E. Street Acceptance

E. Street Acceptance

No street will be accepted by the town until such time as all improvements have been carried out as shown on the final plat, in accordance with the requirements of these regulations and subject to any conditions established by the Planning Board at the time of final plat approval. In addition, the following conditions shall be met prior to Selectmen recommending a street for acceptance:

  1. At least eighty-five (85) percent of all buildings to be built on lots fronting on the road shall be fully constructed and ready for occupancy.
  2. The valuation along said street shall be a minimum of two million dollars per mile.
  3. Street construction shall have been complete for a minimum of eighteen months.
  4. The standards of this ordinance shall have been met.
  5. At least one thousand feet of street shall be proposed for acceptance except when the proposal is for a generally straight extension of an existing Town street.
  6. A fee simple deed shall be submitted prior to acceptance. A metes and bounds description, prepared by a New Hampshire licensed surveyor, shall be submitted to the Town. Accompanying the legal description shall be a certification by the Owner's surveyor that the right-of-way bounds have been set at the locations shown on the street design plan.
  7. No road will be considered unless accessible via a Town or State roadway.
  8. All petitions for road layout must be made before Oct. 1 of each year. Petitions shall be signed by at least twenty-five Conway registered voters.
  9. When there are no records indicating that the Town witnessed the road construction (i.e. inspection reports, sieve analysis, compaction tests, etc.) road corings to investigate sub grade shall be performed and paid for by the applicant. Testing will not be done between November 1 and May 1. The following testing shall be performed:
    • pavement and aggregate testing @100-ft spacing;
    • aggregate base density and percent compaction @ 200-ft spacing;
    • aggregate base sieve analysis @ 400ft spacing;
    • subgrade sieve analysis @ 400ftspacing; 
    • and aggregate base proctor tests @ 800-ft spacing (composite from corings).
  10. Betterment projects shall conform to the provisions of RSA 231:28-33. All costs of betterment engineering shall be paid for by the applicant. Betterment periods shall be no longer than 10 years.
  11. Upon acceptance of the road, a maintenance bond shall be provided to reserve funds to repair or reconstruct streets, which have become damaged due to latent defects in the street construction. The maintenance bond shall remain in effect until two (2) years after acceptance and the bond value shall generally be twenty dollars ($20) per linear foot of roadway accepted. The bond value is intended to approximately equal 10 percent of the cost to fully reconstruct the road.