Village of Monticello, WI
Green County
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(a) 
Payment for improvements. The improvements prescribed in this chapter are required as a condition of approval of a land division. The required improvements described in this chapter shall be installed, furnished and financed at the sole expense of the subdivider. However, in the case of required improvements in a commercial, institutional or industrial area, the cost of such improvements may, at the sole discretion of the Village Board, be financed through special assessments.
(b) 
General standards. The following required improvements in this chapter shall be installed in accordance with the engineering standards and specifications which have been adopted by the Village Board. Where standards and specifications have not been adopted, the improvements shall be made in accordance with good engineering practices, approved prior to the start of construction by the Village Engineer.
(a) 
Contract. Prior to installation of any required improvements and prior to approval of the Final Plat, the subdivider shall enter into a written contract with the Village requiring the subdivider to furnish and construct said improvements at his sole cost and in accordance with plans and specifications and usual contract conditions, which shall include provision for inspection of construction details by the Village Engineer.
(b) 
Financial guarantees.
(1) 
The agreement shall require the subdivider to make an escrow deposit or in lieu thereof to furnish a performance bond, the amount of the deposit the penal amount equal to 1-1/4 times the Village Engineer's estimate of the total cost of the improvements to be furnished under the contract, including the cost of inspection.
(2) 
On request of the subdivider, the contract may provide for completion of part or all of the improvements covered thereby prior to acceptance of the plat, and in such event the amount of the deposit or bond shall be reduced in a sum equal to the estimated cost of the improvements so completed prior to acceptance of the plat only. If the required improvements are not completed within the specified period, all amounts held under performance bond shall be turned over and delivered to the Village and applied to the cost of the required improvements. Any balance remaining after such improvements have been made shall be returned to the owner or subdivider. The Village Board, at its option, may extend the bond period for additional periods not to exceed two years each period.
(3) 
The time for completion of the work and the several parts thereof shall be determined by the Village Board upon recommendation of the Village Engineer after consultation with the subdivider. The completion date shall be a component of the contract.
(4) 
The subdivider shall pay the Village for all costs incurred by the Village for review and inspection of the subdivision. This would include review, and preparation at the Village Board's discretion, of plans and specifications by the Village Engineer, Village Planner and Village Attorney, as well as other costs of a similar nature.
(a) 
Engineering reports, construction plans and specifications. As required by § 14-1-31, engineering reports, plans and proposed specifications shall be submitted simultaneously with the filing of the Preliminary Plat. At the Final Plat stage, construction plans for the required improvements conforming in all respects with the standards of the Village Engineer and the ordinances of the Village shall be prepared at the subdivider's expense by a professional engineer who is registered in the State of Wisconsin, and said plans shall contain his seal. Such plans, together with the quantities of construction items, shall be submitted to the Village Engineer for his approval and for his estimate of the total cost of the required improvements; upon approval they shall become a part of the contract required. Simultaneously with the filing of the Final Plat with the Village Clerk- Treasurer, or as soon thereafter as practicable, copies of the construction plans and specifications shall be furnished for the following public improvements, with a copy sent to the appropriate sanitary district:
(1) 
Street plans and profiles showing existing and proposed grades, elevations and cross sections of required improvements.
(2) 
Sanitary sewer plans and profiles showing the locations, grades, sizes, elevations and materials of required facilities.
(3) 
Storm sewer and open channel plans and profiles showing the locations, glades, sizes, cross sections, elevations and materials of required facilities.
(4) 
Water main plans and profiles showing the locations, sizes, elevations and materials of required facilities.
(5) 
Erosion and sedimentation control plans showing those structures required to retard the rate of runoff water and those grading and excavating practices that will prevent erosion and sedimentation. Such plans shall comply with the Village's Erosion Control Chapter.
(6) 
Planting plans showing the locations, age, caliper, species and time of planting of any required grasses, vines, shrubs and trees.
(7) 
Additional special plans or information as required by Village officials.
(b) 
Action by the Village Engineer. The Village Engineer shall review or cause to be reviewed the plans and specifications for conformance with the requirements of this chapter and other pertinent Village ordinances and design standards recommended by the Village Engineer and approved by the Village Board. If the Village Engineer rejects the plans and specifications, he shall notify the owner, who shall modify the plans or specifications or both accordingly. When the plans and specifications are corrected, the Village Engineer shall approve the plans and specifications for transmittal to the Village Board. The Village Board shall approve the plans and specifications before the improvements are installed and construction commenced.
(c) 
Other requirements.
(1) 
Approval by Engineer. Contracts and contract specifications for the construction of street and utility improvements on dedicated street rights-of-way, as well as the contractors and subcontractors providing such work, shall be subject to the approval of the Village Engineer.
(2) 
Governmental units. Governmental units to which these bond and contract provisions may file, in lieu of said contract and bond, a letter from officers authorized to act on their behalf agreeing to comply with the provisions of this section.
(3) 
Plats outside the corporate limits. Before final approval by the Village of any plat located outside the corporate limits of the Village, but within the plat approval jurisdiction of the Village, the subdivider shall give evidence that he has complied with all street and utility requirements of the town in which the land being platted is located.
(4) 
Survey monuments. Before final approval of any plat within the Village or its extraterritorial jurisdictional limits, the subdivider shall install survey monuments placed in accordance with the requirements of § 236.15 of the Wisconsin Statutes, and as may be require by the Village Engineer.
(d) 
Construction and inspection.
(1) 
Prior to starting any of the work covered by the plans approved above, written authorization to start the work shall be obtained from the Village Engineer upon receipt of all necessary and in accordance with the construction methods of this chapter, building permits shall not be issued until all improvements required by this chapter are satisfactorily completed.
(2) 
Construction of all improvements required by this chapter shall be completed within two years from the date of approval of the Preliminary Plat by the Village Board, unless good cause can be shown for the Village Board to grant an extension.
(3) 
During the course of construction, the Village Engineer shall make, or cause to be made, such inspections as the Village Board deems necessary to insure compliance with the plans and specifications as approved. The owner shall pay the actual cost incurred by the Village for such inspections. This fee shall be the actual cost to the Village of inspectors, engineers and other parties necessary to insure satisfactory work.
(e) 
Record plans. After completion of all public improvements and prior to final acceptance of said improvements, the subdivider shall make or cause to be made three copies of record plans showing the actual location of all valves, manholes, stubs, sewers and water mains and such other facilities as the Village Engineer shall require. These plans shall be prepared on the original mylars of the construction plans and shall bear the signature and seal of a professional engineer registered in Wisconsin. The presentation of the record plans shall be a condition of final acceptance of the improvements and release of the surety bond assuring their completion.
The subdivider shall construct streets, roads and alleys as outlined on the approved plans based on the requirements of this chapter:
(a) 
General considerations. The streets shall be designed and located in relation to existing and planned streets, to topographical conditions and natural terrain features such as streams and existing tree growth, to public convenience and safety, and in their appropriate relation to the propose uses of the land to be served by such streets.
(b) 
Construction standards. Construction of all streets shall conform to the current standards as established by the Village Board and this chapter, and shall be subject to approval of the Village Engineer before acceptance.
(c) 
Conform to Official Map. The arrangement, width, grade and location of all streets shall conform to the Official Map.
(d) 
Grading.
(1) 
With the submittal of the Final Plat, the subdivider shall furnish drawings which indicate the existing and proposed grades of roads, streets and alleys shown on the plat.
(2) 
Proposed grades will be reviewed by the Village Engineer for conformance with Village standards and good engineering practices. Street grades require the approval of the Village Board after receipt of the Village Engineer's recommendations.
(3) 
After installation of temporary block corner monuments by the subdivider and the establishment of street grades by the Village Engineer, the subdivider shall grade the full width of the right-of-way of the streets and alleys proposed to be dedicated, including the vision clearance triangle on corner lots, followed by surfacing required by this chapter.
(4) 
In cases where an existing street right-of-way is made a part of the plat or abuts the plat, the subdivider shall grade that portion of the right-of-way between the existing pavement and the property line.
(5) 
The bed for the roadways in the street rights-of-way shall be graded to subgrade elevation.
(6) 
The Village Engineer shall approve all grading within rights-of-way and said gradings shall extend for a sufficient distance beyond the right-of-way to insure that the established grade will be preserved.
(7) 
Where electric and other communications or utilities facilities are to be installed underground, the utility easements shall be graded to within six inches of the final grade by the subdivider, prior to the installation of such facilities; earth fill piles or mounds of dirt or construction materials shall not be stored on such easement areas.
(8) 
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.
(e) 
Street construction. After sanitary sewer, storm sewer, water, and other necessary utilities have been installed, the subdivider shall construct and dedicate as part of the subdivision, streets and curbs and gutters. The subdivider shall surface roadways to the widths prescribed by Village specifications. Construction shall be to Village standard specifications for street improvements.
(f) 
Completion of street and sidewalk construction.
(1) 
No building permit shall be issued for the construction of any residential dwelling until sewer, water, grading and graveling are installed in the streets necessary to service the property for which the permit is required.
(2) 
The Village Board may issue a waiver of these requirements in unusual or special circumstances such as excessively severe weather conditions, heavy construction temporarily in area or construction material shortages (i.e., cement, asphalt). The issuance of a waiver shall be at the discretion of the Village Board.
(3) 
The subdivider requesting a waiver shall do so in writing, presenting such information and documentation as required by the Village Board. The waiver shall be in written form and shall detail which improvement requirements are temporarily waived and for what period of time.
After the installation of all utility and storm water drainage improvements, the subdivider shall construct concrete curbs and gutters in accordance with plans and standard specifications approved by the Village Board, on file with the Village Clerk-Treasurer. Wherever possible, provision shall be made at the time of construction for driveway access curb cuts.
(a) 
In all subdivisions and minor land divisions, the Village Board shall require the subdivider to construct a concrete sidewalk on one side of all frontage streets, and on both sides of all other through, minor, cul-de-sac, dead end, arterial and/or continuous streets within the subdivision. The construction of all sidewalks shall be in accordance with plans and standard specifications approved by the Village Engineer.
(b) 
In addition, wider than standard sidewalks may be required by the Village Board in the vicinity of schools, commercial areas and other places of public assemblage, and the Village Board may require the construction of sidewalks in locations other than required under the preceding provisions of this Code if such walks are necessary, in their opinion, for safe and adequate pedestrian circulation.
(a) 
There shall be provided a sanitary sewerage system in conformity with the master plan of sewers as approved by the Village Board.
(b) 
The subdivider shall make adequate sewage disposal systems available to each lot within the subdivision, certified survey map parcel or minor land division.
(c) 
Subdivisions and certified survey map parcels shall be served by public sewer facilities. The size, type, and installation of all sanitary sewers proposed to be constructed shall be in accordance with plans and specifications approved by the Village.
(d) 
The Village Board shall require the installation of sewer laterals to the street lot line.
(e) 
The subdivider shall assume the cost of installing all sanitary sewers, eight inches in diameter or less in size, including the bringing of the sanitary sewer from where it exists to the subdivision or minor land division in question, as well as providing all sanitary sewer work within the subdivision or minor land division. If greater than eight inch diameter 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 area of the proposed subdivision or certified survey map is to the total drainage area to be served by such larger sewer and the excess cost either borne by the Village or assessed against the total tributary drainage area.
(f) 
The subdivider shall install sanitary sewers in accordance with this Code and specifications of the Village Engineer where 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 or minor land division within six years. Until such time as the public sewers within the subdivision or minor land division can be connected to the community public sewer system, they shall be temporarily capped. No private or public use shall be connected to the sewers within the subdivision or minor land division until such sewers are connected to the larger community system. The subdivider shall indicate on the face of the plat or certified survey map that the owner of private uses within the subdivision or minor land division shall connect such uses to the sewers in the subdivision or minor land division at the time such sewers are connected to the community sewer system, and that the Village 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.
(a) 
When public water supply and distribution facilities are available to the subdivision plat or minor land division or when it is proposed to establish a private water supply and distribution system to serve two or more lots, the subdivider 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 minor land division. The subdivider shall make provision for adequate private water systems as required by the Village in accordance with the standards of the Wisconsin Department of Commerce.
(b) 
The Village Board may require the installation of water laterals to the street lot line.
(c) 
The size, type and installation of all public water mains proposed to be constructed shall be in accordance with plans and standard specifications approved by the Village Board.
(d) 
The subdivider shall assume the cost of installing all water mains, water laterals and water system appurtenances within the proposed subdivision or minor land division, except for the added cost of installing water mains greater than eight inches diameter.
(e) 
The subdivider shall install water mains in accordance with this Code and specifications of the Village Engineer when it is determined that the proposed subdivision or minor land division lies within a public sanitary sewer service area and water main facilities are programmed to be extended to the proposed subdivision within six years. Until such time as the public water mains within the subdivision or minor land division can be connected to the larger community water supply system, they shall be temporarily capped. No private or public use shall be connected to the water mains within the subdivision or minor land division until such water mains are connected to the larger community water supply system. The subdivider shall indicate on the face of the plat that the owner of private uses within the subdivision or minor land division shall connect such uses to the water mains within the subdivision or minor land division, and that the Village is 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.
(a) 
Pursuant to § 14-1-73, the subdivider shall provide storm water drainage facilities adequate to serve the subdivision or minor land division which may include curb and gutter, catch basins and inlets, storm sewers, road ditches, open channels and water retention structures and settling basins, as may be required. Storm sewers are to be of adequate size and grade to hydraulically accommodate the ten-year storm; culverts shall be designed to accommodate the ten-year storm and shall be sized so that the twenty-five-year frequency storms do not cause flooding of the adjacent roadway. Upon the approval of the Village Engineer, storm water swales and ditches may be sized for from twenty-five to one-hundred-year frequency storms, depending upon the estimated amount of damage that would be incurred by adjacent properties if flooding did occur. Storm drainage facilities shall be so designed as to minimize hazards to life or property, and the size, type and installation of all storm water drains and sewers proposed to be constructed shall be in accordance with the plans and specifications approved by the Village Board, upon the recommendations of the Village Engineer. Storm sewers oversized to handle runoff from off-site properties will be installed by the subdivider; however, the cost of over-sizing such larger sewers shall be prorated in proportion to the ratio which the total area of the proposed subdivision or minor land division is to the total drainage area to be served by such larger sewer, and the excess cost either borne by the Village or assessed against the total tributary drainage area.
(b) 
Unpaved road ditches and street gutters may be permitted only within the Village's extraterritorial plat approved jurisdictional area and shall be shaped and seeded and/or sodded as grassed waterways. 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 shall install a paved invert or check dams, flumes or other energy-dissipating devices.
(c) 
Drainage facilities shall, if required, include water retention/detention structures and settling basins so as to prevent erosion and sedimentation where such facilities discharge into streams or lakes. The design criteria, the size, type, grades and installation of all storm water 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 Village Engineer.
(a) 
The subdivider shall cause gas, electrical power and telephone facilities to be installed in such a manner as to make adequate service available to each lot in the subdivision.
(b) 
The subdivider shall cause gas, electric power and telephone facilities to be installed in such a manner as to make adequate service available to each lot in the subdivision, certified survey or land division. All new electrical distribution television cables and telephone lines from which lots are individually served shall be underground unless the Village Board specifically allows overhead poles for the following reasons:
(1) 
Topography, soil, water table, solid rock, boulders, or other physical conditions would make underground installation unreasonable or impractical; or
(2) 
The lots to be served by said facilities can be served directly from existing overhead facilities.
(c) 
Plans indicating the proposed location of all gas, electrical power and telephone distribution and transmission lines required to service the plat shall be approved by the Village Board and such map shall be filed with the Village Clerk-Treasurer.
The subdivider shall install street lamps along all streets proposed to be dedicated of a design compatible with the neighborhood and type of development proposed as determined by the Village Engineer. Such lamps shall be placed at each street intersection and at such interior block spacing as may be required by the Village Board, upon the recommendation of the Village Engineer.
The subdivider shall install at the intersections of all streets proposed to be dedicated a street name sign of a design and installation specified by the Village Engineer.
(a) 
Pursuant to the Village's Construction Site Erosion Control Chapter (Building Code), the subdivider shall cause all gradings, excavations, open cuts, side slopes, and other land surface disturbances to be mulched, seeded, sodded or otherwise protected so that erosion, siltation, sedimentation and washing are prevented. The subdivider shall submit an erosion control plan that specifies measures that will be taken to assure the minimization of erosion problems.
(b) 
The Village Board may require the subdivider to provide or install certain protection and rehabilitation measures, such as fencing, sloping, seeding, riprap, revetments, jetties, clearing, dredging, snagging, drop structures, brush mats, willow poles and grade stabilization structures.
(c) 
Tree cutting and shrubbery clearing shall not exceed 40% of the lot or tract 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) 
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.
(e) 
Earth moving, 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 erosion and sedimentation and to least disturb the natural fauna, flora, watercourse, water regimen and topography.
(f) 
Review of the conduct of such cutting, clearing and moving may be requested of the County Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisors, the State District Fish and Game Managers and the State District Forester by the Village Engineer or Plan Commission as they deem appropriate.
When the land included in a subdivision plat or certified survey map abuts upon or is adjacent to land used for farming or grazing purposes, the subdivider shall erect (at the request of the adjacent property owner), keep, and maintain (his portion under State law) partition fences, satisfying the requirements of the Wisconsin Statutes for a legal and sufficient fence, between such land and the adjacent land. A covenant binding the developer, its grantees, heirs, successors, and assigns to erect and maintain such fences, without cost to the adjoining property owners, so long as the land is used for farming or grazing purposes, shall be included upon the face of the Final Plat or certified survey map.
(a) 
Utility easements. The Village Board, on the recommendation of appropriate departments and agencies serving the Village, shall require utility easements for poles, wire, conduits, storm and sanitary sewers, gas, water and head mains or other utility lines. It is the intent of this chapter to protect all established easements so as to assure proper grade, assure maintenance of the established grade, prohibit construction of permanent fences or retaining walls over underground installation and prevent the planting of trees in the easement area.
(b) 
Drainage easements. Where a subdivision is traversed by a watercourse, drainage way, channel or stream:
(1) 
There shall be provided a storm water easement or drainage right-of-way conforming substantially to the lines of such watercourse and such further width or construction, or both, as will be adequate for the purpose and as may be necessary to comply with this section; or
(2) 
The watercourse, drainage way, channel or stream may be relocated in such a manner that the maintenance of adequate drainage will be assured and the same provided with a storm water easement or drainage right-of-way conforming to the lines of the relocated watercourse, and such further width or construction, or both, as will be adequate for the purpose and may be necessary to comply with this section.
(3) 
Wherever possible, it is desirable that drainage be maintained by an open channel with landscaped banks and adequate width for maximum potential volume flow. In all cases, such water course shall be of a minimum width established at the high-water mark or, in the absence of such specification, not less than 30 feet. If, in the opinion of the Village Engineer, the easement will be for a major drainage swale, the easement shall be of sufficient width to contain a one-hundred-year frequency storm. If the drainage easement is located in an established, floodway or flood fringe district, the entire floodplain area shall be included within the drainage easement.
(c) 
Easement locations. Such easements shall be at least 12 feet wide, or wider where recommended by the Village Engineer, and may run across lots or alongside of rear lot lines. Such easements should preferably be located along rear lot lines. Evidence shall be furnished the Plan Commission and Village Board that easements and any easement provisions to be incorporated in the plat or in deeds have been reviewed by the individual utility companies or the organization responsible for furnishing the services involved.
When required by the Village Board, the subdivider shall install required bicycle paths and trails in accordance with the plans and specifications approved by the Village. The subdivider 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 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 wishes to install dual-lane facilities, which may not be required by the Village, the total cost of such improvements shall be borne by the subdivider.
Any and all improvements or utility services required by this chapter for the subdivision and/or minor land division of lands within the Village or within the Village's extraterritorial plat approval jurisdiction shall be extended to the farthest limit of the parcel or lot upon which a building permit is requested unless the owner is excused by the Village Board, the Plan Commission or Village utilities officials. In the event the improvements are required to the end of the parcel, as defined herein, the owner shall be required to post bond with the Village if improvements are not made.