Village of Richfield, WI
Washington County
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A. 
Prohibited generally. No person shall encroach upon or in any way obstruct or encumber any street, sidewalk, public grounds or land dedicated to public use, or any part thereof, or permit such encroachment or encumbrance to be placed or remain on any public way adjoining the premises of which he or she is the owner or occupant, except as provided in Subsection B of this section.
B. 
Exceptions. The prohibition of Subsection A of this section shall not apply to the following:
(1) 
Signs and clocks attached to buildings which project not more than six feet from the face of such building and which do not extend below any point 10 feet above the sidewalk or street.
(2) 
Awnings which do not extend below any point seven feet above the sidewalk or street.
(3) 
Public utility encroachments authorized by the Village.
(4) 
Goods, wares, merchandise, or fixtures being loaded or unloaded which do not extend more than three feet on a sidewalk, provided that such goods, wares, etc., do not remain thereon for more than three hours.
(5) 
Building materials when placed upon the street or sidewalk upon conditions prescribed by the Building Inspector. He or she may require such materials to be protected by barricades or appropriate lights.
A. 
Establishment. The grade of all streets and sidewalks shall be established and described by the Village Board and shall be recorded by the Village Clerk or designee in his or her office. No street or sidewalk shall be worked until the grade thereof is established.
[Amended 8-15-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-8-2]
B. 
Altering grade. No person shall alter the grade of any street, sidewalk, or public ground, or any part thereof, unless authorized or instructed to do so by the Village Board.
[Amended 2-18-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-2-1]
A. 
Prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any person to plow, shovel, or otherwise deposit or place snow on or across the maintained portion of any public road within the Village or to permit such depositing of snow from property occupied by him or her.
B. 
Enforcement. Violations of this section may be enforced against either the owner or occupant of the property from which the snow was removed.
Any residence or place of business intended for human occupancy shall be identified by a street address number assigned by the Village in accordance with the following requirements and standards:
A. 
Placement. The street address number shall be permanently attached to a sign or post installed at a place clearly visible from the traveled portion of the road not less than six feet to not more than 10 feet from the property/right-of-way line and not less than 10 feet to not more than 15 feet from the edge of the main entrance or driveway serving the property. For corner lots, such numbers shall be located along the street to which the main entrance or driveway is oriented. For properties having multiple driveways or entrances separated by a distance greater than 250 feet, a separate street number shall be permanently installed at each driveway or entrance. In the circumstance of a significantly reduced street yard setback (less than 50 feet), the street address number shall be permanently attached to the side of the garage or house that faces the street and is clearly visible from the traveled portion of the road.
B. 
Appearance and size:
(1) 
Preferably black numbers (letters) on a white, reflective background.
(2) 
Minimum height of 3 1/2 inches and a width of 2 1/4 inches.
(3) 
Installed horizontally and at a height of between three feet and five feet above the finished grade of the road.
A. 
Permit required. No person shall, in a search for any government marker or section stone, cut into or remove any portion of a Village road without first obtaining a permit from the Clerk. Such permit shall set forth the exact location of any digging to be done and the length of time such permit is valid.
B. 
Permit fee. The permit fee shall be set by the Village Board from time to time for each digging and shall be used by the Village to defray the cost of restoration and repair of the Village roads to their original condition.
C. 
Hold Village harmless. The permit holder shall erect the proper safeguards, such as caution signs, lights, barricades, etc., at the locations as set forth on the permit, which shall remain in place for a period of 48 hours after completion of work by the permit holder, or until the Village has repaired the road. In addition, the permit holder shall carry liability insurance in an amount satisfactory to the Village Attorney to hold the Village harmless for any highway defects or negligence resulting from such search.
D. 
Notification of completion of work. The permit holder shall notify the Village Clerk of completion of work, and the Village shall, within 48 hours, make any and all necessary repairs.