City of Mayville, WI
Dodge County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Mayville 2-13-1989 by Ord. No. 695-89 as §§ 8.02, 8.03, 8.05 to 8.09, 8.12, 8.14 and 8.20 of the 1989 Code; amended by Ord. No. 728-91. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Moving of buildings — See Ch. 168.
Sewers and water — See Ch. 355.
Taxicabs — See Ch. 375.
Trees — See Ch. 384.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 397.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 425.
[Amended by Ord. No. 927-2002]
A. 
Establishment. The grade of all streets and alleys shall be established by the Council and recorded by the City Clerk in his office. No street or alley shall be worked or sidewalk constructed until the grade thereof is established.
B. 
Alteration of grade prohibited. No person shall alter the grade of any street, alley, sidewalk or public ground, or any part thereof, in the City unless authorized or instructed to do so by the Council or the Director of Public Works. All such alterations of grade shall be recorded in the office of the City Clerk.
[Amended by Ord. No. 927-2002]
A. 
Permit required. No person shall, without first obtaining a permit signed by the City Clerk and the Director of Public Works, make an opening, which includes directional boring and tunneling underground, in any street, alley, sidewalk or any public way within the City. If the work is not commenced within 15 days or completed within 30 days after the permit is issued, the permit shall be void.
[Amended 5-9-2016 by Ord. No. 1084-2016]
B. 
Application. Application for a permit shall be made on a form supplied by the City Clerk or the Director of Public Works. The application shall be accompanied by a signed agreement to save the City harmless from any liability arising from the work or activity covered by the permit, the fee provided in Subsection C below, the bond required in Subsection D below, the insurance certificate required in Subsection E below, and a written description of the work, including a sketch designating the trench location and dimensions.
C. 
Fee. The permit fee shall be as set by the Common Council.
D. 
Bond. The applicant for a permit shall execute to the City and deposit with the City Clerk a corporate surety bond approved by the City Attorney in the sum of $1,000 conditioned that he will save the City harmless and refill and repave such opening, and maintain such repaving for one year, as provided in Subsection F below. In the event that the permittee does not repave or perform necessary maintenance thereon within a reasonable time, the Board of Public Works may elect to do the work and bill the permittee therefor. Such bond shall remain in force and shall be executed for one year, except on such expiration it shall remain in force as to all penalties, claims and demands that may have occurred prior to such expiration.
E. 
Insurance. A certificate of insurance evidencing that the applicant has in force and will maintain during the term of the permit public liability insurance of not less than $500,000 for any one person, $1,000,000 for any one accident and $50,000 for property damage shall be provided.
F. 
Requirements for the protection of the public. Every permittee shall enclose each opening which he may make in the streets or public ways of the City with barricades and barricade lights in accordance with the following:
(1) 
All barricades, signs, flags, lights and other warning devices erected under this chapter shall comply with all laws of the state.
(2) 
All barricades and barricade placement shall be subject to the commencement of excavation.
(3) 
All barricades used at night shall be effectively lighted with a minimum of one light or flasher for each eight feet of length of the barricade.
(4) 
A construction approach warning sign, lighted with at least one light or flasher, shall be placed adjacent to the roadway approximately 100 feet in all directions in advance of barricade installations.
(5) 
Each barricade shall have the contractor's name, address and telephone number marked prominently thereon. The telephone number shall be such that the contractor or his authorized representative can be reached 24 hours a day.
(6) 
All excavations, removals and barricade placements under this chapter must allow for the passage of at least one lane traffic. A lane is to be an area of travel at least 12 feet wide.
(7) 
Any deviation from this subsection shall require the written permission of the Director of Public Works, the Fire Department and the Police Department.
G. 
Notification of work commencement. An applicant who has been authorized to excavate or dig, in accordance with the terms of this chapter, shall notify the Director of Public Works at least 24 hours before the commencement of work of the date on which he will begin excavation and the period of time he will require to complete work in the street, which Director shall, in turn, notify the Street Department, the Fire Department, the Plumbing Inspector and the Police Department. No excavation authorized under this chapter may be initiated until such notification has been made.
H. 
Contact with utility transmission lines; report required. Whenever any person excavating any material from any public right-of-way, as provided in this chapter, uncovers, strikes, disturbs or discovers any pipe, conduit casing or other object used to transmit gas, water, sewage or electrical current, he shall report the fact to the Director of Public Works and the affected utilities before progressing further with the excavation. When such pipe or conduit is removed, cut or damaged, the contractor shall, at his expense, cause it to be replaced or repaired as the Director or utility directs.
I. 
Excavation, refilling and repaving requirements. The permittee shall restore the street to as close to its original condition as possible, in accordance with specifications established by the Board of Public Works, and shall be responsible for any costs incurred by the City. The Board of Public Works may elect to have the City make the pavement repair for any street opening, in which case the cost of making such repair and maintaining it for one year shall be charged to the person making the street opening. The permittee shall notify the Director of Public Works when repaving has been completed. In the event that paving occurs within one year of the completion of the project, the permittee shall be responsible for restoring the street.
J. 
Plumbing permit required. See Chapter 325, Plumbing Standards, of this Code.
K. 
Emergency excavations authorized. In the event of an emergency, any person owning or controlling any sewer, conduit or utility in or under any street may take immediate proper emergency measures to remedy dangerous conditions for the protection of property, life, health or safety without obtaining an excavation permit, provided that such person shall apply for an excavation permit not later than the end of the next succeeding business day.
L. 
City work excluded. The provisions of this section shall not apply to excavation work done under the supervision of the Director of Public Works by City employees or contractors performing work under contract with the City necessitating excavation in City streets.
A. 
Prohibited.
(1) 
No person shall encroach upon or in any way 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 below.
(2) 
No person shall throw, place or deposit any dirt, filth, straw, ashes, rubbish, litter, grass or refuse matter in any street, highway, alley or public ground in the City.
[Added by Ord. No. 766-92]
B. 
Exceptions. The prohibition of Subsection A above shall not apply to the following:
(1) 
Public utility encroachments duly authorized by state law or the Council.
(2) 
Temporary encroachments or obstructions authorized by permit granted pursuant to § 66.0425, Wis. Stats.
(3) 
Excavations and openings permitted under § 368-2 of this chapter.
[Amended 12-8-2008 by Ord. No. 1012-2008]
A. 
Required. The owner, occupant or person in charge of every building, lot or part of a lot within the City fronting upon a public sidewalk shall remove all snow and ice from said sidewalk within 24 hours from the time the snow ceases to fall. Corner lot property owners and property owners adjacent to a public crosswalk shall be responsible for the removal of snow and ice at all public sidewalks serving such areas. When ice is formed on the sidewalk so that it cannot be removed, it shall be kept sprinkled with ashes, salt, sand or like abrasive material.
B. 
Deposit on streets prohibited. No person shall deposit or cause to be deposited any snow or ice upon any sidewalk, alley, parkway, fire hydrant, public place or street in the City; provided, however, that snow or ice removed from the sidewalk in front of or abutting any premises or the premises which abut such sidewalk may be deposited on the parkway and, in the event that there is no parkway, on the street fronting such premises prior to the snow or ice being plowed, windrowed and removed from the street by the City.
C. 
Removal by the City. If snow or ice is not removed from the sidewalks or sprinkled, as required by Subsection A above, or if snow or ice is deposited on any sidewalk, alley, parkway, fire hydrant, public place or street in the City in violation of Subsection B above, the property owner shall be issued a citation with no initial fine. All subsequent violations at the property during the current snow season will result in a fine of $100. A door card will be placed at the property informing the property owner of the citation and that he or she must clear the snow or ice within 24 hours or be subject to additional costs for the City to remove it. The City may remove or cause to be removed all such snow or ice, and the person in charge of the premises from which the snow or ice was removed and so deposited shall be charged for the City cost of such removal. The cost of such removal shall be as established in the City of Mayville fee schedule. If not paid within 30 days, such charge shall be placed on the tax roll pursuant to §§ 66.0627, Wis. Stats.
D. 
Notices. By November 1 of each year the City shall publish in the official newspaper a notice informing the property owners of their responsibilities and shall include all of § 368-4. No individual notices will be sent out to property owners prior to issuing a citation or prior to removal of the snow or ice conditions by the City.
A. 
Owner responsibility. The owner of every lot or parcel of land abutting on any street in the City shall cause the grass to be cut on the strip of land between the sidewalk and the lot line, and the strip of land between the sidewalk and the curb in front of such abutting lot or parcel of land.
B. 
Noncompliance; corrective action. Any person not complying with the provisions of Subsection A above shall receive a written notice from the Public Works Committee requesting him to do the work required by Subsection A above within 10 days from the receipt of the notice. If such work is not done at the end of such period, the Committee shall cause the grass to be cut, and the expense thereof shall be charged as a special charge against the abutting parcel of land pursuant to § 66.0627, Wis. Stats.
A. 
Trees to be kept trimmed. Trees standing in and upon any public street right-of-way, or upon any lot or land adjacent thereto, shall be pruned and trimmed by the owner or occupant of the property on or in front of which such trees are growing, in accordance with Subsection B below, so that the lowest branches projecting over the public street or alley will provide a clearance of not less than 14 feet and so that no dead, broken or otherwise hazardous branches shall be likely to fall and do injury to the public. Any tree not trimmed, as herein provided, shall be deemed hazardous.
B. 
Trimming guidelines. The following guidelines shall be used in determining compliance with this section:
(1) 
At ground level, all trees and shrubs and branches of trees and shrubs shall be a minimum of two feet from the face of the curb or the edge of the paved surface of the street where no curb exists.
(2) 
All branches of trees and shrubs shall be at least 14 feet above the traveled portion of the street.
(3) 
Trees and shrubs or any branches of any tree or shrub shall be trimmed to maintain a minimum clearance of six feet six inches above any sidewalk on the street right-of-way.
(4) 
No part of any tree or shrub shall interfere with the effectiveness of streetlighting.
(5) 
Compliance with the screening and vision clearance provisions of Chapter 430, Zoning, of this Code shall be maintained at all times.
C. 
Inspection. The Street Department, under the supervision of the Director of Public Works, shall, yearly, conduct a City-wide inspection of all properties abutting the street right-of-way to determine what properties do not comply with the provisions of this section.
D. 
Notice of noncompliance. Upon determination of noncompliance, the Director of Public Works shall cause notice of the noncompliance to be sent to each property owner.
E. 
Corrective action.
(1) 
Upon receipt of notice, the property owner shall, within 30 days, cause such noncompliance to be corrected.
(2) 
If the property owner fails to take corrective action, the City shall do the work, and the expense thereof shall be charged against the abutting parcel of land pursuant to § 66.0627, Wis. Stats.
F. 
Exemption. Where traffic visibility is not impaired, the trunks of existing trees shall be exempt from the requirements of this section. All possible trimming shall be done.
G. 
Variances. Property owners may request from the Public Works Committee a variance from this section.
[1]
Editor's Note: See also Ch. 384, Trees.
All utilities, including sewer and water mains and service laterals to the abutting property, shall be installed before any street is permanently surfaced or resurfaced.
A. 
Permit not required; compliance with section. No permit is required for the construction or repair of sidewalks. However, any sidewalk installed or repaired must comply with this section. The property owner is required to return to the Director of Public Works a Notice of Owner's Intent Form indicating the method of repair or replacement desired within 20 days of receiving said notice from the Director of Public Works. The form shall advise the property owner of the options which the City has available in accordance with the established sidewalk policy.
B. 
Specifications for sidewalks.
(1) 
Placement of sidewalks.
(a) 
All sidewalks shall be laid within the street right-of-way, shall be laid one foot from the property line and shall be four feet in width unless otherwise specified in this section.
(b) 
The requirements of Subsection B(1)(a) above shall not apply to:
[1] 
Main Street, from the intersection of Dayton Street on the north to the intersection of Horicon Street on the south.
[2] 
Bridge Street, from the intersection of Main Street on the east to the intersection of School Street on the west.
[3] 
Any other street specified by the Council.
(c) 
All sidewalks built or relaid on the described portions of these streets shall run from the line of the property to the curb.
(2) 
Materials.
(a) 
All sidewalks shall be constructed and repaired with portland cement concrete.
(b) 
The concrete used shall meet the following requirements:
[1] 
The minimum compressive strength of the concrete must not be less than 3,000 pounds per square inch at 28 days.
[2] 
The cement content of the concrete shall not be less than 5 1/2 bags per cubic yard.
[3] 
The concrete shall be air entrained.
[4] 
The water content shall not be more than 5 1/2 gallons per bag of cement.
[5] 
The sand and gravel aggregate shall be separate and shall be washed material.
[6] 
The concrete shall be consolidated and spaded sufficiently to bring the mortar to the surface and to prevent honeycombing.
[7] 
All concrete work done after November 1 and before March 1 shall be protected against freezing with a four-inch layer of hay covered and anchored in place for 72 hours.
[8] 
During cold weather, a maximum of two pounds of calcium chloride per sack of cement may be added to accelerate the setting of the concrete.
[9] 
The concrete shall be cured for a minimum of three days using impervious plastic or paper, wet fabric or a liquid impervious membrane.
[10] 
All sidewalk shall be sealed per the sealer manufacturer's recommendation.
(3) 
Preparation of subgrade.
(a) 
All sidewalk shall be placed on a minimum of three-inch compacted granular subgrade material. Obstructions such as rocks, stumps or sod shall be removed. Voids caused by the removal of obstructions shall be filled with gravel and thoroughly compacted to prevent future settlement.
(b) 
After forms are in place, the subgrade shall be tamped in its entirety to assure a solid and even surface.
(c) 
The subgrade shall be wetted down immediately prior to the placement of the concrete.
(d) 
The subgrade shall be accurately graded to assure a uniform thickness of concrete.
(e) 
Lot stakes are not to be disturbed during sidewalk construction or repair. One who disturbs a lot stake during sidewalk construction or repair shall be responsible for having the disturbed lot stake replaced by a surveyor and shall be subject to the penalty under § 236.32, Wis. Stats.
(4) 
Form work and finishing.
(a) 
The elevation measured at the edge of the sidewalk nearest the property line shall not be less than 2% nor more than 5% above the top of the adjacent curb. For all practical purposes, the sidewalk shall be located at a higher elevation than the curb, as stipulated above, and shall follow the uniformity of the curb and not the fluctuating lot elevations.
(b) 
Forms shall be set to obtain a minimum of a four-foot-wide sidewalk at a minimum thickness of four inches. Sidewalks across driveways shall be a minimum of six inches in thickness.
(c) 
Forms shall be securely staked and braced to prevent movement during the placement of concrete. Form rails shall be rigid and straight and, if wood, must be a minimum size of two inches by four inches, nominal. Forms shall be oiled and cleaned before each use.
(d) 
The transverse slope of the sidewalk shall not be less than 1/4 inch per foot or more than one inch per foot, sloping toward the public street.
(e) 
Dummy joints shall be installed either by sawing or grooving at approximately four-foot intervals constructed at right angles to the center line. Expansion joints shall be installed at a maximum of ninety-six-foot intervals and at property lines.
(f) 
The edges of the sidewalk shall be rounded with an edger having a radius of 1/4 inch.
(g) 
Form removal should be carefully done without damage to green concrete and shall not be done within 24 hours after the placing of the concrete.
(h) 
After forms are removed, the sidewalk edges shall be properly backfilled and graded.
(i) 
The seeding of the backfilled and graded areas shall be the responsibility of the property owner.
(5) 
Ramping required. The requirements of § 66.0909, Wis. Stats., are adopted by reference. The curb ramping requirements of § 66.0909 shall apply to all new curb and sidewalk construction and to all replacement curbs and sidewalks constructed at locations considered to be legal crosswalks.
(6) 
Specifications. Unless otherwise herein specified, all sidewalks shall be constructed in accordance with applicable provisions of the State Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction, 1981 edition.
C. 
Sidewalk repair and replacement.
(1) 
The Director of Public Works shall order any sidewalk which is unsafe, defective or insufficient to be repaired or replaced so that said sidewalk meets the specifications set forth in Subsection D below.
(2) 
Whenever the following sidewalk defects are found to exist by the Director of Public Works, an appropriate order for the repair or replacement of the sidewalk shall be made:
(a) 
When a sidewalk has a three-fourths-inch or greater height difference between blocks, it shall be required that the entire block which is out of alignment be replaced and realigned. Topping the lower slab with concrete and/or using concrete to ramp from the lower slab to the higher slab is not permitted.
(b) 
When a horizontal alignment variance of one inch per foot or greater exists, the entire block which is out of alignment shall be required to be replaced or realigned.
(c) 
When one or more cracks exist in a block with openings which are of 3/4 inch or larger, it shall be required that the entire block be replaced.
(d) 
When the scaling or cracking of a block makes the block unsafe, the entire block shall be required to be replaced.
(e) 
When a block has a corner missing and the size of the missing corner is less than six inches by six inches, the block may be repaired by patching unless the condition is repetitive on three or more blocks, in which case the blocks shall be replaced.
(f) 
When the height of a block causes isolated ponding of water, the entire block shall be required to be replaced or adjusted in elevation so that the ponding of water is eliminated.
(g) 
When the sidewalk has not been set to the required grade or line or does not comply with other specifications of this section, it shall be required to be repaired or replaced.
(3) 
When a portion of an old sidewalk is repaired or replaced and the original width of said sidewalk was less than or greater than four feet, the original width of the sidewalk shall prevail, provided that the original width is uniform within the entire block and also that less than all of the sidewalk on the entire block will be replaced. In all other circumstances, the four-foot width regulation shall be applicable.
(4) 
Although minor streets are not required to install new sidewalk where none has previously existed, they are required to maintain existing walk. There are no provisions which allow removal of sidewalk unless a variance is granted by the Council.
D. 
New sidewalk construction.
(1) 
Sidewalk shall be required on all major and collector streets with the following exceptions:
(a) 
Sidewalk will not be required:
[1] 
When the nature of the terrain creates insurmountable engineering problems.
[2] 
Where there is insufficient right-of-way.
[3] 
If the installation would generate a safety hazard by encouraging pedestrian traffic in dangerous areas.
[4] 
Along cemeteries, along vacant land which extends to the City limits which is not situated between areas generating pedestrian traffic, and on streets on which curb and gutter have not been installed.
(b) 
Elimination of sidewalks.
[Added by Ord. No. 873-99]
[1] 
Sidewalks may not be required on both sides of the street in areas which have an approved design incorporated which specifically and safely addresses pedestrian traffic needs for normal access as well as recreational and physical exercise purposes.
[2] 
Upon recommendation by the Plan Commission, the Council may, under these circumstances, approve a development which eliminates sidewalks. Examples of criteria which may be considered are topography, lighting, types of uses in the area, vehicular traffic in the area, pedestrian traffic volumes, and adjacent walking areas which generate traffic. It is not the intent to limit review to just these items.
[3] 
It is the intent for this subsection to apply to areas such as planned unit developments, industrial parks, and recreational parks which typically could be designed to accommodate pedestrian traffic needs in alternative ways.
(2) 
Streets classified as minor streets with curb and gutter, but without sidewalks, will not be required to have new sidewalks constructed unless more than 50% of the property owners along a given street sign a petition requesting that new sidewalk be installed on their street.
(3) 
Sidewalks may be required on minor streets if it is determined that a severe pedestrian and/or traffic hazard exists.
(4) 
The classification of streets is as follows:
(a) 
Major streets.
[1] 
Main Street.
[2] 
Horicon Street.
(b) 
Collector streets.
[1] 
Kekoskee Street.
[2] 
Breckenridge Street (Main Street West).
[3] 
Dayton Street.
[4] 
Bridge Street.
[5] 
Ruedebusch Avenue.
[6] 
Fourth Street.
[7] 
Clark Street.
[8] 
Henninger Street.
[9] 
Walnut Street.
[10] 
John Street (Horicon Street South).
[11] 
German Street.
[12] 
River Drive (German Street to Green Bay Drive).
[13] 
Green Bay Drive (River Drive to Dunn Road).
[14] 
Metalcraft Drive.
[15] 
Easy Street.
[16] 
Mountain Drive.
[17] 
Brookside Drive.
[Added by Ord. No. 857-97; Ord. No. 873-99]
[18] 
River Knoll Drive.
[Added by Ord. No. 873-99]
[19] 
Hilltop Drive.
[Added by Ord. No. 873-99]
[20] 
Mallard Drive.
[Added by Ord. No. 873-99]
E. 
Owner responsibility; noncompliance.
(1) 
Whenever the Director of Public Works determines that the provisions of this section require the construction of new sidewalk or the repair or replacement of existing sidewalk, he shall so report to the Board of Public Works. Upon the direction of the Board, the Director shall prepare an order requiring that new sidewalk be constructed or that existing sidewalk be repaired or replaced. A copy of the order directing such construction, replacement or repairs shall be served upon the owner of each lot or parcel of land. The Director shall serve such notice. Service of the notice may be made by personal delivery, by certified or registered mail or by publication in the Mayville News as a Class 1 notice under Ch. 985, Wis. Stats., together with mailing by first-class mail if the name and mailing address of the owner can be readily ascertained.
(2) 
Whenever any such property owner who has been notified shall neglect, for a period of 30 days after such notification, to lay, remove or replace, or repair any such sidewalk, the City may cause such work to be done at the expense of such owner. All work for the construction of new sidewalks and the replacement or repairing of existing sidewalks shall annually be let by competitive bidding to the lowest responsible bidder or done by Department of Public Works personnel presently employed by the City.
(3) 
The Director of Public Works shall serve the order, which is set forth in Subsection E(1) above, along with a Notice of Owner's Intent Form. Said form shall state the options for the property owner. The property owner shall return the Notice of Owner's Intent Form to the Director within 20 days of receiving the notice and shall indicate on the notice the method of repair or replacement desired.
(4) 
Whenever a property owner elects to have the City personnel or contractor install, repair or replace his sidewalk, the property owner shall be required to sign a release form. The form shall be similar to the following:
City of Mayville
Sidewalk Construction Release Form
Owner:
Other description if required
Address:
Parcel No.
The undersigned, in electing to utilize the City of Mayville personnel and/or its contractor for required sidewalk repair or installation, hereby release the City of Mayville from any obligation for repair of sidewalk due to minor cracking or other minor problems which frequently occur with concrete construction.
Work done by the City of Mayville personnel or its contractor will be done according to ordinance specifications. The phrase "minor problems" above is intended to mean problems which do not affect the sidewalk's performance.
Property Owner(s) Signature
F. 
Variance procedure.
(1) 
No sidewalk shall be installed in such a manner so as to include a tree, utility pole or any other structure within the area of actual sidewalk construction unless a variance has been granted by the Council to permit such an intrusion into the sidewalk area.
(2) 
When the owners of more than 50% of the tax parcels along a given street sign a petition requesting a variance or an exception from the requirement of having sidewalk installed on their street, the Director of Public Works shall submit said petition to the Council. Petitioners will be required to show just cause why sidewalks are not necessary above and beyond merely not wanting said sidewalk.
(a) 
In calculating the percentage of property owners who have signed the petition, only one signature shall be counted per tax parcel. Individuals or entities owning more than one tax parcel may sign separately for each tax parcel owned. The signature of all record owners of a tax parcel shall be required for the vote of that tax parcel to be counted.
(b) 
Those submitting said petition must do so within 30 days after receiving notification that sidewalk is required on their street.
(3) 
Individual property owners, upon receipt of an order from the Director of Public Works, shall have the right to petition the Council for a variance or exception from this section. Variances may not be requested by individual property owners by reason of merely not wanting sidewalk.
(4) 
All exceptions or variances from this section shall require a two-thirds vote of the Council.
[Amended by Ord. No. 870-99]
A. 
Zoning requirements. In addition to the requirements of this section, § 430-72 of Chapter 430, Zoning, shall also apply to the installation and construction of driveways and culverts.
[Amended 2-10-2003 by Ord. No. 934-2003]
B. 
Interference with intersections prohibited. 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 Board of Public Works for effective traffic control or for highway signs or signals. A driveway within 50 feet of an intersection in residential districts and 150 feet in commercial and industrial districts shall be submitted to the Board of Public Works. The Board shall approve or disapprove the driveway construction upon determining whether or not such driveway would be detrimental to traffic control and safety.
C. 
Interference with street prohibited. No driveway apron shall extend out into the street farther than the face of the curb or roadway surface.
D. 
Number of driveways limited. No more than one driveway shall be constructed for any residential lot or premises without the approval of the Board of Public Works, except that duplexes may have two driveways without approval by the Board of Public Works. Multiple-family construction does not require approval either since site plan review and approval are done by the Plan Commission.
[Amended 3-10-2003 by Ord. No. 937-2003]
E. 
Workmanship and materials. When curb or gutter is removed, the new connection shall be of equivalent acceptable material and curb returns shall be provided or restored in a neat, workmanlike manner. Driveway surfaces shall connect with the street pavement and sidewalk in a neat, workmanlike manner. Where curb and gutter exist, all driveway aprons shall be constructed of portland cement concrete as specified in § 368-8.
[Amended 9-11-2006 by Ord. No. 989-2006]
(1) 
It is the City's intent to allow the removal of the existing curb section of the concrete curb and gutter to provide for an opening to be used for the installation of the driveway approach. Curb removal will only be allowed by the use of truck-mounted, hydraulically controlled concrete cutting equipment. This equipment must be designed specifically for this use. The Director of Public Works shall have approval authority for equipment being used.
(2) 
The curb cut shall allow for 1/2 inch rise from the gutter to the beginning of the curb back. The ascending slope from that rise to the back of curb shall be one inch.
(3) 
Existing curb shall be cut with an eighteen-inch downslope at each side of the driveway opening.
(4) 
Existing curb joints shall be a minimum of six inches from the downslope at each side of the driveway opening. Existing joints will not be allowed in either downslope cut.
(5) 
Enforcement. The Building Inspector shall, as part of his inspection process, ensure that compliance with the driveway ordinances is achieved. A detailed drawing of driveway approaches and their proper construction is available in the office of the Building Inspector. The Building Inspector shall provide these ordinance requirements to the permit applicants at the time they apply for building permits or when inquiries on new or additional driveways are made.
F. 
Specifications for culvert construction.
(1) 
Size and location. All culverts placed on, in or along the highways, streets or alleys of the City, either under private driveways leading from the public highways to private property or otherwise, shall be of sufficient size and constructed in such manner and of such materials as to provide means for the flow of water naturally accumulating or flowing along the ditches on such highways, streets or alleys. Culverts shall be of sufficient length to prevent injury to persons or property in the use of the highways and the entrance to and exit from the highways over and across such culverts. The Director of Public Works shall determine the size of the culvert required. Any culvert hereafter installed in the City shall have galvanized apron end walls and corrugated metal pipe, unless otherwise approved by the Board of Public Works.
(2) 
Conditions for building. No building permit for the lot or parcel shall be issued by the Building Inspector until he is satisfied that the culvert has been placed, that sufficient gravel has been placed thereon to afford ingress and egress, and that the culvert end walls are in place.
(3) 
Existing culverts. The Director of Public Works may investigate and approve or disapprove the various existing culverts or other drainpipes placed in the highways, streets or alleys in the City. The Director may require culvert end walls to be placed on existing culvert installations where he determines it to be in the best interest of the City and the abutting property owners. The Director may also require the owner of an abutting property to remove, or cause to be removed or replaced with adequate facilities, any culverts or drainpipes which do not conform to the requirements as provided herein when, in his judgment, it is necessary to do so, either for the orderly construction, maintenance or repair of any such highway, street or alley or in providing for a proper drainage system thereon.
[Amended by Ord. No. 927-2002]
A. 
Street Numbering Map. All lots and parts of lots in the City shall be numbered in accordance with the Street Numbering Map on file in the office of the Director of Public Works. All lots and parts of lots hereafter platted shall be numbered to conform as nearly as possible to the general scheme of numbering as outlined on said map.
B. 
Numbering required.
(1) 
Existing buildings. The owner of every house, dwelling and business establishment in the City shall cause to be designated on or attached to such structure, within five feet of its front entrance or directly above the garage door of a garage which is attached to or a part of the main structure and which faces the street upon which such structure is located and to which such numbering pertains, figures or words indicating the street number of such structure and shall maintain such numbering in a good state of repair.
(2) 
New buildings. Within 20 days of completion, the builder or owner of every new dwelling or business establishment in the City shall designate on or attach to such structure a street number in the manner set forth in Subsection B(1) above.
C. 
Number standards. The figures or words which shall be used to indicate the number of a structure shall be no less than four inches in height, shall be clearly distinguished from and of contrasting color to the color and surface of the underlying structure, shall be clearly readable from a distance of 50 feet, and shall be clearly readable from the public street.
[Amended 6-9-2003 by Ord. No. 944-2003]
The penalty for violation of any provision of this chapter shall be a penalty as provided in § 1-4 of this Code. A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day on which a violation of this chapter occurs or continues.