§ 131-43 - Private roads.

§ 131-43 - Private roads.

  1. Private roads shall conform to the standards of this chapter since residents on private roads, as taxpayers, are entitled to the same quality as a town-accepted road and since, at some future date, the taxpayers may petition the town for acceptance of the road. Paving may be waived by the Planning Board for private roads with low traffic volumes and moderate grades. Before an unpaved private road may be accepted as a town road, it shall be paved and brought up to town standards in effect at that time.
  2. The subdivider shall supply to the Planning Board acceptable evidence of legally imposed requirements designating a reasonable and enforceable manner and procedure in perpetuity for the collection of contributions to ensure proper maintenance of all private roads and common facilities of the subdivision by owners of lots having rights thereto. The subdivider shall also supply acceptable evidence to the Planning Board determining legal responsibility and time schedules for completion of construction of all roads and common facilities of the subdivision, provided that phasing of the same concurrently with the phasing of the subdivision may be permitted.
  3. Any private road constructed within the town will be inspected as described in Article X of this chapter. This evaluation will apprise the Planning Board and owner(s) of deviation(s) from the minimum standards of road design and construction as adopted for the town and provide the Planning Board and owner(s) with a base from which to start should work be required to bring the road up to minimum design and construction standards should the road ever be considered for acceptance as a town road.
  4. It is the policy of the town that no private road will be accepted as a town road unless its design and construction meet the standards set forth in this chapter.
Private roads.

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131-43