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Town of Appomattox, VA
Appomattox County
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The following requirements will have to be met prior to the acceptance of any section of any street for improvement and maintenance by the Town:
A minimum recorded right-of-way, dedicated to public use in the name of the Town, width not less than 50 feet, to be cleaned off and made travelable.
The proper recordation of easements for drainage on prescribed right-of-way with an easement for drainage on adjacent properties.
The recorded right-of-way to connect with publicly maintained roads and streets unless it dead-ends at the corporate limits.
The street shall be stabilized with five inches of stone 20 feet wide.
The street must conform to current and applicable state department of transportation specifications.
Such public alleyways, leading from street to street in a proper line and of proper width for public use thereof, as may be designated by the Mayor and Council shall be deemed to be under the care and management of the Town Manager. The Town shall not be liable for the maintenance thereof other than such as it may see fit to perform. The Town Manager may, at any time, recommend that any such alleyway be withdrawn from the Town street system.
The Mayor and Council may name or change the name of any street by resolution.
The Town Manager shall, from time to time, have the names of the streets so marked as to indicate the name thereof.
No person shall remove, alter, deface or destroy the markers used for naming any street wherever such markers may be located.
It shall be the duty of the Town Manager to keep informed of the condition of the streets and to make such improvements and repairs as may be deemed necessary.
Editor's Note: Town Manager, see § 5-27 et seq.
The Town Manager shall have the care and control of the trucks, equipment and tools for use with reference to streets.
It shall be unlawful for any person to remove, tamper with, destroy, break or deface in any way, any barriers, bridges, culverts or any other structure lawfully placed upon a street.
It shall be the duty of the police to promptly notify the Town Manager of all permanent obstructions of streets, who shall forthwith cause all such obstructions to be removed, either by the person responsible for such obstruction or by the person whose duty it is to remove such obstruction. Failing in obtaining such removal, the Town Manager shall have the obstruction removed at the cost of the Town and such costs, together with such fines as may be imposed, shall be collected as provided by law.
State law reference: Collection of cost of removing obstructions in streets, Code of Virginia, § 15.2-2009.
Any person who shall undertake to occupy or use any street or any portion thereof in any manner not permitted to the general public or otherwise authorized by a permit of the Town Manager or other duly authorized official shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
State law reference: Obstructing streets or roads, Code of Virginia, §§ 15.2-2009, 33.1-345.
All wires or cables strung along or over any streets shall be so located as not to interfere with the convenience and safety of travel, shall be kept in safe repair at all times, and shall be not less than 14 feet above the surface of the street.
State law reference: Public utilities not to use streets without municipal consent, Code of Virginia, § 15.2-2017; installation of wires and cables, Code of Virginia, § 15.2-2015.
No unauthorized person shall dig up or disturb the surface of any street until a special permit in writing is first obtained from the Town Manager pursuant to established Town standards.
State law reference: Underground Utility Damage Prevention Act, Code of Virginia, § 56-265.14 et seq.