City of Summit, NJ
Union County
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[Ord. No. 1298 § 1; 1984 Code Part VI T.35 § 1]
No sidewalks, curb, driveway, gutter or drain across the sidewalk space shall be laid in any street in the City until a written permit, signed by the City Engineer, shall have been issued. All such permits shall be valid for ninety (90) days from the date of issuance.
[Ord. No. 1298 § 2; 1984 Code Part VI T.35 § 2]
Any person desiring a permit required by subsection 18-1.1 shall make an application in writing to the City Engineer on a blank form provided by the City. The application shall specify the location, material and width of the sidewalk, curb, driveway, gutter or drain, and the size of the drain across the sidewalk space.
[Ord. No. 1298 § 3; 1984 Code Part VI T.35 § 3]
The work of constructing, repairing or relaying sidewalks, curbs, driveways, gutters and drains across sidewalk spaces, shall be done under the supervision of the City Engineer, and all materials used and workmanship shall receive his inspection and approval.
[Ord. No. 1298 § 4; 1984 Code Part VI T.35 § 4]
All sidewalks, curbs, driveways, gutters and drains across sidewalk spaces shall be laid in accordance with lines and grades furnished by the City Engineer and not otherwise. Lines and grades will be furnished without the payment of any fee.
[Ord. No. 1298 § 5; 1984 Code Part VI T.35 § 5]
Any sidewalk in any public street which shall be out of line or grade shall be relaid by the owner of the property within thirty (30) days after notice from the City Clerk to do so unless the property owner shall give satisfactory reasons to the Common Council for such work not being done. The grade of the ground adjoining a sidewalk shall be maintained sufficiently low on one side to prevent the collection of water on the sidewalk.
[Ord. No. 1298 § 6; 1984 Code Part VI T.35 § 6]
After laying a curb or sidewalk, all rubbish shall be promptly removed from the street and the entire space between the curb line and the property line shall be properly graded. Where a fill is necessary, the slope on the property side shall begin at the property line and no portion shall be within the street lines. A one and one half (1 1/2) horizontal to one (1) vertical slope is recommended for fill.
[Ord. No. 1298 § 7; 1984 Code Part VI T.35 § 7]
a. 
Standards and Specifications for Construction of Sidewalks and Curbs, Etc.
1. 
Location. The sidewalk, curb or driveway apron shall be constructed as shown on the plans or as directed by the City Engineer.
2. 
Materials. All sidewalks and driveway aprons shall be concrete; however the Planning Board in non-single family residential districts may approve alternate materials having comparable qualities.
3. 
Preparing Subgrade. The subgrade shall be prepared so as to conform to the required line, grade and cross section. It shall be well drained and compacted to a firm surface having a uniform bearing power. Any rock or large stone in the subgrade shall be removed and replaced with good earth thoroughly compacted. Where fill is required only good earth acceptable to the City Engineer will be permitted, and shall be compacted in layers not to exceed six (6") inches. The subgrade shall be wet down so as to be moist immediately before concrete is placed, but without puddles of water.
4. 
Forms.
(a) 
Sidewalks: Metal forms and dividers shall be used unless otherwise permitted by the City Engineer.
(b) 
Curbs: Same as sidewalks.
(c) 
Driveway Aprons: Wood forms will be permitted with the approval of the City Engineer.
All forms shall be securely staked and held to the proper line and grade. Forms shall be cleaned of all mortar and dirt properly lubricated with a material which will not stain or discolor the concrete.
5. 
Joints.
(a) 
Expansion joints shall be provided at ends of all intersecting walks, driveways, around lighting standards, fireplugs or other rigid objects, or where specified by the City Engineer. When the sidewalk fills the space between the curb and a building or wall, an expansion joint shall be placed between the sidewalk and the curb and between the sidewalk and the building or wall. Expansion joints shall be filled with an approved nonextrusive pre-moulded joint material one-half (1/2") inch in thickness, and shall extend through the entire cross-section of the sidewalk, curb or driveway apron.
(b) 
Contraction joints shall be provided at intervals equivalent to the sidewalk width but not less than four (4') feet. Contraction joints shall be provided at intervals of ten (10') feet, but not more than twelve (12') feet for all concrete curbs. Contraction joints shall be formed by metal dividers one-eighth (1/8") inch in thickness to the full depth of the sidewalk or curb.
(c) 
Corners of all joints shall be finished with a metal edging tool.
6. 
Concrete. Concrete shall be Air-Entrained, Ready-Mixed Concrete and shall comply with the following specifications:
(a) 
Portland Cement Type I or II with an approved Air-Entraining admixture added to the mixer, or Air-Entraining Portland Cement Type IA or IIA shall be used for this work except as noted under Cold Weather Requirements. The minimum cement content shall be six (6) sacks per cubic yard for concrete sidewalk and seven (7) sacks per cubic yard for concrete curb. The minimum compressive strength at twenty-eight (28) days for concrete sidewalk and concrete curb shall be three thousand five hundred (3500) psi. and four thousand (4000) psi. respectively. No coloring agents shall be used.
(b) 
Concrete for this work shall have a maximum water content of six (6) gallons per sack of Portland cement, including the free water contained in the aggregates. The proportion of aggregate to cement shall be such as to produce a mixture which will work readily into the forms by the method described below under "Depositing," the consistency of the concrete being such that a Slump Test made in accordance with the "Standard Method of Slump Test for Consistency of Portland Cement Concrete" (ASTM C-143) will produce a maximum slump of two (2) to three (3) inches. The combined aggregates shall be of such composition of sizes that when separated on the No. 4 standard sieve, the weight passing the No. 4 sieve (fine aggregate) shall not be less than thirty (30%) percent nor greater than fifty (50%) percent of the total. The maximum size of coarse aggregate permitted shall be one (1") inch.
(c) 
The air content of the fresh concrete shall be six (6%) percent ± one (1) by volume.
(d) 
Water suitable for drinking shall be considered satisfactory. Other water may be used only after analysis has proved it free from harmful materials.
(e) 
The concrete producer shall certify the concrete has been furnished in accordance with aforementioned specifications. He shall also furnish a statement showing the quantities of materials used in making the concrete, together with the actual slump and air content.
7. 
Depositing and Finishing.
(a) 
Concrete deposited in the forms shall be thoroughly tamped and spaded into place in such a manner that the forms are entirely filled, and the concrete thoroughly compacted and no honey-combing exists.
(b) 
After compacting the concrete in the forms, it shall be struck off even with the tops of the forms with a screed. The surface shall then be finished with an aluminum or magnesium float or darby to a smooth, even, dense finish. For sidewalks or driveway aprons, final finish shall be made with a soft bristle brush. All edges shall be rounded with an edging tool. No tool marks are to be left on exposed edges. As soon as the setting of the concrete will permit the removal of the forms, as directed by the City Engineer, they shall be removed and the curing and protection procedures shall be applied.
8. 
Curing.
(a) 
Concrete shall be cured by covering all exposed surfaces as soon as practicable with a waterproof paper or polyethylene sheets, suitably weighted down to prevent evaporation of water in the concrete, or by spraying on an approved white pigmented curing compound applied at the rate recommended by the manufacturer. The curing compound and its rate of application shall be in strict accordance with the manufacturer's directions and be approved by the Engineer. The waterproof paper or polyethylene shall remain in place for a period not less than forty-eighty (48) hours.
(b) 
Curing medium shall be applied immediately after finishing operations are completed. Acceptable liquid curing compounds manufactured by William G. Grander, Inc., 531 South Ave., Garwood, N.J.; also products made by Truscon, Master Builders, Servicized Products Corp., Sonneborn—or equal.
(c) 
Products should comply with A.S.T.M. Spec. C-309.
9. 
Warm Weather Requirements. In periods of hot weather, low humidity and/or high winds, the concrete surface shall be protected from rapid drying with a temporary wet covering applied immediately after screeding. This cover shall be removed only in sections large enough to permit active final finishing and curing operations to be carried on. This temporary wet cover protection shall be discontinued only after curing medium has been properly applied.
The Engineer shall determine when this protection shall be provided.
10. 
Cold Weather Requirements.
(a) 
No concrete shall be placed when the air temperature will, in the opinion of the Engineer, drop to less than thirty-five (35°) degrees Fahrenheit within three (3) days after the proposed time of placing unless specifically permitted by and with specific instructions from the Engineer.
(b) 
All concrete ingredients and forms, ground, etc., with which the concrete is to come in contact, shall be free from frost and ice. If at any time during the construction the temperature is, or in the opinion of the Engineer will, within twenty-four (24) hours drop to thirty-five (35°) degrees Fahrenheit, the water and aggregates shall be heated. Adequate means shall be taken to maintain a temperature of the concrete in the forms of not less than seventy (70°)‚ degrees for three (3) days or fifty (50°) degrees for five (5) days. No dependence shall be placed on salt or other chemicals for the prevention of freezing. Type II or IIIA cement shall be used when the air temperature is expected to fall below forty (40°) degrees Fahrenheit within five (5) days after placing.
11. 
Concrete Sidewalk. All concrete sidewalk shall have placed on the prepared subgrade a base of two (2") inches, when thoroughly compacted, of clean one (1") inch crushed stone. The concrete shall be not less than four (4") inches in thickness, except at driveways where it shall not be less than six (6") inches in thickness. No sidewalk will be permitted unless it has a minimum width of four (4') feet. Unless otherwise specified by the Engineer, the grade across the sidewalk area is to be at the rate of one quarter (1/4) inch per foot sloping toward the center line of the street or curb.
12. 
Concrete Curb.
(a) 
All concrete curb shall have a minimum depth of twenty (20") inches, with a minimum base width of ten (10") inches. The top of the curb shall have a minimum width of eight (8") inches with a one (1") inch bevel front and back, and the front edge having a rounded edge of one (1") inch radius.
(b) 
For depressed curbs at driveways, the curb shall have a minimum depth of sixteen (16") inches in the back and fifteen and one-half (15 1/2") inches in the front (one and one-half (1 1/2") inches above the finished street pavement) with a rounded edge of one (1") inch radius. The base width shall be the same as above.
13. 
Concrete Driveway Apron. Whenever new sidewalks shall be constructed or existing sidewalks shall be reconstructed, and whenever there is an existing curb, or a curb is to be constructed in conjunction with the sidewalk driveway, aprons shall be of concrete. All concrete driveway aprons shall extend from the curb to the sidewalk. No apron shall be greater than fifteen (15') feet in width without the approval of the City Engineer.
14. 
Bituminous Concrete Driveway Apron. Whenever new sidewalks shall be constructed or existing sidewalks shall be reconstructed and whenever there is no existing curb, driveway aprons shall be of bituminous concrete and shall have placed on the prepared subgrade a base of five (5") inches, when thoroughly compacted, of crushed stone. The apron shall be surfaced with two (2") inches, when thoroughly compacted, of bituminous concrete. All bituminous concrete driveway aprons shall extend from the gutter line of the pavement to the sidewalk. No apron shall be greater than fifteen (15') feet in width without the approval of the City Engineer.
15. 
Curb Adjustment Requirements.
(a) 
Bluestone, Granite or Granite Block Curb: Must be lowered (not cut) to a grade one and one-half (1 1/2") inches above the finished street pavement at the gutter. The lowered curbing shall be set in six (6") inches of concrete.
(b) 
Concrete Curb: Must be removed and constructed as new curb. When necessary, the end of a curb section may be rounded to eliminate a sharp corner, or a four (4") inch diameter hole for a leader drain may be cut through the curb with a sharp chisel and small hammer.
(c) 
Under no circumstances, however, shall the cutting of curbing be permitted horizontally. Where a driveway is to be abandoned, the lowered curb shall be raised to the established grade and set in concrete.
b. 
Specifications for Granite Block Curb.
1. 
Granite Block curb shall be constructed to the lines, grades and dimensions as shown on the plans or where ordered by the engineer.
(a) 
Granite blocks shall be of uniform quality, structure and texture and with a percentage of wear of not more than four and one-half (4.5%) percent. The blocks shall be dressed so that all faces are approximately rectangular and so that the blocks can be set with the greatest dimension vertical with joints not more than three quarters (3/4) of an inch wide.
(b) 
The dimensions of the blocks shall be as follows:
Not Less Than
Not More Than
Length
Ten (10) inches
Twelve (12) inches
Width
Five (5) inches
Seven (7) inches
Depth
Four (4) inches
Five (5) inches
(c) 
The blocks shall be all from one (1) quarry and of the same color and texture. All edges shall be parallel with and at right angles to each other.
2. 
Setting Granite Block Curb.
(a) 
The granite blocks shall be set with the greatest dimension vertical, the next greatest dimension parallel with the line of the curb, and the least dimension perpendicular to the line of the curb.
(b) 
The blocks shall be set in concrete with the same specifications as for concrete curb and sidewalk, except the minimum cement content shall be not less than five and one-half (5 1/2) sacks per cubic yard, and shall have a twenty-eight (28) day compressive strength of not less than three thousand (3000) psi. The concrete shall be four (4") inches in depth under the curb for a width of twelve (12") inches; shall be four (4") inches in width, back to the curb extending to within four (4") inches of the top of the curb; and shall be four (4") inches in width in front of the curb extending to within seven and one-half (7 1/2") inches of the top of the curb.
(c) 
All curbing shall be set securely to line and grade and shall present an even, unbroken line for the entire length of the work.
(d) 
Where shown on the plan or where directed by the Engineer, the curb shall be lowered to within one and one-half (1 1/2") inches of the surface of the roadway pavement to provide for driveways and entrances.
(e) 
When set in final position, the curb shall have a uniform batter of one (1") inch per foot.
(f) 
The joints between the blocks shall be sealed for the entire depth below the gutter grade with Cement Mortar.
3. 
Additional Requirements. The City Forester will cut and remove any tree roots that may interfere with the alignment of the curb.
4. 
Excavation. The contractor shall remove all large material (greater than three (3") inches in diameter). The fine material (less than three (3") inches in diameter) may be placed behind curb to within three (3") inches of the top of curb.
[Ord. No. 1298 § 8; 1984 Code Part VI T.35; New]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall be liable upon conviction, to the penalty established in Chapter 1, Section 5.
[Ord. No. 1299 § 1]
All curbs shall be maintained and kept by the owner or owners of the lots in which the sidewalks and curbs front in good and sufficient repair. In all cases where such installations are not in the condition required by this section, the owner or owners shall cause the same to be repaired.
[Ord. No. 1299 § 2]
a. 
Whenever it shall become the duty of any owner as set forth in subsection 18-2.1 herein, to repair any curb, or section thereof, the Common Council may, by resolution, cause a notice in writing to be served upon the owners or occupants of the lands, requiring the necessary specified work to the curb to be done by the owners or occupants within a period of not less than thirty (30) days from the date of service of the notice.
b. 
Whenever any lands are unoccupied and the owner cannot be found within the City, the notice may be mailed, postage prepaid to his or her post office address if the same can be ascertained.
c. 
In case the owner is a nonresident of the City or his or her post office address cannot be ascertained, then the notice may be inserted for four (4) weeks, once a week, in the Summit Herald, a newspaper published in the City of Summit.
[Ord. No. 1299 § 3; Ord. No. 2018-3176]
a. 
In case the owners or occupant of such lands shall not comply with the requirements of the notice, it shall be lawful for the Capital Projects and Community Services Committee of the City upon filing due proof of the service or publication of the aforesaid notice in the City Engineer's Office, to cause the required work to be done and paid for out of the monies of the City available for that purpose.
b. 
The cost of such work shall be certified by the City Engineer to the Receiver of Taxes.
c. 
Upon filing the certificate, the amount of the cost of the work shall be and become a lien upon the abutting land in front of which the work was done to the same extent that assessments for local improvements are liens, and shall be collected in the manner provided by law for the collection of such other assessments, and shall bear interest at the same rate.
d. 
In addition, the City may have an action to recover the amount against the owner of the lands, in any court having competent jurisdiction thereof.
e. 
A certified copy of the aforesaid certificate shall in such action be prima facie evidence of the existence of a debt due from the owner to the City.
[Ord. No. 1299 § 4]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall be liable upon conviction to the penalty established in Chapter 1, Section 1-5.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Penalty Provisions, Section 18-7.
[Ord. No. 2201 § 1 a—c; Ord. No. 02-2537 § 1; Ord. No. 02-2553; Ord. No. 13-3033]
No person or corporation shall open or perform construction on or in any public street, road, thoroughfare or other highway in the City of Summit for any reason whatsoever, without having first applied for and received a permit to do so from the Department of Community Services.
a. 
Such application shall be made in writing to the Director, upon forms furnished by the department, specifying the nature of the excavation, the work to be done, the location thereof, the time it will be necessary for the public roadway to remain open, and such other information as the department may deem necessary.
b. 
The fee for such application shall be one hundred ($100.00) dollars, plus a deposit of one hundred ($100.00) dollars per square yard of opening, or five hundred ($500.00) dollars minimum, whichever is greater. Upon receipt of such application and fee, the department shall grant the same, in writing, if it shall appear proper to do so, provided that where such application is made by a Public Utility operating under a municipal consent to open the public streets, no fee shall be required.
c. 
A public utility operating under a Municipal Consent to open public streets shall not be required to post the required deposit if said utility has posted with the City a performance bond in the amount of ten thousand ($10,000.00) dollars guaranteeing the restoration and maintenance of all streets disturbed by the utility, said bond to be renewed yearly.
d. 
The City Engineer, or such other employees as the department director shall designate, shall be responsible for carrying out the provisions of this section, except as otherwise noted herein.
e. 
On newly paved streets, there shall be a five (5) year restriction on the issuance of road opening permits. Exceptions shall be granted for utility emergencies, utility openings that impact the safety and welfare of property owners, (e.g. generators) or if the applicant is able to prove undue hardships. Undue hardships shall be approved at the discretion of the City Engineer. In the event that an exception is granted during the moratorium, the applicant shall be responsible to limit the disruption as much as possible, saw cut all excavations, and restore the trench to its original condition including, but not limited to the pavement, surface treatments, and striping. All repair paving shall be completed utilizing infrared technology within one (1) week of the trench repair. A non-refundable fee of five hundred ($500.00) dollars will be charged to open a road within its moratorium. The inspection fee would be one hundred fifty ($150.00) dollars and the trench must be compacted in twelve (12”) inch lifts. A refundable deposit would still be required in accordance with section b, above.
[Ord. No. 2201 § 1d]
After the underground work has been completed in any opening, the person or corporation opening any street or highway shall notify the City Engineer so that proper inspections can be made, and then approved back fill shall be placed in a maximum of twelve (12) inch layers and each layer thoroughly tamped. When the trench is filled within six (6) inches of the top, the remaining six (6) inches shall be filled with four (4) inches of stabilized base and two (2") inches of F.A.B.C. #5 to meet the existing pavement.
[Ord. No. 2201 § 1e]
It shall be the duty of any person or corporation using or opening any of the streets or sidewalks for any of the purposes mentioned in this section to cause the streets and sidewalks to be left in a condition satisfactory to the City Engineer, and promptly to restore the same to as good a condition as before the work was done.
[Ord. No. 2201 § 1f]
In case the person or corporation opening any public highway in the City shall not restore and maintain the same, including any pavement which may have been removed, as required by this section and to the condition in which the person or corporation found the public highway, before opening the same, then, without notice, in the case of settlement or other hazardous deterioration or failure of such opening, and within ten (10) days from the time when directed to do so by the City Engineer, in the case of repaving such opening, the Department of Community Services may restore the street to its former condition. The cost for City labor and materials, including an administrative surcharge of fifteen (15%) percent, shall be deducted from the road opening deposit, with the balance thereupon returned to the applicant. If there are insufficient funds in the deposited amount, the property owner for whom the work is being undertaken to open the public roadway shall thereupon become liable to pay the City of Summit the balance of such cost of any such restoration.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Penalty Provisions, Section 18-7.
[Ord. No. 2201 § 2]
No person shall obstruct any street or sidewalk with building materials or equipment without first having applied for and received a permit to do so and unless no other area is available for the material and equipment. No work shall be started which would require any of the following measures without first obtaining approval from the Traffic Bureau Commander within seventy-two (72) hours of start of work.
a. 
Such application shall be in writing and shall be in each form and shall contain such information as the Construction Official may require. Upon receipt of the same the Construction Official shall grant the same in writing, if it shall appear to him proper to do so, but subject to such limitations and regulations as he may deem necessary, including provisions for temporary sidewalks, roadways, railings, coverings over sidewalks and accident insurance.
b. 
Not more than one-half (1/2) of the width of the street, in front of the lot being built upon, shall be closed for any one (1) permit.
c. 
A walk in front of buildings being erected shall be kept clear and unobstructed for a width of at least four (4') feet and the gutter kept clean.
d. 
No operation such as mixing the cement or mortar, which may leave a permanent stain or disfigurement, shall be carried on upon the surface of any permanent pavement or sidewalk.
e. 
Safety Measures; Standards. Applicant shall provide adequate safety measures i.e. barricades, cones, signs, lights, flagmen, etc., in accordance with the standards listed in the manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, for allowing for safe passage of vehicles and pedestrians and shall meet the City's liability insurance requirements.
f. 
Railings or Protective Planking. It shall be the duty of all persons or corporations who may be engaged in erecting or marking any additions to any building, or making any excavation or causing any obstruction of any kind whatever in or upon any street or sidewalk in the City of Summit, whereby accidents or injuries may be occasioned, to erect a railing or scaffolding with protective planking at such excavations or work, in such manner as to prevent accidents or injuries to persons or property passing through such streets, and to continue to maintain such railing and scaffolding until such work is completed. Such work must be prosecuted with diligence and the street restored to traffic as promptly as possible and in any case within two (2) months from the beginning of such work, unless further time be granted by the proper authority.
g. 
Lights Required After Sunset. It shall be the duty of all such persons or corporations to place upon such railing or obstruction, at a time not later than thirty (30) minutes after sunset of each day, suitable and sufficient lights, and keep them burning until thirty (30) minutes before sunrise each night during the continuance of such obstruction.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Penalty Provisions, Section 18-7.
[Ord. No. 2201 § 3]
All sidewalks shall be maintained and kept by the owner or owners of the lots on which the sidewalks front, in good and sufficient condition, even on the surface and so graded as freely to shed water. And in all cases in which at any time such sidewalk is not in the condition required by this section such owner or owners shall cause the same to be replaced to be put in the condition above required.
[Ord. No. 2201 § 3a]
All sidewalks shall be kept clean and neat by the occupant or owner of the lot or premises in front of which the sidewalks are constructed. A sidewalk shall be kept free from turf, grass, weeds, stubble, and other foreign substances. The grass and weeds on either side of a sidewalk or the traveled portion of any sidewalk shall be kept to a height not exceeding three (3") inches and all shrubbery and trees shall be trimmed to a height of not less than eight (8') feet above the sidewalk and for a width of at least four (4') feet.
[Ord. No. 2201 § 3b; Ord. No. 2016-3108 § 1]
The owner of each and every dwelling, store or other building or lots of ground in the City of Summit, shall within twenty-four (24) hours from the end of every fall of snow, or hail, or after the formation of ice upon the sidewalks, unless ice shall have been covered with sand or other gritty material, cause the same to be removed entirely from the paved sidewalk or unpaved area normally used as a walkway as follows: for a width of at least two (2') feet on a single family or two (2) family residential lot, and a width of at least four (4') feet on all other lots.
[Ord. No. 2201 § 3c; Ord. No. 2015-3092; Ord. No. 2016-3108 § 2]
a. 
In all cases where any provision of subsection 18-5.3 has not been complied with, a written or printed notice may be given the owner or tenant, in front of which each sidewalk is located, requiring the owner to cause this section to be complied with within twenty-four (24) hours after the service of such notice. The Summit Police Department or the Division of Code Administration and Economic Development in the Department of Community Services shall have the authority to enforce the provisions of this subsection.
b. 
Penalty. Upon failure to comply with such notice, the owner shall be subject to a fine of a minimum of, fifty ($50.00) dollars, to be imposed by the Municipal Judge. A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.
c. 
Removal by City. In addition to the penalty herein provided, the City of Summit may remove such snow, ice, grass, weeds, and impediments where the owner of any real estate shall fail to remove the same as provided in this section; the cost for City labor and materials, including an administrative surcharge of fifteen (15%) percent associated with the removal of any such snow, ice, grass, weeds, or impediments from any sidewalk, gutter, or public highway by the City, shall be certified to the Tax Collector by the Director of the Department of Community Services with a copy of the certified costs being mailed or provided to the property owner.
Whenever any person neglects or refuses to remove any snow or ice which is piled, gathered, or plowed up by him or her, or is allowed to accumulate in violation of this subsection, within four (4) hours after a notice to do so by the enforcing authority, the City may remove or cause to be removed said snow or ice from such street, terrace, lot or sidewalk and the responsible party shall be liable for the full cost of removal, pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:65-12.
d. 
Owner to Pay Costs of Removal. The Tax Collector shall cause such cost to be billed to the owner and to be charged against the real estate so abutting upon such sidewalk, or gutter thereof, and the amount so charged shall thereupon become a lien and tax upon such real estate and be added to and be part of the taxes next to be levied and assessed thereon, and enforced and collected with interest by the Tax Collector and in the same manner as other taxes are assessed and collected in the City of Summit.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Penalty Provisions, Section 18-7.
[Ord. No. 2201 § 4]
No person shall build or maintain a fire of leaves or other material upon any portion of a street or highway.
[Ord. No. 2201 § 5]
Any person who shall place or throw any paper, rags, straw, wood, boxes, snow or other article or thing or dump or deposit any earth, dirt, rubbish, building material, leaves, snow or other article, except as provided by this section, either upon or in the streets or highways or upon any sidewalk, or within or upon the rights of way for any street or highway of the City of Summit, shall be subject to a fine of a minimum of seventy-five ($75.00) dollars, for each offense, to be imposed by the Municipal Judge.
[Ord. No. 2201 § 6]
It shall be unlawful for any person to permit the drainage from any property or private street to carry into or upon any City storm sewer or any City street or public right of way any stone, sand, gravel, dirt, soil or other material or debris in such quantities or in such a manner as will interfere with the proper operation thereof or as will leave a deposit thereof upon the surface of any street or gutter, or to cause an accumulation of ice or other hazardous condition.
[Ord. No. 2201 § 7]
The cost for City labor and materials, including an administrative surcharge of fifteen (15%) percent, shall be charged to the property owner for any City action necessitated by the owner's failure to comply with the provisions of Sections 18-3, 18-4, 18-5 and 18-6.
[Ord. No. 2201 §§ 8, 9]
a. 
Every violation of Sections 18-3, 18-4, 18-5 and 18-6, except as otherwise herein provided, shall be liable to the penalty established in Chapter 1, Section 1-5, to be imposed by the Municipal Judge or other office before whom such conviction may be had. In default of the payment thereof, the person so convicted may be imprisoned in the City or County jail for a term not to exceed thirty (30) days. Each day the violation exists shall constitute a separate offense.
b. 
It shall be the duty of the City Solicitor, upon receiving satisfactory information of violation of any of the provisions of Sections 18-3, 18-4, 18-5 and 18-6 forthwith to institute and prosecute proceedings for the collection of the penalties herein provided.
[Ord. No. 2201 § 11]
a. 
Any person aggrieved by any action of the Director of Community Services, City Engineer or Construction Official shall have the right of appeal to the Director of Administration. The appeal shall be taken by filing with the City Clerk within thirty (30) days after the notice of the costs incurred by the City has been mailed to the property owner's last known address, a written statement setting forth fully the grounds for appeal. The City Clerk shall set a time and place of hearing for the appeal, at which time the Director of Administration shall conduct a hearing and affirm, modify or reverse the action appealed from.
b. 
An appeal may be made to the Common Council of the City of Summit by any person aggrieved by a decision of the Director of Administration. Such appeal shall be taken by filing with the City Clerk within twenty (20) days after notice of the decision has been made, a written statement setting forth fully the grounds of the appeal, along with a fee of twenty-five ($25.00) dollars. The City Clerk shall set a time and place of hearing for the appeal, at which time the Common Council of the City of Summit shall conduct a hearing and affirm, modify or reverse the decision appealed from.
[Ord. No. 1299 § 3]
No person, firm or corporation shall remove an existing sidewalk without the permission of the Common Council.
[1983 Code Part VI App M; adopted January 1, 1972; Ord. No. 07-2771 § 1; Ord. No. 11-2949; Ord. No. 2018-3176; amended 11-18-2019 by Ord. No. 19-3203]
a. 
Whenever it is deemed necessary by the Capital Projects and Community Services and the Safety and Health Committees, at the request of City of Summit staff, concurred by the Common Council, in the interest of safety of pedestrians to install new sidewalks, the cost shall be encumbered by the City.
b. 
For all streets within the designated school walking routes, sidewalks must be installed and maintained continuously from the school property boundary for a distance of 1/4 mile on a minimum of one side of the street. The distance shall be measured along the walking route. Once this criterion has been fully satisfied through sidewalk installation, the distance shall be increased to 1/2 mile and 3/4 mile, respectively.
c. 
For all streets adjacent to the CRBD, sidewalks must be installed and maintained continuously from the outer limits of the CRBD for a 1/4-mile radius on a minimum of one side of the street.
d. 
For all locations that are not included in Subsections b and c, sidewalks shall be installed as designated on the maps included in the Sidewalk Installation and Maintenance Guidelines adopted by Council in October 15, 2019.
e. 
For neighborhoods that do not meet the conditions set forth under Subsection b, c and d but desire sidewalks, a signed petition of support must be formally submitted that contains a minimum of 66% of the residents located on the sidewalk-receiving side of the street. If support is obtained, the project would then be considered for the next annual pedestrian safety improvement project and funded by the City.
f. 
Sidewalks shall be installed as part of any capital improvement project on streets that meet the requirements of Subsections b, c, d and e. The sidewalk installation will be funded by the City. Sidewalk maintenance shall be the responsibility of the property owner.
g. 
For streets that meet the requirements of Subsections b, c and d and are not scheduled for a capital improvement project, the sidewalk shall be considered for the next annual pedestrian safety project. The projects shall be approved by the Capital Projects and Community Services Committee annually.
h. 
Any property owner submitting a site plan to the City shall be required to install sidewalk as required by Subsections b, c and d, if applicable.
[Ord. No. 2405 § 1]
A standard road shall include pavement, curbing, all utilities and storm water drainage, all in conformance with the standards and specifications established in this section.
[Ord. No. 2405 § 1]
Roads not meeting the requirements of a standard road according to present specifications generally fall into one (1) of the following classifications:
a. 
Private Road — Has not been dedicated.
b. 
"Paper Street" — Dedicated street, but no development or improvements made.
c. 
Dirt Roads, Property Underdeveloped (Dedicated Streets) — No buildings or structures existing and has no pavement.
d. 
Dirt Road, Property Developed (Dedicated Street) — All lots essentially built upon, but has no pavement.
e. 
Substandard Road (Dedicated and Accepted) — Pavement and generally no curbs. May or may not have standard storm drainage facilities.
[Ord. No. 2405 § 1]
a. 
Private Road. Abutting property owners shall be responsible for all improvements required to make road conform to standard road. In the event an offer is made to dedicate the road to public use, it shall remain the responsibility of the abutting owners to make all necessary improvements.
b. 
Paper Street. The developer shall be responsible for all improvements.
c. 
Dirt Road, Property Undeveloped. The developer shall be responsible for all improvements.
d. 
Dirt Road, Property Developed. Abutting property owners shall be responsible for the entire cost of the curb. All other costs including, but not limited to, pavement, storm drainage, tree removal, and driveways aprons shall be borne equally (50%/50%) by the property owners and the City. The portion of the cost of the improvements to be borne by the property owners may be assessed on the basis of benefits derived.
e. 
Substandard Road. Responsibility same as paragraph d above. This category shall also cover the case of the individual property owner who wishes to install curbing in front of his own property. The owner shall be billed for one-half (1/2) of the cost of the extension of the pavement.