Town of Newton, NJ
Sussex County
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[Adopted 6-8-1970 as Sec. 16-2 of the Revised General Ordinances]
It shall be unlawful for any person to construct or remove, or cause to be constructed or removed, any sidewalk, driveway apron, curb or gutter or any part thereof within any public right-of-way in the Town without first having obtained a permit to do so from the Director of Public Works.
Application for a permit under this article shall be made to the Director of Public Works by the owner of the premises or his agent on forms provided by the Town and shall contain the following information:
A. 
The name and address of the applicant.
B. 
The name and address of the person who is to perform the proposed work, and the name and address of the owner of the property on which the work is to be performed, if other than the applicant.
C. 
The location, by street number or otherwise, of the premises where the work is to be done.
D. 
The estimated cost of the proposed work.
E. 
A line and grade plan showing the proposed work, including its exact location with respect to a street intersection or some other fixed and prominent object, as well as its width and relationship to the grade of the street and the adjacent property and, in the case of a driveway apron, its slope or pitch.
F. 
Any other information that the Director of Public Works deems necessary to determine whether the work will comply with this article.
A fee as set forth in § 100-20B shall be charged for each permit, and in addition thereto, the applicant shall pay the cost of all tests which the Director of Public Works deems necessary. The fee shall be paid at the time the application is filed and the cost of all proposed tests shall be paid prior to the issuance of any permit.
A. 
All materials and work shall be in accordance with Town specifications on file in the office of the Director.
B. 
Any sidewalk, driveway apron, curb or gutter which is removed shall be promptly replaced in accordance with Town specifications.
C. 
No concrete sidewalk shall be replaced or covered with blacktop.
D. 
Whenever a curb cut or driveway depression is required, the entire section or sections of curb or curb and gutter shall be removed and replaced. The breaking and recapping of curbing is specifically prohibited.
The applicant shall notify the Director of Public Works at least 24 hours prior to the time of pouring or laying any sidewalk, driveway apron, curb or gutter so that the department may arrange for adequate inspection and testing.
This article shall not apply to:
A. 
The initial installation of sidewalks, driveway aprons, curbs or gutters in a major subdivision where the work is covered by performance guarantees required by the Planning Board.
B. 
The repair or replacement of less than eight lineal feet of an existing sidewalk.
[Added 2-13-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-2]
Violations of the provisions of this article shall be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, Article III, General Penalty.