Dingman Township
                           Pike County, PA        



Legal Notice:  While every attempt has been made to be as accurate as possible, the material found on these pages represents an unofficial copy of the Dingman Township Road Dedication Ordinance.  When in conflict, the original signed official documents kept in the Township Building shall prevail.  Persons relying on this version shall do so at their own risk.

Copies of this ordinance may also be obtained through the Dingman Township Office.


Road Dedication

Ordinance 30

as amended by

Ordinance 49  and   Ordinance # 16-2002


An Ordinance providing for minimum standards for Roads, Streets and Highways to be offered or accepted for dedication to Dingman Township, Pike County, Pennsylvania.

AND NOW, this  _____  day of _______, 1977, it is hereby enacted and ordained by action of Dingman Township Board of Supervisors at a regularly scheduled public meeting, as follows:

Purpose:    The purpose of this ordinance is to set forth minimum standards for road construction and for reconstruction for any road, highway, street or other thorofare [sic] which may be presented to the Township for dedication as a public road or sought for dedication as a public road by the Township.

A.    Roads Dedicated to the Public:

1.  All roads, streets, highways or other thoroughfares to be considered for dedication as a public road shall meet the minimum standards set forth under Article VII of the subdivision ordinance for collective street standards (as a minimum) in addition to the minimum requirements of this subsection along with any other applicable road standards.

2.  Streets shall have a minimum travelway width of 24 feet.  Streets without concrete curbing shall have a minimum cartway of 36 feet.

3.  The full width cartway shall be constructed with a minimum base of 8" No. 2A subbase, per PennDOT publication 408, over non-yielding compacted subgrade.  The subgrade shall be proof rolled and inspected by the Township Engineer prior to placement of any subbase material.

4.  A bituminous concrete binder course, meeting the specifications of PennDOT Publication 408 ID-2 shall be placed at a minimum compacted depth of 2-1/2"

5.  A bituminous concrete wearing course, meeting the specifications of PennDOT Publication 408 ID-2 shall be placed at a minimum compacted depth of 1-1/2"

6.  Shoulders shall be constructed of PennDOT Publication 408 No. 2A subbase, 8"in depth.

7.  Pavement cross-slopes on tangent typical sections shall be a minimum of 1.5% and a maximum 2.5%.  Pavement cross slopes or super elevated typical sections shall be a minimum of 2% and a maximum of 8%, designed in accordance with PADOT DM-2.

8.  A stormwater management report shall be prepared by a licensed professional engineer for all stormwater facilities such as side swales, storm drainage systems, etc.

9.  The entire right-of-way of the proposed road shall be fully monumented including all horizontal changes in direction such as points of curvature and tangency along both sides of the ROW.

10.  The applicant shall be fully responsible for all professional fees incurred by the Township regarding the construction and offer of dedication of the roadway.  These fees may include periodic project observation by the Township Engineer, Township Solicitor services, independent testing of the roadway's material, etc.  The Township shall estimate the cost of these services prior to the start of construction.  The applicant shall either include the estimated cost of these services prior to the start of construction.  The applicant shall either include the estimated cost of the separate line item, if one is posted, or guarantee the payment of these fees by posting a separate bond, in cash or in other form acceptable to the Township.


B.  The Offer of Dedication Shall include:

1.  A recordable As-Built drawing of the roadway prepared, signed and sealed by a surveyor licensed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania delineating, at minimum, the Right-of-Way, limits of the constructed road, metes and bounds description of the Right-of-Way, location of the monumentation, road profiles, roadway cross sections, at an interval acceptable to the township engineer, property that intersect the Right-of-Way, names of adjoining property owners and the location of infrastructure such as but not limited to culverts and utilities.

2.  A deed to the parcel acceptable to the Township Solicitor and in a recordable form.

3.  A letter of certification from a PA licensed professional engineer, retained by the applicant, stating that the road was constructed in substantial compliance with the design plans and specifications.

4. After completion of the road, the applicant shall post a maintenance bond for a period of eighteen (18) months after acceptance by the Township in the amount of fifteen (15%) percent of the cost of construction.

14. The Township shall have no responsibility of any kind with respect to any highway or drainage facility in connection there-with, not withstanding the use of the same by the public unless the highway or drainage facilities are accepted by resolution of the Supervisors.

C.  Severability

The provisions of this Ordinance shall be severable and, if any of the provisions hereof shall be held to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of this Ordinance shall remain in effect.

D.  Repealer

All ordinances or parts of ordinances conflicting with any of the provisions of this Ordinance are hereby repealed in so far as same affects this Ordinance.


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