1.1. The purpose of this regulation is to define the requirements and responsibilities of Builders and construction personnel for job-site activities and maintenance, and is in addition to, and complementary to, the Architectural and Environmental Control Guidelines. Where conflicts exist between this regulation and the AEC Standards, this regulation will prevail.
2. Visual Requirements
2.1. Job sites must be kept as neat and clean and orderly before leaving at the end of the day.
2.2. Trash and discarded materials, such as lunch bags, cans, bottles, wrappers, Styrofoam containers, etc. must be kept in a portable bear-proof container.
2.3. A construction dumpster for light trash and a covered receptacle for large trash/debris must be available on each job site at all times. These containers and receptacles must be set back from the street a minimum of twenty (20) feet unless otherwise approved by the AECD. These containers must be covered and secured during transportation in and out of Big Canoe.
2.4. All debris and other material stock-piled for removal must be neatly stacked in the driveway/parking area of the job site. Any such material that is visible from adjacent homes or adjacent roadways must be removed by the last day of each workweek, and by the last workday before a designated holiday.
2.5. County building permits, AECD approved lot identification signs, and drop boxes are the only authorized signs or documents that may be posted at a job site.
2.5.a. No other signage or posters of any type are permitted.
2.5.b. Permits must be protected from the elements.
2.5.c. Posts must be provided for all signage and other attachments, and must be painted a color acceptable to the AECD. Trees may not be used for this purpose.
2.5.d. The 911 address must be visible from the street, i.e. on the permit board.
3. Audible Requirements
3.1. Radios, music, and other unnecessary noises that can be heard beyond the property line of the job site are not permitted.
3.2. While loud talking, above the noise level of construction activity, is sometimes required to support the activity, it should be the exception and not the rule, and should never be the result of long-distance socializing.
3.3. Profanities and obscenities that can be heard beyond the property line are never permitted under any circumstances.
4. Environmental Requirements
4.1. The Builder is responsible for guaranteeing proper erosion control as required by the County, and for correcting the results of inadequate controls.
4.1.a. Adequate silt fencing and gravel must be properly installed and maintained during all phases of construction to protect roads, waterways, and adjacent property.
4.1.b. Mud and silt that is deposited on roadways from construction vehicles, or that washes onto the roadway from the job site, must be removed at the earliest opportunity and no later than 24 hours after the event.
4.2. No outdoor fires are permitted in Big Canoe under any circumstances or for any purpose. This includes those fires (barrel burning or other types) that are intended for warmth in cold weather.
5.1. Contractors may use only those utilities provided on the immediate job site on which they are working.
5.2. Contractors will not commence any digging, boring, or other activities that may endanger underground utilities until after the affected utility companies have been notified and have located and marked their facilities in that vicinity.
5.3. Port-a-johns shall be set back from the street a minimum of ten (10) feet, and the door must face away from the street, unless otherwise approved by the AECD.
6. Vehicle Accommodations
6.1. The Builder is responsible for surveying each job site prior to the beginning of any construction activity, for devising a plan for adhering to these Vehicle Accommodation rules, and for ensuring that all sub-contractors and suppliers follow the plan.
6.2. Vehicles must be parked on only one side of any roadway or on the immediate job site on which the contractor is working.
6.3. Vehicles must not be parked, left standing, or undergo off-loading activities in such a way as to infringe on any part of the roadway unless there is no reasonable alternative.
Where this is necessary, warning signs that are professional in appearance with an appropriate message must be placed conspicuously at a distance of at least 100 feet on either side of the hazard to warn
Where such infringement effectively blocks one lane of a road, the warning sign should be clearly worded “DANGER - One Lane Traffic Ahead”. Flagmen must be stationed at each end of the one-lane segment
unless the segment is less than 100 feet in length and has a clear line of vision from one end to the other.
The Director of Public Safety must be notified at least one day in advance of any work activity that is expected to effectively block a road.
For road blockages that are intermittent and of short duration, the builder will be responsible for providing flagmen and professionally appearing “ROAD CLOSED” signs at a distance of 100 feet on either side of the hazard for the entire duration of the blockage.
When a road will be blocked for more than a few minutes, warning signs that are professional in appearance with an appropriate message, or a flagman, must be placed at the nearest intersection on both sides of the blockage where approaching traffic can be diverted. Appropriate and easily readable signs must be placed at every intersection along the route of the detour to direct traffic around the blockage in the safest and most efficient manner.
In addition to e. above, when a road closure forces traffic the wrong way on a one-way road, a sign that is professional in appearance with an appropriate message, or a flagman, must be stationed at the far end of
the one-way road to warn traffic approaching from that direction.
In certain cases, the Architectural and Environmental Control Department (AECD) together with the Public Safety Department may determine that roadside conditions and passage warrant additional safety
precautions. Such cases may include, but are not limited to, narrow road clearances, steep grades, blind curves, and the necessity to park vehicles, machinery, or equipment less than five (5) feet from the edge of the roadway. In such cases, AECD or Public Safety may, in addition to proper signage, require the presence of a flagman at all times that such conditions are present.
6.4. No vehicle shall be parked, left standing, or undergo off-loading activities in such a way as to infringe upon the ability of neighboring Property Owners to safely enter and exit their property.
6.5. No construction traffic or activity shall use neighboring driveways or property for any purpose whatsoever unless prior approval has been obtained from the individual Property Owner.
6.6. All vehicles entering or exiting Big Canoe shall have all trash/debris/materials secured or covered to prevent littering along the roads.