Our Right of Way Policy outlines the regulations and guidelines for the proper use and maintenance of town rights of way. A right of way is a designated area often located at the side or rear of properties where public utilities such as water, sewer, and electrical lines are placed. This policy is essential for the effective management of these areas, ensuring safety, accessibility, and the integrity of essential infrastructure.
- Responsibilities: The policy defines the responsibilities of both property owners and the town concerning rights of way, covering issues like maintenance, use, and encroachments.
- Use and Access: It provides clarity on the acceptable uses of these areas and the access permitted to residents and town workers.
- Safety and Compliance: Safety guidelines are emphasized, including the prohibition of hazardous materials and structures in the right of way.
- Compliance Measures: It details how violations of the policy are addressed, which may include removal of encroachments or penalties for non-compliance.
By adhering to our Right of Way Policy, we aim to ensure the safety, functionality, and aesthetic quality of these areas. Residents and property owners are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the policy to promote a well-maintained and harmonious community.