Village of New Glarus, WI
Green County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of New Glarus 1-18-2000 by Ord. No. 99-14 as Title 15, Ch. 1 of the 2000 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Construction site erosion control — See Ch. 135.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 159.
Floodplain zoning — See Ch. 169.
Shoreland-wetland zoning — See Ch. 248.
Stormwater management — See Ch. 260.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 265.
Zoning — See Ch. 305.
A. 
Title. This chapter shall be known as the "Building Code of the Village of New Glarus."
B. 
Purpose. This chapter provides certain minimum standards, provisions and requirements for safe and stable design, methods of construction and uses of materials in buildings and/or structures hereafter erected, constructed, enlarged, altered, repaired, moved, converted to other uses or demolished and regulates the equipment, maintenance, use and occupancy of all such buildings and/or structures. Its purpose is to protect and foster the health, safety and well-being of persons occupying or using such buildings and of the general public.
C. 
Scope. New buildings hereafter erected in, or any building hereafter moved within or into, the Village shall conform to all the requirements of this chapter except as they are herein specifically exempted from part or all of its provisions. Any alteration, enlargement or demolition of an existing building and any installation therein of electrical, gas, heating, plumbing or ventilating equipment which affects the health or safety of the users thereof or any other persons is a new building to the extent of such change. Any existing building shall be considered a new building for the purposes of this chapter whenever it is used for dwelling, commercial or industrial purposes, unless it was being used for such purpose at the time this chapter was enacted. The provisions of this chapter supplement the laws of the State of Wisconsin pertaining to construction and use and the Zoning Code of the Village and amendments thereto to the date this chapter was adopted and in no way supersede or nullify such laws and the said Zoning Code.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 305, Zoning.
A. 
Permit required.
(1) 
General requirement. No building of any kind shall be moved within or into the Village and no new building or structure, or any part thereof, shall hereafter be erected or ground broken for the same or enlarged, altered, moved, demolished, razed or used within the Village, except as herein provided, until a permit therefor shall first have been obtained by the owner or his/her authorized agent from the Building Inspector.
(2) 
Alterations and repairs. The following provisions shall apply to buildings altered or repaired:
(a) 
Alterations. When not in conflict with any regulations, alterations to any existing building or structure accommodating a legal occupancy and use but of substandard type of construction, which involve either beams, girders, columns, bearing or other walls, room arrangement, heating and air conditioning systems, arrangement, light and ventilation, changes in location of exit stairways or exits, or any or all of the above, shall be made to conform to the minimum requirements of this chapter applicable to such occupancy and use and given type of construction.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
(b) 
Repairs. Work done for purposes of maintenance or replacements in any existing building or structure which does not involve the structural portions of the building or structure or which does not affect room arrangement, light and ventilation, access to or efficiency of any exit stairways or exits, fire protection, or exterior aesthetic appearance, and which does not increase a given occupancy or use, shall be deemed minor repairs.
(c) 
Alterations not permitted. When any existing building or structure which, for any reason whatsoever, does not conform to the regulations of this chapter has deteriorated from any cause whatsoever to an extent greater than 50% of the equalized value of the building or structure, no alterations or moving of such building or structure shall be permitted. Any such building or structure shall be considered a menace to public safety and welfare and shall be ordered vacated and thereafter demolished and the debris removed from the premises.
(d) 
Alterations and repairs required. When any of the structural members of any building or structure have deteriorated from any cause whatsoever to less than their required strength, the owner of such a building or structure shall cause such structural members to be restored to their required strength, failing in which the building or structure shall be considered a menace to public safety and shall be vacated and thereafter no further occupancy or use of the same shall be permitted until the regulations of this chapter are complied with.
(e) 
Extent of deterioration. The amount and extent of deterioration of any existing building or structure shall be determined by the Building Inspector.
(3) 
Staking. All lots shall be staked, identifying property lot lines, prior to the issuance of any permit for new construction or any building alteration which will change the outer footprint of the existing structure. Neither the Village of New Glarus, the Village Building Inspector nor any Village employee shall be responsible for stakes which improperly mark the property lines.
B. 
Application. Application for a building permit shall be made in writing upon a form furnished by the Building Inspector or his/her designee and shall state the name and address of the owner of the land and also the owner of the building, if different, the legal description of the land upon which the building is to be located, the name and address of the designer, the use to which said building is to be put and such other information as the Building Inspector may require.
C. 
Site plan approval.
(1) 
All applications for building permits for any construction, reconstruction, expansion or conversion, except for one- and two-family residences in residentially zoned districts shall require site plan approval by the Plan Commission in accordance with the requirements of this section. The applicant shall submit a site plan and sufficient plans and specifications of proposed buildings, machinery and operations to enable the Plan Commission or its expert consultants to determine whether the proposed application meets all the requirements applicable thereto in this chapter.
(2) 
Administration. The Building Inspector shall make a preliminary review of the application and plans and refer them along with a report of his/her findings to the Plan Commission. The Plan Commission shall review the application and may refer the application and plans to one or more expert consultants selected by the Village Board to advise whether the application and plans meet all the requirements applicable thereto in this chapter. Within 30 days of its receipt of the application, the Village Board shall authorize the Building Inspector to issue or refuse a building permit.
(3) 
Requirements. In acting on any site plan, the Plan Commission shall consider the following:
(a) 
The appropriateness of the site plan and buildings in relation to the physical character of the site and the usage of adjoining land areas.
(b) 
The layout of the site with regard to entrances and exits to public streets, the arrangement and improvement of interior roadways, and the location, adequacy and improvement of areas for parking and for loading and unloading and shall, in this connection, satisfy itself that the traffic pattern generated by the proposed construction or use shall be developed in a manner consistent with the safety of residents and the community, and the applicant shall so design the construction or use as to minimize any traffic hazard created thereby.
(c) 
The adequacy of the proposed water supply, drainage facilities and sanitary and waste disposal.
(d) 
The landscaping and appearance of the completed site. The Plan Commission shall require that those portions of all front, rear and side yards not used for off-street parking shall be attractively planted with trees, shrubs, plants or grass lawns and that the site be effectively screened so as not to impair the value of adjacent properties nor impair the intent of purposes of this chapter.
(4) 
Effect on municipal services. Before granting any site approval, the Plan Commission may, besides obtaining advice from consultants, secure such advice as may be deemed necessary from the Building Inspector or other municipal officials, with special attention to the effect of such approval upon existing municipal services and utilities. Should additional facilities be needed, the Plan Commission shall not issue the final approval until the Village has entered into an agreement with the applicant regarding the development of such facilities.
(5) 
Appeals. Denials of building permits contingent upon site plan approval may be appealed to the Zoning Board of Appeals by filing a notice of appeal with the Village Clerk-Treasurer within 10 days of the denial.
D. 
Dedicated street and approved subdivision required. No building permit shall be issued unless the property on which the building is proposed to be built abuts a street that has been dedicated for street purposes. No building permits shall be issued until the subdivision and required improvements are accepted by the Village Board, upon the recommendation of the Plan Commission.
E. 
Utilities required.
(1) 
Residential buildings. No building permit shall be issued for the construction of any residential building until sewer, water, grading and graveling are installed in the streets necessary to service the property for which the permit is required and a receipt for payment of electrical hookup is presented to the Building Inspector.
(2) 
Nonresidential building. No building permit shall be issued for the construction of any building other than residential until contracts have been let for the installation of sewer, water, grading and graveling in the streets necessary to service the property for which the permit is requested.
(3) 
Certificate of occupancy. No person shall occupy any building until sewer, water, grading and graveling are installed in the streets necessary to service the property, and a certificate of occupancy shall not be issued until such utilities are available to service the property.
F. 
Plans. With such application, there shall be submitted two complete sets of plans and specifications, including a plot plan showing the location and dimensions of all buildings and improvements on the lot, both existing and proposed, dimensions of the lot, dimensions showing all setbacks of all buildings on the lot, proposed grade of proposed structure (to Village datum), grade of lot and of the street abutting lot, grade and setback of adjacent buildings (if adjacent lot is vacant, submit elevation of nearest buildings on same side of street), type of monuments at each corner of lot, watercourses or existing drainage ditches, easements or other restrictions affecting such property, seal and signature of surveyor or a certificate signed by the applicant and a construction erosion control plan setting forth proposed information and procedures needed for control of soil erosion, surface water runoff and sediment disposition at the building site. Plans, specifications and plot plans shall be drawn to a minimum scale of 1/8 inch to one foot (fireplace details to 3/4 inch to one foot). One set of plans shall be returned after approval as provided in this chapter and shall be kept at the construction site. The second set shall be filed in the office of the Building Inspector. Plans for buildings involving the State Building Code shall bear the stamp of approval of the State Department of Commerce. One plan shall be submitted which shall remain on file in the office of the Building Inspector. All plans and specifications shall be signed by the designer. Plans for all new one- and two-family dwellings shall comply with the provisions of § COMM 20.09(4), Wis. Adm. Code.
G. 
Waiver of plans; minor repairs.
(1) 
Waiver. If the Building Inspector finds that the character of the work is sufficiently described in the application, he/she may waive the filing of plans for alterations, repairs or moving, provided the cost of such work does not exceed $2,000.
(2) 
Minor repairs. The Building Inspector may authorize minor repairs or maintenance work on any structure or to heating, ventilating or air-conditioning systems installed therein that are valued at less than $250, as determined by the Building Inspector, and which do not change the occupancy area, exterior aesthetic appearance, structural strength, fire protection, exits, lighting or ventilation of the building or structure, without issuance of a building permit.
H. 
Approval of plans.
(1) 
If the Building Inspector determines that the building will comply in every respect with all ordinances and orders of the Village and all applicable laws and orders of the State of Wisconsin, he/she shall issue a building permit which shall state the use to which said building is to be put and which shall be kept and displayed at the site of the proposed building. After being approved, the plans and specifications shall not be altered in any respect which involves any of the above-mentioned ordinances, laws or orders or which involves the safety of the building or the occupants, except with the written consent of the Building Inspector.
(2) 
In case adequate plans are presented for part of the building only, the Building Inspector, at his/her discretion, may issue a permit for that part of the building before receiving the plans and specifications for the entire building.
I. 
Inspection of work.
(1) 
The builder shall notify the Building Inspector when ready for inspections, and the Building Inspector shall inspect within two business days after notification all buildings at the following states of construction:
(a) 
Footings and foundation. Prior to commencement of work, the builder shall supply an adequate site plan;
(b) 
General framing, rough electrical, plumbing and heating;
(c) 
Insulation; and
(d) 
Completion of the structure.
(2) 
If the Building Inspector finds that the work conforms to the provisions of this chapter, he/she shall issue a certificate of occupancy which shall contain the date and the result of such inspection, a duplicate of which shall be filed in the office of the Building Inspector.
J. 
Permit lapses. A building permit shall lapse and be void unless building operations are commenced within six months or if construction has not been completed within one year from the date of issuance thereof.
K. 
Revocation of permits.
(1) 
The Building Inspector may revoke any building, plumbing or electrical permit, certificate of occupancy, or approval issued under the regulations of this chapter and may stop construction or use of approved new materials, equipment, methods of construction, devices or appliances for any of the following reasons:
(a) 
Whenever the Building Inspector shall find at any time that applicable ordinances, laws, orders, plans and specifications are not being complied with and that the holder of the permit refuses to conform after written warning or construction has been issued to him.
(b) 
Whenever the continuance of any construction becomes dangerous to life or property.
(c) 
Whenever there is any violation of any condition or provisions of the application for permit or of the permit.
(d) 
Whenever, in the opinion of the Building Inspector, there is inadequate supervision provided on the job site.
(e) 
Whenever any false statement or misrepresentation has been made in the application for permit, plans, drawings, data specifications or certified lot or plot plan on which the issuance of the permit or approval was based.
(f) 
Whenever there is a violation of any of the conditions of an approval or certificate of occupancy given by the Building Inspector for the use of all new materials, equipment, methods or construction devices or appliances.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
(2) 
The notice revoking a building, plumbing or electrical permit, certificate of occupancy or approval shall be in writing and may be served upon the applicant for the permit, owner of the premises and his/her agent, if any, and on the person having charge of construction.
(3) 
A revocation placard shall also be posted upon the building, structure, equipment or premises in question by the Building Inspector.
(4) 
After the notice is served upon the persons as aforesaid and posted, it shall be unlawful for any person to proceed thereafter with any construction operation whatsoever on the premises, and the permit which has been so revoked shall be null and void, and before any construction or operation is again resumed, a new permit, as required by this chapter, shall be procured and fees paid therefor, and thereafter the resumption of any construction or operation shall be in compliance with the regulations of this chapter. However, such work as the Building Inspector may order as a condition precedent to the reissuance of the building permit may be performed or such work as he/she may require for the preservation of life and safety.
L. 
Report of violations. Village officers shall report at once to the Building Inspector any building which is being carried on without a permit as required by this chapter.
M. 
Display of permit. Building permits shall be displayed in a conspicuous place on the premises where the authorized building or work is in progress at all times during construction or work thereon.
N. 
Permit refusal. No building permit shall be issued by the Building Inspector for alteration, construction, demolition, or removal of a nominated historic structure, historic site, or any property or structure within a nominated historic district from the date of the meeting of the Historic Preservation Commission at which a nomination form is first presented until the final disposition of the nomination by the Historic Preservation Commission or the Village Board, unless such alteration, removal or demolition is authorized by formal resolution of the Village Board as necessary for public health, welfare or safety. In no event shall the delay be for more than 180 days.
A. 
State code. The Administrative Code provisions describing and defining regulations with respect to one- and two-family dwellings in Chapters COMM 20 through 25, Wis. Adm. Code, are hereby adopted and by reference made a part of this chapter as if fully set forth herein. Any act required to be performed or prohibited by an Administrative Code provision incorporated herein by reference is required or prohibited by this chapter. Any future amendments, revisions or modifications of the Administrative Code provisions incorporated herein are intended to be made part of this chapter to secure uniform statewide regulation of one- and two-family dwellings in this Village. A copy of these Administrative Code provisions and any future amendments shall be kept on file in the Village Building Inspector's office.
B. 
Existing buildings.
(1) 
The Wisconsin Uniform Dwelling Code shall also apply to the following buildings and conditions:
(a) 
An existing building to be occupied as a one- or two-family dwelling, which building was not previously so occupied.
(b) 
An existing structure that is altered or repaired, when the cost of such alteration or repair during the life of the structure exceeds 50% of the equalized value of the structure, said value to be determined by the Village Assessor.
(2) 
Additions and alterations, regardless of cost, made to an existing building when deemed necessary in the opinion of the Building Inspector shall comply with the requirements of this chapter for new buildings. The provisions of § 118-2 of this chapter shall also apply.
(3) 
Roof coverings. Whenever more than 25% of the roof covering of a building is replaced in any twelve-month period, all roof covering shall be in conformity with applicable sections of this chapter.
(4) 
Any addition or alteration, regardless of cost, made to a building shall be made in conformity with applicable sections of this chapter.
C. 
Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ADDITION
New construction performed on a dwelling which increases the outside dimensions of the dwelling.
ALTERATION
A substantial change or modification other than an addition or minor repair to a dwelling or to systems involved within a dwelling.
DEPARTMENT
The Department of Commerce.
(1) 
Any building, the initial construction of which is commenced on or after the effective date of this chapter which contains one or two dwelling units; or
(2) 
An existing structure, or that part of an existing structure, which is used or intended to be used as a one- or two-family dwelling.
MINOR REPAIR
Repair performed for maintenance or replacement purposes on any existing one- or two-family dwelling which does not affect room arrangement, light and ventilation, access to or efficiency of any exit stairways or exits, fire protection or exterior aesthetic appearance and which does not increase a given occupancy and use. No building permit is required for work to be performed which is deemed "minor repair."
ONE- OR TWO-FAMILY DWELLING
A building structure which contains one or two separate households intended to be used as a home, residence or sleeping place by an individual or by two or more individuals maintaining a common household to the exclusion of all others.
PERSON
An individual, partnership, firm or corporation.
UNIFORM DWELLING CODE
Those Administrative Code provisions and any future amendments, revisions or modifications thereto contained in the following chapters of the Wisconsin Administrative Code:
(1) 
Chapter COMM 20, Administrative and Enforcement.
(2) 
Chapter COMM 21, Construction Standards.
(3) 
Chapter COMM 22, Energy Conservation Standards.
(4) 
Chapter COMM 23, Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning.
(5) 
Chapter COMM 24, Electrical Standards.
(6) 
Chapter COMM 25, Plumbing and Potable Water Standards.
D. 
Method of enforcement.
(1) 
Certified inspectors. The Building Inspector and his/her delegated representatives are hereby authorized and directed to administer and enforce all of the provisions of the Uniform Dwelling Code. The Building Inspector shall be certified for inspection purposes by the department in each of the categories specified under § COMM 26.06, Wis. Adm. Code.
(2) 
Appointed subordinates. The Building Inspector may appoint, as necessary, subordinates as authorized by the Village Board.
(3) 
Duties. The Building Inspector shall administer and enforce all provisions of this chapter and the Uniform Dwelling Code.
(4) 
Powers. The Building Inspector or an authorized certified agent may at all reasonable hours enter upon any public or private premises for inspection purposes and may require the production of the permit for any building, plumbing, electrical or heating work. No person shall interfere with or refuse to permit access to any such premises to the Building Inspector or his/her agent while in performance of his/her duties.
(5) 
Records. The Building Inspector shall perform all administrative tasks required by the Department under the Uniform Dwelling Code. ln addition, the Inspector shall keep a record of all applications for building permits in a book for such purpose and shall regularly number each permit in the order of its issue. The Inspector shall also keep a record showing the number, description and size of all buildings erected, indicating the kind of materials used and the cost of each building and aggregate cost of all one- and two-family dwellings.
A. 
Portions of State Building Code adopted. Chapters COMM 50 through COMM 64, Wis. Adm. Code (Wisconsin State Building Code), are hereby adopted and made a part of this chapter with respect to those classes of buildings to which this Building Code specifically applies. Any future amendments, revisions and modifications of said Chapters 50 to 64 incorporated herein are intended to be made a part of this chapter. A copy of said Chapters 50 to 64 and amendments thereto shall be kept on file in the office of the Building Inspector.
B. 
State Plumbing Code adopted. The provisions and regulations of Chapter 145, Wis. Stats., and Wis. Adm. Code Chapters H 81, H 82, H 83 and COMM 25 are hereby made a part of this chapter by reference and shall extend over and govern the installation of all plumbing installed, altered or repaired in the Village. Any further amendments, revisions and modifications of said Wisconsin Statutes and Administrative Code herein are intended to be made part of this chapter.
C. 
State Electrical Code.
(1) 
Chapter COMM 24, Wis. Adm. Code, is hereby adopted by reference and made a part of this chapter and shall apply to the construction and inspection of new one- and two-family dwellings and additions or modifications to existing one- and two-family dwellings.
(2) 
Subject to the exceptions set forth in this chapter, the Electrical Code, Volume 1, and Rules of Electrical Code, Volume 2, of the Wisconsin Administrative Code are hereby adopted by reference and made a part of this section and shall apply to all buildings, except those covered in Subsection C(1) above.
D. 
Conflicts. If, in the opinion of the Building Inspector and the Village Board, the provisions of the State Building Code adopted by Subsection A of this section shall conflict with the provisions of the Federal Housing Administration standards in their application to any proposed building or structure, the Inspector and/or the Village shall apply the most stringent provisions in determining whether or not the proposed building meets the requirements of this chapter.
A. 
Requirement. No electrical wiring or other equipment shall be installed without first securing a permit therefor from the Building Inspector, except that repairs or replacements of broken or defective sockets, switches or base receptacles may be made without a permit.
B. 
Application. The application for such permit shall be on a form furnished by the Building Inspector and shall state clearly the work planned, alterations to be made, and equipment and materials to be used, and all later deviations from such plan must be submitted to and approved by the Building Inspector.
C. 
Inspection. After roughing the wiring of any building and before any such work is covered up, or upon completion of any outside wiring construction work, it shall be the duty of the person doing the work to notify the Building Inspector who shall inspect the same within 48 hours during the normal work week. An inspection shall also be made when the service entrance is installed. Upon completion of such wiring, the Inspector shall be notified and shall inspect the finished work. If he/she finds that the work conforms to the State Electrical Code, he/she shall issue a certificate of compliance which shall contain the date and an outline of the result of such inspection, a duplicate of which shall be filed by location in the office of the Building Inspector. It shall be unlawful to use any such electrical equipment until such certificate has been issued.
A. 
Requirement. No plumbing or drainage of any kind shall be installed or altered, except that leakage or stoppage repairs may be made, without first securing a permit therefor from the Building Inspector.
B. 
Application. The application for such permit shall be on a form furnished by the Building Inspector and shall state clearly the work planned, alterations to be made, and equipment and materials to be used. All later deviations from such plan must be submitted to and approved by the Building Inspector.
C. 
Licensed plumber. All plumbing work shall be done only by a plumber licensed by the State of Wisconsin, except that a property owner may make repairs or installations in a single-family building owned and occupied by him/her as his/her home, provided that a permit is issued and the work is done in compliance with the provisions of this chapter.
D. 
Inspection. Upon completion of the plumbing work on any premises the person doing such work shall notify the Building Inspector before such work is covered up, and the Building Inspector shall, within 48 hours during the normal work week, inspect the work. Laterals shall be inspected as far as practicable within two hours after notice is given. If he/she finds that the work conforms to the State Plumbing Code, he/she shall issue a certificate of compliance which shall contain the date and an outline of the result of such inspection, a duplicate of which shall be filed by location in the office of the Building Inspector. It shall be unlawful to use any plumbing or drainage until it has been inspected and approved.
A. 
All materials, methods of construction and devices designed for use in buildings or structures covered by this chapter and not specifically mentioned in or permitted by this chapter shall not be so used until approved in writing by the State Department of Commerce for use in buildings or structures covered by the Wisconsin State Building Code, except sanitary appliances, which shall be approved in accordance with the State Plumbing Code.
B. 
Such materials, methods of construction and devices, when approved, must be installed or used in strict compliance with the manufacturer's specifications and any rules or conditions of use established by the State Department of Commerce. The data, test and other evidence necessary to prove the merits of such material, method of construction or device shall be determined by the State Department of Commerce.
Whenever the Building Inspector and Village Board find any building or part thereof within the Village to be, in their judgment, so old, dilapidated or out of repair as to be dangerous, unsafe, unsanitary or otherwise unfit for human occupancy or use and in such condition that it would be unreasonable to repair the same, they shall order the owner to raze and remove such building or part thereof or, if it can be made safe by repairs, to repair and make safe and sanitary or to raze and remove at the owner's option. Such order and proceedings shall be as provided in § 66.0413, Wis. Stats.
The purpose of the inspections under this chapter is to improve the quality of housing in the Village. The inspections and the reports and findings issued after the inspections are not intended as, nor are they to be construed, a guarantee. In order to so advise owners and other interested persons, the following disclaimer shall be applicable to all inspections under this chapter: "These findings of inspection contained herein are intended to report conditions of noncompliance with code standards that are readily apparent at the time of inspection. The inspection does not involve a detailed examination of the mechanical systems or the closed structural and nonstructural elements of the building and premises. No warranty of the operation, use or durability of equipment and materials not specifically cited herein is expressed or implied."
A. 
As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
UTILITY AND/OR STORAGE BUILDING
A structure which is accessory or subordinate to the principal or main building on a parcel or lot and which is used, designated or intended for the protection, shelter and enclosure of property.
B. 
Specifications. No person shall erect, construct, place, locate, add to, enlarge, improve, structurally alter or convert a nonportable utility or storage building upon a lot or parcel within the Village of New Glarus without having fully complied with the following specifications:
(1) 
A building permit is required regardless of cost.
(2) 
The framing for support and strength of the utility building must be sufficient to render the building suitable for use for storage purposes, in the discretion of the Building Inspector.
A. 
No building within the Village of New Glarus shall be razed without a permit from the Building Inspector. A snow fence or other approved barricade shall be provided as soon as any portion of the building is removed and shall remain during razing operations. After all razing operations have been completed, the foundation shall be filled at least one foot above the adjacent grade, the property raked clean, and all debris hauled away. Razing permits shall lapse and be void unless the work authorized thereby is commenced within six months from the date thereof or completed within 30 days from the date of commencement of said work. Any unfinished portion of work remaining beyond the required 30 days must have special approval from the Building Inspector.
B. 
All debris must be hauled away at the end of each week for the work that was done during that week. Combustible material shall not be used for backfill but shall be hauled away. There shall not be any burning of materials on the site of the razed building. If any razing or removal operation under this section results in, or would likely result in, an excessive amount of dust particles in the air, creating a nuisance in the vicinity thereof, the permittee shall take all necessary steps, by use of water spraying or other appropriate means, to eliminate such nuisance. The permittee shall take all necessary steps, prior to the razing of a building, through the employment of a qualified person in the field of pest control or by other appropriate means, to treat the building so as to prevent the spread and migration of rodents and insects therefrom during and after the razing operations.
A. 
Basement subflooring. First floor subflooring shall be completed within 60 days after the basement is excavated.
B. 
Fencing of excavations. The owner of any premises on which there exists an opening or excavation which is located in close enough proximity to a public sidewalk or street right-of-way as to constitute a hazard to pedestrian or vehicular traffic shall erect a fence, wall or railing at least four feet high between such opening or excavation and the public right-of-way.
C. 
Closing of abandoned excavations. Any excavation for building purposes or any uncovered foundation which shall remain open for more than three months shall be deemed abandoned and a nuisance, and the Building Inspector shall order that, unless the erection of the building or structure on the excavation or foundation shall commence or continue forthwith, suitable safeguards shall be provided to prevent accidental injury to children or other frequenters or that the excavation or foundation be filled to grade. Such order shall be served upon the owner of record or the owner's agent, where an agent is in charge of the premises, and upon the holder of an encumbrance of record in the manner provided for service of a summons in the Circuit Court. If the owner or the holder of an encumbrance of record cannot be found, the order may be served by posting it on the premises and publishing in the official newspaper for two consecutive publications at least 10 days before the time for compliance stated in the order commences to run. Such time shall be not less than 14 nor more than 20 days after service. If the owner of the land fails to comply with the order within the time required, the Building Inspector shall cause the excavation or foundation to be filled to grade. The cost of such abatement shall be charged against the real estate and entered on the next succeeding tax roll as a special charge and shall bear interest at a rate established by the Village Board from the date of the report by the Building Inspector on the cost thereof, pursuant to the provisions of § 66.0703, Wis. Stats.
A. 
Discharge. No person shall cause, allow or permit any roof drain, surface drain, subsoil drain, or drain from any mechanical device, gutter, ditch, pipe, conduit, sump pump, or any other object or thing used for the purposes of collecting, conducting, transporting, diverting, draining or discharging clear water from any part of any private premises owned or occupied by said person to discharge into a sanitary sewer.
B. 
Nuisance. The discharge into a sanitary sewer from any roof drain, surface drain, subsoil drain, or drain from any mechanical device, gutter, ditch, pipe, conduit, sump pump or any other object or thing used for the purposes of collecting, conducting, transporting, diverting, draining or discharging clear water from any part of any private premises is hereby declared to be a public nuisance and a hazard to the health, safety and well-being of the residents of the Village and to the protection of the property.
C. 
Stormwater. All roof drains, surface drains, or drains from any mechanical device, gutters, pipe, conduits or any other objects or things used for the purpose of collecting, conducting, transporting, diverting, draining or discharging stormwaters shall be discharged either to a storm sewer, a dry well, an underground conduit leading to a drainage ditch or onto the ground surface in such other manner as will not constitute a nuisance as defined herein.
D. 
Storm sewer lateral. Where municipal storm sewers are provided and it is deemed necessary by the property owner and/or the Village to discharge clear waters from a parcel of land, a storm sewer lateral shall be installed and connected to the storm sewer main at the expense of the owner.
E. 
Conducting tests. If the Building Inspector or his/her designated agent suspects an illegal clear water discharge as defined by this chapter or by any other applicable provision of the Wisconsin Administrative Code as it may, from time to time, be amended, he/she may, upon reasonable notice and at reasonable times, enter the private premises where such illegal clear water discharge is suspected and conduct appropriate tests to determine whether such suspected illegal clear water discharge actually exists.
[Amended 8-7-2001 by Ord. No. 01-04]
Each unit of a ground-floor dwelling unit shall have separate water and sewer service entrances.
A. 
General requirements.
(1) 
No person shall move any building or structure upon any of the public ways of the Village of New Glarus without first obtaining a permit therefor from the Building Inspector and upon the payment of the required fee. Every such permit issued by the Building Inspector for the moving of a building shall designate the route to be taken and the conditions to be complied with and shall limit the time during which said moving operations shall be continued.
(2) 
A report shall be made by Village employees with regard to possible damage to trees. The estimated cost of trimming, removal and replacement of public trees, as determined by the Village, shall be paid to the Village Clerk-Treasurer prior to issuance of the moving permit.
(3) 
Issuance of a moving permit shall further be conditioned on approval of the moving route by the Village Board.
B. 
Continuous movement. The movement of buildings shall be a continuous operation during all the hours of the day and at night, until such movement is fully completed. All such operations shall be performed with the least possible obstruction to thoroughfares. No building shall be allowed to remain overnight upon any street crossing or intersection or so near thereto as to prevent easy access to any fire hydrant or any other public facility. Lights shall be kept in conspicuous places at each end of the building during the night.
C. 
Street repair. Every person receiving a permit to move a building shall, within one day after said building reaches its destination, report that fact to the Building Inspector, who shall inspect the streets, highways, curbs and gutters, and trees in the route over which said building has been moved and ascertain their condition. If the removal of said building has caused any damage to any street or highway, the person to whom the permit was issued shall forthwith place them in as good repair as they were before the permit was granted. On the failure of the said permittee to do so within 10 days thereafter to the satisfaction of the Village Board, the Village shall repair the damage done to such streets and hold the person obtaining such permit and the sureties on his/her bond responsible for the payment of same.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
D. 
Conformity with chapter. No permit shall be issued to move a building within or into the Village and to establish it upon a location within the said Village until the Building Inspector has made an investigation of such building at the location from which it is to be moved and is satisfied from such investigation that said building is in a sound and stable condition and of such construction that it will meet the requirements of this chapter in all respects. A complete plan of all further repairs, improvements and remodeling with reference to such building shall be submitted to the Building Inspector, and he/she shall make a finding of fact to the effect that all such repairs, improvements and remodeling are in conformity with the requirements of this chapter and that, when the same are completed, the building as such will so comply with said chapter. In the event a building is to be moved from the Village to some point outside the boundaries thereof, the provisions with respect to the furnishing of plans and specifications for proposed alterations to such building may be disregarded.
E. 
Bond.
(1) 
Before a permit is issued to move any building over any public way in the Village, the party applying therefor shall give a bond to the Village of New Glarus in a sum to be fixed by the Building Inspector and which shall not be less than $1,000, said bond to be executed by a corporate surety or two personal sureties to be approved by the Village Board or its designated agent conditioned upon, among other things, the indemnification of the Village for any costs or expenses incurred by it in connection with any claims for damages to any persons or property and the payment of any judgment together with the costs and expenses incurred by the Village in connection therewith arising out of the removal of the building for which the permit is issued.
(2) 
Unless the Building Inspector, upon investigation, shall find it to be a fact that the excavation exposed by the removal of such building from its foundation shall not be so close to a public thoroughfare as to permit the accidental falling therein of travelers or the location, nature and physical characteristics of the premises and the exposed excavation such as to make intrusion upon the premises and the falling into such excavation of children under 12 years of age unlikely, the bond required by Subsection E(1) shall be further conditioned upon the permittee erecting adequate barriers and, within 48 hours, filling in such excavation or adopting and employing such other means, devices or methods approved by the Building Inspector and reasonably adopted or calculated to prevent the occurrences set forth herein.
F. 
Insurance. The Building Inspector shall require, in addition to the said bond above indicated, public liability insurance covering injury to one person in the sum of not less than $100,000 and for one accident in a sum not less than $200,000, together with property damage insurance in a sum not less than $50,000, or such other coverage as deemed necessary.
A. 
Fees for building permits shall be as established by resolution of the Village Board.
B. 
Failure to obtain permit. No one may begin work prior to obtaining a permit. Double permit fees shall be charged if work is begun prior to the issuance of a permit and triple fees shall be charged if the permit is not obtained within two business days, excluding the day of service, after the service of a citation for failure to obtain a permit by any person so authorized to issue citations under this chapter.
If any section, clause, provision or portion of this chapter or of the Wisconsin Administrative Code adopted by reference is adjudged unconstitutional or invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the remaining provisions shall not be affected.
A. 
Unlawful building, structure or use. Any building or structure hereafter erected, enlarged, altered or repaired or any use hereafter established in violation of the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed an unlawful building, structure or use. The Building Inspector shall promptly report all such violations to the Village Board and Village Attorney, who shall bring an action to enjoin the erection, enlargement, alteration, repair or moving of such building or structure or the establishment of such use of buildings in violation of this chapter or to cause such building, structure or use to be removed, and such violation may also be subject to a penalty as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, § 1-5 of this Code. In any such action, the fact that a permit was issued shall not constitute a defense nor shall any error, oversight or dereliction of duty on the part of the Building Inspector or other Village officials constitute a defense. Compliance with the provisions of this chapter may also be enforced by injunctive order at the suit of the owner or owners of any real estate within the jurisdiction of this chapter.
B. 
Notification of noncompliance; time period for correction; additional penalties.
(1) 
If an inspection reveals a noncompliance with this chapter or the Uniform Dwelling Code, the Building Inspector shall notify the applicant and the owner, in writing, of the violation to be corrected. All cited violations shall be corrected within 30 days after written notification unless an extension of time is granted pursuant to § COMM 20.10(1)(c), Wis. Adm. Code.
(2) 
If, after written notification, the violation is not corrected within 30 days, a stop-work order may be served on the owner or his/her representative and a copy thereof shall be posted at the construction site. Such stop-work order shall not be removed except by written notice of the Building Inspector after satisfactory evidence has been supplied that the cited violation has been corrected.
(3) 
Each day each violation continues after the thirty-day written notice period has run shall constitute a separate offense. Nothing in this chapter shall preclude the Village from maintaining any appropriate action to prevent or remove a violation of any provision of this chapter or the Uniform Dwelling Code.
(4) 
If any construction or work governed by the provisions of this chapter or the Uniform Dwelling Code is commenced prior to the issuance of a permit, additional fees shall be charged pursuant to § 118-16B.
C. 
Any person feeling aggrieved by an order or a determination of the Building Inspector may appeal from such order or determination to the Zoning Board of Appeals. Those procedures customarily used to effectuate an appeal to the Zoning Board of Appeals shall apply.
D. 
Except as may otherwise be provided by statute or ordinance, no officer, agent or employee of the Village of New Glarus charged with the enforcement of this chapter shall render himself/herself personally liable for any damage that may accrue to persons or property as a result of any act required or permitted in the discharge of his/her duties under this chapter. Any suit brought against any officer, agent or employee of the Village as a result of any act required or permitted in the discharge of his/her duties under this chapter shall be defended by the legal representative of the Village until the final determination of the proceedings therein.
[Amended 7-1-2003 by Ord. No. 03-04; 9-20-2005 by Ord. No. 05-05]
A. 
Requirements.
(1) 
Any and all buildings, structures, walkways or lighting in the C-1 Commercial District and C-2 Highway Commercial District in the Village of New Glarus, including all new construction or substantial alteration or remodeling of existing construction, except for existing single-family residence dwellings in said zones which are not used for commercial purposes, shall conform in exterior design to the Swiss architectural theme adopted by the Village and as presently evidenced by the Swiss architecture in the commercial zoning districts of the Village.
(2) 
An exception to this requirement is any building that is either currently identified or in the process of being designated an historic building and as such subscribes to all the rules and regulations identified in § 16-12, Historic Preservation Commission, of this Code.
B. 
Definitions.
(1) 
For purposes of Subsection A of this section, the terms "remodeling existing exterior construction" and "substantial alteration or remodeling" shall be defined as an interior and/or exterior alteration or remodeling, the total cost of which (including but not limited to electrical, mechanical, plumbing and structural changes) for a building or structure within any twenty-four-month period equals or exceeds 60% of the assessed value of that building or structure at the time the alteration or remodeling is commenced.
(2) 
The terms "remodeling existing exterior construction" and "substantial alteration or remodeling" shall also mean any interior and/or exterior alteration or remodeling where three or more exterior elements of the building are altered within any twenty-four-month period (including but not limited to doors, windows, wall finish, paint, roofing material, and structural changes). Each door, window or other item shall count as one element. Visible exterior structural changes, including but not limited to removal or addition of walls, roof framing, and/or additions, shall count as two of the three elements for purposes of the definition. The Village Assessor and/or the Building Inspector alone will make the determination as to whether the changes exceed 60% of the assessed value of the structure.
A. 
Appointment; composition. The Design Review Committee shall consist of five individuals appointed by the Village President, subject to Village Board confirmation, at the annual organizational meeting. Members shall serve staggered three-year terms of office. Individuals serving on this Committee should have a varied background that will include representation from architectural design, building trades, Swiss historians and other interested parties.
B. 
Permit. No building, structure, walkway, or lighting shall be constructed, changed, altered or remodeled in any commercial zoning district in the Village without first obtaining a building permit. All applications for building permits for construction, changes, alterations or remodeling of buildings, structures, walkways or lighting in the C-1 Commercial District and C-2 Highway Commercial District shall first be submitted to and approved by the Design Review Committee for compliance with this article for the Swiss architectural theme. All applications for building permits are required to be accompanied by plans and blueprints clearly defining the construction, proposed location and dimensions, and all colors must be accurately portrayed by submitting a colored rendering of the proposal by using colored pencils or colored pens. The plans and elevations shall be drawn to scale and shall clearly define the roofing materials and siding materials to be used and also the finish, paint or other materials to be used or applied on all exterior walls and trims and shall state a contemplated date of commencement and completion of such construction. The plans and elevations will be the property of the Village upon submission of the application.
C. 
Review criteria. In determining whether the proposed construction, change, alteration or remodeling conforms to exterior design of the Swiss architectural theme, the Design Review Committee shall consider the compatibility of the proposed exterior design with the existing Swiss structures and designs in the commercial zoning districts in the Village and may, in addition, consult Swiss design examples such as those contained in the following publications:
(1) 
Bavern in Bildeern. Illustrations of Bavaria. Munchen, L. Muller (1971).
(2) 
Hauser in den Alpen, by Viktor Proksch. Pinquin Verlag, Innsbruck und Umschau Verlag, Frankfurt A.M. (1964). (This book is also available in an English/French version.)
(3) 
Bemalte Fassaden, by Margarete Baur-Heinbold. Verlag Georg D.W. Callway, Munchen (1975).
(4) 
Bayern = Bavaria = La Baviere: e. Bildbd, von Otto Siegner. Munchen-Pullach: Simon (1975).
(5) 
Wohnen im Alpenland, by S. Staffa. Verlag, Kitzbuhel.
(6) 
Berner Bauernhauser, by Roland Fluckiger-Seiler.
(7) 
Schweizer Bauernhauser, by Max Gschwend.
(8) 
Photo library, Village Clerks office.
D. 
Resource materials. Copies of the above publications, in Subsection C(6) and (7), and similar related reference works shall be kept on hand in the Village library for review by applicants and by members of the Design Review Committee.
E. 
Preliminary sketch. An applicant may submit a preliminary sketch prior to furnishing a complete set of plans and elevations for review at a regularly scheduled Design Review Committee meeting. Upon review by the Committee, the applicant shall complete the application as directed by the Committee in accordance with this article. Committee meetings are scheduled for the third Thursday of even-numbered months.
In the event the Design Review Committee denies or conditions an application for a building permit for its failure to comply with this chapter or to conform to the Swiss architectural theme, the applicant may, within 30 days of the written notification of final action, file an appeal request with the Design Review Committee and with the Village Clerk-Treasurer, who will place the matter of the appeal on the agenda of the next scheduled Zoning Board of Appeals meeting following receipt of the notice. Upon receipt by the Design Review Committee of the notice of appeal, the Secretary thereof shall cause to be copied, certified and delivered to the Village Clerk-Treasurer for use at the appeal hearing, copies of all minutes, findings, recommendations or other written memoranda pertaining to the application for which the appeal is taken. The Zoning Board of Appeals at the time of hearing the appeal may grant or deny the relief requested by the appellant or may modify the decision of the Design Review Committee.
A. 
Accessory fixtures. The Design Review Committee may require utility boxes, meters, garbage receptacles and dumpsters, and outside fuel containers located upon or used in conjunction with any commercial building or structure in the Village, and outside vending machines, newspaper dispensers and public telephone booths located in any commercial zoning district in the Village, to comply with the Swiss architectural theme to the maximum extent practical and feasible.
B. 
Other regulations. The terms, provisions and requirements of this article shall be in addition to and not in lieu of the requirements set forth in the Uniform Building Code and other uniform codes adopted by the Village or in any other ordinance, state statute or regulation governing construction, building or zoning or other similar regulations applicable in the Village.
C. 
Painting. The painting of a new or existing commercial building in a color different from the color originally approved shall require approval by the Design Review Committee.
D. 
Occupation criteria. Commercial buildings shall not be occupied or opened for business until the approved exterior design features of that building are finished. A temporary exemption may be granted by the Design Review Committee for not more than six months, provided that the reason for delayed completion is due to weather or other circumstances beyond the control of the owner.
The Design Review Committee, in granting or denying approval of a design in accordance with this article, should consider, among other criteria, the criteria on the following list. This list is intended to serve as a guide for prospective developers/builders of representative Swiss design features which have proven effective on commercial buildings in the Village. The list is not intended to be exhaustive, and the Design Review Committee may address design features not included among the criteria set forth below:
A. 
Inclusion of shutters with windows.
B. 
Inclusion of window grids to give the look of paned windows.
C. 
Use of stucco rather than stucco board on large exposed walls. Where stucco board is approved, joints shall be covered with battens.
D. 
Decorative, protective end caps or scroll-sawed ends on exposed roof overhang support beams.
E. 
Balconies or shutters and window flower boxes where second floor windows are included.
F. 
Architectural balconies not intended for actual use to have an apparent means of access, i.e., a door or false door or large window.
G. 
Use of glazed rather than artificial (painted) windows.
H. 
Roof overhangs for all pitched roofs.
I. 
Snow guards on all roofs, except for roofs designed to hold the snow.
J. 
Rain gutters, downspouts, and heat tapes for all eaves; no drainage permitted onto sidewalks; connection shall be made to storm sewer where available; no plastic downspouts shall be in contact with heat tape.
K. 
Serving windows are prohibited from opening onto sidewalks or public right-of-way. At least an eight-foot setback for serving windows to outdoor, privately owned staging areas shall be provided.
L. 
Avoid partial pitched roofs where visible to the street, to prevent a false-front look.
M. 
Battens over six inches in width should have a thickness of 1 1/2 inches or more so as to minimize the changes of cupping and warping.
N. 
Use of flower boxes on balconies.
O. 
General locations for signage shall be indicated on the design review drawings, with evidence that flowers and other features will not interfere.
P. 
Inclusion of decorative scrollwork on fascia board and other trim.
Q. 
Inclusion of murals or artwork on exterior walls or around windows and doors.
R. 
Vending machines and newspaper boxes shall comply with the Swiss theme.
A. 
Purpose. The purpose of this section is to assist all involved in the design of new buildings and the remodeling of existing buildings, with the exception of those buildings that are identified as historic and which comply with the requirements of § 16-12, Historical Preservation Commission, in order to promote New Glarus' Swiss-Village theme.
B. 
Swiss architecture. Switzerland is comprised of many different cantons covering Swiss, German, Italian and French styles. The Village of New Glarus will follow the architectural design of the historic area in Switzerland.
C. 
Design elements. The following design elements shall be incorporated, as applicable, in design proposals brought before the New Glarus Design Review Committee; altered and remodeled buildings shall be required by this article to conform to the Swiss architectural theme in the Village of New Glarus:
(1) 
Shapes.
(a) 
The single most defining shape of Swiss architecture is the pitched roof with expansive overhangs, regardless of building size. A Swiss roof is designed to hold snow for insulation. The overhangs deal with ice buildup and help keep the area right next to the house free of snow.
(b) 
Buildings are rectangular or are combinations of rectangles.
(c) 
Very large warehouse or market-type buildings pose special problems to this design theme. They must, however, include traditional Swiss design elements and materials.
(2) 
Roofs.
(a) 
Each roof will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. The recommended guidelines are 3 1/2: 5 1/2. The pitch of the roof shall be aesthetically pleasing in relation to the building as determined by the Swiss Architectural Design Committee.
(b) 
Roof overhangs are expansive on the front and sides and usually require rafter and lookout beams. Lookout beams shall be scrolled or have decorative face plate. The scrolling shall be traditional rococo, baroque or folk designs. Lookout beams shall not extend beyond the fascia.
(c) 
Pitched roof materials:
[1] 
Tile, simulated tile, standing seam metal, high-profile asphalt shingles or heavy shakes are acceptable.
[2] 
Acceptable colors for standing seam metal are red, brown, green or gray. Galvanized metal is unacceptable. Tile or asphalt shingle colors should be red, gray, or brown earth tones.
[3] 
Standard overlap metal, plain shingles, and profile-less asphalt shingles are not acceptable.
(d) 
Fascia shall be scrolled or multiple profile.
(3) 
Walls.
(a) 
Wall treatments shall consist of the following:
[1] 
Stucco or stucco-like material;
[2] 
Wood, usually on the upper level of the wall and viewable or accessible;
[3] 
A combination of the above.
(b) 
Unacceptable materials or methods are:
[1] 
Metal siding;
[2] 
(Reserved)
[3] 
Half-timbering; or
[4] 
Concrete block (cracked or plain).
(4) 
Balconies. Balconies are optional. If balconies are present, they shall contain traditional design elements, such as:
(a) 
Heavy beam supports;
(b) 
Scrolled slats; and
(c) 
Flower boxes. Balconies are the traditional location for them.
(5) 
Entryways. Many are arched. The arched doorway or entryway is recommended to be constructed of wood or stucco or be of a wooden appearance. Overhead doors shall match surrounding walls.
(6) 
Windows.
(a) 
Window treatment options are:
[1] 
Recessed, with or without painted decorative trim.
[2] 
Shutters are desirable when painted trim is not applied.
[3] 
Painted decorative trim.
[4] 
Grid inserts in the glazing.
[5] 
Flower boxes.
[6] 
Windows may be arched.
(b) 
A combination of the above is acceptable; however, one of the window treatment options of Subsection C(6)(a)[1] through [4] of this section is mandatory.
(c) 
Flush, unadorned windows are unacceptable.
(7) 
Trim. Trim is the least of the design elements not the focus of the design.
(a) 
In general, scrolling follows traditional or rococo designs.
(b) 
Stone is used in rectangular linear forms for accents. River rock, concrete block (split face), and irregular stone slabs are unacceptable.
(8) 
Decorative painting.
(a) 
Corner walls may be painted to simulate rectangular stone.
(b) 
Three-dimensional painting is encouraged around windows and doors when shutters are not present. Classic as well as rococo designs should be used.
(9) 
Colors. Color selection shall incorporate the following:
(a) 
The predominant stucco color is white or off-white. Pastels are acceptable but only with white or off-white accents on stucco trim. Bold bright colors are unacceptable.
(b) 
All wood trim (including beams, fascia and siding) shall be stained with transparent wood-tone stain. Very seldom is opaque stain or painted (color) trim used over wood. However, hunter green and other accent colors are sometimes used for shutters and flower boxes.
(c) 
A paint chip or paint sample shall be submitted with the colored rendering of a design for all colors incorporated in the rendering. This requirement applies to the sign and architectural theme sections of this article. The sign portion of the mural is not exempt from this requirement, although the rest of the mural is.
D. 
Small commercial buildings. Single-story buildings, such as roadside stands, bratwurst stands, etc., that are under 160 square feet reflect the Swiss-type roof construction as larger buildings. They may have all-wood outside wall construction. If all wood siding is used, the siding must be tongue-and-groove cedar, pine, or squared log construction. Usually the siding is applied horizontally. Plywood siding is unacceptable. Stucco may be used. These buildings should have extensive overhangs front and back with more modest overhangs on the sides. Natural wood-tone stains predominate in Switzerland with little or no painting of the trim. Most of the ornate features are scrolled trim with window shutter cutouts. Roofing materials are the same as for larger buildings. The overall feeling should be rustic in nature.
E. 
Mechanical equipment. All mechanical equipment, e.g., heating and air conditioning equipment, air-handling ducts, and compressors, shall be screened from view. False balconies, railings and parapet walls may be utilized as long as they do not detract from the Swiss-style theme. Screening plans/designs must be included in the architectural elevations presented for Committee review and approval.
F. 
Signs. All signs must conform with the Village Sign Ordinance.
G. 
General considerations.
(1) 
Swiss villages all have a distinctive look and are immediately recognizable by the rooflines. The low-angle roof predominates. Some classic styles do exist in small villages, usually churches and government buildings.
(2) 
Applicants may be asked to justify their design concepts during review by the Design Review Committee. Supporting reference materials shall be supplied to the Committee if the applicant's design is challenged by the Committee.
H. 
Portfolio of reference photographs. The Village Clerk-Treasurer shall make color copies of the reference photographs available to the public to view. A monetary deposit of $30 shall be required to check out the portfolio of photographs. The following are included in the portfolio:
(1) 
Typical building shapes.
(2) 
Roofs.
(3) 
Walls.
(4) 
Balconies.
(5) 
Doorways.
(6) 
Windows.
(7) 
Trim.
(8) 
Decorative painting.
(9) 
Colors.
(10) 
Small buildings.
(11) 
Inappropriate design elements.
(12) 
Local Swiss buildings.
(13) 
Signs.
(14) 
Regional buildings in Swiss styles and map.
A. 
Civil penalty. Violation of any of the terms and provisions of this article is deemed to be a civil infraction. Written notice shall be given by the Village Building Inspector to the violator, which written notice shall set forth the alleged violation and shall allow a reasonable time for the correction of such alleged violation. For purposes of this section, "reasonable time" for any nonstructural violation shall follow Village ordinances which include "reasonable time" for any structural violation or violations including extensive remodeling. If said violation is not corrected within the time limit set forth in said notice, then thereafter each day said violation continues shall be deemed to be a separate infraction. Any infraction under this article shall be punishable by a civil penalty in the amount of not less than $10 nor more than $1,000 for each such infraction, and any offending building, structure, walkway or lighting, utility or part thereof shall be removed at the owner's expense. (See Chapter 1, General Provisions, § 1-5, of this Code).
B. 
Injunction and abatement. The Village, through its authorized agents, may, in addition to any other remedy provided herein, initiate injunction or abatement proceedings or other appropriate action in the Circuit Court or the courts of this state against any person who violates or fails to comply with any provision of this article or against the owner or user of any building, structure, walkway, lighting, utility or part thereof which violates this article to prevent, enjoin, abate or terminate violations of this article.
C. 
Attorney fees. In any action brought by the Village to enforce this article or in any action brought by any other person(s) in which the Village is joined as a party challenging this article, in the event the Village is a prevailing party, then the nonprevailing party challenging the provisions of this article or the party against whom this article is enforced in such action shall pay, in addition to the Village's costs, a reasonable attorney fee at trial and in any appeal thereof incurred by the Village.
D. 
Remedies cumulative. The remedies provided herein are cumulative and not alternative remedies and are in addition to any other remedy to which the Village may be entitled by law.