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Village of Grafton, WI
Ozaukee County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Grafton as Title 18, Ch. 18.28, of the 1979 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
All subdivisions shall be monumented as required by § 236.15, Wis. Stats.
[Amended by Ord. No. 039, Series 1995]
No final plat shall be approved by the Plan Commission or Village Board unless the subdivider provides and dedicates the following facilities and improvements within the time required by the Village Board.
[Amended by Ord. No. 039, Series 1995]
The subdivider shall have prepared, in accordance with requirements and standards of the Village, plan and profile drawings together with typical street cross-sections and specifications which indicate the proposed established grades of all the streets shown on the plat. The subdivider shall also have prepared a master site grading plan for the entire subdivision. This plan shall be prepared in accordance with the requirements and standards of the Village Board and shall show existing and proposed elevations of all lot corners, control points and building locations. The plan shall also indicate positive control of all storm drainage in and adjacent to the plat. The cost of the preparation of such plans shall be paid by the subdivider. After approval of these plans by the Village Engineer, the subdivider shall grade or cause to be graded the full width of the right-of-way of the proposed streets in accordance with the approved drawings. The full width of the right-of-way shall also include that area between marginal access streets and major streets and shall be graded and prepared for seeding under the supervision of the Village-approved inspector. All stumps and trees which cannot be saved, boulders and other similar items shall be removed. The subdivider shall also cause to be graded the entire subdivision lot area in accordance with the master site grading plan. Upon completion of all street and subdivision grading, the subdivider shall supply the Village with a document prepared by his engineer or surveyor certifying that the completed grading work is in compliance with the master site grading plan. The cost of all required grading work, supervision, certification, inspection and engineering fees shall be paid for by the subdivider.
[Amended by Ord. No. 039, Series 1995; Ord. No. 008, Series 1998; Ord. No. 025, Series 2006]
All subdivisions shall be provided with adequate stormwater management facilities as specified in this section. The cost of all stormwater management facilities shall be paid by the subdivider, including construction, engineering and inspection, except as noted in § 18.28.180.
A. 
Storm sewers.
1. 
Storm sewers and storm sewer laterals shall be provided to serve every lot, except where lots directly abut platted drainageways or stormwater retention facilities, in which case lots may drain directly to those facilities.
2. 
Storm sewers shall be designed to accommodate the ten-year recurrence interval storm, except in arterial streets, where they shall be designed to accommodate the fifty-year recurrence interval storm.
3. 
Storm sewers and appurtenances shall be constructed in accordance with the Village of Grafton "Standard Specifications for Development Construction."
B. 
Flood protection.
1. 
Subdivisions shall be designed so that all structure openings are at least two feet above the one-hundred-year floodplain elevation. Overflow routes shall be established to provide relief during storm events which exceed design conditions.
C. 
Stormwater retention.
1. 
Stormwater from the subdivision shall be managed in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 23.01, Control of Post-Construction Runoff, of the Code.
Where the subdivision is not within reasonable access to adequate stormwater outfall facilities, the subdivider shall have prepared plan and profile construction drawings and shall cause to have installed adequate stormwater drainage facilities, including necessary road ditches, street and driveway culverts, spillways, checks, storm sewers, inlet leads, inlet basins and open drainage channels, all of which shall be constructed within publicly dedicated streets or easements and shall be subject to the requirements of the Village Engineer.
[Amended by Ord. No. A-494-86, 1986; Ord. No. 039, Series 1995]
Erosion and sediment control practices shall conform to Chapter 23.04, Control of Construction Site Erosion Resulting from Land-Disturbing Construction Activities, of the Code.
[Amended by Ord. No. 039, Series 1995; Ord. No. 010, Series 2006]
The subdivider shall have plan and profile drawings and specifications prepared in accordance with the Village master sanitary sewer plan for the installation of sanitary sewerage facilities, including lateral house connections for each lot in the subdivision, extended to the lot line. Upon approval of the plans by the Village Engineer, the subdivider shall cause to be installed in accordance with the Village of Grafton's Standard Specifications for Development Construction all facilities required, and the cost for such installation, including inspection, supervision and engineering fees, including the costs incurred for updating the Village GIS mapping, shall be paid for by the subdivider.
[Amended by Ord. No. 039, Series 1995; Ord. No. 010, Series 2006]
The developer of any subdivision annexed to the Village shall have prepared plans and profile drawings and specifications for the installation of water main facilities in accordance with the Village master water main plan and all utility studies, including the water main, pipe fittings, valves, hydrants, lateral house connections for each lot in the subdivision, extended to the lot line. Upon approval of the plans by the Village Engineer, the subdivider shall cause to be installed in accordance with the Village of Grafton Standard Specifications for Development Construction all facilities required, and the cost of same, including inspection, supervision and engineering fees, including the costs incurred for updating the Village GIS mapping, shall be paid for by the subdivider.
[Amended by Ord. No. A-455-84, 1984; Ord. No. 039, Series 1995]
After completion of the grading and construction of sewer and water improvements in the street areas, the subdivider shall surface or cause to be surfaced the required roadway to the width indicated in § 18.20.070 of this title and shall install portland cement concrete or bituminous concrete pavement and granular base course of a thickness appropriate for the anticipated vehicle usage on the street and available subgrade soil support, consistent with good engineering practice and in accordance with the Village of Grafton Standard Specifications for Development Construction. The design of the pavement, including granular base course, shall be subject to review and approval by the Village Engineer.
[Amended by Ord. No. 039, Series 1995]
The subdivider shall install concrete sidewalks in accordance with the specifications adopted by the Village Board along both sides of all streets and boulevards shown on the plat. The cost of the sidewalk, required inspection, supervision and engineering fees shall be paid for by the subdivider.
[Amended by Ord. No. 039, Series 1995]
The subdivider shall install concrete curbs and gutters along both sides of all streets and boulevards shown on the plat in accordance with the Village of Grafton Standard Specifications for Development Construction. The cost of the curb and gutter, required inspection, supervision and engineering fees shall be paid for by the subdivider.
The subdivider shall install concrete sidewalks in pedestrianways along either or both sides of streets where required by the Village Board.
[Amended by Ord. No. 039, Series 1995; Ord. No. 023, Series 1996]
The subdivider shall pay an amount into the street tree fund sufficient for the installation of one street tree for each 40 feet of street frontage in the subdivision. As each lot is developed, the Village shall install street trees in accordance with § 11.32.050 of the Code. The amount of the street tree payment shall be determined by the Village Engineer and be included in the subdivider's agreement.
[Amended by Ord. No. 039, Series 1995; Ord. No. 009, Series 2004]
Streetlights shall be installed on all streets within the Village of Grafton. The Village Engineer, with the consent of the Chief of Police, shall determine the location of the streetlights within residential subdivisions. All commercial, business, arterial and collector roads shall be designed in accordance with the American National Standard Practice for Roadway Lighting. The location and type shall be approved by the Village Engineer. The cost for supplying and installing the required streetlights shall be paid for by the subdivider. If other than the Village standard lighting units are requested, a maintenance cost shall also be required of the subdivider.
[Amended by Ord. No. 039, Series 1995]
Street and traffic control signs of a size and type approved by the Village Engineer shall be provided at the locations specified by the Village Engineer. The cost of supplying and installing the required signs shall be paid for by the subdivider.
[Amended by Ord. No. 039, Series 1995]
All utility lines for telephone, cable TV and electric service shall be placed in rear lot line easements where practicable and side lot line easements where necessary. All telephone, cable TV, electric and gas service lines shall be placed underground entirely throughout a subdivision area, unless otherwise approved by the Village Board. Conduits or cables shall be placed within easements or dedicated public ways in a manner which will not conflict with other municipal underground services; proposed utility layouts shall be shown on copies of the preliminary plat supplied by the subdivider to the appropriate utilities. These layouts shall be reviewed and approved by the Village Engineer prior to the completion of the final plat.
[Amended by Ord. No. A-525-89, 1989]
Where sewer mains of larger capacity than normally necessary to serve the subdivision, as delineated in the preliminary plat, are required by the respective system plan, the subdivider shall be required to pay for the proportionate benefit of the installation to his subdivision as established by the Village Board in accordance with § 3.36.040 of the Code.
[Amended by Ord. No. A-525-89, 1989]
Where water mains of larger capacity than normally necessary to serve the subdivision, as delineated in the preliminary plat, are required by the respective system plan, the subdivider shall be required to pay for the proportionate benefit of the installation to his subdivision as established by the Village Board.
Where sanitary sewer lift stations and force mains are required to lift sewerage to a higher elevation and to the gravity sewer system, the subdivider shall have the plan and profile drawings and specifications prepared for the installation of such sewerage lift facilities. Such installation and the inspection, supervision and engineering fees shall be paid for by the subdivider unless otherwise determined by the Village Board.
Where directed by the Village Board, the subdivider shall deed to a public or private utility or cooperative the facilities of the community sewerage treatment plant and/or community well system.
[Amended by Ord. No. 039, Series 1995]
In the event the facilities and improvements enumerated in this chapter have not been fully installed at the time the plat is submitted for final approval, the subdivider shall file with the Director of Administrative Services an irrevocable letter of credit from a responsible bank, savings and loan association or other financial institution, duly licensed and authorized to do business in the state, which irrevocable letter of credit shall be in an amount equal to the cost of making the necessary public improvements. Such irrevocable letter of credit shall be approved by the Village Attorney and shall be of an amount determined by the Village Engineer to amply cover the cost of completing such facilities and improvements or, in the event of an improved staged development as provided in § 18.28.240, an amount ample to cover the cost of completing such portion or part of the subdivision. Such irrevocable letter of credit shall provide that it may be drawn upon the sole authorization of the Director of Administrative Services without any other approval or authorization.
[Amended by Ord. No. 039, Series 1995]
The adequacy of all facilities and improvements listed in this chapter and their proper installation shall be subject to approval of the Village Engineer. The subdivider shall pay to the Village all such costs incurred by the Village Engineer. Such amounts shall be included in the financial guarantee provided for in § 18.28.210.
All such facilities and improvements as described in this chapter shall be subject to the requirements, inspection and approval of the Village Board, Village Engineer and other agencies empowered with approval. Such installations shall be performed in accordance with the master plans and general specifications of the Village.
In all instances where it appears to be satisfactory to the Village Board that the whole of a platted subdivision cannot immediately be fully improved with respect to the installation of all storm and sanitary sewers and related facilities and street improvements, by reason of unavoidable delay in the acquisition of lands necessary for such improvements, or by reason of the unavoidable delay in obtaining necessary engineering data and information, or for some other good reason or cause, the Village Board may, in its sole discretion, authorize the subdivider to proceed with the installation of improvements required under this title on a portion or part of the subdivision, and in such event, the requirements of this title shall apply to that portion or part thereof authorized for immediate improvement.
All facilities and improvements installed prior to the final approval of the plat shall be considered dedicated to the Village, along with streets and other public areas, upon approval of the plat. Facilities and improvements completed under written contracts or agreements with the Village after the approval of the plat shall be considered dedicated upon their approval and acceptance and release of the subdivider from the requirements of such contracts or agreements.