Town of East Granby, CT
Hartford County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of East Granby as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Sidewalks — See Ch. 244.
[Adopted 2-26-1980 (Ch. XXIII, Art. 3, of the 1975 Code)]

§ 235-1 Permit.

No person, firm, association, corporation, except officials or employees of the Town in the conduct of their official duties or contractors employed by the Town shall dig, excavate or tunnel under any public street, highway, sidewalk or public place or permit, allow or participate in such operation in said Town without having been granted a permit to do so as hereinafter provided.

§ 235-2 Application for permit.

All applications for permits hereunder shall be in writing on such forms as shall be provided by the Town and shall be approved by the First Selectmen, or his designee such as the Highway Superintendent or Town Engineer and filed with the First Selectman. A sketch of the proposed work shall be submitted with each permit application showing a plan view of existing conditions at the site of the proposed work, together with all necessary dimensions, details and specifications.

§ 235-3 Issuance of permit or emergency permits.

A. 
Pursuant to the provisions of this chapter and article, no excavating or tunneling shall be started until such permit to the applicant has been delivered by the First Selectman or his duly authorized representative.
B. 
In cases of emergency, a temporary permit may be issued by the First Selectman or his designated representative. An emergency within the meaning of this chapter shall include location and repair of water and gas leaks and other dangerous or wasteful conditions as determined by the First Selectman or his duly authorized representative.

§ 235-4 Restoration of surface.

Every such excavation for which a permit shall have been issued hereunder shall be backfilled with sufficient layers of bank-run gravel and shall be adequately resurfaced with surfacing similar to the surrounding surface. Such work shall be completed within the time specified in such permit.

§ 235-5 Reimbursement of costs.

Whenever it appears from the application a permanently improved or paved road, sidewalk or other public place shall be taken up, broken or damaged by reason of the excavation or tunneling to be performed under such permit, the applicant shall reimburse the Town for the cost of making the necessary repairs. An estimate of the cost thereof shall be submitted to the Board of Selectmen who may require a cash deposit in advance of the issuance of the permit.

§ 235-6 Permits subject to certain terms and conditions.

Every permit granted pursuant to this article shall be subject to all terms and conditions set forth herein and subject to such additional terms and conditions which the Board of Selectmen may specify in the particular case.

§ 235-7 Penalties for offenses. [1]

The failure to comply with any lawful order of the Town Highway Superintendent or the First Selectman or violation of any part of this article shall be a misdemeanor and shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $100, and the applicant shall be liable to the Town for all loss or expense incurred by reason of such failure to comply with provisions of this article or by reason of the applicant’s violation of any provisions of this article.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
[Adopted 6-14-1978 (Ch. XXIII, Art. 4A, of the 1975 Code)]

§ 235-8 Deposit on Town roads prohibited.

No person shall deposit or push snow or ice by any means (including by not limited to snowblower, plow, shovel, broom or any other device or machine) from private roadways, driveways or walkways or deposit any other debris on any road legally maintained by the Town.

§ 235-9 Penalties for offenses. [1]

The penalty for any violation of this article shall be $100.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).