Town of Mount Airy, MD
Carroll County
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All improvements in a subdivision shall conform with Mount Airy's Standard Specifications and Details for Construction and with these standards and specifications, and other requirements which may be adopted by the Town or Frederick and Carroll Counties, or by such other governmental agencies which may have jurisdiction over each facility, as stipulated below. Nothing, however, shall be construed as prohibiting a subdivider from installing improvements of a higher type than the minimum required herein.
A. 
General.
(1) 
All subdivisions will provide curb and gutter and sidewalks.
(2) 
The developer will provide all storm drains necessary to give adequate drainage within the subdivision.
(3) 
All water and sewer lines in the development will be installed by the developer to the Town's specifications. All taps shall be made by the Town, and the regular tap fees currently in force shall be imposed. All water meters will be provided by the Town and installation cost is to be paid by the developer.
(4) 
All engineering services necessary for the installation of streets, curb and gutter and of water and sewer will be provided by the developer with the approval of the Town.
B. 
Streets.
(1) 
All new streets shall be graded and drained, base material applied, curb and gutter constructed, surface treatment applied, utilities installed, all in accordance with the standards of design and construction adopted by the Town or as may hereafter be adopted.
(2) 
Existing roads and streets within a proposed subdivision that do not meet these specifications as to width or construction shall be brought up to standards.
C. 
Water facilities. Every subdivision shall be provided with a community water supply and distribution system including a connection for each lot and appropriately spaced fire hydrants. The source of supply shall be the municipal water system.
D. 
Sewer facilities. Every subdivision shall be provided with a complete sanitary sewer system connected to the municipal system. When connected to the municipal system, it shall be constructed to meet the standards and requirements of such system and shall become a part thereof.
E. 
Drainage. Every subdivision shall be provided with storm drains, culverts, drainageways, or other works adequate to collect and dispose of all water originating on or flowing across the property, without inundating or damaging roads, lots, or other properties. The construction of these facilities shall be in conformity with the standards and specifications adopted or as may hereafter be adopted by Town or county. The appropriate County Engineer shall review the plans of those facilities which may be within the Engineer's jurisdiction and give a recommendation to the Town Council. Every subdivision shall include a stormwater management plan or application for waiver of stormwater management in accordance with the requirements of the Mount Airy Stormwater Management Ordinance, No. 84-136,[1] and as amended and in accordance with the requirement that all site plans provide fencing with a gate not less than eight feet wide for access around all stormwater management ponds, which fence and gate shall be not less than four feet in height and constructed of durable materials other than wood.
[Amended 6-4-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-4]
[1]
Editor's Note: Ordinance No. 84-136 was repealed 10-7-1991 by Ord. No. 1991-11. See Ch. 94, Stormwater Management.
F. 
Topsoil shall not be removed from residential lots or used as spoil, but shall be redistributed to its former depth, and in all cases, good soil conservation practices shall be used to prevent soil erosion and siltation during and after subdivision development.
G. 
Street signs. A street name sign of a Town-approved design shall be furnished and erected at the developer's expense at each new street or road intersection.
H. 
Monuments and pipes. Permanent monuments shall be placed, as required for markers in the Code of Maryland, Real Property Article, Title 3, Subtitle 1, § 3-108, 1981 Replacement Volume, as amended. After the grading is completed, the subdivider must see that monuments are at proper locations. Iron pipes shall be set along the property line of all streets and roads at points of intersection, curvature or tangency, and at such points along the subdivision boundaries not already marked by monuments.
I. 
Streetlighting. All streetlighting shall be installed by the developer in accordance with design and plans approved by the Town and utility company.
J. 
Sediment and erosion control. The sediment and erosion control plan and procedures shall be as required under the Mount Airy Grading Sediment Control Ordinance No. 1989-15.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 47, Building Construction, § 47-10, Grading and sediment control.
K. 
Landscaping. Landscaping shall be provided in accordance with the Landscape Manual of the Town of Mount Airy.[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: The Landscape Manual is included at the end of this chapter.
Plans for public improvements shall be prepared by a registered professional engineer for review by the appropriate public authorities prior to plat approval. The improvement plan drawing size shall be no larger than 30 inches by 42 inches and shall contain approval signature blocks for the Mayor and Town Council; Soil Conservation District; owner; design engineer; Town Engineer; and other agencies (State Highway, Health) where appropriate. Such plans shall be sufficient to show the proposed location, sizes, type, grades and design features of each facility, including the following:
A. 
Profiles: profile of each street center line, with grades (including projections beyond the subdivision boundaries where significant), and showing water and sewer lines, manholes, culverts, streams, etc., with a scale of one inch to 50 feet horizontal, one inch to five feet vertical.
B. 
Cross sections: typical street cross sections for all streets, at a scale not smaller than one inch to five feet, showing width of curbs, sidewalks, trees, utilities, etc. Where considerable cuts or fills are required, special cross sections shall be shown on the plan. A grading plan showing existing and proposed contours may be furnished in lieu of special cross sections.
C. 
Sanitary and storm drains: location plans and profiles for proposed sanitary and storm sewers or drains, with grades and pipe sizes indicated.
D. 
Water system: location plan of proposed water distribution system showing pipe sizes and locations for valves and fire hydrants.
A. 
All construction work on improvements required herein shall be subject to inspection during and upon completion of construction by an authorized engineering representative of the Town. The costs of such inspection shall be borne by the developer and be part of the public works agreement. Approval and acceptance may be made by such representative on behalf of the Town, if found to be in accordance with the approved plan.
B. 
If the final inspection is not made within 60 days after improvements are completed and a written request for inspection has been submitted by the developer, the said improvements will be deemed approved and the Town Council shall accept them by duly executed deed.