Resolution New Crossing

Note: This document is only a sample. Changes should be made for local circumstances 
as needed. The municipality may use its standard resolution format.

Resolution No. (_______)
YEAR

MUNICIPAL GOVERNING BODY 

PETITION FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A NEW AN AT-GRADE CROSSING
 
WHEREAS, the MUNICIPALITY proposes to cross the tracks of the RAILROAD at-grade with 
ROAD, a public street, and 

WHEREAS, the crossing is necessary to promote public safety and convenience 
[DESCRIPTION OF THE NEED HELPFUL], and

WHEREAS, the establishment of the crossing is advisable under all the circumstances, and 

WHEREAS, Section 195.29 Wisconsin Statutes authorizes the Office of the Commissioner of 
Railroads to determine whether the establishment of the crossing is necessary to promote 
public safety and convenience and is advisable, to determine the necessary warning devices for 
the new crossing, and to apportion all costs for the new crossing, including the costs of any
automatic warning devices, and 

WHEREAS, the MUNICIPALITY proposes to pay [ALL or PERCENTAGE] costs necessary to 
safely establish the crossing,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the GOVERNING BODY hereby directs the 
MUNICIPAL staff to take all necessary steps to petition the Office of the Commissioner of 
Railroads for an investigation and order to approve the establishment of the new crossing, to 
determine the necessary warning devices, and to apportion the costs for the new crossing of 
STREET with the tracks of the RAILROAD in the MUNICIPALITY, COUNTY.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the MUNICIPAL staff shall comply 
with Chapter 195, Wisconsin Statutes and RR 1.025, Wisconsin Administrative Code in the filing 
of the petition.

Sample Drafted by Douglas S. Wood 
March 7, 2011​