Village of Pleasant Prairie, WI
Kenosha County
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§ 305-1 Grades.

A. 
Establishment. The grades of all streets, alleys and sidewalks shall be established and described by the Board and shall be recorded by the Clerk in his office.
B. 
Required. No street, alley or sidewalk shall be worked until the grade thereof is established.
C. 
Altering prohibited. No person shall alter the grade of any street, alley, sidewalk or public ground, or any part thereof, unless authorized or instructed to do so by the Board.

§ 305-2 Obstructions and encroachments.

A. 
Prohibited. No person shall encroach upon or obstruct or encumber any street, alley, sidewalk, public grounds or land dedicated to public use, or any part thereof, or permit such encroachment or encumbrance to be placed or remain on any public way adjoining the premises of which he is the owner or occupant, except as provided in Subsection B.
B. 
Exceptions. The prohibitions of Subsection A shall not apply to the following:
(1) 
Signs and clocks attached to buildings which project not more than six feet from the face of such building and which do not extend at any point lower than 10 feet above the sidewalk, street or alley.
(2) 
Awnings which do not extend at any point lower than seven feet above the sidewalk, street or alley.
(3) 
Public utility encroachments authorized by the Village.
(4) 
Goods, wares, merchandise or fixtures being loaded or unloaded which do not extend more than three feet on a sidewalk, provided that such goods, wares, etc., do not remain thereon for more than three hours.
(5) 
Building materials when placed upon the street, alley or sidewalk upon conditions prescribed by the Superintendent of Streets, who may require such materials to be protected by barricades or appropriate lights.
(6) 
Mailboxes with only a standard treated four-by-four wooden post with one metal mailbox and flag to be maintained by the owner of the property.
[Added 12-18-2006 by Ord. No. 06-65]
(7) 
Multi-user mailboxes approved by the United States Postal Service.
[Added 12-18-2006 by Ord. No. 06-65]

§ 305-3 Construction of road improvements along municipal boundary lines.

A. 
Authority. The Village may, by action of the Village Board, enter into an agreement or agreements with a neighboring municipality to provide for the improvement of roads lying in part within the Village and in part within such municipality pursuant to the intergovernmental cooperation provisions of § 66.0301, Wis. Stats., as more fully set forth hereafter.
B. 
Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
IMPROVEMENT OF ROADS
Includes, without limitation because of enumeration, construction of a roadbed, or improvement or widening of the same installation of a road base in whole or in part, installation of drainage facilities reasonably related to road construction, paving of road surfaces and construction of curbs with either concrete or blacktop, and any materials necessary to complete any of the foregoing construction. "Improvement of roads" further means construction and installation of any appurtenances reasonably necessary for any of the foregoing road improvements.
MUNICIPALITY
Town, village or city.
C. 
Special assessments.
(1) 
All road improvements provided for herein shall be paid by special assessments on landowners of property abutting such improved roads to the extent of benefits accruing to such landowners' property, in accordance with the provisions of §§ 66.0701 and 66.0703, Wis. Stats.
(2) 
All special assessments collected as aforesaid, except for excess assessments refunded to the property owners, shall be used to pay the municipality performing the road improvement or shall be allocated in proportion to the amount of work performed by each municipality.

§ 305-4 Driveway culverts.

[Added 1-20-1992]
A. 
The property owner or his/her agent must make application for a driveway culvert permit with the Community Development Department of the Village of Pleasant Prairie.
B. 
All driveway culvert installations must be done by the Village of Pleasant Prairie Public Works Department.
C. 
The actual cost for installation of a driveway culvert, including labor, materials and equipment, is to be charged to the property owner. If not paid when due, the invoice is placed on the next succeeding tax roll, along with interest and penalty.

§ 305-5 Construction of public works projects by Village.

[Added 3-4-1996]
A. 
Section 62.15, Wis. Stats., shall be incorporated herein.
B. 
The Village Board may direct that the Village Administrator shall undertake the construction of public works projects and improvements with employees and equipment of the Village when the Village Administrator has determined that such work can be performed more efficiently and at less cost than bidding the work under a public contract.

§ 305-6 Concrete driveways.

[Added 3-5-2001 by Ord. No. 01-11; amended 9-2-2008 by Ord. No. 08-50; 9-4-2012 by Ord. No. 12-30]
On municipal streets that are constructed to a rural profile, concrete driveways are not permitted from road edge to five feet from the ditch center line.
A. 
Rural profile streets. On municipal streets that are designed and constructed to a rural profile, the construction of a concrete driveway from the road edge to five feet beyond the ditch center line is prohibited. The only improved surface that connects a private drive to this type of public street is either asphaltic cement or No. 2 crushed limestone, compacted with screenings. Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit the construction of a concrete cement driveway on private property. In addition, the width of a driveway between the paved or gravel street edge and the property line shall be a minimum of 12 feet and a maximum of 24 feet; however, a maximum radius of three feet is allowed where the driveway meets the street edge. In no case shall a driveway extend into the right-of-way so as to cross the extension of the side property line unless approved by the Director of Public Works.
B. 
Urban profile streets. On municipal streets that are designed and constructed to an urban profile, the construction of a concrete driveway is permitted within the right-of-way. The only type of improved surface that connects a private drive to this type of public street is either asphaltic cement or concrete cement. In addition, the width of a driveway between the street pavement and the property line shall be a minimum of 12 feet and a maximum of 24 feet; however, a maximum radius of three feet is allowed where the driveway meets the street edge. In no case shall a driveway extend into the right-of-way so as to cross the extension of the side property line unless approved by the Superintendent of Streets.
C. 
The Director of Public Works will make the determination when the ditch line is not present.

§ 305-7 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 4-18-2005 by Ord. No. 05-13]
Except as otherwise provided herein, any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter, or any order, rule or regulation made hereunder, shall be subject to a penalty as provided in Chapter 1, § 1-4, of this Code.