Township of Clinton, NJ
Hunterdon County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Clinton as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Driveways — See Ch. 112.
[Derived from Sec. 13-1 of the 1999 Code of the Township of Clinton]
No person shall remove, excavate, dig up or in any way disturb the surface of any street or any area within a municipal right-of-way for any purpose whatever without first obtaining a written permit for doing so from the Township Clerk or Township Engineer.
Before a permit will be issued, an application, obtained from the Township Clerk, shall be completed and filed with the Township of Clinton, specifying the location, type, and purpose of the work. The permit shall also specify the date of opening and date of restoration of the municipal right-of-way. The application shall then be submitted to the Township Engineer, who shall review same and issue either an approval, approval with conditions or disapproval.
[Amended 7-10-2002 by Ord. No. 784-02]
The applicant for a road/street opening permit shall be required to pay to the Township Clerk an application fee (nonrefundable) in the amount of $75 and a permit fee (nonrefundable) in the amount of $50. The applicant shall also be required to post an escrow to cover the cost of professional review and inspections associated with the road opening application.
The initial escrow fees posted shall be as follows:
For projects located outside of the road right-of-way or within the right-of-way not impacting a Township road: $300.
For projects located within the right-of-way and crossing a Township road: $500.
For projects located within the right-of-way that runs parallel along a Township road(s) within the right-of-way: $800.
In the event that a project encompasses work that runs parallel along a Township road(s) within the right-of-way for a distance greater than 200 feet, the escrow to be posted will be established by the Township Engineer.
Escrows may be required by the Township to be increased during the completion of the construction work. Any escrow sums not expended will be returned to the applicant.
All improvements, repairs, installation of utilities, and all other requested work within municipal rights-of-way shall conform to the Road and Improvement Ordinance and the Township's standard construction details annexed to that ordinance as well as other appropriate chapters within other applicable ordinances.
The Township shall require that the applicant provide a performance guarantee to cover the costs of all work associated with the approved permit. The performance guarantee for these improvements shall be equal to 120% of the cost of the improvements, based upon an estimate prepared on behalf of the applicant and reviewed and approved by the Township Engineer. At least 20% of the performance guarantee shall be in the form of cash or a certified check made payable to the Township of Clinton.
A public utility company or any other corporation shall be permitted to file a blanket performance bond in lieu of the aforementioned performance guarantee in an amount to be fixed by and subject to the approval of the Township Attorney and Township Engineer.
All work within the municipal right-of-way shall be properly guarded by suitable barricades and warning signs during the day and by barricades and lights at night.
Proper and satisfactory restoration of work within the municipal right-of-way and all installed appurtenances shall be subject to the approval of the Township Engineer. Upon acceptance of the completed project, any unused funds remaining shall, upon written request, be returned to the applicant.