Ordinance Emergency Vehicle Requirements December 2018

Chapter 97
DRIVEWAYS
§ 97-4. Driveway Requirements for Emergency Services
The minimum requirements for all driveways or private access drives are:
A. Driveways shall be at least sixteen (16) feet wide, have not less than fourteen (14) feet of hard surfacing of gravel, asphalt, or concrete with one (1) foot shoulders on either side and an overhead clearance of sixteen (16) feet so fire and emergency equipment can enter unobstructed. In addition to these requirements, driveways to state trunk highways, or county highways will also require appropriate permits from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) and Brown County Highway, as applicable.
B. Every private roadway or driveway in excess of 300 feet in length shall be provided with a turnaround for emergency vehicles. The turnaround shall be constructed of a hard surface of gravel, asphalt, or concrete and shall be of sufficient size to accommodate the turning radius of large emergency and rescue vehicles (see illustration examples).
C. Owners of driveways which are not in compliance with the aforementioned requirements may be held fiscally responsible for all damages to emergency vehicles and equipment incurred while rendering services to said owners.
D. The Town of Scott which is part of the New Franken Fire Department will assume no liability for private properties damaged while in pursuit of their firefighting activities, if said properties do not have either existing or new driveways conforming to the standards as established in these directives, and further, will not be held liable for not being able to service a fire call properly for lack of adequate ingress and egress.
CIRCLE
TURNAROUND
TURNAROUND
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30’
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Chapter 97

DRIVEWAYS

§ 97-4. Driveway Requirements for Emergency Services

The minimum requirements for all driveways or private access drives are:

  1. Driveways shall be at least sixteen (16) feet wide, have not less than fourteen (14) feet of hard surfacing of gravel, asphalt, or concrete with one (1) foot shoulders on either side and an overhead clearance of sixteen (16) feet so fire and emergency equipment can enter unobstructed.  In addition to these requirements, driveways to state trunk highways, or county highways will also require appropriate permits from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) and Brown County Highway, as applicable.
  • Every private roadway or driveway in excess of 300 feet in length shall be provided with a turnaround for emergency vehicles.  The turnaround shall be constructed of a hard surface of gravel, asphalt, or concrete and shall be of sufficient size to accommodate the turning radius of large emergency and rescue vehicles (see illustration examples).
  • Owners of driveways which are not in compliance with the aforementioned requirements may be held fiscally responsible for all damages to emergency vehicles and equipment incurred while rendering services to said owners.
  • The Town of Scott which is part of the New Franken Fire Department will assume no liability for private properties damaged while in pursuit of their firefighting activities, if said properties do not have either existing or new driveways conforming to the standards as established in these directives, and further, will not be held liable for not being able to service a fire call properly for lack of adequate ingress and egress.
Text Box: 30’
Text Box: TURNAROUND
Text Box: 50’
Text Box: 40’
Text Box: 20’
Text Box: 30’
Text Box: TURNAROUND
Text Box: CIRCLE
Text Box: 60’

2018 Three Ordinances Summary December 2018

TOWN OF SCOTT, WISCONSIN

ORDINANCE NO. 2018-12-01; 2018-12-02; 2018-12-03

Date of Enactment:  December 12, 2018

2018-12-01       ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING FIRE PROTECTION CHARGES

2018-12-02       ORDINANCE DRIVEWAYS

2018-12-03       ORDINANCE AMENDMENT TO SECTION 1. CHAPTER 363 SCOTT MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT

FOR THE TOWN OF SCOTT, TOWN OF SCOTT MUNICIPAL CODE – SUMMARY

2018-12-01       ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING FIRE PROTECTION CHARGES

               The Town Board of the Town of Scott, Brown County, Wisconsin, hereby ordains as follows:

Section 1.               Authority. This ordinance is adopted pursuant to the authority granted to town boards under Sec. 60.55(2)(b) of the Wisconsin Statutes, which allows towns to recover the cost of fire calls made to properties within the town.

Section II.              Liability For Fire Protection Costs.

Section III.             Payment Of Fire Call Fee.

Section IV.             Unpaid Accounts.

Section V.              Severability.

Section VI.             Effective Date. This Ordinance shall become effective upon adoption and publication or posting as provided by law, pursuant to Sec. 60.80 of the Wisconsin Statutes.

2018-12-02       ORDINANCE DRIVEWAYS

97-4                                      Driveway Requirements for Emergency Services

  1. Driveways shall be at least sixteen (16) feet wide, have not less than fourteen (14) feet of hard surfacing . . .
  2. Every private roadway or driveway in excess of 300 feet in length shall be provided with a turnaround for . . .
  3. Owners of driveways which are not in compliance with the aforementioned requirements may be held fiscally . . .
  4. The Town of Scott, which is part of the New Franken Fire Department will assume no liability for private properties . . .

2018-12-03       ORDINANCE AMENDMENT TO SECTION 1. CHAPTER 363 SCOTT MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT

363-1, Section I. Article I. E. Membership. The Commission shall consist of seven five (5) Commissioners, who shall reside within the boundaries of the SMU District.

A full text of the Ordinance may be obtained or reviewed by contacting the Office of the Town Clerk of the Town of Scott, 2621 Jody Drive, New Franken, Wisconsin, 54229, during regular office hours 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday thru Thursday and 9:00 a.m. to Noon on Friday, Contact the Town Economic Coordinator Dave Cerny at (920)406-9380 if you have any questions. A copy of this Ordinance is available on the Town’s website, www.townofscott.com. This ordinance summary is published pursuant to the provisions of Section 61.50(3) of the Wisconsin Statutes. 

Dated this 11th day of December, 2018.

                                                                                                         John Roth, Town Clerk

Date of Publication: December 12, 2018