Village of Springville, NY
Erie County
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A. 
The purpose of this chapter is to insure the proper and satisfactory construction of connections and installations of water, sanitary sewer, storm drainage and electric systems of the Village of Springville. All interior construction of these systems shall follow the rules and regulations located in Chapter 73.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 73, Building Construction and Fire Prevention.
B. 
Any contractor, subcontractor, homeowner, landlord, tenant, etc., who renders any damages to Village-owned or Village-maintained properties shall be fully responsible for full restoration or repairs that may be necessary to said properties, as approved and accepted by the Superintendent of Public Works.
C. 
In the event that said contractor, subcontractor, homeowner, landlord, tenant, etc., does not fulfill obligations to make the necessary repairs to said properties within a reasonable period of time, as designated by representatives of the Village, said parties involved shall be in violation of this section.
D. 
In addition to fines that may be levied, the Village shall have the right to charge any costs of repairs to the party responsible for damages of Village properties, and may deny any future issuance of permit until such time as all costs have been paid and corrections to damages have been approved.
A. 
Before connection to any Village water, sanitary sewer, electric or storm drain system is made or before any construction begins on any private or public sewage, water, electric or stormwater system, an application shall be filed with the Village Clerk's office. Forms will be furnished by the Clerk and shall be approved before construction begins. Each application shall be accompanied by a fee, which includes the cost of inspection of the work.
B. 
Prior to any construction, the owner or his contractor shall apply for all permits needed, then may arrange an on-site meeting with the Superintendent of Public Works and/or the designated representative who is responsible for the Village part of the work. At this meeting, various details of procedure will be discussed and resolved.
C. 
Fees. All fees associated with fees and/or charges will be set by Village Board resolution and shown on the Village Fee Schedule.
D. 
Contractors must obtain prior approval of the Village Board in order to be eligible to offer their services to Village residents. Unsatisfactory work or nonpayment of fees will result in withdrawal of approval. Each contractor shall submit, over his signature, a listing of his qualifications to the Board in order that a proper determination can be made of the skills and ability of the contractor. As part of his qualifications, the contractor shall state that he thoroughly understands the contents herein and of the appropriate ordinances or local laws.
E. 
Contractors shall submit certificates of insurance as described in § 193-4 to the Village Clerk. The contractor will not be allowed to work within the Village unless insurance certificates are on file.
F. 
Property owners performing work on their own property must provide a copy of a valid homeowners' insurance policy at the time of filing for permit.
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Indemnification of Village and agents.
(1) 
The contractor agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Village and/or its employees or agents against loss or expense by reason of liability imposed by law upon the Village and/or its employees or agents for damages because of bodily injury accidentally sustained by any person or property damage arising out of or in consequence of the performance of the contractor's work, whether such injuries to persons or damage of property are due or claimed to be due to any negligence of the contractor, the Village, his or its employees or agents or any other person or cause.
(2) 
As a minimum condition of the above provision, the contractor shall not commence work until he has obtained all the insurance required herein and such insurance has been approved by the Village, nor shall the contractor allow any subcontractor to commence work on his subcontract until the contractor has either required each of his subcontractors to procure and to maintain similar insurance during the life of his subcontract or insured the activities of his subcontractors in his own policies. Certificates shall stipulate the above hold-harmless clause with requirement for notification.
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Certificates. The contractor shall furnish the Village with certificates showing the type, amount, class of operations covered, effective dates and dates of expiration of policies. Such certificates shall also contain substantially the following statement: "The insurance covered by this certificate will not be canceled or materially altered except after 30 days' written notice has been received by the Village."
C. 
Compensation insurance. The contractor shall procure and shall maintain during the life of work hereunder workers' compensation insurance, as required by state law, for all of his employees to be engaged in work at the site of the project under contract.
D. 
Contractor's liability and property damage insurance. The contractor shall procure and shall maintain during the life of work hereunder vehicle, bodily injury, property damage and general liability insurance.
A. 
A list of qualified contractors will be issued by the Village Clerk upon request.
B. 
It is not the intent of these regulations to require a property owner to hire an outside contractor to work on his own property. However, before any connections can be made to any Village-owned utility, proof will be required that all work on private property meets the requirements of these regulations.
C. 
Property owners are advised that one method to assure proof of compliance is to secure proper permits and do the work to the approval of the Superintendent of Public Works and/or Code Enforcement Officer, or designated representative. Construction without a permit is a violation of these regulations.
D. 
Property owners are not permitted to do any work on Village property without first qualifying as a contractor as described under § 193-2D and E above.
A. 
The owner or his contractor shall be responsible for arranging to have an inspector present to properly inspect and approve the work; all work shall be left open for inspection. If trench failure occurs, the contractor will be required to remove any material to allow proper inspection. A trench shield or sheeting may be required to prevent trench failure or, as an option, the contractor may pay for continuous inspection. This amount shall be paid to the Village at the rate per hour, in addition to the regular fee, as set forth from time to time by resolution of the Board of Trustees.
B. 
All work outlined herein shall be inspected by a Village inspector. Inspection will be made from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. No Saturday, Sunday or holiday inspection will be made.
C. 
The property owner will be responsible for laying all pipes, drains, etc., to the sanitary sewer main for any new connection. The Village will (at Village expense) be responsible for maintaining the connection to the Village system within the street right-of-way. The property owner or contractor shall adequately schedule work to allow Village utility work to be completed prior to the owner's contractor making connections.