Village of Pleasant Prairie, WI
Kenosha County
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[Added 8-17-1998]

§ 305-68 Definitions.

As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
CURB CUT
The permitted method of cutting a mountable or vertical faced curb is with a high-speed, water-cooled concrete saw.
CURB SECTION
A length of curb that was poured and finished as one uniform piece of concrete. Each section is typically six feet long.
MOUNTABLE CURB
A mountable curb is made of poured concrete that is 11 inches high on the backside or the side away from the street and is eight inches high on the street side. The combination of the curb and gutter is 30 inches wide. The purpose of a mountable curb is twofold. A mountable curb is used for conveying stormwater that drains from the roadway and, to a smaller extent, abutting lands to a catch basin or drainage inlet for conveyance in the stormwater drainage system. The secondary purpose that a mountable curb serves is to permit a municipal street to be constructed at a time when the various driveway approaches are unknown. A mountable curb can be driven over with appropriate care and caution.
TYPE D OR VERTICAL FACE CURB
A vertical face curb is a curb made of poured concrete that is 12 inches high on the backside or the side away from the street and is 7 1/2 inches high on the street side. The combination of the curb and gutter is 30 inches wide. The purpose of a vertical face curb is for conveying stormwater that drains from the roadway and, to a smaller extent, abutting lands to a catch basin or drainage inlet for conveyance in the stormwater drainage system as well as providing a defined limit for a street.

§ 305-69 Permitted modifications to curbs.

A. 
Curbs may be removed in sections, without saw cutting, and repoured as driveway approaches.
(1) 
Mountable curbs may not be repoured with a back that is less than seven inches in height.
(a) 
The radius from the apex of the gutter (the apex is located 14 inches from the back of the curb) to the joint with the street shall be 1.33°.
(b) 
The slope from the back of the curb to the right-of-way line shall be no less than 4°.
(2) 
Vertical curbs may not be repoured with a back that is less than six inches in height.
(a) 
The radius from the apex of the gutter (the apex is located six inches from the back of the curb) to the joint with the street shall be 0.02°.
(b) 
The slope from the back of the curb to the right-of-way line shall be no less than 4°.
(3) 
A permit for the curb removal and replacement must be obtained prior to work commencing. An inspection shall be performed by the Department of Public Works prior to the commencement of work. An inspection shall be performed after work has been completed. The fee for a repoured curb shall be $25 per approach.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection B, concerning the cutting of curbs for driveway approaches, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 10-20-2008 by Ord. No. 08-54.

§ 305-70 License required to perform work.

No person, party, firm, or corporation shall construct, modify, destroy, remove or repair any curb without first obtaining a license from the Village Clerk and becoming prequalified as a contractor in the Village. There shall be no fee for such license.

§ 305-71 Bond required; indemnification of Village.

A. 
Contractor's bond. Every person, party, firm or corporation engaged in the business of constructing, modifying, destroying, removing or repairing curbs and gutters, prior to the issuance of a license, shall provide a surety bond to the Village of Pleasant Prairie in the sum of $10,000, which bond shall guarantee that all work is performed in accordance with this article and other ordinances of the Village of Pleasant Prairie and the regulations of Kenosha County as well as the State of Wisconsin.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original § 8.15(4)(b), Owner's bond, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 4-18-2005 by Ord. No. 05-13.
B. 
Every person, party, firm or corporation engaged in the business of constructing, modifying, destroying, removing or repairing curbs and gutters, prior to the issuance of a license, shall indemnify the Village for any damages to or obstructions of the public right-of-way, including but not limited to the public sanitary sewers, storm sewers, municipal water mains and services, and street improvements located within the public right-of-way.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection C, concerning indemnification of the Village by property owners who saw cut the curb, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 10-20-2008 by Ord. No. 08-54.

§ 305-72 Insurance.

A condition of the license shall be the furnishing of a certificate of insurance containing the provision that the Village Administrator must be notified 20 days prior to the effective date of any termination or cancellation thereof, which certificate shall indicate that there is in full force and effect a policy of public liability insurance and motor vehicle liability insurance for each motor vehicle used in conjunction with the licensed activity, issued by an insurance company licensed to do business in the State of Wisconsin. Such insurance shall be in the amount of $300,000 protecting against claims involving death, personal injury, or property damage.