Construction Site Maintenance

  • Erecting (including excavating) demolishing, altering or repairing any building is prohibited other than between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on weekdays, and 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Saturdays, except in case of urgent necessity as determined by the Director of Engineering Services; provided, however, that a homeowner or occupant may engage in construction activities personally between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Sundays. Commercial erection, demolition, alteration, or repair of any building is also prohibited on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, The Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day; provided, however, that a homeowner or occupant may engage in construction activities personally between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on these holidays.

 

  • Accumulated construction debris shall be hauled away and disposed of in accordance with all applicable laws, on a regular basis, but no less than one time per week. Any debris temporarily stored on site must be stored and secured so as to prevent a safety risk or danger. In addition to any applicable dumpster requirements set forth in the Village Code, dumpsters shall be emptied or removed when full. Debris from construction sites shall not be disposed of in dumpsters located at any other construction site within the Village of Wilmette without the prior approval of the Director of Community Development.

 

  • Construction materials shall be stored, maintained, and secured so as to prevent safety risk or danger. Construction materials shall not be stored in the right of way.

 

  • Unless otherwise approved by the Community Development Department, all construction sites must be enclosed with a 6’ tall chain link fence. A “No Trespassing” sign shall be mounted on the fencing in conspicuous locations around the site until construction is completed and approved. Any gate in a perimeter fence shall be adequately hinged to prevent entry, except to allow ingress and egress to and from the site. Such gate must be locked at all times, other than permitted hours of construction.

 

  • A Demolition and Construction notice shall be posted with the name and phone number of the general contractor and the expected week of demolition or construction commencement. The sign shall be posted not less than 7 days in advance of such commencement.

 

  • At least 24 hours in advance of actual demolition, the applicant shall provide written notice of the exact date of demolition to nearby residents on a form approved by the Community Development Department.

 

  • All mud, dirt or debris deposited on any street, alley, crosswalk, sidewalk or other public property as a result of construction shall be removed and broom cleaned to the extent possible at then end of each day that construction work has occurred. Debris shall be disposed of in accordance with all applicable laws.

 

  • Except while delivery or removal of materials to and from the construction site is occurring, to the extent any sidewalk, street or other public right-of-way shall be blocked, closed or otherwise rendered impassable, approval of the Director of Engineering Services must be obtained and appropriate signage, cones and/or construction horses must be used to ensure public safety.

 

  • Portable toilets shall be required at every construction site prior to the commencement of construction, unless an existing facility is available on site. Portable toilets shall be located to the extent possible at the rear of the site and out of plain view of any public right of way. Portable toilets shall be serviced no less than once a week.

 

  • Routes of access for ingress and egress to the construction site, which will provide protection to pedestrians and minimize disruption of traffic and damage to the public rights-of-way, shall be followed.

 

  • The parking of construction personnel vehicles shall not occur in any manner so as to block access to or through any public alley, sidewalk, or street. The Village may restrict construction-related parking in any particular location on a public right-of-way if the Village determines that such parking has a significant adverse impact on neighboring property or traffic control. All uses of vehicles shall also comply with applicable regulations related to parking and time of operation of vehicles.

 

  • Oversized construction vehicles will be allowed only on those streets or rights-of-way designated by the Director of Engineering Services.

 

  • All trees and other vegetation on the public right-of-way shall be protected from damage by means of appropriate fencing. Fencing around trees on the public right-of-way shall be placed so as to protect the critical root zone, which is that circular area under the tree as determined by a one-foot radius for each one-inch in diameter. All tree protection measures set forth in any approved Tree Protection Plan must also be followed.

 

  • Airborne particulates shall be controlled at the construction site at all times during work.

 

  • When determined by the Director of Engineering Services to be appropriate and practicable, the applicant shall cause a gravel mat to be installed at the construction site.

 

  • The making of, continuing, or causing to be made or continued any excessive and unnecessary loud and raucous sound or noise or any unnecessary sound or noise which because of its volume, duration or character annoys, disturbs, injures or endangers the comfort, health, or safety of reasonable persons of ordinary sensibilities shall not be allowed.

 

  • No person shall undertake any work from which the discharge of any wastewater will be cause or associated, without prior approval of the Director of Engineering Services.

 

  • Stormwater shall be managed during all phases of demolition and construction so as not to impact adjacent properties and/or any public right-of-way and in accordance with any approved Grading and Stormwater Management Plans submitted as part of the permitting process.

 

  • Permittee and contractor shall be required to sign a form supplied and approved by the Director of Engineering Services acknowledging that they have read and agree to comply with the requirements governing construction work on or adjacent to a designated school route.

 

  • On-site electricity is required for construction-related work as soon as is practicable.

 

  • To the extent any existing structure is to be demolished and replaced with new construction, no permit for demolition shall be issued until a complete building permit application is submitted to the Community Development Department. If construction does not commence within 60 days after demolition has occurred at the site, or within 30 days after the issuance of a building permit, whichever is less, then, weather permitting, the construction site must be properly graded and sodded until such times as construction commences.

 

  • No loading, unloading, or storage of demolition debris, spoil or construction materials shall be permitted within any right-of-way, on any public property or within ten feet of any right-of-way adjacent to public or private property, unless specifically approved by the Village.

 

  • All other applicable requirements of the Wilmette Village Code shall be adhered to.
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