Yes, but at the property owner’s risk. The Village will not replace concrete driveway aprons with the same material when doing road reconstruction projects.
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Reviews typically take 5-10 business days. However, Germantown ordinances allow up to 30 days to complete a review.
The Village does not survey properties for property owners. This must be done through a private surveyor.
The Village assures each engineer/surveyor inherently declares compliance with professional conduct, ethics, practices and standards. Seals are dictated under Wisconsin Law and professional standards for each prospective profession.
The Engineering Department generally designs and inspects Department of Public Works projects (including road projects), reviews private development projects for the Plan Commission, administers driveway and right of way permits, completes field survey work, reviews certified survey maps and plats, and maintains record drawings. The Engineering Department also administers the Village’s Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources storm water discharge permit, which includes erosion control permitting, and illicit discharge investigations.
Roads are selected for resurfacing or reconstruction based on the 10-year road plan, current condition of the roads and utilities, available budget, and feedback from the public and elected officials. At times, there are one or more conditions that warrant moving a project later or earlier in the 10-year road plan. Adjusting the 10-year road plan is discussed at the Public Works and Highway Committee prior to formally making any modifications to the approved plan.
Germantown’s 10-year Road Improvement Program is the best way to see what the plans are for village roads to be resurfaced/reconstructed. The 10-year Road Improvement Program can be found at www.village.germantown.wi.us/176/construction-projects Another way to find the map is to click on the Village Services link on Germantown’s website. The 10-year Road Improvement Program map is found under Engineering and then Construction Projects.
It is important to note that the 10-year Road Improvement Program is subject to change based on approval by the Public Works & Highway Committee and Village Board, available budget, cost of construction, condition of roads, as well as coordination with water and sewer utility projects.
Yes, you will need a permit to install or replace a driveway culvert. The permit is available at the Engineering Department counter located in Village Hall or online here . The fees for this are subject to change, so please refer to the current fee schedule.