Town of McCandless, PA
Allegheny County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[Ord. 668, passed 1-27-1975]
Town Council shall grant approval of the final plat only after the following actions have been taken.
(a) 
A certificate has been made by the Town to the effect that all streets, sewers, water and other utilities and facilities as may be required have been graded, improved, constructed or installed in accordance with specifications; or
(b) 
A completion guarantee in the form of a bond, cash deposit, certified check or negotiable securities, satisfactory to Council has been filed which shall:
(1) 
Run to Town of McCandless.
(2) 
Be in an amount estimated by the Town to be sufficient to complete the improvements and installations in compliance with these Land Development and Subdivision Regulations except that, with respect to installation of water lines, the developer or subdivider shall submit a certificate from the West View Water Authority to the effect that suitable guarantees have been made for the installation of water lines and fire hydrants and, with respect to sanitary sewers, the subdivider shall submit a certificate from the McCandless Township Sanitary Authority to the effect that suitable guarantees have been made for the installation of sanitary sewers and treatment facilities.
(3) 
Be acceptable to the Town Attorney.
[Ord. 737, passed 4-3-1978]
The land developer or subdivider shall construct and install all required improvements at his expense, in strict accordance with the standards outlined in Article 1371 and as specified by the Town, the McCandless Township Sanitary Authority, and the West View Water Authority. Required improvements shall include street grading and paving, storm drainage facilities, sanitary sewers, water lines and fire hydrants, street signs, sidewalks and monuments. Prior to the acceptance of all improvements, it shall be the responsibility of the developer to provide as constructed drawings.
[Ord. 1127, passed 8-22-1994]
The developer shall post a cash inspection amount in escrow based on the cost of construction of those facilities anticipated to be accepted by the Town in accordance with the current Town resolution establishing such fees.
The inspection amount shall be utilized by the Town for reasonable fees for the Town's agents, consultants or independent inspectors as required to assure the Town of proper installation of the various amenities to become the Town's ultimate responsibility.
All work done by the Town's agents, consultants or independent inspectors in connection with the site plan either in the field or office shall be charged to the escrow deposit. If during the progress of work it appears costs will reduce the escrow amount below the minimum required, the Town shall notify the applicant who shall do no further work until there shall be deposited an additional cash escrow amount as may be necessary to cover the cost of such work and to increase the escrow account to the minimum required.
Upon completion of construction, the developer shall furnish the Town with four sets of "as-built" drawings, indicating all items as constructed. (See Section 1369.07). The Town shall withhold at all times, a minimum of $1,500 of the escrow deposit, until such time as the "as-built" drawings have been received, approved and accepted by the Town. If at any time the aforesaid engineering and inspection charges shall reduce the escrow below $1,500, the Town shall notify the applicant, who shall do no further work until there shall be deposited an additional cash escrow amount sufficient to maintain the minimum amount.
The Town Manager or relevant official of the McCandless Township Sanitary Authority or West View Water Authority shall be notified by the owner or contractor at least 72 hours in advance of the commencement of any construction operation, such as grading, sewer installation or paving in order that provisions may be made for proper inspection of such construction operation. Samples of materials and all reasonable information for ascertaining whether the work is in conformity with the provisions of these Land Development and Subdivision Regulations shall be furnished to the proper officials and employees of the Town.
[Ord. 1127, passed 8-22-1994]
When all public improvements and facilities have been completed, the developer shall notify the Town in writing, by certified or registered mail, of the completion of these improvements, and send a copy thereof to the municipal engineer.
The Town shall within 10 days after receipt of such notice, direct and authorize the municipal engineer to inspect all such improvements. A report shall be filed by the municipal engineer in writing with the Town, and copy mailed to the developer within 30 days after the aforesaid authority from the Town. The report shall indicate approval or rejection and contain specific details for rejection if not accepted.
The Town shall notify the developer within 15 days of receipt of this report, in writing by certified or registered mail, of the Town's action with relation thereto. On final approval by the municipal engineer, bonds, cash, checks or securities filed as completion guarantee shall be returned or released immediately on receipt of final, "as-built" drawings, which have been certified to be true and correct by the Town.
[Ord. 668, passed 1-27-1975]
If public improvements are not installed and completed within two years of the date to recordation of the plat or do not comply with the standards and specifications of these Land Development and Subdivision Regulations the Town may proceed to complete the improvements and facilities and may use whatever proceeds from bonds, cash deposits, checks or securities as are required to meet the expense of completing such improvements.
[Ord. 906, passed 5-28-1985]
Upon acceptance of the required improvements and facilities, the subdivider shall provide to the Town for a period of 18 months from the date of acceptance of the improvements and facilities a maintenance bond in the form of a bond, cash, certified check or negotiable securities in an amount equal to 15% of the total cost of the improvements and facilities to guarantee the maintenance and repair of such improvements and facilities as may be defective in material or installation. The developer shall also provide the Town with proof of maintenance bonds made payable to and accepted by the McCandless Township Sanitary Authority for all sanitary sewer systems and the West View Water Authority for all water line systems.
[Ord. 906, passed 5-28-1985; Ord. 1052, passed 4-22-1991]
Upon completion of construction within a land development the applicant shall furnish the Town with a mylar drawing and four copies of "as built" drawings indicating all items as constructed. Such "as built" drawings shall include the following items:
(a) 
Owner and zoning district of the site;
(b) 
Owner, use and zoning districts of all adjacent properties;
(c) 
Scale, north arrow and date;
(d) 
Tract boundary and lot lines;
(e) 
Road access, public and private internal roads, and walks;
(f) 
Public road rights-of-way and horizontal and vertical profiles;
(g) 
Topography;
(h) 
Drainage, including type and profiles, if in a Town right-of-way;
(i) 
Utility easements, including sanitary sewer;
(j) 
Floodplain (if applicable);
(k) 
Parking area and number of spaces;
(l) 
Signs: type and locations;
(m) 
Location of all buildings; and
(n) 
Statement to the effect that all utilities are located within the proper rights-of-way.