Contractor Work Rules

 

 

JULY 5, 2022

 

 

 

 

 


INDEX

 

Subject

Page

General Rules and Adherence

3

 

 

Enforcement and Fines

3

 

 

Liability Disclaimer

5

 

 

Passes, Contractor

5

 

 

Sign Box and Temporary Meter Base

5

 

 

Site Preparation, Damage and Maintenance

5

 

 

Supply Delivery, Storage and Disposal

7

 

 

Work Schedules

7

 

 

Vehicular Rules – General, Traffic, Parking

7

 

 

Tidewater rights of enforcement, fining, and removal

8

 

 

CWR Amendment

8

 

 

Attestation and Signature Page

8

 


 

 

  1. General Rules and Adherence

 

  1. “Contractor” shall refer to the general contractor, sub-contractors, and/or employees of the contractor and any sub-contractors.
  2. The contractors, as well as the property owner, shall be responsible for the enforcement of the above all applicable Tidewater rules for the duration of the project.
  3. Contractors shall be responsible for the acts of all employees, subcontractors and their employees, and any other person performing work at the job site under the direction of the contractor.
  4. Contractors are to remain at their immediate job site/work area.
  5. Adjoining properties may not be used by contractors to access their assigned job site unless written permission is granted by the owner of the adjacent property.
  6. No fishing, hunting, swimming, drinking of alcoholic beverages or other activities unrelated to the job site shall be permitted.
  7. Contractors are strictly prohibited from bringing firearms or other weapons into Tidewater.
  8. Contractors are not permitted to bring dogs or other animals onto Tidewater property.
  9. Loud and/or offensive language and loud music are not permitted.
  10. The property owner, as identified below by signature, shall be responsible for notifying the Design Review Board of any change in ownership within ten (10) days of the recorded transfer in the Horry County Land Records. Failure to do so shall result in a deduction of $500 from any deposit that may be due the property owner.

 

  1. Enforcement and Fines
  2. The property owner is responsible for the overall activities and actions of the contractor. Failure to abide by the Tidewater DRB rules and regulations shall result in fines being levied against the property owner.
  3. Fines are the ultimate responsibility of the property owner, as the builder and sub-contractors are working as agents of the owner. As such, these fines, when levied, become lienable assessments against the property.
  4. The following schedule of fines for violations of the Contractor Work Rules relating to new construction and/or house/lot modifications requiring DRB approval may be recommended to the TPCA BOD. This schedule of fines is specific to and limited to projects under the sole jurisdiction of the DRB.
  5. Fines may not be paid by deduction from the refundable deposit at project completion.
  6. Any established pattern of repeated fining for violations of the Contractor Work Rules can result in revocation of the Tidewater building permit.

Failure to install port-o-let after issuance of the Tidewater building permit and prior to the start of any lot clearing or construction. 

$100 *

Failure to install permit box, water and electric meter bases after final approval of plans by the Tidewater DRB and prior to issuance of a Tidewater building permit.

$100 *

Failure to install trash container/dumpster prior to start of framing

$100 *

Lot clearing (prior to and during construction) without DRB approval

$2500 plus restoration

Unauthorized dumping of debris and/or unauthorized storage of construction material (see Contractor Work Rules)

$100 *

Dumping of concrete, concrete washing on areas other than the job site

$500

Unauthorized storage of construction materials on other than construction site i.e., on adjacent properties

$100 *

Trespass by contractors onto adjacent properties

$100 *

Loud music or pets on job site

$100 *

Parking violations by contractor vehicles, including parking on non-paved areas (except on the construction site) and parking on both sides of the street.

$100 *

Damage to storm drain covers, curbing or street

Actual replacement/repair cost

Unauthorized site signs

$100 *

Inadequate trash pick-up

$100 *

Blocking mailboxes

$100 *

Violation of work hours

$100 *

Repeated violations (3 or more) of the Contractor Work Rules

$1000 *

* Subject to repeated fining until corrected.

Fines are the ultimate responsibility of the property owner, as the contractor and sub-contractors are working as representatives of the owner.  As such, these fines, when levied, become lienable assessments against the property.  Thus, it is recommended that property owners consider adding the following provision to their construction contract:

      (Contractor’s Name), having read and understand all Tidewater Design Review Board Work Rules, Standards, Requirements and Procedures will be responsible for all fines levied against the property owner. Property owner has the right to deduct fines from payment to contractors. Contractors who violate the DRB rules and regulations can be banned from Tidewater Plantation.

  1. .Liability Disclaimer

The Tidewater Plantation Community Association (TPCA), the TPCA Board of Directors or its assignees shall not be liable for any loss or injury to persons or damage to property

while contractors are traveling or working within Tidewater Plantation.

 

  1. Passes, Contractor

In order to enter the property, the owner must sign into their gatehouse portal account and list all contractors and sub-contractors. Based upon this list Tidewater security gatehouse will issue passes as required.

  1. General contractors are required to provide the owner with a list of all sub-contractors who will need a contractor pass and for how long for each job site. This list must be kept current with any additions or deletions provided to the the owner.
  2. By an owner entering them they can designate for how long they need access so they do not have get a day pass every time they check in. The contractor pass must be displayed on the vehicle where visible to security personnel.
  3. Contractor passes are for the exclusive use as issued and are not assignable.
  4. All contractors issued a contractor pass will have the job site(s) listed on the pass and will be restricted to those job sites/locations.
  5. Any requests from sub-contractors for a contractor pass without prior authorization from the general contractor will be denied.
  6. Contractors violating the contractor work rules will be subject to revocation of their contractor pass.

         E.   Site Preparation, Damage and Maintenance

  1. Preparation
  2. Authorization of the DRB must be obtained before removing trees or other vegetation from the job site for any reason.
  3. Excessive clearing of the lot is not permitted. Avoid scarring or scraping remaining trees.
  4. Do not fill or trench around trees.
  5. Burning trees, limbs or underbrush is not permitted.
  6. Any tree accidentally damaged must be sealed to prevent disease.
  7. Before digging in any road right-of-way or easement area, notify PUPS (811) to have utility lines marked. You must also advise the Tidewater property management office.
  8. Contractors are held liable for cutting or damaging utility lines
  9. The contractor shall furnish and install a sanitary toilet at each job site upon issuance of the Tidewater building permit and prior to the start of any lot clearing or construction. The toilet cannot be installed prior to issuance of the Tidewater building permit. Toilets may be removed when landscaping commences. Toilets must be screened with white lattice.  The entrance of the toilet must face the structure.
  10. The permit box, the temporary water and electric meter bases shall be installed in approved locations, typically the front corner near the power utility hook-up. Permit box (displaying both the City of North Myrtle Beach and the Tidewater building permits), and temporary water and electric meter bases are required to be installed at the site after final approval of plans by the Tidewater DRB and prior to issuance of a Tidewater building permit.
  11. A silt fence around both sides and the rear of the construction site is required to be installed immediately after lot clearing and prior to the start of construction.
  12. The use of Gator Guard is required at the front of all construction sites to prevent erosion into the street and storm drain socks are required to protect storm drains near the construction site.
  13. As recommended by the City of North Myrtle Beach, contractors may install stone at the front of a job site as a means of minimizing erosion, washout, and tracking into the street. The DRB does not require the use of stone but will diligently enforce street clean-up as necessary.
  14. A trash container is required to be installed on site prior to the start of framing.
  15. Contractors may install “Danger” signage on a job site if it is required by their respective liability carrier. This is neither a requirement of the City of North Myrtle Beach or the DRB, but rather a coverage requirement of some (contractor) insurers.
  1. Damage to Infrastructure
  2. The contractor is liable for repairing at his/her expense and to the satisfaction of the DRB any damage to roadways, curbing, and adjoining properties.
  3. The contractor is responsible to report to the DRB any existing cracks in the curb, catch basins, damage to the pavement prior to start of construction. Otherwise, the contractor will be held liable for all damage and repairs.
  4. The property lines of the job site must be clearly marked, and all work activity confined within that area.
  1. Site Maintenance
  2. All construction materials, equipment and supplies must be stored in an orderly manner.
  3. The site is to be cleaned daily with all packaging materials, paper, bottles, cans placed in the trash container. The street bordering the site must be cleaned of all dirt and debris caused by construction traffic entering and exiting the site on a daily basis.
  4. A magnetic nail retriever is to be used daily to eliminate stray/discarded nails and other metallic debris on the construction site, neighboring property lines and the street.
  5. Trash containers are to be emptied on a frequent basis and not allowed to overflow or generate offensive odors.
  6. Absolutely no dumping or disposal of litter, waste materials or other debris is permitted within Tidewater. Anyone violating this rule will be required to remove the items dumped and to clean the area. The property owner will be subject to a fined per occurrence for such dumping, disposal activity carried out by any contractor associated with the owner’s construction project. 

  

 F.        Supply Delivery, Storage and Disposal

  1. When ordering materials, equipment and/or service, contractor must provide the vendor or shipper with the name of the construction company, the name of the person expecting the delivery, the exact location of the job site, and the project (owner) name. This will facilitate service and delivery to the proper person and location.
  2. No after hours delivery is permitted.
  3. Tidewater security personnel at the gatehouse will not accept shipments in the contractor’s name and will not allow “drop” shipments outside of regular work hours.

 


 

   

G.   Work Schedules

  1. All contractors must leave the Tidewater property each day no later than 7:00 PM.
  2. Work schedules are limited to the hours of 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM Monday through Friday, including site clean-up activities.
  3. Work schedules are limited to the hours of 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturday.
  4. No construction work is permitted on Sundays or holidays (New Year Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas).

 H.   Vehicular – General Rules, Bridges, Parking

  1. General
  2. All contractors must drive directly to the assigned job site.
  3. Speed limits of 20 MPH are strictly enforced within Tidewater Plantation.
  4. Large construction vehicles with multiple wheels, especially a fifth or tag wheel, are required to have all wheels down while on Tidewater property.
  1. Bridges
  2. Weight limits for the bridge accessing the Mid Island and South Island neighborhood(s) are strictly enforced.
  3. Contractors agree to adhere to posted weight restrictions with the complete and full understanding that if they violate the weight restriction, they will be held responsible for any damage to property and/or persons caused by such violation.
  1. Parking
  2. All vehicles must be parked within the job site property or paved street(s) adjacent or in an area designated for contractor parking by Tidewater security.
  3. No construction vehicles or vehicles of contractors are permitted to be parked overnight on Tidewater streets or at the job site with the exception of heavy equipment during initial lot clearing.
  4. Special permission for overnight parking of construction vehicles and equipment may be granted by the DRB on a case-by-case basis.
  5. Parking on the TPCA common right-of-way areas or on any adjacent private property is not permitted. Parking of construction vehicles and vehicles of construction workers must be parked on the paved street(s) in the area of the job site.
  6. Parking is limited to one side of the street at and near construction sites.
  7. Parking is prohibited in front of mailboxes.
  8. Violations of vehicular rules by contractors may result in the suspension or recall of the contractor pass.

The Tidewater Plantation Community Association (TPCA) Board of Directors (BOD), Design Review Board (DRB), in addition to and not in any way limiting the rights of law or equity, shall be entitled to enforce the above rules through fines or other measures, including the removal of the parties involved from Tidewater  for a period of time or on a permanent basis.   The TPCA BOD and DRB shall not in any event be liable for any loss or damage resulting therefrom.

TPCA DRB reserves the right at any time and from time to time to amend these Contractor Work Rules.

Attestation:

We, _____________________________________________, a licensed contractor,

and__________________________________, the property owner, acknowledge that we have received and read the Tidewater Plantation Community Association Design Review Board Standards, Requirements and Procedures, as well as the Contractor Work Rules and agree to abide by them during all of the construction activities in Tidewater.  We will furnish copies of the Contractor Work Rules to all employees, subcontractors, and suppliers involved in this project.

           

In addition, we acknowledge that we have been advised of the weight limits for the bridge accessing the Mid and South Island neighborhoods of Tidewater Plantation.  By our signatures below, we hereby agree to adhere to the posted weight restrictions with the complete and full understanding that if we violate the weight restriction, we will be held responsible for any damage to property and/or people caused by such violation. 

Further, we acknowledge the requirement that any large construction vehicles with multiple wheels, especially a fifth or tag wheel, are required to have all wheels down while on Tidewater property.

The schedule of fines for violations of DRB Standards relating to new construction and/or house/lot modifications requiring DRB approval may be recommended to the TPCA Board of Directors. This schedule of fines is specific to and limited to projects under the sole jurisdiction of the DRB.   Fines are the ultimate responsibility of the property owner, as the builder and sub-contractors are working as agents of the owner. As such, these fines, when levied, become lienable assessments against the property.

Furthermore, having read and understanding all Tidewater DRB Contractor Work Rules, DRB Standards, Requirements and Procedures, I, _____________________________________, the licensed contractor, understand that if I violate the DRB rules and regulations, I can be banned from doing business in Tidewater Plantation.

___________________________________________          _______________________

Company                                                                                 Lot Number

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___________________________________________          _______________________

Signature/Title                                                                                     Date

___________________________________________          _______________________

Property Owner                                                                      Date

 

Version History: DRB Contractor Work Rules

Version Date

Effective Date

Approved

By DRB

Change Description

Original

1996 (approx.)

DRB

 

December 10, 2018

 

DRB

Document re-formatting; use of stone to prevent erosion/washout; “Danger” signage permitted

June 6, 2019

June 6, 2019

April 15, 2019

Require use of Gator Guard at front of construction site; require daily use of magnetic nail retriever

August 6, 2020

August 6, 2020

July 2020

Consolidation and revision of DRB Standards – Change in Schedule of Fees.

March 1, 2021

March 1, 2021

February 15, 2021

Edification, clarification.  No change in content

July 5, 2022

July 5, 2022

July 5, 2022

Addition of notification of change in ownership and responsibility of owners to manage contractors and subcontractors in the access control system.