[Amended 5-2-1983 by L.L. No. 1-1983; 12-4-2000 by L.L. No. 5-2000]
Editor's Note: This local law also stated that, to the extent that it departs therefrom, it supersedes Town Law § 277, Subdivision 9.
All public improvements and utilities will be inspected by the Town Engineer, Town Inspector retained for such purpose or Superintendent of Highways to ensure satisfactory completion.
In no case shall any public improvement be constructed without permission from the Town Engineer, Town Inspector or Superintendent of Highways. At least three days' notice shall be given to the Town Engineer, Town Inspector or Superintendent of Highways prior to any such construction, so that a representative of the Town may be present at the time the work is to be done.
The Town Engineer, Town Inspector or Superintendent of Highways shall be notified after each public improvement identified in the resolution of approval and/or public improvement security agreement has been completed, so that he or his representative may inspect the work.
Whenever work on any public improvement appears, in the opinion of the Town Engineer, Town Inspector or Superintendent of Highways, to be in need of alteration in order to properly protect the public safety, health or welfare, then the Town Engineer, Town Inspector or Superintendent of Highways shall have the authority to modify the approved plans, by way of authorizing a field change, so as to properly protect the public safety, health or welfare.
Whenever the Town Engineer, Town Inspector or Superintendent of Highways determines that any change any of them deems necessary to properly protect the public safety, health or welfare is of such magnitude, or so different from the approved plan in terms of concept or design, he or she may seek the advice and guidance of the Planning Board as to how to implement such a change.
A final inspection of all public improvements and utilities will be made to determine whether the work is satisfactory and in substantial agreement with the approved final plat drawings and the Town specifications. If any field changes have been authorized and/or deemed necessary by the Town Engineer, a certified as-built plan must be submitted for review and approval as well. The general condition of the site shall also be considered. Upon a satisfactory final inspection report, action will be taken to release the performance bond covering such improvements and utilities.
[Amended 6-18-2018 by L.L. No. 7-2018]
Any applicant who has received subdivision approval shall, prior to signing of the plat, deliver to the Town a certified or cashier's check payable to the order of the Town for the inspection fees in an amount estimated by the Town Engineer in order to cover the expense of the Town inspecting the various improvements proposed. Inspection fees are not held in escrow or otherwise considered as deposits with the Town. In the event that improvements are not constructed and no inspections are conducted, an applicant may submit a request, in writing, to the Town Board for a refund, which will not be unreasonably denied.
The inspection fees so deposited may be modified annually as determined by the resolution of the Town Board.