City of Monroe, WI
Green County
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§ 6-3-1 Agreement for installation of improvements.

[4-20-1976; 5-18-1993; 2016 Code]
(A) 
Subdivider to provide all public improvements. No final plat for the subdivision of land shall be approved until the subdivider enters into a contract with the city agreeing that the subdivider shall provide within the subdivision the utilities and street improvements as set forth in this chapter. All of the work required for the improvements and all costs of material, engineering, inspection, legal, clerical and other costs shall be paid in full by the subdivider except as otherwise specified in this chapter.
(B) 
Phased construction.
(1) 
A subdivider or developer may apply to the city plan commission for phased construction of public improvements. The Plan Commission shall not consider any application for phased construction of public improvements unless the application has been submitted with the preliminary plat. The application shall be in writing and shall include a general plan for phasing the subdivision and any other data required by the city plan commission.
(2) 
For purposes of this chapter "phased construction of public improvements" means the division and construction of the utilities and street improvements and other public improvements of the subdivision as required under this Title in at least two separate projects. Nothing in this subsection relieves the subdivider from any liability, obligation or duty under any contract executed pursuant to subsection (A) of this section.
(3) 
Upon approval of an application for phased construction of public improvements by the city plan commission, the contract as provided by subsection (A) in this section between the city and the subdivider may provide for phased construction of public improvements.
(4) 
Before the commencement of each phase, the plan commission shall review and approve a phase implementation plan. Said plan shall be in writing and shall indicate the lots, public dedications, public and private streets, sidewalks, walkways and driveways which will be constructed in that phase. The subdivider shall provide any other information requested by the Plan Commission in its review of the phase implementation plan.
(C) 
Surety. The subdivider shall file with the city a surety bond or cash equivalent as required by this title. The estimates for the total cost of all such work shall be established by the city engineer.

§ 6-3-2 Roadways.

[4-20-1976; 2016 Code]
The subdivider shall be responsible for the structural maintenance of all roadways for one year after they have been accepted by the city. The roadways of every subdivision shall have curb and gutter and shall be surfaced as follows:
100 foot - 120 foot right of way: 12 inch crushed rock base, 7 inch crown, 2 1/2 inch asphalt surface.
80 foot right of way: 12 inch crushed rock base, 6 inch crown, 2 1/2 inch asphalt surface.
60 foot right of way: 12 inch crushed rock base, 6 inch crown, 2 1/2 inch asphalt surface.

§ 6-3-3 Water.

[4-20-1976; 2016 Code]
The subdivision shall be provided with a complete water distribution system adequate to serve the area platted including connections for each lot, and appropriately spaced fire hydrants under the requirements of the fire insurance underwriters association. The entire system shall be designed to meet the approval of the officials having jurisdiction. The subdivider shall pay for the entire cost according to the city water utility rules and regulations F, schedule X-1c, amendment 7, letter 4-29-52, filed with the public service commission of Wisconsin.

§ 6-3-4 Storm sewers.

[4-20-1976; 2016 Code]
Storm water sewerage or surface drainage system shall be provided to serve adequately the area being platted; considering, but not limited to the following:
(A) 
Whenever possible, existing drainage channels shall be used. A drainage easement, in addition to the provided right-of-way width, may be required where streets parallel streams or drainage areas. Such easement width shall be determined by the city engineer.
(B) 
The design of the drainage system shall consider and show:
(1) 
Storm drainage area of which the subdivision is a part.
(2) 
Calculations as to volume and frequency of water to be handled.
(3) 
A scheme of culverts sufficient in size to eliminate flooding or ponding of water.
(4) 
Grades or conditions which may result in erosion or ponding.
(5) 
Existing watercourses.
(C) 
Where recommended by the city engineer and required by the council, the developer or subdivider shall construct storm sewers including manholes, catch basins and catch basin leads. The size, design and type of construction shall be approved by the city engineer. The storm sewers shall meet the following minimum standards:
(1) 
Inlets shall be located not more than 500 feet apart and shall be the type specified by the city engineer. Inlets shall be located on the upstream side of the sidewalk or future sidewalk intersections.
(2) 
Storm sewers shall not be less than 12 inches in diameter.
(D) 
Where ditches are used for storm drainage, they shall meet the following minimum standards:
(1) 
Sod or seed with jute mesh, in the discretion of the city engineer, the bottom and banks of ditches with mean velocities up to five feet per second for depths of flow of six inches or more.
(2) 
Provide rip-rap or other approved ditch lining with mean velocities greater than five feet per second for a depth of flow of six inches or more.
(3) 
Culverts at all street or driveway intersections sized to eliminate flooding or ponding of water.
(E) 
In the event the city determines that a sewer lift pump is necessary for proper functioning of the storm water drainage system caused or to be caused by the proposed subdivision, such sewer lift pump, whether located in or out of the subdivision proper, shall be purchased and installed solely at the expense of the subdivider. The location and installation shall be subject to the approval of the city through its appropriate agency.
(F) 
Where storm sewers are constructed, the city will bear the difference in cost of pipe only between 24 inch diameter storm sewer and larger sizes required.
(G) 
The subdivider and the city shall enter into a recordable agreement whereby the subdivider agrees to indemnify the city as an insurer of any claims by any federal, state or municipal subdivision or any downstream landowners due to any washouts or any other conditions that might occur due to the drainage of runoff from proposed subdivisions.

§ 6-3-5 Sanitary sewers.

[4-20-1976; 2016 Code]
The subdivision shall be provided with a complete sanitary sewer system connected with a public sanitary sewer main, including the lateral connection for each lot. Where sewer mains larger than eight inches in diameter are required or desired by the city, the difference in the cost of pipe only between the eight inch pipe and the larger main as installed shall be borne by the city.

§ 6-3-6 Monuments.

[4-20-1976; 2016 Code]
Permanent and other monuments shall be placed as directed by the city engineer.

§ 6-3-7 Construction and grading plans.

[4-20-1976; 2016 Code]
Construction and grading plans, including the following for improvements to be installed, shall be furnished and shall receive approval of the city engineer before grading is started or improvements are installed.
(A) 
The profile of each proposed street, and locations and size of utility mains.
(B) 
The cross section of each proposed street, and locations and size of utility mains.
(C) 
The plans and profiles of proposed sanitary sewers and storm water sewers, with grades and sizes indicated.
(D) 
Plan and profile of the proposed water distribution system showing pipe sizes and the location and valves and fire hydrants.
(E) 
All open cuts of ground shall be returfed in a satisfactory manner. Sod shall be provided for any open cut subject to excessive erosion, which sod shall be laid out in strips at intervals and at right angles to the flow of water, to prevent erosion. To aid in preserving and protecting the natural beauty and character of the landscape, no major change in the topography of any land shall be made without the consent of the abutting property owner or owners and the approval of the city plan commission, or which would alter the drainage in any way as to adversely affect the adjoining property. No slope shall exceed the normal angle of slippage of the material involved, and all slopes shall be protected against erosion. Removing and hauling away any top soil, washing or hauling away of gravel shall not be permitted without approval of the city engineer.

§ 6-3-8 Inspection.

[4-20-1976; 2016 Code]
Before starting any of the work covered by the approved plans, arrangements shall be made to provide for inspection of the work sufficient in the opinion of the city engineer to start the work. Fees for such inspection shall be assessed against the subdivider. The city engineer shall inspect and approve all completed work before approval and acceptance of the required improvements or release of the sureties.

§ 6-3-9 Later sewer hookup costs.

[4-20-1976; 2016 Code]
The full cost of construction of sewer mains along the side of exterior streets or exterior roads created by the act of subdivision shall be the expense of the subdivider. Any person requesting hookup of said utilities who is not located in the subdivision at the time of hookup shall be charged a hookup charge not exceeding the amount that would have been chargeable to said properties to be served on a special assessment basis at the time of installation, said amount of hookup charge to in turn be forwarded to the subdivider at the subdivider's request, following deduction of the city's administrative expenses incurred. This reimbursement period shall last for 10 years from the date of the city's acceptance of the sewer installation.

§ 6-3-10 Reimbursement for sewer lines exceeding requirements.

[4-20-1976; 2016 Code]
When a subdivider has installed a sewer lift or pressure line in compliance with subdivision regulations, which facilities are of a greater capacity than required for the subdivision, and which facilities may be used to capacity by a later subdivider, the original subdivider shall be reimbursed therefor, according to the following formula, with the city acting as collecting agent and arbitrator:
(A) 
Pressure line. Cost of the line per family unit number capacity times number of family units to be connected.
(B) 
Sewer lift exclusive of motor. Cost of installation per family unit number capacity times number of family units to be connected.
(C) 
Sewer lines or extensions. Same formulas as subsections (A) and (B) of this section.
(D) 
Sewer lift pump motor; no reimbursement. The city shall not be considered as one of the parties subject to reimbursement with respect to any installation the city may have made in the form of sewer lift pump or similar items as referred to in the particular section.

§ 6-3-11 Underground installation of utility services.

[4-20-1976; 2016 Code]
Facilities for distribution of electric, telephone and gas utility service located within a subdivision shall be installed underground except where the council, upon recommendation of the city plan commission, finds that adverse soil conditions or problems of utility distribution make such installation prohibitively expensive or impractical. Transformers, junction boxes, meter points or similar equipment may be installed upon the ground surface. Any landscape screening plan required for such aboveground equipment shall be submitted to the utility for approval.

§ 6-3-12 Street lighting.

[4-20-1976; 2016 Code]
In a newly platted area the subdivider shall provide for the location of all street lights within the area being developed, upon consultation with the electric utility serving the subdivision and as approved by the property authority.

§ 6-3-13 Extension of improvements not in proposed subdivision.

[3-15-1994; 2016 Code]
In the event the proposed subdivision is not immediately adjacent to any of the improvements required by this title or to sidewalk as provided in section 11-1-9 of this code, the city plan commission and the council shall require the subdivider to extend any or all of the improvements or sidewalk to the subdivision in question at no cost to the city. When an abutting property owner either hooks on or otherwise uses any of the said improvements or sidewalk, the abutting owner shall pay the subdivider who has installed the improvements or sidewalk the actual cost of the improvements subject to city approval for all such charges made by the subdivider. The reimbursement period shall last 10 years from the date of the city's acceptance of the improvements.