Town of Union, NY
Broome County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Union 6-18-1969. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 178.
Sidewalk, curb and gutter specifications — See Ch. A208.
Any inquiry in writing to the town with reference to construction of curbs and gutters and sidewalks shall be referred to the Town Engineer for investigation and the Town Engineer will acknowledge the request to the inquirer.
In the event that the Town Board has adopted a capital projects program the Town Engineer will note in his acknowledgment to the inquirer that the street is scheduled for reconstruction or for installation of storm sewers under the capital projects program and that further action will be deferred until the year prior to the scheduled reconstruction.
In the event there has been no capital project program adopted by the Town Board, the Town Engineer will then make a preliminary engineering study with cost estimates based on the extent of the job requested.
The Director of Services or other authorized official will then set up a public meeting of the property owners in the area affected and will send a notice of said public meeting to all said property owners. At said public meeting, the cost information together with other pertinent data will be given to the property owners concerned and as to all other property owners not present at the meeting, this data will be sent to them.
A formal petition blank will be made available at said public meeting. In the event that said property owners wish to proceed with such project, the circulation, execution and submission of said petitions will be the responsibility of the property owners.
All petitions to be filed will be filed with the Engineering Department but the Town Board will not recognize the petitions until the property owners of at least 1/2 of the front footage of the street affected have signed them.
In the event that said petitions have been properly signed by the required number of property owners, the Town Board will act on same and may adopt a resolution approving said project and directing the preparation of plans and specifications.
The Town Board will authorize the construction when funds are available and when the seasonal construction schedule permits.
Driveway, shoulder and sidewalk adjustment costs are assessable as curb and gutter costs including lawn repair and replacement, but storm drainage and highway reconstruction costs are not assessable as curb and gutter costs.
The seasonal construction schedule, which will coordinate all work by the Highway, Parks, Engineering and Sewer Departments, will be determined by the Director of Services or other authorized official.
It is understood that while the Town Board will pay 50% of the construction costs for curb and gutter property petitioned for and authorized, the said Town Board will not pay anything toward the construction of sidewalks which must be paid 100% by the property owners.