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THE CORPORATION OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF MORRIS-TURNBERRY BY-LAW NO. 18-2001

Being a by-law of the corporation of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry to regulate the construction or alteration of any entranceways, private roads or access to a municipal road.

WHEREAS, it is deemed necessary and desirable to regulate the construction and alteration of entranceways, private roads on other facilities that permit access to municipal roads.

WHEREAS, Subsection 1 of Section 63 of the Public Transportation and Highway Improvement Act, RSO 1980, Chapter 421 and amendments thereto provides that a municipality may, with respect to the roads under its jurisdiction and control, by by-law prohibit or regulate the construction or alteration of any private road. entranceway, gate or other structure or facility that permits access to a road;  and any change in use of any private road, entranceway, gate or other structure or facility that permits access to a road;

AND WHEREAS, Subsection 2 of Section 63 of the Public Transportation and Highway Improvement Act, RSO 1980, Chapter 421 and amendments thereto provides that a by-law passed for this purpose may provide for the issuance of a permit for any of the Acts that may be regulated under this section and may prescribe the form, terms and conditions of the permit and the fees to be paid for it, and may prescribe penalties for contravention of the by-law;

AND WHEREAS, The Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry deems it expedient to control entranceways onto municipal roads and provide for the issuing of permits related thereto;

NOW THEREFORE,  the Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry enacts as follows:

        (a)    "Council" shall mean the Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry;

        (b)    "Municipal Road" shall mean all roads included in the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry road system.

Read a first, second and third time and finally passed this 17th day of April, 2001.

SCHEDULE "B"
TO BY-LAW NO. 18-2001

MUNICIPALITY OF MORRIS-TURNBERRY ENTRANCE POLICIES

The Municipal Roads Department shall consider the following criteria when reviewing all applications for new entrances or alterations to entrances:

 

Definitions
Field Entrance:  

provides access to agricultural fields.

Farm Entrance:  

provides access to farm buildings and agricultural lands.

Residential Entrance: 

provides access to residential facilities of four units or less.

Commercial/Industrial Entrance:  

provides access to a development where goods are  manufactured or sold to the public and includes residential facilities of five or more units.

Temporary Entrance:

provides access to properties for a limited period not to exceed one year for the purpose of  construction, repairs of improvement on that property to facilitate a staged development.

                          

LOCATION OF ACCESSES

The Municipality may restrict the placement of an access onto the Municipal road in the interest of public safety.  New accesses must be located so as to provide:

In general, new entrances will not be permitted at the following locations:

 

Speed Limit   Minimum Sight Distances
50 km/hr 135 metres
60 km/hr 165 metres
70 km/hr   180 metres
80 km/hr  200 metres
 90 km/hr  210 metres

Note: 

Sight distance shall be measured from an eye height of 1.05 metres measured 3.0 metres from outer edge of the traffic lane to passenger car lights designated as 0.60 metres above the roadway surface.

 

Design Standards  
Entrance Grade:

The finished surface of the access must drop away form the edge of  the highway driving surface at a slope of not less than 2% to at least the edge of shoulder rounding.

Field Entrance:   

Shall be surfaced with at least 150 mm (6") pit run gravel (Gran. "B"), and where a culvert is required its length must be sufficient to provide a 1:1 slope up from the ditch invert to and entrance width of 6.0 metres.

Farm or  Residential Entrance: 

Shall be surface with at least 150 mm (6") crushed gravel (Gran "A"), and where a culvert is required its length must be sufficient to provide a 1:1 slope up from the ditch invert to an entrance width of 6.0 metres.

Commercial/Industrial Entrance:

Shall be surfaced with hot-mix asphalt and where a culvert is required its length will be dictated by the entrance design which will be site specific having regard for number and type of vehicles expected to utilize the entrance.

Curbs and/or Headwalls: 

No curb or headwall can extend above the surface of the roadway shoulder within the limits of the shoulder and its rounding.  All curbs and headwalls are constructed at the sole expense and risk of applicant.

Maintenance of  Entrances:

Property owners having access to a Municipal road are fully responsible  of the maintenance of the access including the removal of snow and ice and keeping the portion of the access within the highway in a safe condition for vehicular traffic. A culvert installed under the terms of the access permit shall become the property of the Municipality upon acceptance of the work and all subsequent maintenance, repairs, alterations, etc. shall be the responsibility of the Municipality except where the culvert crosses a municipal drain in which case the maintenance will be the responsibility of the Municipality with costs shared in accordance with the By-law.

Curb and Gutter:

Where curb and gutter exists at the location of the proposed entrance, the applicant will be required to construct a curb cut at the entrance location if required.  The existing curb shall be removed and replaced using material acceptable to the Road Supervisor or altered in accordance with the Road Supervisor's requirements.  The area between the curb and sidewalk is to be paved with hot-mix asphalt, concrete or paving stones in accordance with the Road Supervisor's requirements. If there is no sidewalk, the entrance is to be paved a distance of 2 metres behind the curb.

Number and Width of Accesses:

 

residences 

one per property

farm buildings 

one per farm

farm entrances 

minimum one field entrance per farm with additional field entrances where natural obstructions within the field prevent reasonable access across the field.

commercial/industrial entrances

two with a minimum spacing of 30 metres between entrances.

Refundable Deposit:

Permit Fee:

Cancellation of Permit:

SCHEDULE "A"
TO BY-LAW NO 18-2001

MUNICIPALITY OF MORRIS-TURNBERRY
ENTRANCE PERMIT

Authority is granted to ________________________________________________________ of Owner/Applicant _____________________________________________________________________________Address_______________________________Postal Code______________Telephone___________________ to construct a ___________________________________________ entrance to serve Lot _________ Concession __________ Municipality of _______________________________ or Lot _________ Registered Plan No __________ Town/Village/Hamlet of ___________________ on the __________________ side of Municipality of Morris-Turnberry Ward ____________.

Requirements for the Entrance:
Top Width ____________ m _____________ Surface Type __________
Length of Pipe ____________ m _____________Diameter of Pipe ___________ m

Special Conditions:
____________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________

Fee Paid: $____________

Refundable Deposit: $________________

_____________________                                                               per__________________________________
           Date                                                                                                    Road Supervisor
                                                                                                                      Municipality of Morris-Turnberry

FOR MUNICIPAL USE ONLY

CHECK:    Is the visibility adequate in each direction?
________ Yes or List Problems.
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________

Requirements for Pipe:
        - Top width required on Entrance ___________m                     - Length of Pipe _______________m
        - Diameter of Pipe _______________________mm                   - No. of Couplers ______________
Reason for New Access:
____________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________

                                                    - Installation by:
                                                                            _________ Municipality
                                                                            _________ Owner
                                         Data completed by: _________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

FOR OFFICE USE ONLY

Comments re Policy: _________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
                                                                                    Policy Reviewed By: ______________________
                    Decision of Road Supervisor:
                                                                    ______ approved            Date _____________
                                                                    ______ not approved
Applicant Advised: ______________                                                    Deposit: __________________
Cost Calculation: _______________                                                     Fee:    $25.00

Cheques to be made payable to "Treasurer Municipality of Morris-Turnberry"

MUNICIPALITY OF MORRIS-TURNBERRY
APPLICATION FOR A NEW ENTRANCE

DATE:______________

NAME OF APPLICANT:_________________________________________________________

MAILING ADDRESS:                                                    TELEPHONE:
_________________________________                            Res: ____________________
_________________________________                            Bus: ____________________
_________________________________

 

Location of proposed Entrance: __________________________________________________
_________ side of Municipality of Morris-Turnberry ________________ at Lot ____________
in the Village of _____________________.

            Sketch of Area:

        Sketch to include:
                    - approximate total length of frontage (also show buildings).
                    - any other entrances to property.
                    - distances between existing and proposed entrances including any nearby
                       entrances on other properties.
                    - other features: i.e. intersections, curves, etc.