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The City of Monticello will work with property owners in certain circumstances to allow permanent infrastructure within a drainage and utility easement. In such a case, a property owner signs an encroachment agreement acknowledging that in the future the city may need to complete work within the easement area that may cause the infrastructure to be damaged or removed, and the property owner is responsible for any repairs or replacement.
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Drainage and Utility Easements allow the City of Monticello and utility companies (i.e. gas, phone, and electric) to access a portion of each property for the purpose of providing utilities and for providing adequate draining.
Modifying ground elevations or grades within any Drainage and Utility Easement is not allowed. Easements are used to direct stormwater runoff away from other homes and into ponds and storage areas before entering the City's storm sewer system. Even slight modifications in grade can cause significant changes in drainage patterns.
The following permanent infrastructure is prohibited;