[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Warwick 1-28-1988 by Ord. No. 1-88. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 4-12-2001 by L.L. No. 3-2001]
No one shall install a new driveway, substantially modify an existing driveway entrance onto a Town highway or do any work within 25 feet of the center line of a Town highway which affects such highway without having first obtained a permit from the Town of Warwick Department of Public Works.
When applying for a driveway permit, the applicant shall provide two copies of plans to the Town of Warwick Department of Public Works, Warwick, New York. Plans must be certified by a New York State land surveyor, architect or certified engineer.
The applicant shall provide the Public Works Commissioner or the Town Engineer with a certificate of contractor's liability insurance, which names the Town of Warwick Department of Public Works as certificate holder. Coverage shall include comprehensive liability with minimum coverage of $300,000 bodily and $100,000 property.
[Amended 6-8-2000 by L.L. No. 2-2000]
Prior to the issuance of a permit, the applicant shall pay all fees and make all deposits set forth in the Schedule of Fees adopted by the Town Board pursuant to Chapter 75.
Driveways shall be paved for a minimum of 25 feet from the edge of the Town road, with no less than two inches of blacktop.
Pipe installed, as required, shall be no less than 20 feet in length and 12 inches in diameter. A minimum of four inches of cover from the top of the pipe to the driveway surface shall be provided.
All driveways over 10% shall be paved for the entire length of the driveway. No driveway grade shall exceed 15%.
All driveways over 1,000 feet in length from a state, county or municipal highway shall be marked with appropriate markings approved by the Department of Public Works to facilitate the fighting of fires and provision of emergency services.
[Added 4-12-2001 by L.L. No. 3-2001]
After acceptance by the Commissioner of Public Works and/or the Town Engineer, the maintenance of the driveway ditch will be the responsibility of the Department of Public Works.
A sketch of suggested grade for driveways will be issued with the permits.
[Added 6-23-1988 by L.L. No. 1-1988]
Any person committing an offense against any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation punishable by a fine not exceeding $250 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. The continuation of an offense against the provisions of this chapter shall constitute, for each day the offense is continued, a separate and distinct offense.