Town of Addison, WI
Washington County
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[Adopted 3-15-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-01]
A. 
No person shall construct a driveway, make any excavation or fill, or install any culvert, or make any other alteration in any Town highway, or in any manner disturb any Town highway without a driveway access permit granted by the Town. In the event that an owner and/or builder and/or subcontractor constructs a driveway, makes any excavation or fill, or installs any culvert, or makes any other alteration in any Town highway, or in any manner disturbs any Town highway without a driveway access permit granted by the Town, the driveway shall be removed or modified to meet or exceed the requirements set forth in this article, at the property owner's expense, after a driveway access permit is granted by the Town, at a fee three times the fee amount specified in Subsection D of this section.
B. 
The Town Chairman, or his designee approved by the Town Board, is hereby designated as the administrative and enforcement officer for the provisions of this article and is hereby granted full authority to issue permits and to deny applications.
C. 
Every application for a permit for driveway construction, installation of a culvert or any other alteration in any Town highway shall be accompanied by such plan or drawing indicating the location of the proposed road access to the parcel of land, the proposed location of the culvert, and any other information as may be required by the Town Board.
D. 
Every application for a permit for driveway construction, installation of a culvert or any other alteration in any Town highway shall be accompanied by a driveway access permit fee in the amount[1] as set by resolution of the Town Board.
[Amended 5-21-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-02]
[1]
Editor's Note: The Fee Schedule is on file in the Town Clerk's office.
E. 
The entire cost of installing and maintaining the driveway access and culvert, including repairs and restoration, shall be the financial responsibility of the applicant.
Every application for a driveway access permit shall be accompanied by a roadway protection bond in the amount of $500. No building permit shall be valid within the Town of Addison for any building to be erected on any site which fronts upon a Town road, or for which the driveway will enter upon a Town road, unless the owner or builder deposits with the Town Clerk the roadway protection bond. The purpose of this bond is to protect Town roads from damage due to construction equipment moving thereon, from becoming coated with mud and debris, and from damage to shoulders, ditches and other structures on the right-of-way.
A. 
Any damage to the surface, shoulders or ditches of the Town road shall be repaired by the owner and/or builder within a reasonable length of time.
B. 
Any mud or other debris placed upon the surface of the Town road by the owner and/or builder or any subcontractor or either shall be cleaned from the Town road by the owner and/or builder and subcontractors prior to the end of each work day.
C. 
All road access and culverts installed, altered, changed, replaced or extended shall meet or exceed requirements set forth in the Town of Addison driveway access permit and the Town of Addison Zoning Ordinance, Section 4.06 and Section 4.07.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 350, Zoning.
D. 
In the event the owner and/or builder and/or subcontractor does not comply with Subsections A, B and C above, the Town may use the bond for the purpose of repair and cleanup of said road or roads, shoulders, or ditches. If the owner and/or builder complies with the provisions hereof, the bond shall be refunded upon completion of the building, issuance of a final occupancy permit by the Town Building Inspector, and approval of the Town designee. If the Town is required to repair or clean up the road, correct drainage issues, or correct installation of the culvert, then only so much of the bond as is not required to pay for said work shall be refunded. If the Town is required to repair or clean up the road, correct drainage issues, or correct installation of the culvert, and the cost of such repairs and/or clean up exceeds the amount of the bond, the property owner shall be billed for the additional costs. Nothing herein shall be construed as limiting the Town's rights and remedies against any owner or builder.
E. 
All bonds shall be refunded to the original payer. A sign-off document, which includes driveway access and culvert requirements, shall be signed by the property owner before a bond refund is issued.
F. 
Paving of driveway access in the road right-of-way shall be compacted gravel, asphalt or concrete. Concrete is preferred in areas with existing concrete curb and gutter. Concrete paving in the road right-of-way in areas not served with curb and gutter must be approved by the Town representative. The Town shall not be responsible for the repair or replacement of concrete or decorative pavement or decorative end walls or head walls located within the right-of-way.
[Amended 11-21-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-04]
G. 
In the event that any final inspections, more than one, are necessary, the amount of $15 for each additional inspection shall be deducted from the bond to be refunded.
A. 
No access to a Town roadway shall be permitted that does not meet or exceed requirements set forth in the Town of Addison driveway access permit and the Town of Addison Zoning Ordinance, Section 4.06 and Section 4.07.
B. 
In acting upon applications for access permits, the Town Board designee shall, giving due regard to road surfaces, topography, visual obstructions, road grades, speed limits, traffic patterns and the development of nearby areas, determine whether the proposed access location is consistent with public safety, sound planning principles, the logical extension of roads and public services, and the requirements set forth in the Town of Addison driveway access permit and the Town of Addison Zoning Ordinance, Section 4.06 and Section 4.07.
C. 
All culverts, drainpipes or other similar conduits placed on, in and along the public right-of-way of a Town road, to provide private driveway access, or for any other reason, shall be of sufficient size and constructed in such manner, and of such materials, as to provide adequate provision for the flowage of water naturally accumulating or flowing along the ditches and right-of-way of such roads. Such culverts shall be of sufficient length so as to prevent injury to persons or property in the use of the roadways, or the entrances to or exits from the roadway over and across such culverts. The length and diameter of the culvert shall be as designated on the access permit. The culverts shall be made of new galvanized steel, meeting minimum state highway gauge, or HDPE double-wall culverts with smooth interior and annular exterior corrugations meeting AASHTO M294. End culvert pieces or sections shall be made of galvanized steel.
[Amended 2-18-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-01]
D. 
Driveways in excess of 200 feet in length have additional construction and installation requirements, which shall be provided by the Town designee to the owner and/or builder upon approval of the driveway access permit.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended 5-21-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-02. Original § 5, Fees, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 5-21-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-02.
A. 
The applicant or his authorized agent shall provide that all driveways and access installed, altered, changed, replaced or extended shall meet or exceed requirements set forth in the Town of Addison driveway access permit and the Town of Addison Zoning Ordinance, Section 4.06 and Section 4.07.
[Amended 11-21-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-04]
B. 
The applicant or his authorized agent shall provide and install each culvert placed in the right-of-way of a public road as required by the Town. The ditch shall be properly prepared to accept the placement of the culvert. The culvert shall be installed in accordance with the Town of Addison driveway access permit and the Town of Addison Zoning Ordinance, Section 4.06 and Section 4.07, and with sufficient gravel placed thereon to afford safe ingress and egress prior to the use thereof.
C. 
The sides of the access area should be beveled down to grade so as to have no abrupt surface that could damage a snowplow or create a hazard to any vehicle that should travel off the pavement.
[Added 11-21-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-04]
The Town Board designee shall investigate existing culverts or other drainpipes placed within the right-of-way of Town roads, and if he determines that an existing culvert is not properly maintained so as to provide for the proper flowage of water, he may order the abutting property owner to repair the same or to remove such culvert and replace it with a culvert meeting the requirements of the Town of Addison driveway access permit and the Town of Addison Zoning Ordinance, Section 4.06 and Section 4.07.
A. 
The permit holder shall be liable for all damages to the road surface or any portion of the road right-of-way which may result from any ingress or egress over the culvert or any portion of the right-of-way abutting the property described on the permit.
B. 
If any driveway access or culvert is installed or any excavation, fill, or any other alteration is made in violation of the Town of Addison driveway access permit and the Town of Addison Zoning Ordinance, Section 4.06 and Section 4.07, the roadway and right-of-way may be restored to their former condition or corrected to meet or exceed the Town requirements by the Town, and the cost of materials, labor and equipment incurred by the Town shall be billed to the abutting property owner and, if not paid within 30 days, shall be a special charge to be collected as a tax upon the property.
C. 
All debris carried onto any Town highway shall be removed by the responsible party immediately or be subject to the provisions of § 86.01, Wis. Stats.
[Amended 5-21-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-02]
The permit holder or property owner shall be liable for all damage to Town equipment or Town property which is a result of failure to comply with all Town driveway access and culvert installation requirements and the Town of Addison driveway access permit and the Town of Addison Zoning Ordinance, Section 4.06 and Section 4.07. The cost of materials, labor and equipment incurred by the Town shall be billed to the abutting property owner and, if not paid within 30 days, shall be a special charge to be collected as a tax upon the property.