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[Adopted as indicated in section histories]
[Added 11-2-1987]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
HIGHWAY
Includes any public highway, road, street, avenue, alley, driveway, parkway or place, under the control of the City of Middletown, dedicated, appropriated or opened to public travel or other use.
PERSON
Any individual, organization, trust, foundation, group, association, partnership, corporation, society or any combination of them, whether principal or agent.
[Added 11-2-1987]
A. 
No person shall build any bonfire on any highway or public sidewalk, in any public park or recreation area in the City of Middletown.
B. 
Any person violating any provision of this section shall be fined in an amount as provided in § 262-45.
[Amended 1-6-2003 by Ord. No. 01-03]
[1]
Editor's Note: See also Ch. 126, Open Burning, and Ch. 214, § 214-22, Fires.
[Added 11-2-1987]
A. 
No person shall erect any posts and/or signs within the limits of the Central Business District of the City of Middletown, encompassing all the streets between deKoven Drive, William Street, Broad Street and Washington Street, between the curb and the building line.
B. 
Posts and/or signs may be erected on any other highway or sidewalk with the permission of the Director of the Public Works Department or his/her duly authorized designee.
C. 
Such posts, signs and/or public utility devices, as approved by the Director of Public Works or his/her duly authorized designee, may be erected within the limits of the Central Business District of the City of Middletown, as defined herein, between the curb and the building line, provided such posts, signs and/or devices contain no advertising matter whatsoever, if such post, sign and/or public utility device is of proper design and serves a public need.
D. 
Any person violating any provision of this section shall be fined in an amount as provided in § 262-45.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
[Added 4-7-1986]
A. 
No person shall place or allow to remain any article of traffic or merchandise, or any wares, or any case or box containing the same, or any parking boxes, upon any sidewalk, street or highway of the City, except for the purpose of transit or delivery, and for such time and in such manner as shall be reasonably necessary for such purposes.
B. 
This section shall not apply to any activity which is licensed or which has been exempted from licensing under Chapter 218, Peddling and Soliciting, of the Middletown Code of Ordinances.
[Added 11-2-1987]
A. 
No person shall place and/or allow to remain any post, rail, fence and/or other obstruction upon any highway without the authority of the Director of Public Works or his duly authorized designee.
B. 
Any person violating any provision of this section shall be fined in an amount as provided in § 262-45.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
[Added 11-2-1987]
A. 
No person shall place and/or allow to remain any building material on any highway and/or sidewalk without a permit from the Department of Public Works.
B. 
Any person violating any provision of this section shall be fined in an amount as provided in § 262-45.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
[Added 11-2-1987; amended 6-2-1997[1]]
No person shall lay any sidewalk and/or curbing without obtaining an excavation permit issued by the Department of Public Works.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
[Added 11-2-1987]
A. 
No person shall construct and/or install any vault in or upon any highway without a permit from the Department of Public Works.
B. 
Any person violating any provision of this section shall be fined in an amount as provided in § 262-45.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
[Added 11-2-1987]
A. 
No person shall willfully, wantonly and/or negligently break any sidewalk and/or curbstone.
B. 
Any person violating any provision of this section shall be fined in an amount as provided in § 262-45 and/or be responsible for all costs for any restoration.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
C. 
All restoration work requires a permit as outlined and/or prescribed in § 262-6.
[Added 11-2-1987]
A. 
No person shall throw and/or place and/or cause to be thrown and/or placed in and/or upon any highway any nails, tacks, glass, crockery, scrap iron and/or wire or substances of like nature and/or any trash, papers, garbage and/or other offensive material and suffer the same to remain in and/or upon such highway or within the right-of-way of any such highway.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
B. 
When any such substances and/or materials, as hereinbefore listed, are thrown from a motor vehicle, the operator of said vehicle shall be deemed to have committed the offense.
C. 
Any person violating any provision of this section shall be fined in accordance with C.G.S. § 22a-226d, as amended.[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
[1]
Editor's Note: For dumping in parks and recreation areas, see Ch. 214, §§ 214-15 and 214-16.
[Added 11-2-1987]
Whenever the Department of Public Works removes anything unlawfully placed or kept on any highway or public place of the City, the expense of such removal shall be the responsibility of the person liable for such action, provided that the Department of Public Works has first given such person notice and a reasonable time to remove the same.
[Added 11-2-1987]
A. 
It shall be proper to display the American flag on a staff set into the sidewalk of the highway a distance of not more than 12 inches from the curbline.
B. 
The Department of Public Works shall supervise all locations.
[Added 11-2-1987]
A. 
Coasting is prohibited on any highway unless allowed by order of the Mayor of the City of Middletown.
B. 
Any person violating any provision of this section shall be fined in an amount as provided in § 262-45.
[Amended 1-6-2003 by Ord. No. 01-03]
[Added 11-2-1987]
No person shall designate and/or name any new highway or redesignate and/or rename any existing highway without the approval of the Common Council.
[Added 11-2-1987; amended 1-5-2015 by Ord. No. 04-15]
A. 
Purpose. This section is established to provide a uniform and comprehensive highway naming process that emphasizes the history and heritage of the City of Middletown.
B. 
The Public Works and Facilities Commission is designated as the highway naming committee of the Common Council, with authority to designate official names for highways, subject to the approval of the Common Council.
C. 
List of approved names. The Director of Public Works or his or her designee shall maintain a list of approved names that the Public Works and Facilities Commission and the Common Council shall approve on an annual basis. The Director of Public Works shall provide the list of approved names, and copies of the relevant provisions of the City of Middletown's ordinances pertaining to public highways, to all entities or individuals requesting such name or name change (herein "applicant").
D. 
In naming or renaming any public highway, the applicant must obtain the approval of both the Public Works and Facilities Commission and the Common Council. The procedure for obtaining such approval shall be as follows:
(1) 
The applicant shall submit an application to designate an official name for a public highway, on a form prescribed by the Public Works and Facilities Commission, to the Director Public Works or his or her designee. The Director of Public Works or his or her designee shall ensure that such proposed highway name does not pose any public safety concern (i.e., a duplicate or similar name to another Middletown highway, confusing spelling, or any other factor in the name that is related to public safety). The applicant may petition the Public Works and Facilities Commission to recommend a street name not on the list of approved names, with the petition, including background information justifying the street name as suitable for a public street.
(2) 
If the Director of Public Works, or his or her designee, believes that the proposed highway name does not pose any public safety concerns, the Director of Public Works, or his or her designee, shall certify that the proposed street name is on the list of approved names and that the proposed name does not present any public safety concerns and shall transmit the application to the Public Works and Facilities Commission.
(3) 
Upon the recommendation of the Public Works and Facilities Commission, the application shall be sent to the Common Council for approval.
E. 
Public and private highways. The Director of Public Works shall be tasked with ensuring that all highway names, both public and private, pose no public safety problems.
(1) 
Should the Director of Public Works, or his or her designee, believe that the name of any public highway poses a public safety issue or concern, the Director of Public Works, or his or her designee, shall notify the Public Works and Facilities Commission. The Public Works and Facilities Commission shall then review the findings of the Director of Public Works. If the Public Works and Facilities Commission agrees that the name of such highway endangers public safety, the Public Works and Facilities Commission shall recommend a name from the list of approved names to the Common Council for approval.
(2) 
Should the Director of Public Works, or his or her designee, believe that the name of any private highway poses a public safety issue or concern, the Director of Public Works, or his or her designee, shall notify the property owner of such fact in writing. If, within 60 days of such notification, a name that complies with the provisions contained in Subsection D is not designated by the property owner and approved by the Director of Public Works, or his or her designee, the Public Works and Facilities Commission shall recommend a name from the list of approved names to the Common Council for approval.
F. 
Acceptance of private highways by the City. If a private highway whose name is not in compliance with the provisions of this section is conveyed to the City for acceptance as a public highway, the procedure set forth in Subsection D of this section shall be followed.
[Added 11-1-1982; amended 5-7-2007 by Ord. No. 08-07; 4-1-2013 by Ord. No. 07-13]
A. 
Plowing and throwing snow and ice into the street. No person shall plow, throw, put or cause to be thrown or put any snow or ice from any private property or from any area in the rear of said private property or in the area between a private dwelling house or structure and the legally laid out sidewalk into any public highway in the City. Violators shall be fined $25.
B. 
Parking bans. The Mayor, upon the advice of the Director of Public Works, shall have the authority to invoke an emergency parking ban throughout the City. Violators of this parking ban shall be fined $100, plus expenses of towing if the same becomes necessary. Any person receiving notice of a violation of a parking ban may appear at police headquarters of the City and such person shall pay to the Meter Clerk, or such other person as indicated on the notice, the sum of $100.
C. 
Director of Public Works to establish rules and regulations. When a parking ban has been invoked by the Mayor pursuant to Subsection B of this section, the Director of Public Works shall have the authority to make rules and regulations in regard to the orderly clearing, plowing, and removal of snow in the City of Middletown.
[Added 11-2-1987]
No person responsible for the maintenance of a building, whether owner or other, shall permit any snow and/or debris to remain on the roof of any building in such condition that the snow and/or debris may slide therefrom upon any highway and/or sidewalk.
[Added 4-5-1982; 4-1-1985]
A. 
The provisions of C.G.S. § 7-163a are hereby adopted effective July 1, 1982.
B. 
Notwithstanding the provisions of C.G.S. § 13a-149 or any other general statute or special act, the City shall not be liable to any person injured in person or property caused by the presence of snow or ice on a public sidewalk unless the City is the owner or person in possession and control of land abutting such sidewalk, other than land used as a highway or street, provided that the City shall be liable for its affirmative acts with respect to such sidewalk.
C. 
The owner or person in possession and control of land abutting a public sidewalk shall have the same duty of care with respect to the presence of snow or ice on such sidewalk toward the portion of the sidewalk abutting his property as the City had prior to July 1, 1982, and shall be liable to persons injured in person or property where a breach of said duty is the proximate cause of said injury.
D. 
No action to recover damages for injury to the person or to property caused by the presence of snow or ice on a public sidewalk against a person who owns or is in possession and control of land abutting a public sidewalk shall be brought but within two years from the date when the injury is first sustained.
[Added 4-5-1982; amended 11-7-1994; 6-2-2014 by Ord. No. 09-14; 9-5-2017 by Ord. No. 14-17]
A. 
The owner, agent of the owner, or occupant of premises bordering on any street or public place within the Town where there is an established sidewalk shall cause to be removed therefrom any and all snow, ice, sleet, debris or any other obstruction within 24 hours after a weather-related event has ended. Any formation of ice upon a sidewalk shall be removed immediately, except that, when weather conditions are such as to make the removal of ice from a sidewalk impracticable, the sidewalk shall be made safe and convenient for travel by covering the ice with sand, salt, or other suitable substance that will provide adequate traction.
B. 
Whenever any owner, agent of the owner, or occupant of premises, as herein defined, whose duty it is to remove snow and ice or to otherwise make sidewalks safe for public travel, shall fail, refuse, or neglect to comply with the same or shall otherwise fail to comply with the requirements of Subsection A, then said person or entity shall be issued a fine of $75 for the first violation.
C. 
The fine will increase by $25 for each storm thereafter if sidewalks are not properly cleared as described above. Said fine shall never exceed $250 for any storm, although each storm that results in sidewalks not being cleared will be considered a separate violation and subject to a separate fine.
D. 
Any fines not promptly paid will be referred to the City's collection firm.
E. 
In addition to fines, the City may cause such snow, ice, sleet, debris or other obstruction to be removed from the sidewalk and make the cost of such removal a lien on the property abutting the obstructed sidewalk.
[Added 4-5-1982]
The Public Works Department shall clear or cause to be cleared of snow and ice all crosswalks and all public sidewalks abutting property owned by or in possession and control of the City, except such sidewalks as are the responsibility of other City departments, and such other City departments shall clear or cause to be cleared of snow and ice all sidewalks abutting property in the possession and control of such departments.
[Added 11-2-1987; amended 10-7-1991]
A. 
As used herein, the term "person" is defined as any individual, organization, trust, foundation, group, association, partnership, corporation, society or any combination of them, whether principal or agent.
B. 
Every person owning land within the City limits upon or adjacent to which there is now, or may be, a sidewalk paved, constructed or worked shall keep such sidewalk, at all times, in a safe and convenient condition for the use of the public and shall forthwith repair all defects in said walk and remove therefrom all obstructions in any way endangering or impeding the public travel upon the same, except that any defect in any sidewalk caused by the roots of any tree situated between the curb of the street and the sidewalk shall be the responsibility of the City and shall be repaired at the expense of the City.
C. 
If any person, after having been notified in writing by the City's Sidewalk Inspector to repair a sidewalk or any portion thereof adjoining that person's property, shall refuse or neglect to do so to the satisfaction of the Sidewalk Inspector within the time limit contained in such notice, such person shall be deemed to have violated the provisions of this section and may be fined in an amount as provided in § 262-45. Each twenty-four-hour period after the expiration of the time limit contained in such notice shall constitute a separate and distinct offense for which the maximum fine as provided in § 262-45 may be assessed. All repairs under this section shall be done in conformance with the standards of the City's Public Works Department.
[Amended 1-6-2003 by Ord. No. 01-03]
[Added 11-2-1987]
A. 
No person shall leave out overnight any lumber, brick, mortar and/or other materials used in building and/or other obstructions in any highway or leave unfilled overnight any excavation in any highway, except where barricades lighted for all darker hours or other times as required by the Department of Public Works have been placed over or near the site, in a reasonably conspicuous manner.
B. 
Any person violating any provision of this section shall be fined in an amount as provided in § 262-45.
[Amended 1-6-2003 by Ord. No. 01-03]
[Added 7-2-1984; amended 8-5-1985; 6-2-1997; 2-4-2002]
A. 
No sidewalk shall be less than four feet wide. All sidewalks shall be constructed of concrete.
B. 
Sidewalks and curbs within the Sanitary Disposal District and all curbs throughout the City having an arc with a radius of 50 feet or less shall be constructed of concrete or granite. All curbs in new residential and commercial subdivisions shall be constructed of portland cement concrete or granite. When City roads are totally reconstructed, curbs shall be constructed of portland cement concrete or granite.
C. 
All construction of sidewalks and curbs shall conform to the specifications of the Public Works Department.
D. 
This section shall neither govern nor apply to the planned residential development plans and land area known as "Wesleyan Hills" approved by the Commission on the City Plan and Zoning of the City of Middletown on August 28, 1968, to which reference is hereby made, and all such approved plans and land area shall be exempt from the provisions of this section.
E. 
The amendment to Subsection B concerning the use of portland cement concrete or granite in the construction of curbs in new residential and commercial subdivisions and the reconstruction of City roads shall take effect from its passage but shall not apply to any private project which has received a prior approval from the Planning and Zoning Commission or any public project which has been approved by public referendum.
[Added 11-2-1987]
A. 
Whenever any person lays a sidewalk and/or curb to the satisfaction of the Department of Public Works, in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, a certificate to that effect may be issued by the Department of Public Works.
B. 
If any change is made by the City of Middletown in the grade of the sidewalk and/or the curbline within 15 years of the laying of the sidewalk and/or curb to the satisfaction of the Department of Public Works, the cost of such change shall be paid for by the City of Middletown.
[Added 11-2-1987]
A. 
The Department of Public Works shall keep a record of all highways, which record shall contain the names of the highways, the date of the highway's acceptance by the City of Middletown, a description of the highway using center line and street lines, and/or by reference to a filed map, together with the page and year of the Council records in which each of the above were fixed.
B. 
The record shall contain the same facts as to all amendments and changes to the highways.
C. 
The record book shall be kept on file in the City/Town Clerk's office.
[Added 11-2-1987]
Any notice, including notices of public hearings, to residents of the City of Middletown required to be given by the City/Town Clerk of improvements on any highway shall be reasonably given if placed in a newspaper of general circulation within the City of Middletown.
[Added 11-2-1987]
A. 
The Department of Public Works shall prescribe the terms and manner of excavating highways for laying down and taking up gas pipes, water pipes, private sewers and/or any underground service and shall also prescribe the manner of moving buildings upon the highways.
B. 
If performance of the work does not conform to the standards and/or requirements as set forth in § 262-31, the Department of Public Works may prescribe that the digging and filling of any excavation in the highways, for which a permit is granted, shall be done by the Public Works Department at the expense of the applicant, and the total amount due therefor, which may include the permit fee, shall be payable to the City Treasurer within 10 days of the completion of the work.
[Added 11-2-1987]
A. 
No excavation shall be done in any highway without first obtaining a permit in writing from the Department of Public Works.
B. 
Such permit shall prescribe the terms and conditions for the excavation and backfilling of such excavations in any highway and for the replacement of pavements removed. All excavation, backfilling and replacement of removed pavements shall be done to the satisfaction of the Department of Public Works, as regulated and/or prescribed in § 262-27.
[Added 4-4-1988]
A. 
No permit for excavating in any highway shall be granted until the applicant files with the Department of Public Works a certificate of insurance evidencing comprehensive broad form general liability insurance, including but not limited to contractual, premises and operations, products/completed operations, independent contractors, broad form property damage and bodily injury liability insurance in the minimum amount of $1,000,000 combined single limits, special risk insurance covering underground explosion and collapse hazard in the minimum amount of $1,000,000, automobile liability insurance in the minimum amount of $1,000,000 combined single limit, workers' compensation insurance to meet the minimum statutory requirements and employer's liability insurance in the minimum amounts of $100,000 each accident, $100,000 disease - each employee, and $500,000 disease - policy limit. With the exception of workers' compensation and employer's liability insurance, said certificate of insurance shall name the City of Middletown, its officers, agents, servants and employees as additional insureds.
B. 
The applicant shall further file with the Department of Public Works a permit bond in the amount of $10,000 for five minor excavations, which excavations shall be limited to utility lateral connections. Said bond shall expire upon the date indicated on the bond document or upon five minor excavations being completed, whichever occurs sooner. For any extension of a utility into an existing accepted City road, the Director of the Department of Public Works or his duly authorized designee is authorized to set the amount of the permit bond, which bond shall be based upon the estimated amount of the proposed excavations. The permit bond shall be conditioned upon the applicant filling all excavation and restoring the highway in the manner set forth and prescribed in § 262-27.
C. 
The applicant shall further execute a hold harmless and indemnification agreement indemnifying the City of Middletown, its officers, agents, servants and employees from any and all liability (including death), damages and costs that result by reason of or in connection with the negligence of the applicant, his/her or its subcontractors, independent contractors, officers, servants, employees, or agents in the excavation and/or restoration of said highway.
D. 
All such bonds and insurance coverages required by this section shall be in force during the period the permit is in effect. Any renewals shall be filed with the Department of Public Works.
[Added 4-4-1988]
A. 
Once contractors and public service corporations have filed proper evidence of insurance coverage, as required by § 262-29, with the Department of Public Works, a new certificate of insurance need not be filed for each project if the dates of coverage of the policies as evidenced on the certificate of insurance fall within the dates of the permit and the certificate of insurance does not limit the coverage to a specific project.
B. 
A new application for a permit must be made for each separate excavation.
C. 
A permit bond must be filed with the Department of Public Works as required in § 262-29.
[Added 11-2-1987]
All work shall conform to the details and specifications prescribed by the Department of Public Works.
[Added 11-2-1987]
A. 
All excavations made under a permit, as provided for in § 262-28, shall be backfilled with bank-run gravel, approved by the Department of Public Works. All materials removed from the excavation shall be removed from the site by the holder of the permit and/or contractor.
B. 
All work shall conform to the details and specifications of the Department of Public Works and shall be done to the satisfaction of that Department.
C. 
In highways having a penetration or macadam pavement, the backfill in the excavated area shall be brought to a level to allow for eight inches of trap rock, not less that one inch in size, and four inches of bituminous paving material. The holder of the permit and/or contractor shall place the eight inches of trap rock and the top surface of bituminous paving material, not less than four inches in compacted depth, and properly join and seal the new bituminous paving to the old pavement with an even joint, conforming to Department of Public Works standard details. The base of the trap rock placed in the excavated area shall exceed the width of the excavated area by 12 inches on each side, with the extra width laid on virgin base materials, conforming to Department of Public Works standard details.
D. 
In highways having a concrete base, the backfill in the excavated area shall be brought to a level to allow for replacing the concrete base to at least the thickness of the original base, but in no event shall that base be less than eight inches. The concrete base shall be of a 1-3-5 mix and shall exceed the width of the excavated area by at least 12 inches on each side with the extra width laid on virgin base material. Concrete placed in any pavement shall be allowed to cure for not less than 48 hours. All excavation sites shall be properly protected by barricades and danger warning lights during this curing period. The top surface shall be of bituminous concrete or such other material as approved by the Department of Public Works. In no event shall the top surface be less than four inches in thickness, and it shall be joined and sealed to the old pavement with an even joint. The sides of all excavations and patches in the pavement shall be saw cut in a straight line where they join to the old pavement, all to conform to Department of Public Works standard details.
[Added 11-2-1987]
A. 
The holder of the permit and/or contractor shall guarantee to maintain the repaired excavation for a period of one year after acceptance by the Department of Public Works on behalf of the City of Middletown.
B. 
In the event that it is necessary to make any repairs to the excavation site or to the restored pavement during this one-year period, this guarantee shall be extended to include a period of one year from the date of the repair work.
[Added 11-2-1987]
A. 
All excavation sites shall be properly protected by barricades, danger warning signs and proper flares and/or red warning lights at night and other times as deemed necessary by the Department of Public Works. It shall be a condition of the permit and the duty of the holder of the permit and/or contractor to maintain these warning signs, barricades and lights at all times that the excavation is open.
B. 
In the event that it is necessary to excavate across the entire width of any highway, only 1/2 of the highway must be excavated at one time and that portion of the highway shall be properly restored for the safe passage of vehicular traffic before the remaining 1/2 of the highway is excavated. It shall be a condition of the permit and the duty of the permit holder and/or contractor to maintain proper safety facilities to safely regulate both pedestrian and vehicular traffic at the site. Said procedure must be approved by the Department of Public Works and the Police Department.
C. 
In the event of an emergency when it shall be deemed necessary by the Department of Public Works to close the entire highway, the Police Department and Fire Department shall be notified immediately of the action to close the highway.
[Added 11-2-1987[1]]
For each permit for excavating any portion of a City roadway, the person to whom the permit is issued shall pay the City of Middletown a permit fee of $20.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
[Added 11-2-1987]
A. 
If a highway is not restored as provided in § 262-32 where an excavation has been made in the highway as provided for under §§ 262-27 to 262-35, the Director of Public Works shall give the permit holder and contractor written notice by certified mail, return receipt requested, to restore the highway in accordance with the provisions of § 262-32 within five days after the receipt of the notice.
B. 
If the highway is not restored as provided in § 262-32 within five days after the receipt of the notice, the Director of Public Works may restore the highway, and the City of Middletown will seek its legal remedies against the permit holder and/or contractor and the surety or sureties of the same.
[Added 11-2-1987]
Before any highway is macadamized, paved, resurfaced or improved in any manner other than that of ordinary repair, a notice thereof to the residents of the City of Middletown of the place(s), times(s) and date(s) shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation within the City of Middletown.
[Added 11-2-1987; amended 2-1-2010 by Ord. No. 34-10; 9-7-2010 by Ord. No. 78-10]
A. 
All permits issued by the Director of Public Works or the Chief of Police, in consequence of which public travel may be incommoded or endangered, shall authorize the party permitted to do such acts to do so in no other than a reasonable and prudent manner. No City street or any portion thereof shall be closed without a permit. These permits shall not be required for work being conducted on private property.
B. 
Whenever a private contractor or business needs to close any City street, street lane or any portion of a lane, or perform work in any manner that would require any vehicles to have to stop, slow down, or deviate from the vehicle lane in any manner, such contractor shall hire a police officer, if available, to direct traffic and ensure safety, unless deemed unnecessary by the Chief of Police (local traffic authority), or his/her designee. City of Middletown employees conducting official City work or Connecticut Department of Transportation employees conducting official state work on a state route or highway are exempt from the requirements of this section. In the event that a contractor or business attempts to hire a police officer, and a private duty officer is unavailable, a supervisory officer shall conduct a job site assessment and will recommend to the construction foreman/employee proper traffic flow patterns and control around the construction site.
C. 
A bond shall be required in an amount as determined by the Director of Public Works with the condition that the permit holder shall be liable to any person who shall receive injury as a result of the negligence of the permit holder and/or his/her/its officers, agents, servants and/or employees in doing said acts or failing to do said acts. The permit shall also have the condition that the permit holder shall hold harmless and indemnify the City of Middletown, its officers, agents, servants and employees against loss or penalty arising from injuries (including death) and/or damages resulting from the action or inaction of the permit holder, his/her/its officers, agents, servants and employees.
D. 
The permit holder shall further provide a certificate of insurance evidencing those insurances required pursuant to § 262-29 and naming the City of Middletown, its officers, agents, servants and employees as additional insureds.
E. 
Any person violating any provision of this section shall be subject to a fine of $100.
[Added 11-7-1988]
A. 
Any person that is found to be responsible for damage to an existing sidewalk shall be responsible for repairing that damaged portion to the specifications required by the Public Works Department. If the damage to the sidewalk is more than 20 linear feet of said sidewalk, said person shall remove and replace the entire sidewalk with portland cement concrete, in accordance with the standards of the Public Works Department, along the frontage of the abutting property within the City of Middletown's right-of-way.
B. 
The Director of Public Works and/or his/her duly authorized designee may allow, in his/her discretion, the replacement of the damaged sidewalk with a slate or brick sidewalk in accordance with the standards of the Public Works Department if, in his/her opinion, the replacement of the damaged sidewalk with the slate or brick sidewalk will be in keeping with the character of the area.
[Added 2-3-2003]
A. 
All mailboxes, regardless of direct contact by a snowplow or damage caused by the force of the snow, will be replaced by the City, free of charge. However, the City will not be responsible for the payment of any private contractor for labor and/or the cost of the mailbox and post.
B. 
All mailboxes replaced by the City shall consist of a standard post and a standard mailbox.
C. 
Any decorative mailbox damaged by the force of snow shall be replaced with a standard post and a standard mailbox.
D. 
In order for Subsections A through C, inclusive, to be in effect, all work will be done by the City of Middletown and requested by the homeowner.
[Added 11-2-1987; amended 9-5-1989; 6-2-1997]
A. 
The cost of construction of public sidewalks in all subdivisions and new developments shall be subject to the regulations of the Public Works Department of the City of Middletown. The limits of construction of the public sidewalks shall be subject to the planning and zoning regulations.
B. 
After such public sidewalks in said projects have been constructed, approved, and accepted by the appropriate departments and agencies of the City of Middletown, said sidewalks shall be subject to the provisions relating to sidewalks in the Middletown Code of Ordinances.
[Added 7-5-1977]
The posting of bills, placards, signs or other notices without legal right upon any building, wall, fence, post, utility structure or pole, or tree within or adjoining any street, highway, alley or other public way is prohibited.
[Added 1-7-1985]
A. 
No person shall disassemble, assemble, repair, maintain or alter any motor vehicle in any lot or other area maintained by the City for the parking of motor vehicles and open to public use.
B. 
Any person who violates this section shall be fined not more than $90 for each offense.
C. 
This section shall become effective on February 1, 1985.
[Added 11-5-1984; amended 11-6-1995; 6-7-1999]
No person shall ride a bicycle, skateboard, roller skates, in-line skates or any such device or equipment upon or along any sidewalk on Main Street, except for a police officer in the performance of his official duties.
[Added 3-2-1987; amended 5-7-2007 by Ord. No. 09-07]
A. 
The Mayor shall have the authority to invoke a sweeping parking ban on City streets and parking lots for the purpose of sweeping said streets and parking lots. The street or parking lot to be swept shall be clearly posted 48 hours in advance by the Public Works Department and shall state the date said ban will be in effect.
B. 
Any person who parks a vehicle in violation of a street sweeping parking ban shall be fined $15 if payment is made within 14 calendar days of the date indicated on the notice or tag and the sum of $30 if payment is made thereafter. Payment shall be made either by mail or in person to the Parking Authority.
C. 
In addition to the fine in Subsection B, any vehicle found parked in violation of this section may be removed and/or immobilized in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 285 of the Middletown Code of Ordinances.
[Added 9-4-1990; amended 1-6-2003 by Ord. No. 01-03]
Each and every violation of the provisions of this chapter stated herein shall constitute a separate and distinct violation subject to a fine in an amount not to exceed $100, except as otherwise stated herein.