12°

Lake Country Weather

  • Log-in Edit profile
  • Register Logout

Advertisement

Chenequa residents warned about roads

Jan. 23, 2013

Village of Chenequa - Homeowners are being warned again about maintaining driveway entrances and private roads to their residences at a wide enough width for emergency vehicle access.

The Village Board last week amended a village code to clarify the definitions of some terms to make it easier to enforce existing standards for road width, according to Village Administrator Robert Douglas and Attorney Michelle Wagner.

The required width of a private drive, road, or driveway entrance depends on the location and configuration of the road or driveway, according to village officials.

The change in the code also serves to notify village residents that the village is not responsible if an emergency vehicle is unable to reach a residence because the driveway entrance or private road to the home is too narrow, Wagner added.

Douglas explained that with the exception of state and county roads and highways, nearly all of the roads in the village are considered private. The village is not responsible for maintaining the roads, but plows them during the winter in the interest of public safety, according to Douglas.

In addition to describing the minimum width for the roads, the village code always requires that trees, shrubs and other landscaping be trimmed along the road to enable emergency vehicles access along the road, said Douglas.

Douglas said the village has occasionally mailed letters to individual homeowners warning them about the code requirements when it became apparent that their private drive was either partially obstructed or too narrow for access by emergency vehicles.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Weekend Happenings

Featured this week:  

First Saturday Delafield Contra Dance: 7 p.m. March 7, Prairie Hill Waldorf School, N14-W29143 Silvernail Road, Pewaukee. Lessons are at 7-8 p.m. and dance with caller and band from 8-11 p.m. Visit www.delafieldcontra.com or call (262) 490-0769. $8, $5 students.

Elvis Tribute: 7 p.m. March 7, Hamilton Fine Arts Center, W220 N6151 Town Line Road, Sussex. Award-winning Elvis tribute artist Tony Rocker and his band, The Comeback Special,  presents “One Night with You.” Rocker wears exact replicas of the jumpsuits worn by Elvis and performs the hit songs in authentic style. $25-$30. Add $5 at the door. www.hamiltonfineartscenter.com

Live Music: 6 p.m. March 7, Seven Seas, 1807 Nagawicka Road, Hartland. Live Music at Seven Seas in the lounge & bar area. Enjoy drinks and dancing while listening to Johanna & Georgia sing and play saxophone. www.sevenseaswi.com

St. Paul & Paddy Irish-themed Fish Fry: 4:30-7:30 p.m. March 6, St. Paul School, S38 W31602 County Road D, Genesee Depot. Fiddler Ed Paloucek will perform Celtic music. Menu includes fried and baked cod, grilled cheese, baked potato, curly fries, coleslaw, applesauce, coffee and milk. Soda and alcoholic beverages, including green beer, are extra. Wear green or St. Patrick wear to be entered into a free drawing to win a gift basket of Irish-themed treats. Call (262) 392-2920 for reservations. $10.50 adults, $5 children, free for children 4 and younger.

Updates to this calendar are made weekly Monday afternoon. 

 

All weekend happenings.