SIDEWALK IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

Purpose: To encourage residential property owners to maintain existing sidewalks in good repair. In most cases, sidewalks will be considered on a first come/first served basis, however; each application must be approved by the Director of Public Works or the Street Superintendent.
 

Budget Constraints: Funding will be established each year through the budget process for the Sidewalk Improvement Program. All projects approved will be funded for the cost of the concrete only and the homeowner will be responsible for all labor and any other material required.
Priority of Selection: Priority will be given to sidewalks based on the severity of deterioration found at the time of inspection.
Replacement Guidelines/Qualifications:

  •  Sidewalk has raised panels, making it impassable for persons with disabilities.

  •  Sidewalk is severely broken or pieces missing.

  •  Gaps in sidewalk panels.

 

Process:
1. Property owner must complete a Sidewalk Improvement Program Application.
2. Return completed application for inspection and approval/denial by the Director of Public
Works or the Street Superintendent prior to any work beginning.
3. Once reviewed, applicant will be notified.
4. Applicant/Contractor must have a pre-concrete inspection (form-work) completed prior to concrete purchase.
5. Total yards of concrete to be purchased by the City will be approved after inspection.
*Concrete delivery tickets must be returned to the Public Works Department
6. Applicant/Contractor must call for a Final inspection.

 

Applications can be obtained from:
City Hall
Public Works Department
101 S. Hickory Street

or

linked document below.

 

Completed applications can be returned to:
City Hall
Public Works Department
101 S. Hickory Street
or
Emailed to publicworks@ottawaks.gov

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