§ 155.095  UTILITY EASEMENTS: LOCATION OF UTILITIES.
   (A)   Utility easements.
      (1)   Utility easements shall be provided along front, rear or side lot lines for the purpose of erecting and maintaining one or more of the following facilities:  storm sewers, sanitary sewers, surface drainage, gas mains, underground electric lines, telephone lines, cable TV and such other utilities reasonably required for an urban structure.
      (2)   Easements shall be a minimum of ten feet in width.  A utility may be located in the street right-of-way if the respective company so desires and appropriate permits have been obtained.
      (3)   Alternate locations for various utilities shall be decided upon by the appropriate utility companies, subject to the approval of the village's consulting engineer.  In no case shall streets, permanent buildings, or other man-made improvements that obstruct surface drainage be placed on rear or side lot easements.
      (4)   It is the responsibility of the subdivider to notify all utility companies in writing when the land to be developed has been graded in accordance with the construction plans and is ready for installation of a given utility.
   (B)   Location of utilities
      (1)   Utilities (sewers, electric, water and gas), whenever possible, shall be located in the public right-of-way or front lot easement in the following manner:  water and electric lines shall be located on the south and east sides; sanitary sewer and gas lines shall be located on the north and west sides. In some cases, however, electric lines may also be located on the north and west sides.  Sanitary sewers shall be located in the front easement to allow the placement of sanitary manholes as shown in Appendix 10.  In the event that a storm sewer manhole needs to be located in the front easement, it will also be located as shown in Appendix 10.
   FRONT YARD EASEMENT SOUTH OR EAST SIDE
   
 
   FRONT YARD EASEMENT NORTH OR WEST SIDE
      (2)   The placement of storm sewers or electric lines in the rear of a lot is not acceptable unless circumstances determined by the village's consulting engineer require their placement in the rear, in which case the following easement diagrams indicate placement:
         (a)   Ten-foot easements.  When an easement will not include sanitary sewer or surface drainage systems, a ten foot easement width shall be sufficient and the utilities shall be located as follows:
   REAR YARD EASEMENT-10' NORTH OR EAST SIDE
 
         (b)   Fifteen-foot easements.  When an easement will include either a sanitary sewer system or a surface drainage system, but not both systems, a 15 foot easement shall be required and the utilities shall be located as follows:
   REAR YARD EASEMENT WITH SURFACE DRAINAGE SYSTEM - 15' NORTH OR EAST SIDE
 
   REAR YARD EASEMENT WITH SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM - 115' NORTH OR EAST SIDE
 
         (c)   Twenty-foot easements. 
            1.   When a utility easement will include both a sanitary sewer system and a surface drainage system, a 20 foot easement shall be required and the utilities shall be located as follows:
   REAR YARD EASEMENT WITH SANITARY SEWER AND SURFACE DRAINAGE FACILITIES
   NORTH OR EAST SIDE
 
            2.   When sanitary or storm sewers are located in the rear of a lot, a ten foot easement in the side yard shall be required from the street right-of-way to each manhole or inlet.
(Ord. 94-01, passed 1-25-94; Am. Ord. 94-53, passed 8-9-94 ; Am. Ord. 10-01, passed 1-12-10 )