[Adopted 12-2-1977 as Ch. 128, Art. I, of the 1977 Code; amended in its entirety 4-19-2007 by L.L. No. 16-2007]
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons, firm or corporation, to disturb, tear up or otherwise interfere with any of the sidewalks or highways in the Town of East Hampton, except by and with the consent and authority of the Town Superintendent of Highways of said Town and under his supervision, authority and control.
All the expenses incident to the repairing, replacing and restoring of said sidewalks or highways, to a condition meeting the approval of the said Superintendent of Highways, after tearing up, disturbing, accidentally damaging or otherwise interfering with such sidewalks or highways as herein provided shall be borne by the property owner, tenant, person or persons, firm or corporation responsible for the damage or such person(s), firm or corporation requesting such change or disturbance. If adequate repairs are not made to the damaged street or sidewalk within 30 days of notification of such damage, the Town of East Hampton may make repairs to the street or sidewalk meeting the specifications of the Superintendent of Highways. Such costs incurred by the Town of East Hampton under this section shall be paid out of the municipal treasury and shall be charged to the owner of the premises involved and shall be included on the tax bill of the owner of the property.
Before any sidewalk, street or highway may be dug into, opened or interfered with for the purpose of making any connection or for any other purpose whatever, a written permit must first be obtained from the Town Superintendent of Highways, and a certified check or a bond be deposited, which will be a guaranty of replacing the road in a condition satisfactory to said Superintendent. The fees to be paid for such permits shall be set, from time to time, by resolution of the Town Board.
Any person who violates the provisions of this local law or permits any act in violation thereof shall be guilty of a violation, and upon conviction, shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $250 or imprisonment not exceeding 15 days, or both such fine and imprisonment.