ORDINANCE NO. VI-C-1-a

AN ORDINANCE REGULATING A PERMITTING PROCESS FOR PROJECTS ON TOWN OF SHIPSHEWANA RIGHT-OF-WAYS.

WHEREAS, the Town Council of the Town of Shipshewana (“Town Council”) on behalf of Shipshewana, Indiana (“Town”) desires to provide for the health, safety, and well-being of the people in the Town as they use the Town’s right-of-ways;

WHEREAS, the Town Council finds that persons have been performing unauthorized work on its right-of-ways jeopardizing the Town’s interests;

WHEREAS, pursuant to Indiana Code Section (“IC §”) 36-9-2-7, the Town Council may regulate the use of public ways;

WHEREAS, pursuant to IC § 8-1-2-101, the Town Council may regulate the manner in which a public utility occupies the Town’s right-of-ways;

WHEREAS, pursuant to IC § 36-8-2-4, the Town Council may regulate conduct, or use or possession of property, that might endanger the public health, safety, or welfare; and

WHEREAS, the Town Council desires to regulate projects performed on Town right-of-ways by providing, among other things, for the issuance of permits granting authority to perform work thereon and by providing for the subsequent restoration of those right-of-ways;

WHEREAS, the Town Council previously adopted Shipshewana Town Code of 1997 Section 94.30 et seq., which regulates driveway work performed on Town right-of-ways;

WHEREAS, the Town Council desires to update and expand upon its existing regulations.

All Paperwork for Permits must be emailed to permits@shipshewana.org for processing.

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All Paperwork for Permits must be emailed to permits@shipshewana.org for processing.