No improvements shall be installed, or work begun, unless the following has been accomplished:
The developer shall notify the Township at least 48 hours prior to beginning any installation of public improvements in an approved plan.
The following improvements, as shown on the recorded plan, shall be provided by the developer in accordance with the details and/or specifications cited in Article IV:
Once the installation of improvements has been approved, while work is in progress, the developer shall notify the Township at least 48 hours prior to the time that the following required progress inspections are warranted:
The inspector shall prepare a written report of all inspections, with a copy being submitted to the Township for its files.
The inspection of sanitary sewer installations shall be in accordance with the procedures of the applicable sanitary authority, with a copy of any notices or reports being submitted to the Township.
When it is evident that any street in a partially completed plan of lots may be extensively used by construction vehicles hauling building materials and equipment, and where such street, if completed, may be damaged during the course of construction of houses on lots abutting the right-of-way within which the street is centered, the Township shall require the developer to complete 80% of the dwelling units prior to the final paving of the street or otherwise be responsible for damage through the posting of an additional bond, including, but not limited to, streets and other required improvements.
When the developer has completed the required public improvements in a plan, the developer shall notify the Township, in writing, by certified or registered mail. Within 10 days of the receipt of the notification, the Board of Commissioners shall authorize the Township Engineer to inspect the public improvements in the plan to determine compliance with the design standards specified in Article IV of this chapter.
Upon authorization by the Board of Commissioners, the Township Engineer shall perform a final inspection of the public improvements. The procedures and timing of such inspection, notifications and action shall follow that identified in § 350-25 of this chapter.
Every street, sewer, drainage facility or other required improvement shown on the recorded plan shall remain as a private improvement, and the Township shall have no responsibility with respect to maintenance, repair or replacement until such time as the improvement has been offered for dedication to the Township, inspected, approved and accepted by resolution or ordinance.
No public improvement(s) required by this chapter shall be accepted by ordinance or resolution of the Board of Commissioners unless, prior thereto, the following shall be submitted to the Township:
A dedication of the installed improvements in a form acceptable to the Township Solicitor.
Two sets of as-built plans. The as-built plans and profiles shall indicate all public improvements as constructed and shall show the top and invert elevations for all manholes, inlets and sewer structures; the distance between all manholes, inlets and sewer structures; wye ("y") locations on all sanitary sewers; and significant changes to the street profiles as approved.
A certificate or notification by the Township Engineer or other person designated by the Township that the improvements have been constructed in accordance with the standards established by this chapter.
The results of core boring tests for composition and thickness of paving, prepared by a qualified testing firm. The location and size of the borings shall be in accordance with PennDOT Form 48, or as determined by the Township Engineer.
A maintenance guarantee which shall be for a period of 18 months and an amount of 15% of the original construction cost of installation of the public improvement(s).