Article VI: Culverts

33-6-1 OBSTRUCTION OF DRAIN OR STORM SEWER. It shall be unlawful to obstruct any drain or storm sewer, if any, in any public street or property.

33-6-2 CULVERT POLICY. Upon request of the owner of a lot, the Village will purchase and install a drive-way culvert. Any culvert requested that exceeds 20 linear feet shall be installed at the expense of the lot owner. The Street Department shall be responsible for no more than one culvert per residential home or business establishment.

33-6-3 PERMIT REQUIRED; REPLACEMENT COST. It shall be unlawful to install any culvert or replace any culvert without first obtaining a permit from the Street Committee. The expense of replacing any culvert shall be borne by the person making application for the permit to install the culvert.

33-6-4 TYPE OF CULVERT. Culverts shall be installed where driveways or walkways cross open ditches. The material used for the construction of the culverts shall be reinforced concrete, corrugated steel culvert pipe with a minimum wall thickness of 16 gauge, corrugated aluminum alloy culvert pipe with a minimum wall thickness of 16 gauge, asbestos cement storm drainpipe (Class IV), or of such other material as determined by the Street Committee, depending on the conditions existing. The culverts shall be of such size, installed at the grade and constructed with couplings, as determined by the Street Committee. The Village shall install the culvert.

33-6-5 COST OF INSTALLATION. Any person installing or replacing a culvert shall, at his own expense, construct and install drainage inlet boxes in such form and manner as the Street Superintendent determines necessary depending on the conditions existing.

33-6-6 BACKFILL COST. Any person installing or replacing a culvert shall, at his own expense, provide and place such backfill material as the Street Superintendent determines necessary to complete the project.

33-6-7 REPLACEMENT COST. The expense of replacing any culvert shall be borne by the person making application for the permit to install the same.

Last Update: October 04, 2018