Town of Shields
Driveway Ordinance ORDINANCE 00-1/01-05 FOR DRIVEWAY STANDARDS
THE TOWN BOARD of the Town of Shields, Dodge County,
Wisconsin, does ordain as follows:
SECTION 1: PURPOSE; the purpose of this
ordinance is to establish driveway standards that will provide for better and
easier access from private development to a public right of way.
The Town Board of the Town of Shields has the specific authority, powers, are
duties pursuant to §60.61, 60.62, and 62.23 (1988-89), Wis. Stats. Pursuant to
the specific statutory sections noted in this ordinance and/or by its adoption
of the village powers under §60.10 to certain area’s in the Town of Shields and
to regulate, prohibit and restrict construction, and enlargement of certain
structures and buildings in the Town of Shields and to regulate and control
certain uses, activities, business and operations in the Town of Shields.
Section 3: MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS;
A. All new driveways proposed to be installed or any
driveway alleged to be existing and serving open land without improvements, and
proposed to be converted to a driveway to serve one or more structures, shall
be subject to an inspection fee as established by the Town Board to be paid to
the Township prior to the start of any construction on a new driveway and prior
to the issuance of a building permit. All approved driveway shall be in place
before a building permit can be issued.
B. The applicant who may be the owner, agent or
contractor shall submit a location construction plan showing specification
including grade, slope, width, and length of the driveway and erosion control
C. Authorization for a driveway is subject to the
approval of the Town Board where located and, when so approved the Town Board
shall notify the Dodge County Zoning Office. If there is a dispute on the
adequacy of an alleged existing driveway, the decision of the Town Board will
be the deciding factor. If there is not clear objective as determined by Dodge
County Zoning administrator, that the driveway has been used during the last
twelve (12) months, the Town Board review process is required.
D. The following specifications shall apply;
road surface width 12 feet
width clearance 24 feet
height clearance 18 feet
of trees, wires, etc.)
culvert length 30 feet
grade 10 Percent
The Town Board reserves the right to consider
specifications with a maximum grade exceeding ten percent (10%), in which case
the Town Board may require an alternative access plan.
At least one 25 feet in length and 18 feet in width
segments of road surface shall be provided for each 300 feet of driveway length
to provide for the safe passage of meeting vehicles.
The driveway within the area of the public right of
way shall slope away from the public road at a minimum of one percent (1%) and
a maximum of five percent (5%) to prevent erosion on to the public road.
An adequate road bed base of suitable material to
support the projected traffic and any requirements for culverts shall be
determined by the Town in considering an application for driveway approval. If
culverts are required the recommended minimum diameter shall be 18 inches.
At the dead end of all new driveways a turnaround
spaced of at least 25 feet radius, or some other method to allow vehicles to
turn around shall be provided ad determined by the Town Board.
Retyped Ordinance–Date introduced,
approved and adopted:
_Neale R. Jones____
Johnson, Town Clerk-Treasurer__
VOTED FOR: __3____
VOTED AGAINST: __0____