Committee for the Borough to accept the responsibility of final paving, if it so desires. Whenever an in-lieu payment is required, payment must be made to the Borough Clerk prior to the issuance of a permit. Notwithstanding the payment of an in-lieu contribution, the permittee shall retain the responsibility to maintain the temporary trench until such time as the Borough completes the final paving. All estimates for final improvements will be determined by the Borough Engineer based on the following range of unit prices, and other items of work may be added by the Borough Engineer depending on the extent of work required for final restoration.
Type
Range of Unit Prices
Milling
$2 to $5 per square yard
1 to 5 surface course
$40 to $75 per ton
Shoulder restoration
$5 to $10 per linear foot
(8) 
The applicant must keep the work area clean each day. The applicant must sweep the surrounding road surface to control dust, mud, dirt, etc. The permittee shall also adhere to all requirements of the Camden County Soil Conservation District at all times. If the applicant does not comply, the Borough will perform the cleanup and act on the performance bond for the cost.
(9) 
Upon completion of the work, the applicant will request a final inspection by the Borough Engineer. If the work is completed in a satisfactory manner, notification of satisfactory completion will be sent to the Borough Clerk. Upon receipt of this notification and receipt of the required maintenance guarantee, the performance guaranty will be returned by the Borough Clerk, where and when applicable. In the case of utilities or other entities who are permitted to post a general annual performance bond or lump sum guarantee against multiple permits, the applicant shall be required to control the number of permits open at any one time. These applicants shall be required to submit a quarterly report to the Borough Engineer showing the status of all pending permits and identifying those permits where the final restoration has been completed.
(10) 
In any case where the contractor has not complied with these regulations to the satisfaction of the Borough Engineer or his representative, the Engineer, without notice, may cause the work to be done, and the cost shall be deducted from the performance bond made by the applicant.
(11) 
The time limit for all permits will be determined by the Borough Engineer based on the nature of the work to be completed.
(12) 
All permittees are required to send notice that the work covered under their permit has been completed in accordance with the applicable section(s) of this article on a form to be provided with the road opening permit.
D. 
Specifications for opening streets under a moratorium.
(1) 
If it is necessary to open a street subject to a moratorium as defined under § 420-4B, the permittee shall be required to complete final pavement restoration for the full width of the road to a distance of 100 feet beyond the area of the openings.
(2) 
The distances in either direction of the opening will be determined by the Borough Engineer based on the proximity to other roadways or utility concerns. In most cases, final pavement restoration will encompass 50 feet in both directions of the opening for the full width of the existing road. The Borough Engineer may allow resurfacing to the center line of the road only if the opening is completed within one lane and does not involve disturbance across the center line.
(3) 
Temporary and final pavement restoration shall be completed in the same method as indicated in § 420-11B except that milling will entail the full length and width that must be repaved.

§ 420-12 Violations and penalties. [1]

Any person violating any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not exceeding $2,000, imprisonment for a period not exceeding 90 days and/or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).