1248.03  STREETS.
   (a)   Grading.
      (1)   All stumps, trees that cannot be saved, boulders and similar items in street rights of way shall be removed from the site by the contractor or developer.
      (2)   Before any paving work is commenced, street grading shall be properly completed and approved by the Village Engineer.
      (3)   After grading of streets is completed and approved, and before any base course of the roadway pavement is laid, all of the underground work, such as sewer and gas mains, house service connections therewith and all underground conduits for electric and telephone lines, shall be completely installed in place and approved by the Village Engineer.
   (b)   Dimensions. All streets shall conform to the following dimensions:
Type of Street
Dedicated Right-of Way Width
Roadway Width
Primary or major street
Conform to the Official Village Map and in no instance less than 100 feet
2-24 foot roadways divided by a median strip
Secondary street
80 feet
24 feet
Minor street
66 feet
22 feet
50 feet radius
22 feet
   (c)   Roadway Surface. Roadways shall be surfaced with concrete seven inches thick or bituminous concrete not less than two inches thick over a base of crushed stone or gravel not less than eight inches thick after compaction.
   (d)   Curbs and Gutters. Curbs and gutters, when required on minor residential streets, shall be of the integral rolled-type unit, not less than eighteen inches in overall width and not less than ten inches thick where the curb abuts the street pavement. Curbs and gutters, when required, on primary or secondary streets shall be installed in accordance with specifications established by the Village Engineer.
   (e)   Storm Water Inlets. Storm water inlets shall be provided within the roadway improvement at points specified by the Village Engineer.
   (f)   Curb Corners. All curb corners shall have a radii of not less than fifteen feet and, at important intersections, not less than twenty-five feet.
   (g)   Standards Outside Corporate Limits. In subdivisions outside the corporate area, but within the one and one-half mile area, roadway improvements shall conform to the same standards as required of subdivisions within the corporate area. The curb and gutter may be omitted when recommended by the Plan Commission and Council.
   (h)   Side Strips. Side strips are required on both sides of all streets. They shall be graded and prepared for seeding by the subdivider with at least four inches of topsoil. Median strips shall be considered as side strips unless paved.
   (i)   Trees. Trees shall be planted along all streets where trees do not exist. Trees shall have a trunk diameter, measured twelve inches above the ground, of not less than two and one-half inches, and shall be spaced not more than fifty feet apart. This requirement will be satisfied if an equivalent number of trees of the same size or larger is planted in a naturalistic manner in the front yards of the adjoining lots. The plantings shall be restricted and approved by the Plan Commission. Chinese elm, box elder, willow, poplar and similar fast-growing brittle-wood species are prohibited. Trees shall be maintained and dead trees replaced by the subdivider for a period of two years after initial planting.
   (j)   Street Signs. Street signs shall be provided by the subdivider in accordance with Village standards and specifications and shall be located so as to identify every street within the boundaries of the subdivision.
   (k)   Lighting. Provision shall be made for lighting of street intersections within the proposed subdivision with the plans for such installation subject to Village approval.
   (l)   Private Street Guard Houses and Gates.  For permanent access easements platted after January 1, 2004 that provide access to three or more lots and that comply with the requirements of Section 1246.05(d)(4), (5) and (6) of this Code, a guard house and gate structures shall be permitted within the access easement subject to compliance with the following standards:
      (1)   The guard house shall be no greater than twelve feet in height and the gate structure shall be no greater than eight feet in height, as measured from the road pavement in line with the guard house and gate.
      (2)   The guard house structure shall be no closer than three feet to the edge of the road pavement in the easement.
      (3)   The guard house and gate structures shall be no less than ten lateral feet or more away from water mains, sanitary sewer mains, storm sewers, and drainage swales.
      (4)   The guard house and gate structures shall be setback at least thirty feet from the edge of pavement of any publicly dedicated street, to allow for stacking or space for stopped vehicles waiting to get through the gate.
      (5)   The gate structure shall have safety lighting or reflectors, so vehicle drivers can see if the gate is closed at night or weather conditions limiting visibility.
      (6)   The gate structure shall be operable at all times by on-site personnel, or on-site manual override device, or a remote control device operable by public service personnel, including but not limited to Village employees.
      (7)   The guard house and gate structures shall be subject to covenants recorded against the title to all properties that are accessible through the guard house and gate structures, that obligate the property owners to maintain the guard house and gate structures, the wording of which shall be subject to approval by the Village.  Failure to maintain said guard house and gate structures shall be subject to Village property maintenance enforcement authority.
(Ord. 2010-20.  Passed 6-14-10.)