Town of Barton, WI
Washington County
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The improvements prescribed in this chapter are required as a condition of approval of a subdivision, certified survey map, or condominium. The required improvements described in this chapter shall be installed, furnished, and financed at the sole expense of the subdivider or condominium developer (as applicable). However, in the case of required improvements in a commercial, industrial, or other nonresidential area, the cost of such improvements, at the sole discretion of the Town Board, may be financed through special assessments. A contract, or subdivider's agreement, with the subdivider and/or condominium developer (as applicable) as specified under § 340-13 of this chapter shall be required. Financial sureties described in § 340-13 of this chapter shall be required.
The required improvements set forth in this chapter shall be installed in accordance with the Town's "Standards and Specifications for Development." Where the Town has no prescribed standards and specifications, the improvements shall be made in accordance with good engineering practices, approved prior to the commencement of construction by the Town Engineer.
The subdivider or condominium developer (as applicable) shall install survey monuments placed in accordance with the requirements of § 236.15, Wis. Stats., and as may be required by the Town Engineer.
A. 
Right-of-way and roadbed grading. After the installation of temporary block corner monuments by the subdivider or condominium developer (as applicable) and establishment of street grades, the subdivider or condominium developer (as applicable) shall grade the full width of the right-of-way of all streets proposed to be dedicated in accordance with plans and standard specifications approved by the Town and in conformance with the Town's "Standards and Specifications for Development." The subdivider or condominium developer (as applicable) shall grade the roadbeds in the street rights-of-way to subgrade.
B. 
Grading of cut and filled lands. Cut and filled lands shall be graded to a maximum slope of one to four or the soil's angle of repose, whichever is the lesser, and covered with permanent vegetation.
C. 
Preservation of septic field areas during grading. During grading operations, every effort shall be made by the subdivider or condominium developer (as applicable) to preserve and protect any septic field areas from damage.
D. 
Preservation of existing trees during grading. During grading operations, every effort shall be made by the subdivider or condominium developer (as applicable) to preserve and protect from damage those existing trees identified in the natural resource protection plan to be preserved and retained as a part of the subdivision, certified survey map, or condominium approval. (See § 340-84 of this chapter for minimum procedures.)
A. 
Roadway surfacing. After the installation of all required utility and stormwater drainage improvements, the subdivider or condominium developer (as applicable) shall surface all roadways in streets proposed to be dedicated to the widths prescribed by these regulations and the county's development plan or Town of Barton's Comprehensive Plan or plan components.
B. 
Required surfacing specifications. Said surfacing shall be done in accordance with plans and standard specifications approved by the Town, including the Town's "Standards and Specifications for Development."
In all subdivisions, certified survey maps, and condominiums located in urban areas, as defined in Article XV of this chapter (also see Table 1), the Plan Commission may require the subdivider or condominium developer (as applicable) to construct concrete curbs in accordance with plans and the "Standards and Specifications for Development" as approved by the Town. Wherever possible, provision shall be made at the time of construction for driveway access curb cuts.
Sidewalks may be required by the Plan Commission in subdivisions, certified survey maps, or condominiums located in urban areas (see Table 1), to accommodate safe and adequate pedestrian circulation. Where sidewalks are provided, they shall be a minimum of five feet in width and be located within a dedicated public right-of-way or pedestrian access easement. If the sidewalk is to be located within a pedestrian access easement, said easement shall be a minimum of 20 feet in width as specified in Table 1 of this chapter.
When permanent rural street sections have been approved by the Plan Commission, the subdivider or condominium developer (as applicable) shall finish grade all shoulders and road ditches, install all necessary culverts at intersections and, if required, surface ditch inverts to prevent erosion and sedimentation in accordance with plans and standard specifications approved by the Town, including the Town's "Standards and Specifications for Development," and as set forth in Table 1 of this chapter.
The subdivider or condominium developer (as applicable) shall install required bicycle paths and trails in accordance with the Town's plans and specifications, including the Town's "Standards and Specifications for Development," approved by the Town. The subdivider or condominium developer (as applicable) shall assume the entire cost of such bicycle paths and trails, except in the case of dual bicycle paths and streets. The added cost for streets wider than those required by Table 1 in order to accommodate bicycle paths and trails shall be the responsibility of the municipality charged with the maintenance of the proposed facility. In the event the subdivider or condominium developer (as applicable) wishes to install dual-lane facilities, which may not be required by the Town, the total cost of such improvements shall be borne by the subdivider or condominium developer (as applicable).
When public sanitary sewer facilities are available to the subdivision plat, certified survey map or condominium in urban areas, the subdivider or condominium developer (as applicable) shall construct sanitary sewer facilities in such a manner as to make adequate sanitary sewer service available to each lot within the subdivision or certified survey map or dwelling unit within a condominium. In addition:
A. 
Extent of required installation of lateral sewer lines. The Plan Commission shall require the installation of sewer laterals to the street lot line.
B. 
Plans and specifications required. The size, type, and installation of all sanitary sewers and sanitary sewer laterals proposed to be constructed shall be in accordance with plans and standard specifications approved by the Town, including the Town's "Standards and Specifications for Development," approved by the Town of Barton.
C. 
Costs associated with sanitary sewers eight inches or less in diameter. The subdivider or condominium developer (as applicable) shall assume the cost of installing all sanitary sewers that are eight inches in diameter or less.
D. 
Costs associated with sanitary sewers larger than eight inches in diameter. If larger than eight-inch-diameter sanitary sewers are required to handle the contemplated sewage flows, the costs of such larger sewers shall be prorated in proportion to the ratio which the total sewage of the proposed subdivision, certified survey map, or condominium is to the total sewage capacity to be served by such larger sewer, and the excess cost shall be either borne by the Town of Barton or assessed against the total tributary sewer area.
E. 
Sanitary sewer availability and requirements for installation. The subdivider or condominium developer (as applicable) shall install sanitary sewers in accordance with this chapter and specifications of the Town, including the Town's "Standards and Specifications for Development," when it is determined that the proposed subdivision or minor land division lies within a public sanitary sewer service area and sanitary sewer facilities are programmed to be extended to the proposed subdivision, certified survey map, or condominium within six years.
(1) 
Until such time as the public sewers within the subdivision, certified survey map, or condominium can be connected to the public sanitary sewer system, they shall be temporarily capped.
(2) 
No private or public use shall be connected to the sanitary sewers within the subdivision, certified survey map, or condominium until such sanitary sewers are connected to the public sewerage system.
(3) 
The subdivider or condominium developer (as applicable) shall indicate on the face of the subdivision plat, certified survey map, or condominium plat that the owner of private uses within the subdivision, certified survey map, or condominium shall connect such uses to the sanitary sewers in the subdivision, certified survey map, or condominium at the time such sanitary sewers are connected to the public sewerage system, and that the Town shall be held harmless for any damages or costs incurred to disconnect and abandon any on-site sanitary sewer disposal system then in place and any costs associated with connection to the public sewer mains.
Where public sanitary sewer facilities are not available, the Plan Commission may require the subdivider or condominium developer (as applicable) to construct either individual or common wastewater holding facilities sufficiently sized and placed to accommodate the subdivision, certified survey map, or condominium. Said wastewater holding tanks shall be constructed pursuant to Chapter 25, titled "Sanitary Code," of the Washington County Code, as amended, and in such a manner so as to make available wastewater holding facilities to each lot of the land division.
The subdivider or condominium developer (as applicable) shall construct stormwater drainage facilities adequate to serve the subdivision, certified survey map, or condominium in conformance (as applicable) with the adopted county development plan or elements thereof; all applicable Washington County codes pertaining to stormwater management; and/or local Comprehensive Plans or adopted plan components; or as required by the Town of Barton based upon recommendation of the Town Engineer. These facilities may include curbs and gutters, catch basins and inlets, storm sewers, road ditches, open channels, water retention and detention structures, basins, and settling basins. All such facilities shall be of adequate size and grade to hydraulically accommodate the maximum potential volumes of flow and shall be so designed as to prevent and control soil erosion and sedimentation and to present no hazards to life or property. In addition:
A. 
Stormwater management plan required. A stormwater management plan shall be prepared by a Wisconsin registered professional engineer, which shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
(1) 
Existing and proposed topography, at two-foot contour intervals, of the proposed subdivision, certified survey map, or condominium.
(2) 
Proposed elevations of all streets.
(3) 
Proposed drainage swales.
(4) 
Proposed storm sewers, manholes, and inlets.
(5) 
Construction site erosion facilities.
(6) 
A report and map(s) showing the drainage basin for the entire area where the subdivision, certified survey map, or condominium is located, including estimates of the total acreage in the drainage basin and percentage of the drainage basin within the proposed subdivision, certified survey map, or condominium.
(7) 
Location of any planned stormwater detention and/or retention basins and applicable calculations for their sizing and design.
(8) 
Calculations relating to the amount of runoff from the site of the proposed subdivision, certified survey map, or condominium prior to development and anticipated runoff following the development of the site.
B. 
Unpaved street gutters.
(1) 
Unpaved street gutters shall be permitted and shall be shaped and seeded and/or sodded as grassed waterways.
(2) 
The subdivider or condominium developer (as applicable) is encouraged to use natural wetland plant materials where possible.
(3) 
Where the velocity of flow is in excess of four feet per second on soils having a severe or very severe erosion hazard and in excess of six feet per second on soils having moderate, slight, or very slight erosion hazard, the subdivider or condominium developer (as applicable) shall meander the waterway or install a paved invert or check dams, flumes, or other energy-dissipating devices.
C. 
Drainage facilities.
(1) 
These shall, if required, include stormwater detention and/or retention basins, structures, and settling basins necessary so as to prevent erosion and sedimentation where such facilities discharge into streams or lakes.
(2) 
The design criteria, the size, type, grades, and installation of all stormwater drains and sewers and other cross-section, invert and erosion control paving check dams, flumes, or other energy-dissipating structures and seeding and/or sodding of open channels and unpaved road ditches proposed to be constructed shall be in accordance with the plans and standard specifications approved by the Town, including the Town's "Standards and Specifications for Development," approved by the Town.
D. 
Storm sewers.
(1) 
When required by the Town, the subdivider or condominium developer (as applicable) shall assume the cost of installing all required storm sewers within the proposed subdivision, certified survey map, or condominium, except for the added cost of installing storm sewers greater than those which are necessary to serve tributary drainage areas lying outside of the proposed subdivision, certified survey map, or condominium.
(2) 
The cost of such larger storm sewers shall be prorated in proportion to the ratio which the total area of the proposed subdivision, certified survey map, or condominium is to the total drainage area to be served by such larger sewer, and the excess cost shall either be borne by the Town of Barton or assessed against the total tributary drainage area.
A. 
Adequate water supply facilities to be made available. When public water supply and distribution facilities are available to the subdivision plat, certified survey map, or condominium or when it is proposed to establish a private water supply and distribution system to serve two or more lots or dwelling units, the subdivider or condominium developer (as applicable) shall cause such water supply and distribution facilities to be installed in such a manner as to make adequate water service available to each lot within the subdivision or certified survey map or to each condominium dwelling unit.
B. 
Additional water supply facilities requirements. The subdivider or condominium developer (as applicable) shall make provision for adequate private water systems as required by the Town in accordance with the standards of the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services. In addition:[1]
(1) 
Water laterals to street lot line. In urban areas, the Plan Commission may require the installation of water laterals to the street lot line.
(2) 
Size, type, and installation of public and private water mains. The size, type, and installation of all public and/or private water mains proposed to be constructed shall be in accordance with plans and standard specifications approved by the Town, including the Town's "Standards and Specifications for Development."
(3) 
Costs of installing water mains, water laterals, water system appurtenances or wells. The subdivider or condominium developer (as applicable) shall assume the cost of installing all water mains, water laterals, water system appurtenances or wells within the proposed subdivision, certified survey map or condominium, except for the added cost of installing public water mains greater than eight inches in diameter. The cost of such larger water mains or other water-system-related facilities shall be prorated in proportion to the ratio which the total flow and amount required by the proposed subdivision, certified survey map, or condominium is to the total water service area flow and amount requirements for the larger water main, and the excess cost shall either be borne by the Town of Barton or assessed against the total water service area as determined by the Town Board.
(4) 
Installation of water main. The subdivider or condominium developer (as applicable) shall install water mains in accordance with this chapter and specifications of the Town, including the Town's "Standards and Specifications for Development," when it is determined that the proposed subdivision, certified survey map, or condominium lies within a Town of Barton adopted public sanitary sewer service area and water main facilities are programmed to be extended to the proposed subdivision, certified survey map, or condominium within six years.
(a) 
Until such time as the public water mains within the subdivision, certified survey map, or condominium can be connected to the larger community water supply system, they shall be temporarily capped.
(b) 
No private or public use shall be connected to the water mains within the subdivision, certified survey map, or condominium until such water mains are connected to the larger public water supply system.
(c) 
The subdivider or condominium developer (as applicable) shall indicate on the face of the subdivision plat, certified survey map, or condominium plat that the owner of private uses within the subdivision plat, certified survey map, or condominium plat shall connect such uses to the water mains within the subdivision plat, certified survey map, or condominium and that the Town shall be held harmless for any damages or costs incurred to disconnect and abandon any on-site water supply system then in place and any costs associated with connection to the public water mains.
(5) 
Installation of fire hydrants. The subdivider or condominium developer (as applicable) shall install fire hydrants connected to water mains in accordance with this chapter and specifications of the Town, including the Town's "Standards and Specifications for Development" and other local regulations pertaining to the provision of adequate fire hydrant facilities.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
The subdivider or condominium developer (as applicable) shall cause appropriate utilities such as gas, electrical power, cable television (where available), and telephone facilities to be installed in such a manner as to make adequate service available to each lot in the subdivision or certified survey map and to each dwelling unit in a condominium. No such electrical, cable television, or telephone service shall be located on overhead poles. In addition, plans indicating the proposed location of all gas, electrical power, cable television and telephone and distribution and transmission lines required to service the subdivision, certified survey map, or condominium shall be approved by the Town Board.
The subdivider or condominium developer (as applicable) shall install streetlights along all streets in urban areas and proposed to be dedicated to the public. Said streetlights shall meet the following standards:
A. 
Pole and luminaire design. The design of the streetlights shall be compatible with the neighborhood and type of development proposed. Streetlight pole and luminaire design shall meet the requirements set forth in the Town's "Standards and Specifications for Development."
B. 
Distribution and placement. Streetlights shall be placed at each street intersection and at each interior block location and other spacing as required by the Town Engineer.
The subdivider or condominium developer (as applicable) shall install traffic control and street name signs along all streets proposed to be dedicated to the public. Traffic control and street name signs shall meet the following standards:
A. 
Traffic control signs. The design and placement of traffic control signs shall follow state regulations.
B. 
Street name signs. The subdivider or condominium developer (as applicable) shall install at least two street name signs, of a design and color as approved by the Town, at each four-way street intersection proposed to be dedicated and one at each T-intersection. Street name signs shall be installed so as to be free of visual obstructions.
[Amended 10-21-2014 by Ord. No. 14-003]
In all subdivisions, certified survey maps, and condominiums requiring new street dedications, the Town shall not require the subdivider or condominium developer (as applicable) to plant street trees as of this date (October 21, 2014).
The subdivider or condominium developer (as applicable) shall plant those grasses, trees, and vines, a species and size as approved by the Plan Commission, necessary to prevent soil erosion and sedimentation. In addition:
A. 
Installation of protection and rehabilitation measures. The Plan Commission shall require the subdivider or condominium developer (as applicable) to provide or install certain protection and rehabilitation measures to prevent soil erosion and sedimentation, such as fencing, sloping, seeding, riprap, revetments, jetties, clearing, dredging, snagging, drop structures, brush mats, willow poles, and grade stabilization structures.
B. 
Conformance with Washington County requirements. Protection and rehabilitation measures shall be in conformance with Chapter 24 of the Washington County Code, titled "Land Divisions." Detailed construction plans shall be submitted to and reviewed by the Land and Water Division of the Washington County Planning and Parks Department as to conformance with accepted soil conservation standards based upon the Natural Resources Conservation Service Technical Guide, Engineering Field Manual and other accepted Washington County or Natural Resources Conservation Service Standards.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
C. 
Tree cutting and shrubbery clearing limitations. Tree cutting and shrubbery clearing shall not exceed Chapter 500, Zoning, requirements for the specified zoning district, the limitations set forth in Article XI of this chapter for natural resource features protection, the approved natural resource features protection plan for the property as described in Article IV of this chapter, and shall be so conducted as to prevent erosion and sedimentation; preserve and improve scenic qualities; and, during foliation, substantially screen any development from stream or lake users.
D. 
Maximum width of paths and trails in wooded and wetland areas. Paths and trails in wooded and wetland areas shall not exceed 10 feet in width, unless otherwise approved by the Plan Commission, and shall be so designed and constructed as to result in the least removal and disruption of trees and shrubs and the minimum impairment of natural beauty. Any easements for such paths and/or trails shall meet those minimum requirements as set forth in Table 1 of this chapter.
E. 
Earthmoving. Earthmoving, such as grading, topsoil removal, mineral extraction, stream course changing, road cutting, waterway construction or enlargement, removal of stream or lake bed materials, excavation, channel clearing, ditching, drain tile laying, dredging, and lagooning, shall be so conducted as to prevent soil erosion and sedimentation and to minimize the disturbance of the natural fauna, flora, watercourse, water regimen, and topography. (See §§ 340-64, 340-82 and 340-84 of this chapter.)
F. 
Review of the conduct of cutting, clearing, and moving. Review of the conduct of such cutting, clearing, and moving may be requested of the Land and Water Division of the Washington County Planning and Parks Department, the State District Fish and Game Managers, and the State District Forester by the Town Zoning Administrator or the Plan Commission as it deems appropriate.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
G. 
Topsoil preservation. Topsoil moved during the course of construction shall be redistributed on all pervious regraded surfaces so as to provide adequate topsoil to cover to all previous disturbed areas of the subdivision, certified survey map, condominium or multiple-family dwelling development and shall be stabilized to prevent soil erosion by seeding or planting as determined by the Town Board.
H. 
Slope and terrace protection. Areas of cuts, fills, and terraces shall be landscaped sufficiently to prevent soil erosion. All roadway slopes steeper than one foot vertically to four feet horizontally shall be planted and stabilized with ground cover appropriate for the purpose and for soil conditions, water availability, and environment as determined by the Town Engineer.
A. 
Improvements to be extended to farthest limit of parcel or lot. Any and all improvements or utility services required by this article, or a municipality's ordinance concerning areas within that municipality's extraterritorial plat jurisdiction, for the subdivision, certified survey map, or condominium shall be extended to the farthest limit of the parcel or lot upon which a building permit is requested, unless the owner is excused from meeting such requirement by the Plan Commission.
B. 
Financial sureties for extension of improvements required. In the event the improvements are required to the end of the parcel or lot, the subdivider or condominium developer (as applicable) shall be required to post financial sureties with the Town pursuant to § 340-13 of this chapter if improvements are not made.