Town of Rotterdam, NY
Schenectady County
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[Adopted 3-12-1937]

§ 247-5 Permit required.

No person, firm, corporation and/or its agents shall be permitted to construct, repair, alter or reconstruct sidewalks without first securing a permit from the Town Superintendent of Highways and complying with the conditions and specifications hereinafter set forth.

§ 247-6 Applicability.

[Amended 3-12-1986 by L.L. No. 4-1986]
This article shall cover and apply to all streets and highways in the Town of Rotterdam.

§ 247-7 Location.

A. 
The street side, that is, the inside edge of the walk, is to be exactly five feet, measured from the back of the curb; or 5 1/2 feet, measured from the face of the curb.
B. 
Construction is to be of portland cement, washed sand and washed No. 2 gravel mixed to a proportion of 1:2:4, or one bag of cement, two cubic feet of washed sand and four cubic feet of washed No. 2 gravel.
C. 
The reconstruction and repair of said sidewalks shall be made in good and workmanlike manner, and no deviation from the above specifications will be permitted.

§ 247-8 Materials.

Portland cement, washed sand and washed No. 2 gravel are to be the standard materials used, mixed to the aforementioned proportions of 1:2:4 or, namely, one bag of cement, two cubic feet of washed sand and four cubic feet of washed No. 2 gravel.

§ 247-9 Grades.

The grade of the street or inside edge of the sidewalk is to be exactly 1 1/4 inches above the curb immediately adjacent to it; whereas, the outside edge of the walk closest to the property line is to be 2 1/2 inches above that point in the curb directly adjacent to it.

§ 247-10 Width and thickness; telephone poles.

A. 
The standard width of the sidewalk is to be exactly five feet, thereby making the street side of the walk five feet from the back of the curb, and the property line side of walk is to be one foot from the aforementioned property line.
B. 
The thickness of said sidewalk or sidewalks is to be in no case less than four inches, but may be thicker if the property owner or contractor desires to make it so.
C. 
Telephone poles. The center of telephone poles shall be located two feet from back of curb or 2 1/2 feet from the face of the curb.

§ 247-11 General provisions.

Permits to construct, reconstruct or repair sidewalks shall be issued by Superintendent of Highways of the Town of Rotterdam. A permit, when so issued, shall be valid for 30 days. No charge shall be made for such permit. The permit may be revoked by the Superintendent of Highways for cause and/or failure to comply with specifications hereinbefore set forth. Revocation of the permit may be made orally or in writing. In the event that the permit is revoked, it shall be unlawful for the person holding said permit, the owner of premises and/or his agents and employees to continue with the construction, reconstruction or repair of the sidewalks. Notice shall be given to the Superintendent of Highways by the owner or his contractor of commencement of work. The Superintendent of Highways shall, within 48 hours from receipt of said notice, make an inspection of said work. Disputes as to grades, thickness of concrete, workmanship and proper manner of construction of sidewalks shall be decided by the Town Engineer. His decision shall be final unless the party aggrieved shall, within 10 days after the Engineer's decision, apply to the Town Board to review the same. No construction, repair or reconstruction of sidewalks shall be carried on after revocation of permit or pending the decision of the Town Engineer or the Town Board. The decision of the Town Board shall be final. Violations of this article shall be prosecuted by the Superintendent of Highways. No concrete shall be mixed or prepared on the street surface or curbing and such mixing or preparing concrete on the street surface or curbing is hereby declared a violation of this article.

§ 247-12 Penalties for offenses.

[Amended 3-12-1986 by L.L. No. 4-1986]
Any violation of this article shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $250 or imprisonment for a term not to exceed 15 days, or both.