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Town of Schodack, NY
Rensselaer County
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A. 
Improvements constructed in the Town of Schodack as part of a subdivision or site plan development shall meet these minimum standards.
B. 
The purpose of these standards is to ensure that any privately constructed improvements which may at some future date be owned by the Town of Schodack will not adversely impact the general health and safety of the people of the Town of Schodack and can be economically maintained and operated by the town.
C. 
These minimum standards do not limit consideration of alternative construction materials and methods when warranted.
Prior to the construction of any improvements, a site development permit shall be obtained from the Building Inspector. No improvements shall be made until all necessary federal, state and local permits (including necessary site plan and subdivision approvals) are obtained and the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQR)[1] has been complied with.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Environmental Conservation Law § 8-0101 et seq.
Information to be submitted shall be as follows:
A. 
Plans, specifications, engineer's report and accompanying data shall be submitted as detailed in the appropriate sections of the Subdivision Regulations or Zoning Regulations.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 219, Zoning.
B. 
The name and address of the contractor(s) performing the work.
C. 
The name and telephone number of the owner's representative in charge of the work.
D. 
A construction schedule.
E. 
A quality assurance plan indicating the frequency and type of inspections and tests required and who will be making the inspections and performing the tests.
F. 
Product data and/or shop drawings for manufactured and fabricated materials to be incorporated into the work.
G. 
Certificates of compliance with referenced specifications will be required upon request.
H. 
As-built plans showing the actual field locations and elevations of improvements as constructed.
A. 
Notification.
(1) 
The applicant shall notify the Town Engineer and/or Building Inspector 48 hours prior to the start of any work and at other times noted herein so that appropriate inspections can be made by the town or town's representative. Such inspections shall not relieve the applicant's obligation to perform the work in compliance with these standards and the approved plans.
(2) 
Notifications shall be made prior to:
(a) 
Site clearing.
(b) 
Subgrade preparation.
(c) 
Proof rolling of subgrade.
(d) 
Gravel subbase installation.
(e) 
Compaction tests.
(f) 
Asphalt paving.
(g) 
The installation of water, sewer or storm pipe.
(h) 
The backfill of water, sewer or storm pipe.
(i) 
The testing of water and sewer pipes.
(j) 
Other inspections as detailed in the quality assurance plan.
B. 
Applicant's engineer.
(1) 
The applicant shall also employ a professional engineer to make periodic inspections of the work as detailed in the quality assurance plan.
(2) 
The applicant's engineer shall provide weekly inspection reports to the town of the work progress.
(3) 
The applicant's engineer shall provide written certification that the constructed improvements meet these minimum construction standards and are in conformance with the approved plans and specifications.
A. 
Policy.
(1) 
Acceptance of street, utilities and other improvements for town ownership shall be at the discretion of the Town Board.
(2) 
The Town Board may refuse to accept any improvements, notwithstanding that the improvements conform to the Design and Construction Standards.
(3) 
The Town Board may, at its discretion, accept a proposed street or highway notwithstanding that it does not conform to all provisions of the Subdivision Regulations and Design and Construction Standards if, in the Town Board's judgment, the public interest will best be served by such acceptance and subject to such conditions as the Town Board may impose.
B. 
Submittals. In addition to submittals required elsewhere in these specifications, the following items shall be submitted for dedication of streets or parcels of land to the town:
(1) 
A proposed deed.
(2) 
A current abstract or title insurance policy in an amount acceptable to the Town Attorney.
(3) 
A release of liens and claims on property.
(4) 
All required easements and rights-of-way for drainage, utilities and other improvements.
C. 
Time of acceptance.
(1) 
No street or improvements shall be accepted until one year from the date of completion as determined by an acceptable final inspection by the Town Engineer and certification by the applicant's engineer.
(2) 
The town may waive placement of the top course of pavement on streets until after the one-year waiting period for acceptance. A performance guaranty for the construction of the top course shall be provided.
D. 
Maintenance bond. A maintenance bond or letter of credit in an amount acceptable to the Town Engineer shall be posted for a one-year maintenance period after acceptance. The bond or letter of credit shall be in a form acceptable to the Town Attorney.
E. 
Maintenance and repairs of nondedicated roads.
(1) 
The applicant is responsible for all maintenance, repairs and liability of nondedicated roads.
(2) 
It is the applicant's responsibility to keep private roads in a safe and well-maintained condition.
(3) 
The town may agree, upon request of the applicant, to accept responsibility for snow and ice control on approved roads during the one-year waiting period for dedication without risk of costs for damages incurred.