A RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR MAINTENANCE OF PRIVATE IMPROVEMENTS WITHIN THE PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY AND APPROVING THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR MAINTENANCE
WHEREAS, from time to time the Village may issue a building permit for construction on private property and included in that permit is construction of the vehicular or pedestrian access within the public right of way; and
WHEREAS, a driveway entrance is defined as a paved area from the roadway to the driveway over the parkway and shall include the curb cut and the driveway entrance pavement (driveway apron) itself but not the public sidewalk; and
WHEREAS, a driveway is defined as the access way constructed primarily outside the street right-of-way between the driveway entrance and an off street parking area or garage and applies to driveways to residential property, driveways to commercial and business property, intersections of private streets or alleys, and carriage walks at the front of residential property; and
WHEREAS, the carriage walk access is defined as within the public right of way that portion of access from the curb to the sidewalk in front of a residence; and
WHEREAS, all residential driveways shall have a maximum width of 20 feet at the property line and 24 feet at the curb and may widen to a maximum width no wider than the garage; and
WHEREAS, residential driveways and driveway entrances shall be located a minimum of five (5) foot from any adjacent property line and not in a utility or drainage easement; and
WHEREAS, stamped portland cement concrete, Street Print™ bituminous concrete, or Brick (clay, concrete) driveways in the public right of way shall require an approved LETTER OF WAIVER prior to issuance of a permit and installation; and
WHEREAS, single-family residence property owners may install ribbons (defined as: Brick (clay, concrete) but may not be crushed stone, portland cement concrete or bituminous paving) adjacent to the driveway and driveway entrance and at a maximum width of 18”, and shall require an approved LETTER OF WAIVER prior to issuance of a permit and installation.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE PRESIDENT AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE OF VERNON HILLS, LAKE COUNTY, ILLINOIS:
THAT maintenance, repair, and replacement of the driveway entrance or carriage walk is the responsibility of the abutting property owner or an Association representing multiple owners and includes repair, replacement due to settlement, surface degradation, and replacement at the end of its useful life; and
THAT, the Village in the course of its utility work or a street rehabilitation project may replace the curb and gutter and driveway apron at no expense to the property owner, and Portland cement concrete driveway entrances will be replaced in kind and bituminous concrete driveway entrances will be replaced in kind with the option to replace with Portland cement concrete; and
THAT, when stamped portland cement concrete, Street Print™ bituminous concrete, or Brick (clay, concrete) driveways are installed in the public right of way, the Village is only responsible for replacement with standard portland cement concrete driveway pavement as a result of Village utility work or street rehabilitation projects and additional costs for upgraded pavement shall be the responsibility of the adjacent property owner; and
THAT, the Village shall be responsible only to repair or replace the driveway entrances and not the ribbons of brick material if utility work or a street rehabilitation project is contemplated at the location.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF,
I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 1st day of July 2003.