Town of Oconomowoc, WI
Waukesha County
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[Adopted 12-21-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-9]
A. 
Owner to construct. When the Town Board, by resolution, determines a sidewalk to be necessary for the public health, safety and welfare, it shall be the duty of the abutting owner to build, repair, construct and perpetually maintain sidewalks along or upon any street, alley or highway in the Town and to pay the entire cost thereof. Whenever the Town Board shall by resolution determine that a sidewalk be laid, built, repaired, lowered or raised along or upon any public street, alley or highway within the Town, it shall proceed according to § 66.0907, Wis. Stats., which section is hereby incorporated herein by reference.
B. 
Permit required. No person shall hereafter lay, remove, replace or repair any public sidewalk within the Town unless he is under contract with the Town to do such work or has obtained a permit therefor from the Town Board at least seven days before work is proposed to be undertaken.
C. 
Specifications.
(1) 
All sidewalks constructed in the Town shall conform to the line and grade established by the ordinance or resolutions of the Town. The minimum slope from the top of the curb (either existing or established by ordinance) to the street side of the sidewalk shall be 1/4 inch per foot. The maximum slope from the top of the curb as above described to the street side of the sidewalk shall be one inch per foot. The sidewalk grade shall, in all cases, be parallel to the grade of the top of the curb. The slope of the sidewalk from the street side to the property side shall be 1/4 inch per foot.
(2) 
In cases where the grade exceeds 15%, steps or special construction shall be required to fit the existing conditions. Such details shall be prepared by the Town Engineer and approved by the Town Board before construction of the sidewalk is started.
(3) 
The Town Board may provide that the expense of constructing sidewalks be at the expense of the Town or may direct that a certain portion of the cost of construction, reconstruction or repair be paid by the Town and the balance by the abutting property owners.
(4) 
All sidewalks constructed shall conform to these specifications. Any sidewalk not built to these specifications shall be ordered removed and reconstructed in accordance with these specifications.
(5) 
Construction specifications.
(a) 
All sidewalks shall be constructed on a firm subbase of gravel or crushed rock having a minimum thickness of four inches.
(b) 
All sidewalks shall be of one course concrete four inches in thickness composed of one part Portland cement, two parts sand, and four parts stone which is less than one inch in size. All sidewalks which are used as a driveway shall be constructed as described above, except that they shall have a minimum thickness of six inches.
Except as otherwise provided, any person found to be in violation of any provision of this article shall be subject to a penalty as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article I of the General Code of Ordinances.