Village of Maple Bluff, WI
Dane County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[Adopted as Ch. 8 of the 1986 Code]
A. 
Establishment. The grades of all streets, alleys and sidewalks shall be established and described by the Board and shall be recorded by the Clerk-Treasurer in his office.
B. 
Required. No street, alley or sidewalk shall be worked until the grade thereof is established.
C. 
Altering prohibited. No person shall alter the grade of any street, alley, sidewalk or public ground, or any part thereof, unless authorized or instructed to do so by the Board.
Where applicable, § 66.0907, Wis. Stats., shall apply, provided that the initial cost of construction shall be borne by the abutting property. The cost of repair may be shared by the Village and the abutting property, as determined by the Board.[1]
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Editor's Note: Original § 8.03, Street excavations, which immediately followed this section, has been redesignated as Art. III, Occupancy of Rights-of-Way, of this chapter.
Streets within the limits of the Village shall have a width as established by the Village Board by adoption of plats, accepting of dedications of streets or otherwise. Streets within the Village established or dedicated after the effective date of this section (May 24, 1963) which are dead-end streets having a length of not more than 600 feet between the dead end and intersection with another street may have a width of less than 60 feet but not less than 40 feet.
A. 
Prohibited. No person shall encroach upon or obstruct or encumber any street, alley, 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 is the owner or occupant, except as provided in Subsection B.
B. 
Exceptions. The prohibitions of Subsection A 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 at any point lower than 10 feet above the sidewalk, street or alley.
(2) 
Awnings which do not extend at any point lower than seven feet above the sidewalk, street or alley.
(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, alley or sidewalk upon conditions prescribed by the Director of Public Works, who may require such materials to be protected by barricades or appropriate lights.
A. 
Permit required. No person shall move any building within the Village without a permit from the Clerk-Treasurer, the notice of application for such permit to be made 30 days in advance and to designate the streets and alleys along which the building is intended to be moved. Such permit shall state the date upon which such work will commence, a description of the building and its location, the place to which such building is intended to be moved, the name of the owner of such building, the name of the person who will perform the work and the names of the streets and alleys along which the building may be moved.
B. 
Notice to utilities. Upon receipt of the notice under Subsection A, the Clerk-Treasurer shall immediately notify any public utility whose lines or poles may be interfered with because of the application. Such utility shall take any steps necessary to permit the building to be moved without damage to its lines and poles.
C. 
Deposit required. The applicant shall, at the time of application, deposit with the Clerk-Treasurer $500 to cover the costs to the utilities of any work necessary to permit the moving of the building and the costs of damages to property resulting from such moving. Upon completion of the moving, the Director of Public Works shall inspect the route and report to the Clerk-Treasurer any damages, and the estimated amount thereof, caused to the streets and any public or private property. Upon payment of the utilities' expenses and settlement of all damage claims, the Clerk-Treasurer shall release the balance of the deposit remaining. The applicant shall be liable for any costs and damages exceeding the deposit.
A. 
Sidewalks to be kept clear. The owner or occupant of any lot or parcel shall promptly each day remove all snow and ice which may have fallen or accumulated upon the sidewalk in front of such lot or parcel, provided that when ice has so formed that it cannot be removed, the owner or occupant shall keep the same sprinkled with a material which will prevent the sidewalk from being dangerous to pedestrians. If the owner or occupant fails to comply with this subsection, the Director of Public Works shall cause the snow or ice to be removed or sprinkled as required in this subsection, the cost thereof to be assessed against the property as a special tax.
B. 
Deposit in streets restricted. No person shall cause to be deposited snow from his premises onto the sidewalk abutting thereon or onto any street in the Village without a permit therefor from the Director of Public Works, who may require payment of a fee sufficient to reimburse the Village for the cost of removing any snow so deposited.
[Added 4-8-2008]
No person shall deposit any grass, leaves, yard waste, rubbish, or any other solid or liquid waste in any street or gutter within the Village, and no person shall deposit or permit to be deposited in or upon any street, alley, driveway, sidewalk, or public park or in or upon any road or pleasure drive which is under the jurisdiction of the Village any glass, nails, tacks, pieces of metal, wire, stone or other articles that are liable to injure any person or the wheels or tires of vehicles.
A. 
Planting. No person shall plant any tree, shrub or plant between his property line and the curb or traveled portion of the street abutting his premises without a permit from the Director of Public Works, who shall for the purposes of this section have the powers and duties of a Village Forester under § 27.09, Wis. Stats.
B. 
Tree care. Section 27.09, Wis. Stats., shall apply, and the Village Board shall have the powers and duties conferred upon the Board of Park Commissioners.
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Editor's Note: See also Ch. 202, Urban Forestry.
[Added 4-8-2008]
It shall be unlawful for any person to be or remain in any public park within the Village between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. weeknights (Sundays through Thursdays), and 12:00 midnight and 5:00 a.m. weekends (Friday and Saturday nights). This prohibition shall include bathing beaches contiguous or adjacent to public parks but shall not prohibit passing through a park area either in a vehicle or on foot without stopping during such hours. The entrances of all parks shall be conspicuously posted indicating the closing hours of the park. The Village Administrator may permit specific parks to be open after the stated closing time for designated events approved by the Village Administrator.
A. 
Conditions. Requests for the extension of public services involving expenditure of more than $100 in the Village shall be considered only on condition that the owner or owners requesting such extension of services deposit with the Village Board in cash 110% of the full estimated cost of such service.
B. 
Repayment by special improvement taxes. Upon completion of the work, special improvement taxes shall be levied upon the property benefited. Such taxes shall be collected and paid over a period not exceeding 10 years, and the proceeds of such collections shall be delivered to the person or persons furnishing the funds for the extension of the services.
C. 
Interest. Interest at a rate determined by the Board (but not in excess of the rate allowed by law) shall be charged on the installments of the special assessment. Interest collected shall be retained by the Village and added to the general fund of the Village as a reimbursement for the expense assumed by the Village in connection with the extension.
D. 
Excess deposit refunded. Upon completion of the work by the Village and after determination of the full cost of the project, including all items such as engineering, supervision, labor and materials, the cash deposited by the applicant in excess of such determined cost shall be returned to the applicant.
E. 
Alternative method. The Village Board may by resolution waive the above provisions and provide for special assessments in accordance with the Wisconsin Statutes.
F. 
Extensions not authorized. Nothing in this section shall commit the Village Board to direct the extension of any of the services, it being the intent only to set out the conditions as to financing which shall be imposed upon each extension the Village Board shall determine to be made. [1]
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Editor's Note: Original § 8.10, Separation from newsprint from waste, which immediately followed this section and was adopted 9-10-1985, has been deleted as superseded by Ch. 186, Art. I, Recycling.
Any person who shall violate any provision of this article or any order, rule or regulation made hereunder shall be subject to a penalty as provided in § 1-4 of this Municipal Code.