Town of Hiles
Whereas, It is in the public interest for
the Town of Hiles to establish minimum highway design standards for
highways being constructed in the town to accommodate anticipated traffic
and afford satisfactory access to police, firefighting, snow removal,
sanitation, and road maintenance equipment;
NOW THEREFORE IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED BY
THE TOWN BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE TOWN OF HILES AS FOLLOWS
SECTION 1. Definitions
In order to clarify this resolution the following definitions and those on the attached 'General Terms' are applicable:
A. Approach--that portion of road extending 100 feet on each side of a culvert or bridge.
B. Base Course--the supporting base material of the roadway including shoulder.
C. Drainage--the gradual drying of a highway by system of ditches, trenches, channels, etc.
D. Grade--the rate of ascent or descent of a roadway.
E. Highway--the road or way over which the public generally has a right to pass, to include the complete right-of-way.
F. Road Bed--the whole material laid in place and ready for travel.
G. Traveled Way-traveled portion of the highway.
H. Surface Course--the top of the
roadway, or traveled surface.
SECTION 2. Applicability
This resolution shall be applicable to
all highways laid out by the Town Board after adoption of this resolution,
including any highways dedicated in plats for proposed subdivisions
submitted for review pursuant to Chapter 236 of Wisconsin Statutes, any
private highways being donated to the Town, and any other highways being
accepted by the Town as public highways in the Town.
SECTION 3. Road Design Standards
The following minimum design standards shall apply under this resolution.
Base Course must be of a quality,
thickness, and composition suitable for the location.
Surface Course must consist of either
crushed aggregate or bituminous concrete composition suitable for
anticipated traffic loads. The minimum amount of crushed aggregate
necessary for acceptance must be at 6 inches in depth. The minimum amount
of pavement necessary for acceptance must be at least 2 inches in depth.
Ditching and Culverts
The ditching of the roadway must be
complete and have proper elevation to provide for adequate drainage. Any
culverts necessary for proper drainage shall be installed after elevation
and location is obtained from the Town Board. The minimum length of any
culvert installed in a road bed shall be at least two feet greater than
the base course width. The diameter and length will be subject to the
approval of the Town Board, after the amount of the flowage is determined.
In no case shall the culvert be less than 15 inches in diameter.
All bridges shall meet the minimum
requirements of state and federal law. In the event it is decided by the
Town Board, that the construction of a bridge would be of a size and cost
that it would create a hardship to the owner of land required to build
said bridge, then the Town Board may proceed to accept the road, complete
as required above, except that part extending 100 feet on each side of
said bridge. This portion of the road shall be known as the approach. The
approach will be accepted as incomplete, with the reservation that the
Town will bill back to the owner a portion of the cost of construction of
such bridge. The Town will proceed to build said bridge and approach with
the help of bridge aid if available, and billing the balance not covered
by the aid or portion to be billed back to the owner.
SECTION 4. Authority for Higher Standards
The road design standards in Section 3 as
stated above are intended to be minimum design standards. The Town Board
shall have the discretion to impose higher design standards where in the
opinion of the Town Board local conditions require higher standards or
anticipated traffic in quantity or quality will require higher
SECTION 5. Application for Determination of Applicable Standards
Any person may apply to the Town Board to
determine what design standards should apply in a particular location,
giving the description of the proposed highway and proposed design
standards being requested to be approved for any proposed highway being
proposed to be built. No person shall commence construction of any highway
anticipated to be turned over to the own without having written approval
of the proposed highway design signed by the Town Board.
SECTION 6. Final Inspection and Acceptance by the Town Board
Upon completion of the proposed highway, the Town Board will proceed to make final inspection accepting or rejecting the highway as the case may be at the discretion of the Town Board. If the highway is rejected, then corrections must be made as stated by the Town Board before final inspection will be made again. If final acceptance is made by the Town Board, the owner or owners will turn over to the Town a warranty deed free and clear of any liens necessary to convey free and clear title to the Town for the highway.
Adopted by the Town of Hiles Board this
8th day of July 1998
Attest ____________________________ __________________________________
Town Clerk Town Chair