Village of Lake Grove, NY
Suffolk County
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A. 
The first or ground floor of every private dwelling, or the concrete slab where the building has no basement or cellar, and the garage floor shall be constructed at a grade at least one foot above the crown of the finished road in front of the lot unless the natural topography dictates otherwise.
(1) 
All garages shall be constructed at least one foot above the crown of the road to which the driveway extends, unless more is required by the village.
(2) 
Driveway construction; aprons.
[Amended 9-2-1999 by L.L. No. 8-1999]
(a) 
All newly constructed driveways shall be constructed of blacktop consisting of 2 1/2 inches of stone base with at least 1 1/2 inches of asphalt concrete wearing course, or with at least four inches of concrete. Other material for driveways may be approved by the Building Inspector.
(b) 
Aprons constructed of reinforced concrete not less than six inches in thickness shall only be required where sidewalks exist or when required by the Planning Board for newly constructed homes or where the driveway leads to a commercial structure or building.
(3) 
Driveways shall be built in such a manner that all rainwater will flow away from the buildings.
(4) 
Where the ground level of a lot is below the crown of the road, dirt fill shall be provided so that at least the concrete slab or the ground floor of the building and/or garage shall be above the crown of the road as hereinabove provided, unless provision is made to pitch the drive and surrounding grounds away from the building and runoff is provided for by the use of dry wells or other approved means sufficient to store two inches of rainfall.
[Amended 2-4-1999 by L.L. No. 1-1999]
(5) 
In addition to the driveway aprons required above, all new construction shall include the installation of sidewalk and curb for the entire length of the abutting street frontage. All sidewalks shall be four feet in width in residential zones and at least five feet in width in business and commercial zones. Curbs shall be six inches wide by 18 inches deep and installed only after the grades have been approved by the Superintendent of Public Works or head of the Village Highway Department. The back edge of the sidewalk shall be set two inches above the top of the curb, and the sidewalk shall pitch toward the street at the rate of 1/4 inch per foot. All concrete used in the construction of curb and sidewalk shall have 4,000 pounds per square inch average compressive strength and contain a minimum air entrainment of 5%. In lieu of the construction of sidewalks and curbs, where such would not conform to the area, an equivalent monetary sum shall be paid to the sidewalk fund.
[Amended 2-4-1999 by L.L. No. 1-1999]
B. 
All roofs of buildings shall be provided with a gutter on each side of the structure with connecting drainpipes leading into a dry well for the storage of draining of the roof rainwater.
(1) 
All slanting roofs shall be provided with gutters and drainpipes at each corner of the building, all such gutters and drainpipes draining into a dry well or wells.
(2) 
All dry wells for the collecting of rainwater shall be built of precast sections sufficient in size to store the runoff resulting from two-inch rainfall over the entire roof area and must be deep enough until the bottom is in at least 12 inches of sand. Each dry well shall be surrounded by three-fourths-inch broken stone or washed gravel stone for a distance of one foot before backfilling.
[Amended 2-4-1999 by L.L. No. 1-1999]
(3) 
All dry wells shall be built at least 10 feet from the sides of the slab or foundation of the building.
C. 
Where a lot is located in the bottom or lowest elevation of the plots in the area, and/or if found necessary and at the recommendation of the Village Engineer, it shall be required to construct a curb catch basin of sufficient size and depth and capacity in order to minimize flooding or severe drainage problems to the occupants in the neighboring or abutting dwellings.
The drainage plan shall include detailed plans of all stormwater drainage facilities, street profiles and other utilities which may be required by the Planning Board. These plans are considered to be an integral part of the final plat submission and are, therefore, the basis for the performance bond and inspection fee.
A. 
It is intended that all drainage problems within the limits of the development or subdivision area will be completely resolved by the design as approved by the Planning Board before any work is started. However, in the event that an error on the part of the designing engineer, either of design or judgment, becomes apparent during the progress of the work or after completion of the work, the Planning Board reserves the right to stop the work and/or order the necessary changes to correct the situation. The Planning Board shall be held blameless for any change so made.
B. 
In order to achieve better comprehensive drainage design, subdivision storm drainage systems shall, upon recommendation of the Planning Board, be partially or completely integrated with the area storm drainage system. In the following cases the developer may be required to pay to the village a drainage contribution towards the cost of such area storm drainage system:
(1) 
As to subdivisions lying within drainage areas for which the village has designed storm drainage collection and disposal systems, the drainage contribution toward the cost of participating in the village drain system shall be borne by the developer on the basis of his proportional share of the drainage contributed to the total system and shall be computed by the Village Engineer.
(2) 
In a subdivision which, because of the small area being drained, would result in a disproportionately high cost of maintenance for the system, the developer shall participate in the cost of the future drainage systems on the basis of the alternate cost to him of a drainage system if constructed within the subdivision.
A. 
Where a commercial, business or a residential dwelling subdivision or lot or plot, regardless of size or area, borders on an existing narrow street less than 50 feet wide, or when the Village Master Plan indicates a realignment and/or widening of a street that would require use of some of the land in a subdivision or development or lot or plot, the Village Board may require the subdivider, builders or owner to offer to dedicate or reserve an area of land for such widening or realignment at no cost to the village.
B. 
This offer of dedication of such land as may be required must be made before approval of the site plan and before a building permit is issued.
C. 
All buildings or structures, commercial, business or residential dwellings shall be constructed bordering on an existing or proposed public street or road having a minimum width of not less than 50 feet.
Where leaching wells have been approved by the Village Engineer for the drainage of a particular area, the following minimum specifications shall be complied with:
A. 
Each drainage leaching well shall consist of three eight-foot-in-diameter precast sections and 4 1/2 feet deep of precast sections and one precast dome section or flat slab with cast-iron manhole frame and heavy-duty cover set flush with the grade and designed to accommodate normal traffic loadings as established by the Village Engineer upon reference to Suffolk County, New York State AASHTO standards.
[Amended 2-4-1999 by L.L. No. 1-1999]
B. 
Leaching wells shall be set on right-of-way, off the pavement, and a combination curb and gutter outlet catch basin shall be provided at the edge of the pavement with a heavy-duty drainage cover designed to accommodate normal traffic loadings as established by the Village Engineer upon reference to Suffolk County, New York State AASHTO standards, and connected to the leaching well with reinforced concrete pipe of sufficient size.
[Amended 2-4-1999 by L.L. No. 1-1999]
C. 
Each leaching well shall be surrounded by three-fourths-inch broken stone or washed gravel stone for a distance of one foot before backfilling.
A. 
In any area road, path or street where, in the opinion and upon the recommendations of the Village Engineer and at the request of the Superintendent of Public Works or head of the Highway Department of the village, it appears that a drainage problem or possible flooding would occur, the builder, developer or person constructing a single dwelling on one lot or plot, regardless of size or area, or a developer of a subdivision of many dwellings, shall be required to install one or more curb catch basins, where required, as so directed by the Village Engineer.
B. 
No certificate of occupancy shall be issued, nor shall a performance bond filed with the village be released, until such requirement for the construction of one or more curb catch basins has been complied with and accomplished.