At the August 12, 2019 city commission meeting, the commission directed the engineering division to begin a new six-year sidewalk program, which began in Spring 2021. The city is separated into six target areas to perform sidewalk replacement work each year.
2023 Sidewalk Billing
Quantities for billing have been finalized and one time invoices will be mailed to property owners once the city commission approves the special assessment at their March 11, 2024 meeting.
Property owners must submit Payment Plan Request forms
to the Engineering Division PRIOR to receiving their bill
If you would like to have your cost for the sidewalk improvements spread over a longer period of time, you can fill out a Sidewalk Payment Plan Request form. This will be reviewed by the city commission. If approved, payment plans will be billed through the treasurer's office, typically spread over six years with a maximum 6% interest rate. Interest rates and time period are established by the city commission prior to billing. Plans can be paid off at any time without penalty through the treasurer's office. Currently, this is the only payment plan offered by the city and you must elect this option prior to receiving your bill.
2024 Sidewalk Program
Once a contractor is awarded and the contract is finalized, residents will receive a construction notice and cost estimate letter in the mail for what sidewalks need to be replaced adjacent to their property. Notices are typically mailed in late April/early May.
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In the spring, after receiving the construction notification letter with your estimate for sidewalk improvement, you can schedule a meeting with the project manager for concerns regarding your sidewalk. If you still disagree with the proposed sidewalk to be replaced, the project manager will give you an Exemption Request form to fill out and submit to the city engineer, who will review it and make a final decision. The exemption must be approved before the city’s contractor arrives on your street.
During the fall, the Engineering Division begins inspecting existing sidewalks and determines which sidewalks exhibit deficiencies requiring correction in accordance with the approved s
idewalk replacement criteria.
In the spring of each year, homeowners in the designated target area will be notified of the specifics of the program, and in particular, the deficiencies identified on the sidewalk adjacent to their property that they are responsible to maintain as outlined in City Code §650. A cost estimate will be included in the notification letter. The Engineering Division will begin addressing individual property owner concerns only after notifications have been sent out in the spring.
Removal and replacement of sidewalk happens throughout the summer construction season, generally from May through October. If more work is required than the original letter estimated, property owners will receive an updated estimate on their front door.
Final quantities and costs are verified for each property and then single, one-time invoices are generated and mailed to the current property owner, typically by Spring.