Other than temporary repairs such as grinding or ramping with asphalt, City sidewalks can be repaired in one of two ways:
- As part of a Capital Improvement Project-City pays for the cost of the work: The City maintains a Sidewalk Service Request List composed of requests from residents and property owners. The yearly Citywide Sidewalk Capital Improvement Project is normally composed of a group of the oldest requests on the List. Currently, there are approximately 674 requests on the list, the oldest of which dates to December 2000. Therefore, it takes approximately seven years to have sidewalk repaired as part of a Capital Improvement Project once a request is made.
- As part of the Sidewalk Repair Program-City and property owner share in the cost of the work: Under the Sidewalk Repair Program, the process from the time a resident submits an application to being reimbursed for the City’s share of the repair work can be as short as two months.