Right-of-Way Improvements

The typical Village right-of-way in residential areas is 25 to 33 feet from the center of the pavement.

A Row Permit (PDF) is required anytime there are any alterations or improvements made within the Village's right-of-way. A permit is also required when any type of structure, (including landscaping, boulders/rocks, timbers, pipes, etc.) is proposed to be placed within the Village's right-of-way. Permit applications, fee schedules and approval process information are available at the Village office. Additionally, Village residents should be aware that the Village is not liable and will not replace landscaping or amenities of any type such as, but not limited to:

  • Fencing
  • Flowers
  • Landscaping
  • Rock/stone from snow plowing operations or street maintenance
  • Shrubs
  • Sprinklers
  • Trees

Street Shoulder

Removal of the street shoulder is strictly prohibited. If the shoulder is altered by work of any kind, the only material allowed to replace the shoulder is recycled asphalt. If the right-of-way is altered by work of any kind, i.e., removing or adding dirt, a swale with a minimum depth of 12 inches must be established. The material in the bottom of the swale must be a maximum depth of 3 inches and of a pervious type that allows for drainage.

Final Inspection

A final inspection by the Public Works Department for any of the items listed above must be attained to complete the permit process. Failure to obtain a permit or inspection for any of the items listed above may result in fines and all costs associated with remedying the violation. Please contact the Public Works Department at 715-345-5257 with questions or for more information.

Clear-Vision Triangles

A clear-vision triangle shall mean a triangular-shaped portion of land established at street intersections in which nothing is erected, placed, planted, or allowed to grow in such a matter as to limit or obstruct the sight distance of motorists entering or leaving the intersection.

No new tree, shrub, hedge or other growth exceeding thirty (30) inches in height above street grade shall be permitted in any clear-vision triangle within the Village. Existing trees and shrubs that are located in a clear vision triangle shall be kept trimmed so that the lowest branches projecting over the public street or right-of-way provide a clearance of not less than 16 feet.

All public and private trees and shrubs located adjacent to the public way shall be kept trimmed so that the lowest projecting branches provide a clearance height of not less than 16 feet above the travel portion of a public street, and not less than 10 feet above the public sidewalk. The Village Forester may waive the provisions of this section for newly planted or naturally low-profile trees if he/she determines that they do not interfere with public travel, obstruct the light of any street light, obstruct the view of any traffic sign or signal, or endanger public safety.

Clear Vision Triangle Diagram

Clear Vision Triangle Diagram