Town of Cumberland, ME
Cumberland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Cumberland 11-13-1989. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to provide for the safety of the citizens of Cumberland and to insure that any damages caused by a person who uses an explosive device in Cumberland are adequately covered by insurance.
This chapter shall apply to any person using or detonating explosive devices within the Town.
For the purpose of this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
Dynamite, blasting caps and other detonating agents such as those used for construction, well blasting and other related activities.
Any person proposing to use or detonate an explosive device in Cumberland shall obtain a permit from the Fire Chief or his designated representative. This permit will be granted only after the applicant certifies to the Fire Chief, in writing, the following information:
Applicant's name and address;
Landowner's name and address;
Name of all abutters within 500 feet of the property as shown by the Town tax records; and
Proof that the abutters have all been notified of the date and approximate time of the detonation.
The applicant shall also provide a written certificate of insurance with a company licensed to do business in Maine in an amount no less than $500,000. Where the extent of blasting requires, the Administrator may require the applicant to offer pre- and post-blasting photography of buildings to property owners within 500 feet of the blasting site. If a permit is issued, a copy shall be provided to the CEO and permanently maintained in his office.
Any person acting in violation of this chapter shall be subject to a fine of up to $1,000 and appropriate injunctive relief. Each instance shall constitute a separate offense.