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Section 1: Title/Purpose
The purpose of this ordinance is as follows:
Whereas, interest has been expressed to establish standards for driveways that will provide for better and safer provisions for adequate access from private development to a public right of way as well as to provide efficient fire and emergency service.
Section 2: Authority
The Town Board of the Town of Jacksonport has the specific authority, powers and duties pursuant to Chapter 60, Wis. Stats., pursuant to the specific statutory sections noted in this ordinance and/or by its adoption of village powers under Section 60.10, to regulate and control certain uses, activities and operations in the Town of Jacksonport.
The Town Board of the Town of Jacksonport has been granted village powers pursuant to Section 60.10 Wis. Stats.
Section 3: Adoption of Ordinance
The Town Board of the Town of Jacksonport has, by adoption of this ordinance, confirmed the statutory authority, powers and duties noted in the specific sections of this ordinance and has established by these sections and this ordinance the regulation and control of certain uses, activities and operations in the Town of Jacksonport.
Section 4: Minimum Requirements
The minimum requirements for a driveway are:
1. Except for driveways to state trunk highways, the driveway shall be at least sixteen (16) feet of clearance width, have not less than twelve (12) feet of hard surfacing with one (1) foot shoulders on either side and an overhead clearance of fifteen (15) feet so fire and emergency equipment can enter unobstructed. Driveways to state trunk highways must comply with the rules of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Minimum culvert size 12 inches in diameter. Driveways 1000 feet or longer must have a pull off lane for meeting vehicles.
2. The setback for any driveway must be a minimum of five (5) feet from the property side lot line (unless the driveway is to be shared by the adjacent property owner) and any designated wetlands
3. No more than two (2) single family houses or two (2) commercial or industrial buildings shall be served by a shared driveway. Access for more than two lots or parcels to a road via any shared driveway shall not be approved unless the Town Board determines that a shared driveway is necessary for environmental or safety reasons.
4. New shared driveways shall be subject to a recorded agreement for their private, continued maintenance, including but not limited to snow plowing, at the expense of abutting land owners, as a condition of Town approval.
5. Any person transferring ownership of a lot with access from a shared private driveway shall give the new owner a letter stating that said driveway is a private shared driveway, and that therefore the property owners taking access from that driveway are collectively responsible for its maintenance.
6. Driveways must be constructed in a manner not to cause drainage upon other private or public property or private or public roadways.
7. Curves shall be 45 degrees or less.
Permits must be obtained thru Independent Inspections LTD 800-422-5220 or Jacksonport Town Clerk.
Section 5: Violations
Anyone violating any provision of this ordinance shall forfeit not less than Two Hundred Dollars ($200), nor more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500), plus applicable penalty assessments and costs of prosecution. Each day of violation can be considered a separate violation.
Section 6: Effective Date
This ordinance will become effective upon passage and publication as provided by law.
Adopted by the Town Board this 22 day of January, 2008.
Town of Jacksonport
Chairperson George Bagnall
Supervisor Jeanne Majeski
Attest Town Clerk Eileen Phetteplace
Date January 22, 2008
ORDINANCE No. 01-2010
The Town Board of the Town of
That, pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 60.30(1e)(a), the office of the town clerk or town treasurer, or both; or the combined office of town clerk and town treasurer shall be filled by appointment of a majority of the members-elect of the town board.
The term of office for the appointed position(s) shall be set by the town board, but may not exceed 3 years per § 60.30(1e)(c). The town board may re-appoint the officer(s) for additional terms. However, removal by the town board during a given term of office may only be for “cause” as defined under § 17.001 and required by § 60.30(1e)(f).
This ordinance is subject to approval by the town electors in a referendum, which is hereby called by the Town Board to be held on November 2, 2010. The referendum question(s) shall be:
“Shall the person holding the office of town clerk or town treasurer, or both; or the combined office of town clerk and town treasurer in the Town of
The salary of the appointed position(s) shall be set by the town board and may not be reduced during the term of office.
This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after the date of its town board passage, notice after passage per § 60.80 and also its referendum approval by the town electors as required by § 60.30(1e)(b).
Adopted this 7th day of September, 2010.
Jeanne Majeski, Chairperson
Thomas Wilson, Supervisor #2
Ordinance No. 01-07
This ordinance revises and replaces Ordinance 01-05:
An Ordinance Establishing and Regulating Town Cemeteries
SECTION 1 INTRODUCTION
The need for a cemetery was recognized by the Town at the time of incorporation in 1869, and affirmed at the annual Town meeting of 1871, there had been a few deaths and burial took place on the Emanuel Cardy property, the site of the present cemetery. At the annual meeting of 1875, the electorate instructs the Town Board to purchase this property for use as a town cemetery. The resolution called for not less than one acre nor more than four acres. This was done on April 16, 1875 at a purchase price of $100. There are no records of a plat for the cemetery at this time, but from the records it appears that the layout was similar to the present layout. In 1924, the lots were marked, but not platted and this marking called for 17 feet by 17 feet lots with a five foot wide walking space between lots. At the annual meeting of 1924, the electorate instructed the Town Board to purchase additional land from Coleman Cardy to enlarge the cemetery when needed, this was done, but the 1924 addition has not been platted. At the annual meeting of 1927, the name of the cemetery was officially changed from
WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors of the Town of Jacksonport, upon recommendation of the Cemetery Committee have considered the regulation, operation and finances of the Lakeview Cemetery.
NOW, THEREFORE, the Board of Supervisors of the Town of
SECTION 2.00 INTENT
All cemeteries and subdivisions thereof operated by the Town of
SECTION 3.00 AUTHORITY
1. The Town Board of Jacksonport by the adoption of this ordinance also incorporates into the ordinance Wisconsin State Statutes Chapter 157, Subchapter II as it related to municipal cemeteries and the conditions of this ordinance will automatically be altered due to any changes in the State Statute.
2. The Town of
SECTION 4.00 JURISDICTION
The jurisdictional area of this Ordinance shall include
SECTION 5.00 ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS REPEALED
Ordinance 1-91 dated April 23, 1991 titled “Town of
SECTION 6.00 DEFINITIONS
1. Plat: That section of the cemetery, which is differentiated according to time of incorporation into the cemetery, e.g., original plat, first addition, second addition, etc.
3. Gravesite or Burial site: Actual site of interment contained within a lot is 4’x10’.
4. Family Burial Sites: Must be contiguous, consisting of two or more sites, and the layout shall be determined by the Town Cemetery Committee.
5. Purchase Price: Actual cost in dollars to purchase a burial site. The purchase price entitles the purchaser to a burial site and care of that site thereafter.
6. Opening Fee: The fee charged by a funeral home to excavate the burial site and refill it once the burial has taken place. Included in the opening fee are normal excavation, and replacement. Not included are abnormal costs such as opening frozen ground or hammering rock.
7. Resident: An individual who has been a registered voter in the Town of
8. Non-resident: For the purposes of this ordinance, anyone who does not meet the registered voter standard established above shall be considered a non-resident regardless of where they live or own property.
9. Calendar Year: A period of 12 consecutive months.
10. Immediate Family: Relatives consisting of husband, wife, sons, daughters, dependents and parents of husband or wife.
1. Role of the Clerk: The Town Clerk shall be in general charge of all official records of the cemetery. The Town Clerk shall draw up and sign all conveyances for cemetery lots.
2. Purchasing Lots: Lots shall be available for sale to residents and non-residents. Upon request of an individual to purchase a lot, the Town Clerk shall first determine if the prospective purchaser of a cemetery lot is a resident of the Town of
3. Limits on Lot Sales: Sales of gravesites shall be limited to no more than two gravesites per individual or four gravesites per married couple. This limit in conjunction with cremations would mean that eight burials could occur in those four gravesites. In addition, only members of a purchasers “immediate” family could be buried in those gravesites.
5. Resale of Lots: The resale or transfer of lots to other individuals including (other than) members of an immediate family is prohibited. The Town retains exclusive buy back rights to burial sites for original sale price, without interest.
6. Ownership Rights: The owner of interment rights may dispose of them by will. If the owner dies intestate, the interment rights will descend to his or her heirs according to the laws of descent.
SECTION 8.00 FEES AND CHARGES
1. Fees and Charges: The Town Board shall by motion or resolution establish annually during the adoption of the annual budget the fees and charges for the operation of the cemetery.
2. Fiscal Responsibility: The Town Board shall budget such monies as may be necessary to operate and maintain
3. Tax for Maintenance: The Electorate, by resolution, dated April 9, 1991, grants the Town Board the power to include in the annual budget any tax that may be necessary for upkeep and maintenance of
SECTION 9.00 CEMETERY COMMITTEE
1. Creation of Cemetery Committee: In order to assist in the operation and maintenance of the cemetery there is hereby established a Cemetery Committee
2. Term of Office: The Committee shall consist of three members (one Town Board member, one resident with an initial one-year term and one resident with an initial three-year term. Subsequent citizen appointments shall be for three-year periods. The definition of resident as used above shall be a requirement for appointment to the Committee.
3. Duties and Responsibilities:
a. Staking burial sites along with a representative of the family
b. Dealing with funeral homes on burial details
c. Reporting to the Clerk for details of all burials
d. Overseeing the maintenance and grounds keeping of the cemetery
e. Prior to the annual meeting reporting to the Board on the cemetery operations
f. Making recommendations to the Board to improve the operations of the cemetery.
g. Review the policies and regulations as needed.
SECTION 10.00 ABANDONED LOTS
1. Lakeview Cemetery has many cemetery lots or partial lots that could be considered as “abandoned” under the description of provided by State Statutes Section 175.115(2)(1).
2. The Cemetery Committee is authorized to take such action as described by State Statutes Section 157.115(2)(3) to redeem such lots as may be considered as “abandoned.” When these lots are redeemed, the Town Clerk is authorized to sell such lots.
SECTION 11.00 INTERNMENTS AND CREMAINS
1. The remains of individuals who have been cremated shall be allowed to be interred in the cemetery. The maximum number of cremains (urns) place on one burial site is two (2).
3. All burials shall be in concrete vaults or equivalent.
4. Removal of bodies from the cemetery shall only be permitted upon the receipt of a written request with the consent of the Cemetery Committee. The requesting party shall be responsible for all costs including removal, refilling the grave and any recording costs. The request for disinterment shall also include any permits required by the State of
5. No pets or other animals shall be interred in the cemetery whatsoever.
SECTION 11.01 MEMORIAL STONE
1. The memorial stone shall be limited to:
a. Persons cremated without burial;
b. Persons identified as deceased without discovery or otherwise memorialized; and
c. Or buried in another location.
2. Names to be placed on memorial stone for Jacksonport residents subject to Section 6.00 definitions; No. 7. residents
3. Lettering three lines; example
Name: John Doe
Birth Date: Jan 1, 1927
Death Date: Jun 24, 2006.
3. Rates: Shall be for name engraving, share cost of stone, and perpetual care.; subject to section 8.00 fees and charges.
SECTION 12.00 OPERATING POLICIES
The Cemetery Committee shall prepare and recommend operating policies and regulations for the efficient and orderly operation of the cemetery, which shall be approved by the Town Board. These policies and regulations shall be amended as needed.
SECTION 13.00 SEVERABILITY
If any section or part of this Ordinance is adjudged unconstitutional or invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, the remainder of this Ordinance shall not be affected thereby. All other ordinances or parts of ordinances of the Town inconsistent with this Ordinance to the extent of the inconsistency only are hereby repealed.
SECTION 14.00 EFFECTIVE DATE
This Ordinance shall be effective after adoption by the Board of Supervisors and publication or posting as provided by law.
Dated this 24 day of April. 2007
Attest: Eileen L. Phetteplace, Town Clerk
Effective November 22nd, 2011
These rules and regulations have been established for the mutual protection of the owners of the gravesites. The operation of the
Plantings and Gravesite Decorations:
Plants or flowers are to be planted only in a cultivated area the width of the stone marker, extending out from the base of the marker on the face side for a distance not greater than eight inches. The digging of holes is prohibited.
No artificial flowers shall be placed on or near the grave in the summer months (May 15-Sept. 15) except for the Memorial Day observance, Friday before thru Tuesday after. All artificial flowers shall be removed by June 1. Any remaining after that date shall be subject to removal and disposal by the Town and its employees.
Gravesite decorations, flags, wreathes, benches or other objects may remain until such time as in the opinion of the Cemetery Committee they become unsightly, hazardous or a maintenance problem.
Neither the Town nor the Cemetery Committee shall be responsible for the theft of or damage to any articles placed on graves or lots.
Perpetual care includes the cutting of the grass and grooming the grounds at reasonable intervals. No privately owned lawn mowers shall be permitted on the Cemetery at any time.
The planting of trees, shrubbery and bushes shall only be permitted with the consent of the Cemetery Committee. The Cemetery Committee reserves the right to prune, trim or remove any shrubbery or spreading plants that have become unsightly, uncontrollable or a maintenance problem.
Foundations shall be concrete or stone a minimum of 4” thick, placed according to Town’s instructions, and shall be below the surface.
The foundation for an upright marker can have a width of not more than 5” on each side of the marker.
No markers shall be placed unless all fees and charges have been paid.
Maintenance of the markers shall be the responsibility of the gravesite or lot owner. Perpetual care provides for the maintenance of the grounds only.
All markers, flat or upright, must be place on foundations. Individual markers shall be flat and not exceed 1 foot x 2 feet in size. Double markers shall be flat and not exceed 1 foot x 3 feet in size
The top of the combined flat marker and foundation shall be level with the contour of the ground on all sides.
Family markers are allowed only as specified below. The maximum dimensions of a family marker shall be 4’ long and 3’ high. Placement of a family marker shall be determined by the Town.
All other types of designs of monuments, markers or mausoleums are hereby prohibited.
Setting of Markers:
Location of all markers shall be determined by the Town Cemetery Committee.
All markers to be erected and placed on the graves shall be of the specifications herein set forth. Failure to set the markers properly shall result in notification in writing to the company or individuals setting the markers, informing them as to the inappropriateness of their setting. The company/individual shall have 60 days from the day of notification to correctly set the marker. Should the company/individual fail to perform within the time limits, the Town of
Rates effective on November 22nd, 2011.
Rates for full-time residents shall be $500 per gravesite which includes a fee of $250 for perpetual care.
Rates for part-time residents shall be $1,000 per gravesite which includes a fee of $250 for perpetual care.
Rates for non-residents shall be $1500 per gravesite which includes a fee of $250 for perpetual care.
Rates for engraving a name on the Town of
Ordinance No. 1-06
AN ORDINANCE TO APPOINT ALTERNATE MEMBERS FOR BOARD OF REVIEW
Whereas, sec 70.47(6m)(c) authorizes the appointment of alternate members to serve on the board of review when standing members are removed form individual cases;
Now Therefore the Town of
Pursuant to Section 70.47 (6m)(c) and Sec. 70.46 (1) of Wis. Statutes the Town board hereby provides for the appointment of alternates to serve on the town board of review in the event a standing board member of the board of review is removed or unable to serve for any reason.
The following electors of the town of
Alternate 2: Lawrence “Pete” Larson
3. EFFECTIVE DATE
The appointments made in this ordinance will continue until revision of this ordinance. This ordinance will become effective upon posting as provided by law.
Passed on the 28th day of February 2006
By the Town Board of the Town of
Eileen L. Phetteplace, Town Clerk