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Ord 669 Amending Chapter 36 Revising regulations for the location of Residential DrivewaysTOWN OF WESTLAKE ORDINANCE NO. 669 AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS, AMENDING THE ENGINEERING STANDARDS CHAPTER 36, ARTICLE II, SECTION 36-44; ROADWAY FACILITIES REVISING REGULATIONS FOR THE LOCATION OF RESIDENTIAL DRIVEWAYS; PROVIDING A PENALTY CLAUSE; PROVIDING A CUMULATIVE CLAUSE; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING A SAVINGS CLAUSE; AUTHORIZING PUBLICATION; AND ESTABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. WHEREAS, The Town Council of the Town of Westlake has determined that driveway access and design regulations is necessary to adequately protect the public health, safety and welfare; and WHEREAS, Driveway access and design regulation can reduce the number of vehicular accidents by reducing the number of conflicting turning movements; and WHEREAS, regulating residential driveways to connecting local streets only can reduce congestion and increase roadway capacity on the major roadways; and NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS: SECTION 1: That all matters stated in the preamble are found to be true and correct and are incorporated herein as if copied in their entirety. SECTION 2: That Chapter 36, Article II Engineering Standards, Section 36-44 of the Town of Westlake Code of Ordinances, as amended, is hereby amended as follows. ARTICLE II: Roadway Facilities Subsection 4E: Driveway Design Standards, Design Criteria The following requirement shall be added and state "Residential driveways shall connect to local streets only". Table 4E-1.1 Driveway Design Standards shall be replaced by the following table: Ordinance 669 Page 1 of 3 Revised: 10/1712011 Table 4E.1.1 - Driveway Design Standards Criteria Street Classification Residential Driveway Commercial & Multi -Family Driveway Industrial Driveway Driveway Throat Width* State Highways & roads frontage NIA 30-36 ft. 30-48 ft. Arterials NIA 30-36 ft. 30-48 ft. Collectors N/A 24-361 30-48 ft. Local Streets 10-20 ft. 24-36 ft 24-36 ft. Driveway Curb Radius* State Highways & roads frontage NIA 20-30 fl. 20-40 ft. Arterials NIA 20-30 ft. 20-40 ft. Collectors NIA 20-30 ft. 20-30 ti. Local Streets 5-10 ft. Minimum Centerline Driveway Spacing Along Roadway ** State Highways & roads frontage N/A 500 ft. 500 ft. Arterials N/A 250 ft. 250 ft. Collectors NIA 150 ft. 150 ft. Local Streets 20 ft. 100 ft. 100 ft. Minimum Distance to Intersection Along Roadway *** State Highways & frontage roads N/A 250 ft. 1500 $. 250 ft. /500 ft Arterials NIA 250 ft. 1500 ft. 250 ft.1500 Collectors NIA 150 ft. /300 ft. 150 ft. /300 Local Streets 30 ft. 100 ft. 100 ft. * The requirements for Driveway Throat Width and Driveway Curb Radius are for standard undivided two-way operation and may be varied by the Town Engineer, in consultation with the Town Transportation Planner/Engineer, if traffic volumes, truck usage, common driveways, and other factors warrant such. ** The minimum centerline spacing does not implicitly determine the number of driveways allowed. Driveways served by deceleration lanes may be spaced at closer intervals if approved by the Town Engineer, in consultation with the Town Transportation Planner/Engineer. *** Distance measured from nearest edge of the driveway throat to the intersecting R.O.W. line. Ordinance 669 Page 2 of 3 Note: Residential driveways shall be allowed on local streets only. SECTION 3: That all provisions of this Ordinance shall remain in full force and effect. SECTION 4: That this Ordinance shall be cumulative of all other Town Ordinances and all other provisions of other Ordinances adopted by the Town which are inconsistent with the terms or provisions of this Ordinance are hereby repealed. SECTION 5: That any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions or terms of this ordinance shall be subject to the same penalty as provided for in the Code of Ordinances of the Town of Westlake, and upon conviction shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed the sum of Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000.00) or Five Hundred ($500.00) for each offense. Each day that a violation is permitted to exist shall constitute a separate offense. SECTION 6: It is hereby declared to be the intention of the Town Council of the Town of Westlake, Texas, that sections, paragraphs, clauses and phrases of this Ordinance are severable, and if any phrase, clause, sentence, paragraph or section of this Ordinance shall be declared legally invalid or unconstitutional by the valid judgment or decree of any court of competent jurisdiction, such legal invalidity or unconstitutionality shall not affect any of the remaining phrases, clauses, sentences, paragraphs or sections of this Ordinance since the same would have been enacted by the Town Council of the Town of Westlake without the incorporation in this Ordinance of any such legally invalid or unconstitutional, phrase, sentence, paragraph or section. SECTION 7: This ordinance shall take effect immediately from and after its passage as the law in such case provides. PASSED AND APPROVED ON THIS 24th DAY OF OCTOBER 2011. 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