Paris Township Piping and Ditching Guidelines for Township Road Right-of -Way

2/8/2016

Driveway Culverts

Driveway culverts are the responsibility of the property owner. Whenever a new culvert is added, or an old culvert is replaced, the Road Superintendent must approve the installation whether it is by the Township or by a private contractor. All culverts shall be 12” double wall plastic unless determined otherwise by the Road Superintendent.  

The Township will replace driveway culverts for residents at a cost of $20.00 per ft. this will include the culvert, the removal of old culvert,  installation of new culvert, and a load of fill dirt to cover the culvert. 

Driveway Permits

Any new driveway created from a Township, County, or State road must have a valid driveway permit. Driveway permits can be obtained from the Stark County Engineers office.

Asphalt Driveway Aprons

Asphalt Aprons that are within the Township road right away can be replaced by the Township only when a driveway culvert is replaced, for cost of the Asphalt only. 

Ditch Enclosure

Paris Township encourages clearing or re-grading as an alternative to enclosure, and discourages closing ditches and installing pipe where drainage is manageable without piping. 

The resident and/or private contractor is required to present a layout drawing of the ditch proposed to be enclosed to the Road Superintendent for approval. 

Criteria for Enclosing a Ditch

Pipe shall be 12” double wall plastic unless determined otherwise by the Road Superintendent.  

Must have minimum of 6” cover over pipe and a swale over the entire run of pipe or as directed by Road Superintendent. 

Concrete Catch Basins and or 12”x12” poly yard drains shall be installed ever 50’ or as directed by Road Superintendent. The elevation of these drain must be below the road surface. 

I Have My Own Culvert

If you have your own (superintendent approved) 12” double wall plastic culvert and just need it installed, the cost for installation is $10.00 per lineal foot. This includes the removal of the old culvert, installation of new culvert, and a load of fill dirt to cover the culvert.