Village of Mazomanie, WI
Dane County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Mazomanie 6-28-1988 as Title 4, Ch. 3 of the 1988 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 360.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 410.
Zoning — See Ch. 415.

§ 201-1 Permit required. [1]

A. 
For the safety of the general public, the Village shall determine the location, size, construction, and number of access points to public roadways within the Village limits, through the administration of this chapter by the Director of Public Works. It is the Village's intent to provide safe access to properties abutting public roadways suitable for the property to be developed to its highest and best use, provided that access is not deficient or dangerous to the general public.
B. 
Unless otherwise especially permitted by resolution of the Village Board, upon written application giving the reason therefor, no person shall construct, repair or reconstruct any driveway across or through any sidewalk or curbing without having first obtained a permit from the Director of Public Works for which a fee in the sum as set by the Village Board shall be charged. Such permit shall be issued upon an application form provided by the Village and shall contain such information as the Village Board shall deem necessary; issuance shall be conditioned upon complete compliance with the provisions of this chapter.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

§ 201-2 Installation requirements.

A. 
Openings for vehicular ingress and egress shall be at least 10 feet wide at the property line for residential properties, and a minimum of 10 feet and a maximum of 25 feet wide at the property line and a minimum of 15 feet and a maximum of 30 feet at the roadway for residential properties, and a minimum of 18 feet and a maximum of 30 feet at the property line and a minimum of 23 feet and a maximum of 35 feet at the roadway for farmsteads and all other properties.
[Amended 3-12-1991 by Ord. No. 1991-2]
B. 
No driveway shall be closer than 10 feet to an extended street or alley line at an intersection. At street intersections a driveway shall not provide direct ingress or egress to or from the street intersection area and shall not occupy areas of the roadway deemed necessary by the Village Board for effective traffic control or for highway signs or signals. Vehicular entrances and exits to drive-in theaters, banks and restaurants; motels; funeral homes; vehicular sales, service, washing and repair stations; garages; or public parking lots shall be not less than 200 feet from any pedestrian entrance or exit to a school, college, university, church, hospital, park, playground, library, public emergency shelter, or other place of public assembly.[1]
[Amended 3-12-1991 by Ord. No. 1991-2]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original § 4-3-1(b)(3), which immediately followed this subsection, was deleted at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II). The deleted subsection duplicated the wording in Subsection E of this section.
C. 
No more than two driveway entrances and approaches shall be constructed for any lot or premises except where deemed necessary and feasible without the impairment of safety, convenience and utility of the street by the Village Board or the committee thereof. Driveway approaches shall be at least 10 feet apart except by special permission from the Village Board or the committee thereof, and driveways shall in all cases be placed wherever possible so as not to interfere with utilities in place. Any costs of relocating utilities shall be the responsibility of the property owner, with approval of the Village Board necessary before any utility may be relocated and the driveway installed.
[Amended 4-14-1998 by Ord. No. 1998-2]
D. 
All driveway entrances and approaches which are constructed across sidewalks shall be paved in accordance with the requirements for sidewalk construction in § 360-5C of this Code insofar as such requirements are applicable, including thickness requirements in § 360-5C.
E. 
No driveway apron shall extend out into the street further than the facing of the curb, and under no circumstances shall such driveway apron extend into any gutter area. All driveway entrances and approaches shall be so constructed as not to interfere with the drainage of streets, side ditches or roadside areas, or with any existing structure on the right-of-way. When required by the Village Board or the committee thereof so as to provide for adequate surface water drainage along the abutting street, the property owner shall provide any necessary culvert pipe at such owner's expense.
[Amended 3-12-1991 by Ord. No. 1991-2]
(1) 
When a curb opening is to be made, the property owner shall reconstruct the curb and gutter in accordance with the specifications for standard curb and gutter adopted by the Village Board and on file with the Clerk-Treasurer, namely the three figures showing:
(a) 
Construction of a driveway entrance when curb and gutter is being first constructed on a street which has none;
(b) 
Construction of a driveway entrance where curb and gutter exists by entirely removing the existing curb and gutter; and
(c) 
Construction of a driveway entrance where curb and gutter exists by cutting out a portion of the existing curb and gutter and replacing that portion only.
(2) 
Either of the last two methods may be used in situations in which curb and gutter already exists. All curb replacements must meet with the approval of the Director of Public Works. Simply knocking off the back of the curb and pouring a new transition piece at both ends is not an acceptable alternative. These specifications shall be adopted unless such ordinance or resolution establishes different standards therefor.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

§ 201-3 Application for permit.

Permit applications shall be made at least 24 hours in advance of intended installation, but this shall not be deemed to be a limitation of time within which a permit must be granted, and the Director of Public Works shall have such time as reasonably necessary for examination and consideration of any application before granting the permit, subject always to specific direction of the Village Board. The Director of Public Works may hold the permit application in abeyance, when necessary, pending referral and action by the Village Board or the committee thereof.

§ 201-4 Permittee liable for damage or injury.

The permittee shall assume all responsibility for any injury or damage to persons or property resulting directly or indirectly during construction or repair of driveway approaches or entrances. When curb or gutter is removed, the new construction shall be of equivalent acceptable material and curb returns provided or restored in a neat, workmanlike manner. Driveway surfaces shall connect with the street pavement and sidewalk in a neat, workmanlike manner.