On July 10,2001, The Town of Navarino Board of Supervisors adopted Ordinance 3-2001 pertaining to Driveways and Culverts. This ordinance was adopted as authorized under s. 81.01 Wis. Stats. on 7-10-2001.
Following is a summary of requirements of the ordinance:
Note: It is the property owner’s responsibility to check with the DNR, Army Corps of Engineers or Shawano County Planning & Zoning Department if there is the possibility of their driveway being constructed in a wetland area or adjacent to a navigable stream.
Before any driveways can be constructed either for new structures, existing structures or for access to fields in the Town of Navarino, approval must be granted by the Town of Navarino Board of Supervisors as to the placement of said driveway.
Each driveway must have sufficient line of sight and also be at a right angle at its intersection with a public road so as to allow safe entry or exit from the road. The standard for a driveway is the most practical, safe entry upon public highway.
A setback in the driveway from the centerline of the intersection of any public roads to the centerline of the driveway will be a minimum of 100 feet unless it is determined a greater set back is needed to have sufficient line of sight so as to allow safe entry or exit from the road. (Note that this setback could be greater if a County or State road is involved).
A set back in the driveway from all side property lines shall be a minimum of 15 feet (fifteen feet).
All culverts are required to be a minimum of 18 inches in diameter and shall be at least 30 feet but not more than 35 feet in length unless specified as a different dimension under “dimensions” or “special conditions” of the DRIVEWAY AND/OR CULVERT PERMIT by the Town of Navarino issuer.
The Town Board may require a larger culvert as it deems necessary for the safety of its residents, for the prevention of water damage, and for the prevention of drainage problems.
In the event a culvert is repaired or replaced, the applicant shall be responsible for restoring the area to its previous condition.
In the event a culvert is newly installed, the applicant shall be responsible for restoring the area to the proper grade, for the condition of any ditch which may be affected, and for compliance with any other applicable law, ordinance or regulation.
No fill shall be placed in a Town ditch located on the Town right-of-way nor shall the contour or slope of said Town ditch be changed. A property owner may petition the Town Chairperson or his/her designee for a variance of this subsection should special circumstances exist. Should the Town Chairperson or his/her designee deny the Request for Variance, the property owner may appeal said decision to the Town Board.
If any culvert which is installed, replaced, or repaired is in violation of the provisions of the ordinance, the Town may restore the area to a condition which complies with this ordinance, and recover the cost from the responsible party.