[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Weston as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Deposit of Dirt or Waste
Article II Excavations and Obstructions
[Adopted 3-28-1973 (§§ 6-20 and 6-21 of the 1981 Code)]
It shall be unlawful for any person, in person or by agent, employee or servant, to cast, throw, sweep, sift or deposit in any manner in or upon any public way or other public place in the Town any kind of dirt, mud, rubbish, waste article, thing or substance whatsoever, whether liquid or solid, or for any person to cast, throw, sweep, sift or deposit any of the aforementioned items anywhere within the jurisdiction of the Town in such manner that it may be carried or deposited, in whole or in part, by the action of the sun, wind, rain, or snow, into any of the aforementioned places, provided that this section shall not apply to the deposit of material under a permit authorized by any ordinance of the Town or to goods, wares, or merchandise deposited upon any public way or other public place temporarily in the necessary course of trade.
It shall be unlawful for any person, in person or by agent, employee or servant, to use any vehicle to haul any kind of dirt, rubbish, waste articles or things or substances, whether liquid or solid, unless such vehicle is designed and operated so as to prevent any part of its load from spilling or dropping at any time while such vehicle is on any street or roadway in the Town.
[Adopted 2-18-1976 (Ch. 12, Art. I, of the 1981 Code)]
The regulations contained in this article pertain to excavations, obstructions and substructures within, under, upon, or over any Town highway, road shoulder or sidewalk.
No person shall excavate within or under or place any obstruction or substructure within, under, upon, or over any Town highway, road shoulder or sidewalk without the written permission of the Board of Selectmen. Such permission may be granted upon compliance with the following conditions:
An application, accompanied by an application fee of $5, shall be made to the Board of Selectmen and approved by the Town Engineer before the beginning of work.
A certified check or a surety bond payable to the Town in the amount to be determined by the Town Engineer, for a period of one year, shall be filed with the application before permission is granted and shall remain in full force and effect until released by the Town Engineer upon acceptance of the work.
No highway shall be completely blocked at any time unless written permission has first been obtained from the Board of Selectmen.
Adequate warning signs (including warning to turn off two-way radio), lights and police supervision, if necessary, shall be provided by the applicant at the applicant's own expense.
The refilling of any excavated trench shall be done in layers of approximately 12 inches each and thoroughly tamped. The backfill material shall be a suitable gravel, free from clay, loam or muck. The top 12 inches shall be a good grade of gravel (not exceeding 1 1/2 inches), and a temporary asphalt patch is applied immediately. After 30 days, the patch shall be repaired and brought up to finish grade with a final asphalt hot patch to conform to the existing road in accordance with specifications and recommendations as furnished by the Town Engineer, while the hot patch plants are open. During the period when the hot patch plants are closed, the hot patch shall be applied as soon as possible after these plants are opened. In the meantime, the permittee shall maintain the trench in a proper state of repair.
In the event of any emergency, public utility companies may make such opening or excavation within, under, upon, or over any Town highway, road shoulder or sidewalk immediately or as required, provided that such company verbally notifies the Town Hall or the Communication Center prior to commencing with the emergency excavation. However, within five days thereafter such company shall file a formal application for such opening or excavation.