City of Taneytown, MD
Carroll County
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[Adopted 1-14-1985 by Ord. No. 8-84 (Title 4, Ch. 1 of the 1980 Code)]
[Amended 6-8-1992 by Ord. No. 7-92]
All work for the construction or repair of any street, curb, sidewalk or related facilities, including streetlighting, in the City shall be in accordance with the standards as adopted by the Council from time to time by resolution.
New streets, curbing, sidewalks and related facilities which are required to be constructed or installed as a result of the proposed development by a developer or lot owner shall be constructed or installed at the expense of that developer or lot owner. Curbing that is to be installed adjacent to the property of developers or lot owners as a result of new streets created by the City shall be installed at the developer's or lot owner's expense.
[Amended 3-12-2001 by Ord. No. 2-2001]
Curbing, sidewalks and driveway aprons must be installed at the expense of the developer or owner along any new street created by the City and along any existing street whenever such street is widened or reconstructed. Whenever a house or other building is erected upon a previously unimproved lot bordered by an existing street or streets, or when improvements are made to an existing house or building, curbing, sidewalks and driveway aprons must be installed at the expense of the owner of that lot along any entire property line bordering upon an existing street. The Council may require the curbing, sidewalks and driveway aprons to be installed before the actual widening, construction or reconstruction work begins. Construction methods and materials shall comply with all City specifications.
[Amended 3-12-2001 by Ord. No. 2-2001; 7-12-2004 by Ord. No. 15-2004]
It shall be unlawful for any owner or occupant of property with frontage on or proximate to a sidewalk in a public right-of-way to fail to maintain the sidewalk, curbing and driveway apron in a condition so as to be safe for public use. Upon receiving notification from the City of a violation, the owner or occupant of said property shall have 90 days in which to comply with the notice and to make appropriate repairs. If such repairs or maintenance are not completed to the satisfaction of the City and in a good and workmanlike manner and in conformance with all City codes and requirements within said 90 days, then the City shall have the right to have the work performed and shall assess the cost of such work against the property. Failure to pay such costs or charges to the City shall constitute a lien upon the property for which the work was performed to the extent that such costs or charges remain unpaid.
Whenever streets, curbing, sidewalks or other related work must be done pursuant to the provisions of this article, the Council shall notify, in writing, the developer or lot owner responsible pursuant to the provisions of this article for its installation. This notice shall set forth a date, not less than 90 days hence, by which such construction is to be installed. Upon the failure of the developer or lot owner to complete such work by the date set forth in said notice, the City may complete the same and charge the developer or owner of the property for which the work was done an amount equal to the actual cost of its installation. Failure to pay this charge to the City shall constitute a lien upon the property for which the work was performed to the extent that such charge remains unpaid.
Any violation of this article is declared to be a municipal infraction. The penalty for such violation shall be $50 for each initial offense and $100 for each day the violation continues.