[Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Pittsfield as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 5-13-1997 as §§ 3.201 and 3.202 of the 1997 Code; amended December 2005; July 2007]
This article is adopted for the purpose of enhancing the straightforward and rapid location of properties by the general public, the postal services, public safety officials and emergency medical personnel in the Town of Pittsfield.
All lots and parts of lots in the Town of Pittsfield shall be numbered in accordance with a map designated "Street Numbering Map" now on file in the office of the Town Clerk. All lots and parts of lots hereafter planned shall be numbered to conform as nearly as possible to the general scheme of numbering as outlined in such map.
After August 1, 2006, all numbered addresses shall have a fire/address sign posted as outlined in this section.
The property owner shall be responsible for all costs related to installation of the sign.
All addressed buildings existing before November 8, 2005, shall be billed for the fire/address sign by the Town during initial installation.
After November 8, 2005, the cost for a fire/address sign for all new construction requiring a sign shall be applied to the cost of the building permit.
The Town or its agent will be responsible for the placing and installation of said sign and pole.
The sign shall be a two-sided sign, 18 inches by six inches, with reflective green as a base color and white reflective numbers on both sides. The sign shall be of flag design so that when mounted perpendicular to the roadway, the numerals are visible from both directions.
The assigned street address numerals shall match the numerals on the fire/address sign.
The owner or occupant shall at all times keep the numbers in a readable condition, clean and free from vegetation.
The sign shall be mounted on a galvanized post approximately 15 feet from the edge of the right side of the driveway (facing the home from the road) and on the back edge of the right-of-way. An alternate location may be on the left side of the driveway. Alternate locations may be necessary because of foliage, landscaping, lot lines or other obstructions that may obscure the view of the sign.
If two or more buildings with separate address numbers share the same entrance, driveway, or private roadway, the separate address numbers shall, if practical, be displayed on a single pole according to the requirements of Subsection I at the point where the driveway meets the roadway. In addition, each separate building having an address number shall also be required to display a fire/address sign meeting the same requirements of Subsection I for each individual driveway that runs off the shared driveway. Exceptions for installation location shall be granted by the Building Inspector or Town Chairman under special circumstances.
After August 1, 2006, if the owner or occupant of any building required by this article to have a fire/address sign removes or neglects to keep clean said sign he or she shall be issued a five-day notice by the Town to replace or repair said deficiency. If the deficiency is not corrected within the five days, the Town shall consider the party to be in violation of this article and will issue a penalty. The penalty shall be no less than $75 and not more than $1,000. Each separate day such sign is not displayed properly shall constitute a separate offense. The owner shall also be responsible for any labor and material charges to correct the deficiency (manpower to remove vegetation; replacement cost of the sign).
[Adopted 5-13-1997 as Ch. 8 of the 1997 Code; amended July 2007; August 2008]
The developer or person requesting road construction must submit to the Town Board an application in writing and an approved final plat or certified survey for lands to be serviced.
The Town will construct the roads in accordance with the following conditions:
Design credit account.
The Town's Engineer shall design and set grades on all proposed road plans and bidding specifications, including stormwater management issues. All cost and expenses incidental to the design and bidding, including engineering, permits, and other fees associated with the project, shall be borne by the person requesting the roadway.
Prior to the Town's involvement, the person requesting the roadway shall submit to the Town an irrevocable letter of credit in the amount of 125% of the estimated amount of the design, review and approval costs, as determined by the Town Board.
This amount shall be so arranged and a special agreement executed between the developer, the financial institution, and the Town of Pittsfield to allow the latter to withdraw monthly costs to cover Town payments to all parties under contract with the Town for the road design. The used portion of this money will not be refunded if the project does not proceed to construction.
Bidding/construction. Construction of the road will be done by the contractor selected by the Town Board and built to current Town road specifications. The Town shall publicly bid the work. The Town's minimum wage rate standards shall be in affect unless State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development wage rates prevail. The Town's Engineer will coordinate construction administration and construction observation for the road project.
Construction credit account. The person who requests the road shall pay the entire cost of the construction, including all administration, engineering, observation, legal and miscellaneous fees. No later than two weeks after the bid date, and prior to the Town signing contracts for the project construction, the persons requesting the road shall provide an irrevocable letter of credit in the amount of 125% of the awarded bid amount until the Town declares the road project completed. This account shall be so arranged and a special agreement executed between the developer, the financial institution and the Town of Pittsfield to allow the latter to withdraw monthly amounts from the account sufficient to cover monthly costs to the contractor under contract with the Town. This money will not be refunded if the project does not proceed to construction.
Building permits. Building permits will not be issued until the road is constructed to a gravel surface and accepted by the Town Board.
Special agreements. The person requesting the road construction shall execute any other special agreements deemed necessary by the Town Board.
Any person or organization that fails to comply with provisions of this article or the order of the Town Board or Town Engineer, when that order directs the party to comply with this article, shall be subject to penalty. The Town may withhold payment on the project until the problem is corrected to the Town's satisfaction. Failure to comply with the provisions of this article can also result in a forfeiture of not less than $75 nor more than $1,000 for each day of noncompliance.
Complete construction specifications are required as put forth by the Town Engineer and which are on file with the Town Clerk.
Minimum depth of stone shall be 15 inches and is to consist of nine inches of compacted breaker run, not greater than five inches in diameter, over the compacted subgrade free of topsoil and other debris and topped with six inches of compacted 3/4 inch crushed stone, or as required by specifications put forth by the Town Engineer. Compaction to be 95% of standard proctor.
Pavement to be hot-mixed MV bituminous asphalt surface laid with a paver to a minimum compacted thickness of three inches consisting of one layer of binder course, 1 3/4 inches, and one layer of finish course, 1 1/4 inches, bonded with tack coat and a width of 22 feet, plus a 2 1/2 foot shoulder of 3/4 inch gravel. The slope shall be three to one, with the back slope variable, or as required by specifications put forth by the Town's Engineer. Compaction of the binder course to be 93% of standard, and the compaction of the finished surface course to be 95% of the standard.
Gravel road to settle for at least one year, with asphalt binder to be laid after one year, or upon the Town Board discretion based upon development, and not later than three years after the Town approves and conditionally accepts the roadway. The finished surface being laid the following year. All costs associated with the placement of the bituminous asphalt pavement shall be borne by the persons requesting the roads. This work shall be let under the direction of the Town Board.
If a turnaround is required, it shall have a green space in the center, with a fifty-foot outside pavement radius and shall have a minimum sixty-five-foot right-of-way radius.
All roads shall have a minimum of 70 feet of right-of-way in width.
No dead-end roads shall be constructed, unless a written agreement, approved by the Town Board, is reached with an adjoining property owner whereby the road shall be ultimately extended to an existing Town road upon future development of the adjoining land.
Culverts for newly constructed driveways must be furnished by property owners. Minimum size required is eighteen-inch diameter by 24 feet long plus end walls. During the process of road construction, if a culvert is required for an existing driveway, all cost associated with this culvert shall be borne by the person requesting the road. The responsible party shall first apply to the Town Board for a permit. The Town Board may place restrictions on a permit as it deems necessary for the safety of its residents, for the prevention of water damage and for the prevention of drainage problems.
The developer will be responsible for any road damage, for a one-year period beginning at the Town's final acceptance of the completed road.
The Town Board reserves the right to change or add to any of the above provisions.