City of Gardner, MA
Worcester County
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[Adopted 5-20-2002 by Ord. No. 1367]
Any person who proposes to construct or modify a curb cut or sidewalk within a public way shall apply for a driveway permit and submit a plan of said work to the City Engineer for approval. A minimum of three working days shall be required for review and approval prior to commencing the work. The applicant constructing, reconstructing or resurfacing a driveway which joins a public way is required to secure grade levels from available sources, such as the City of Gardner's Survey Department, to be incorporated into the plan before proceeding to construct, reconstruct or resurface the driveway. The required driveway permit plan shall consist of:
A. 
Driveway length and width and existing structures (house or apartment).
B. 
Existing and finished grades of proposed driveway.
C. 
Existing and finished grades of street within 100 feet on each side of entrance of driveway.
D. 
Existing or proposed drainage structures/features within 100 feet of driveway.
E. 
Scale of the plan and North arrow.
F. 
Other significant features of the site.
A fee of $25 for each driveway permit shall be paid to the City Engineer made out to the City of Gardner at time of filing application.
Any person who constructs/reconstructs a driveway which is not at grade level prescribed by the City Engineer or who constructs or modifies a curb cut which is not in accordance with a plan approved by the City Engineer shall be subject to a fine of $50. In addition, said driveway, curb cuts, or sidewalk shall be reconstructed.