PROPOSED REVISED DRAFT DRIVEWAY PERMITS
RESOLUTION NO. ______________________
A RESOLUTION TO AMEND THE LOUDON COUNTY ZONING RESOLUTION, ARTICLE 7: ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT, SECTION 7.035: DRIVEWAY PERMITS
WHEREAS, the legislature of the State of Tennessee has enabled Loudon County to adopt and amend zoning regulations in Tennessee Code Annotated Sections 13-7-101, et seq., and
WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of Loudon County desires to improve the safety of traffic on county roads and improve the operation and maintenance of the roadway drainage system; and
WHEREAS, a driveway permit policy will improve the safety of driver’s on county roads and reduce the cost of maintaining county right of way and roads; and
WHEREAS, the Loudon County Planning Commission has reviewed this zoning resolution amendment to add a driveway permit requirement to the Loudon County Zoning Resolution and recommends approval of the amendment;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, BY THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF LOUDON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, to adopt the following:
That Section 7.035: Driveway Permits be added to the Loudon County Zoning Resolution as follows:
Prior to constructing a driveway that will connect to a Loudon County road, property owners must contact the Loudon County Highway Department for a driveway permit. The purpose of the permit is to assure the proper placement of new driveway connections to improve traffic safety and to reduce the costs of maintaining the roadway drainage system.
Guidelines for Obtaining a Driveway Permit
1.Contact the Loudon County Highway Department at 458-6940 to request a field inspection prior to constructing a driveway connecting to a county road. The property owner should provide his/her name, a day time phone number, address, subdivision name and lot number, and directions to the property.
2.The property owner should locate the center of the proposed driveway connection by placing an orange flag or spray paint at the edge of pavement.
3.A Highway Department inspector will inspect the proposed driveway location and complete a field inspection report within 48 hours of contacting the Highway Department for an inspection. The inspection report will approve the requested location or designate a new driveway location and specify the size of the drain tile required for adequate drainage.
4.A copy of the Highway Department field inspection report will be sent to the property owner and the Loudon County Building Commissioners’ Office.
5.The property owner may proceed with the driveway connection upon receipt of the Highway Department’s field inspection report. When the work is completed, the property owner should contact the Highway Department for a final inspection.
6.A driveway permit approving the work will be signed by the Highway Superintendent and sent to the Loudon County Building Commissioner’s Office. The Building Commissioner will not issue a certificate of occupancy without a driveway permit from the Highway Superintendent.
Minimum Requirements for Driveway Construction
1.All driveways shall have a sufficient rock or stone base to keep mud and dirt off the county road.
2.Driveway drainage tiles must be galvanized metal, plastic or concrete. If plastic is used it must meet state specifications and have headwalls installed. All pipe must be covered with a minimum of 6” of crusher run stone.
Driveway drain tile must have a minimum diameter of 15”.
3.If the driveway has a 10% or greater uphill slope from the county road, the first 20’ of the driveway from the edge of pavement must be paved with concrete or asphalt.
4.Property owners are responsible for maintaining driveways
and cleaning up any material that washes off the driveway into the county right
of way or road.
Resolution, Driveway Permits
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that this Resolution shall take effect immediately, the public welfare requiring it.
ATTEST LOUDON COUNTY CHAIRMAN
APPROVED: LOUDON COUNTY MAYOR
The votes on the question of approval of this Resolution by the Planning Commission is as follows:
ATTEST: SECRETARY LOUDON COUNTY
REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION
Dated: January 20, 2009