[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Mullica as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Street or Right-of-Way Construction
Article II Highway Safety and Emergencies
No person shall hereinafter construct, reconstruct, pave, repave, repair or improve any portion of a dedicated public right-of-way unless an application is first submitted in duplicate to the Township Committee.
A permit shall not be issued by the Township Committee until such person has submitted to the Township Committee a plan drawn by a licensed professional engineer showing the existing grades or contours and the proposed grades of the street, the proposed typical cross-sections of the streets, the right-of-way widths and construction widths, the drainage scheme, a description of all materials to be used in the construction and the proposed method of construction of the street or public right-of-way. Before submitting said plan or plans to the Township Committee, the plan or plans must be reviewed and approved by the Township Engineer.
No permit will be issued by the Township Committee until a satisfactory performance bond in the amount of 100% of the engineer's estimate of cost is posted with the Township.
The clearing of the proposed street or public right-of-way shall conform with the New Jersey State Highway Department Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction, 1961, Articles 2.1.1. and 2.1.3., entitled "Clearing Site." All grading will be done to the full right-of-way width on the proposed street or public right-of-way.
Construction will be by a standard set by the Township Committee and Township Engineer.
The minimum surface required will be a thirty-foot-wide cartway of six-inch compacted soil aggregate (New Jersey Specification Type 2, Class B, page 419, Greenbook, Division 8, Section 8, Article I) graded in true conformity with the approved cross-sections and profile and properly centered in the right-of-way.
At the discretion of the Township Committee, streets will be surfaced with 2 1/2 inches of FABC laid in two courses, 1 1/2 inches to be laid and used as running surface until all settlement is completed, then brought to final grade with a one-inch overlay and such additional material as shall be needed to compensate for any settlement.
No proposed street or public right-of-way constructed, reconstructed, paved, repaved or improved shall have a grade of less than 1/2 of 1%.
All materials and construction are to meet New Jersey State Highway Department Standard Specifications, Road and Bridge Construction, 1961 Edition, Division 2, Section 9, for subbase requirements; Division 3, Section 1 for gravel; and Division 3 Section 10 for bituminous concrete.
No proposed street or public right-of-way shall be constructed, reconstructed, paved, repaved, repaired or improved to carry water for more than 500 feet on the surface, and such water shall not be brought back to the surface until it reaches its disposal area.
Attached to each of the plan or plans submitted shall be a letter from a licensed professional engineer describing the proposed drainage plan.
Inspection fees shall be 5% of the estimate, and such estimate shall be based on the market value of the construction at the time such estimate is made.
[Adopted 7-8-2003 by Ord. No. 9-2003]
It shall be unlawful for any person to perform any of the following acts:
Operate a vehicle on any municipal road posted as closed except for authorized emergency vehicles.
Plow, shovel or deposit snow or ice onto the traveled surface of any municipal road.
Plow, shovel, or remove snow or ice in such a way as to restrict the visibility or adversely affect the safety of operators of vehicles at any intersection of any street, highway, driveway, access road or parking lot with any municipal road.
Deposit or allow to be deposited in the municipal right-of-way any substance that, alone or in conjunction with other factors, such as weather, creates a hazardous condition on a municipal road, including but not limited to the following:
Any act which intentionally or negligently results in a hazard or obstruction to motorists or pedestrians on any municipal road.
Disobey any instructions of a police officer or employee of the Township of Mullica with regard to the movement of persons or vehicles to facilitate emergency activities.
Because of a limited amount of resources available and competing demands, it is necessary for the Township to determine how to allocate its resources for snow removal. Upon the declaration of a highway emergency the Director of Department of Public Works shall take whatever steps are prudent and necessary to ensure the safety of the traveling public and practicable in the given circumstances.
Any vehicle, substance or object placed or allowed in violation of this article is hereby declared to be a nuisance. Said nuisance may be abated by the Township of Mullica or any other public entity or private contractor acting at the direction of the Township of Mullica or any other public entity, and all costs of labor and materials for the abatement of such nuisance shall be borne by the owner of the vehicle, or the owner of the property from which the nuisance arose, or the person responsible for creation of the nuisance depending on the circumstances. Neither the Township of Mullica nor any other public entity shall be liable for any property damage proximately caused by abatement of said nuisance, unless said damage shall be the result of gross negligence or willful misconduct by the Township of Mullica or other public entities.
Violation of this article shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $500 or 90 days' community service or imprisonment in the county jail for a period not to exceed 90 days, or any or all of the above at the discretion of the Judge.