From Judy Gilleland
In conjunction with the 2011 Local Street Improvement Program, the city will conduct a Sidewalk, Curb & Gutter Program that will be completed prior to the street improvements later this summer. Under this program, property owners are responsible for the repairs to the concrete abutting their property. Once the program is authorized, notice is sent to the property owners requiring repair of the defective concrete. If the owner prefers not to perform the repairs themselves, the city makes the repairs under contract and bills the owners. The property owner may then pay the bill in cash within thirty days or, by doing nothing, the cost of the repairs is sent to the County Auditor for collection with real estate taxes over a five-year period.
The Resolution of Necessity, which authorizes the program, will be requested as an emergency measure at the April 5th City Council Meeting so that we can complete the work prior to street paving.