Village of East Hills, NY
Nassau County
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[Adopted 9-12-1983 by L.L. No. 1-1983 as Art. III of Ch. 186 of the 1983 Code]
The openings in front of each house, building, lot or parcel of land shall constitute a separate opening and shall require a separate fee and deposit for restoration.
During the period any excavation shall be open, it shall be properly protected during the daylight period by barricades, and, during the period after dark, it shall be protected by barricades and bomb-type flares or such light as shall be approved by the Superintendent of Public Works.
A. 
Any and all street openings made shall be properly restored by the contractor. Such restoration shall include proper backfilling with the material originally removed, together with any other type of material approved by the Superintendent of Public Works or Building Inspector, and thereafter such opening or trench shall be properly tamped and so restored temporarily as would make the street surface available for traffic.
[Amended 1-21-1997 by L.L. No. 3-1997]
B. 
Final pavement of the area shall be made within five working days of completion of the backfilling and shall be performed by a contractor approved by the Village.
[Amended 1-21-1997 by L.L. No. 3-1997]
An up-to-date list of licensed contractors will be maintained at the Village Hall and is available upon request.
[Amended 1-21-1997 by L.L. No. 3-1997]
Contractors, other than those shown on the list mentioned in § 177-11, may be employed at the discretion of the owner, provided that such contractor becomes licensed by the Village prior to the commencement of work.
A. 
Any and all contractors shall apply for street opening permits prior to opening any street or portion thereof.
B. 
In case of an emergency break in any telegraph, telephone or electric wire or in any water main, an emergency opening in the pavements, crosswalks, drains or sewers or parts thereof may be made without first securing the permit required by this section, but such permit shall be applied for within 48 hours after such opening shall have been made.
All street opening permits under this article shall be and hereby are made subject to the performance of the conditions set forth in this article.
A. 
Contractors applying for street opening permits under this article shall pay the fees and make the deposits as provided for in Chapter 271, Zoning.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See § 271-138B(12).
B. 
After any restoration is made, if the cost has not amounted to the sum deposited to cover the cost, the balance shall be refunded by the Village Clerk, by resolution of the Village Board of Trustees, and if the cost exceeds the sum on deposit, the claimant shall pay such excess amount.
[Amended 1-21-1997 by L.L. No. 3-1997]
The deposit referred to in § 177-15 shall be subject to forfeiture by the contractor to the extent an expenditure is made necessary to properly restore the improved surface of a Village street in accordance with Village specifications, as promulgated, from time to time, by the Board of Trustees.
[Amended 1-21-1997 by L.L. No. 3-1997]
Each water, gas, telegraph, telephone or electric light company or other public utility corporation, in lieu of the deposit as required by § 177-15, shall execute and deliver to the Village an indemnity bond of a responsible surety company in the sum of $5,000, guaranteeing the restoration of the streets of the Village to their condition prior to the openings made by such company and the maintenance thereof for one year and indemnifying the Village against the nonperformance thereof.
[Added 1-21-1997 by L.L. No. 3-1997]
A violation of this article shall, upon conviction, be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article III.