Section 40 Streets and Ways
No person without first receiving a written license from the Selectmen shall cut any curbs or cross a sidewalk, for the purpose of forming a driveway.
If said license is granted, all costs (materials and labor) from the property line to the center of the street, shall be borne by the property owner.
Said work shall conform in all respects to standards set by the Board of Selectmen and Planning Board.
Penalties: (Adopted ATM5/2/1994)
Maximum Fine Allowed: $100.00
Enforcement Agent: Highway Superintendent, Building Inspector
1st Offence: Warning
2nd Offence: $25.00
3rd Offence: $50.00
4th Offence: $100.00 per day
Each day a violation exists shall be deemed to be a separate violation.
Section 40-A Driveway
No driveway may be formed or constructed or allow adjacent to a public way without a license by the Selectmen.
If said license is granted, all costs (materials and labor) including culverts, bridges, etc., from the property line to the center of the street, shall be borne by the property owner.
Said construction or formation shall conform in all respects to standards set by the Board of Selectmen and Planning Board.
Said work shall be performed within one year of the date of the issuance of said license.
Section 40-B Closing of Town ways and Bridges:
During any period which any town owned highway or bridge has been posted by the Huntington Highway Department as being unfit for travel because of prevailing road conditions, no vehicle weighing in excess of eight thousand (8000) pounds, with the exception of school busses, emergency vehicles, vehicles making delivery of materials essential to normal daily services to existing occupied dwellings or vehicles normally used by residents for ingress or egress of their dwelling, shall be allowed use of such way. Any exceptions shall require written authorization of the Huntington Highway Superintendent. Any authorization granted by the Highway Superintendent shall include a clause holding the Town harmless for any and all liability or expense resulting from said use of Town highway or bridge and shall provide that the individual or business authorized to use such way shall be financially responsible for the expeditious repair, or reimbursement to the town for the cost to repair, of any and all damages incurred to such town ways during the course of these activities.
Damage caused by overweight vehicles: Individuals or business firms engaged in, but not limited to forest management, logging, land clearing, well drilling, construction, delivery of materials for septic systems, pavement or surface construction, modular home delivery, delivery of cement products, delivery of materials other than those essential to the normal daily operation of a household, such as but not limited to home heating fuel and utility services, using any type of vehicles, registered or unregistered, which exceeds state or local weight limits on town owned highways or bridges, shall be financially responsible for the expeditious repair, or reimbursement to the town for the cost to repair, of any and all damages incurred to such town ways during the course of these activities.
Determination of requirements for repair, or reimbursement to the Town for cost of repair shall be made by the Town of Huntington Highway Superintendent, and shall include a time limit within which repairs must be completed or reimbursement for costs of such repairs received by the Town of Huntington. Any appeal of said determination of the Highway Superintendent must be made to the Town of Huntington Board of Selectmen within ten (10) days of the date of issue of the determination by the Highway Superintendent.