Town of Hartland, NY
Niagara County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Hartland 3-12-1992 by L.L. No. 1-1992. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Town Board of the Town of Hartland finds that the improper construction of private driveways intersecting town highways may be hazardous to the public and poses unnecessary expense to the town and that installation of driveways according to specific standards as monitored by the Highway Department will be in the best interests of the health, safety and welfare of the citizens and property of the town.
This chapter shall be entitled the "Driveway Installation Law of the Town of Hartland."
This chapter shall apply to all that portion of the Town of Hartland outside the Village of Middleport.
No driveway center line shall intersect a town highway less than 50 feet from the intersection of any two highway right-of-way lines and shall be constructed or renovated only after the issuance of a permit by the Highway Superintendent of the town authorizing such construction or renovation in accordance with the following conditions and regulations:
Pipe must be sized by the Town Superintendent of Highways.
New corrugated metal pipe or highway grade approved plastic, provided that not less than three feet of cover is used, are the only type allowed.
Corrugated metal pipes are to be spliced and bolted with approved corrugated metal pipe collars.
Pipe is to be placed in the center line of the ditch.
Any culvert pipe installed in the town right-of-way must be graded to allow corrugations to have proper grade for flow through the pipe and in no event shall said pipe or cover restrict highway drainage. Sod and enough material must be removed from the ditch to allow corrugations or bells to have proper grade. Unless otherwise determined by the Superintendent, the town shall set the pipe.
No permanent concrete structures may be placed on the highway right-of-way, such as headwalls, curbs, driveway markers or driveway aprons.
The driveway approach grade must be the same grade as the highway shoulder so as not to allow drainage off the driveway onto the highway.
Any blacktop placed upon any town highway right-of-way or other town property must be placed according to town specifications and will be the responsibility of the property owner should any damage result.
Drainage pipe must have a drop inlet every 100 feet.
Any violation of this chapter shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $250 or by imprisonment not to exceed 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
In addition, any violation of this chapter or any permit issued in accordance with the above regulations will result in the immediate revocation of such permit and the removal of the structure or encroachment.