At the August 12, 2019 city commission meeting, the commission directed the engineering division to begin a new six-year sidewalk program in the spring of 2020 and endorsed the sidewalk repair and replacement criteria.
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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, you can submit an Exemption Appeal Request Form for the city engineer to review and make a final decision. The exemption must be approved before the city's contractor arrives on your street.
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 Form. This will be reviewed by the city commission. If approved, special assessment 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; contact the treasurer's office for a payoff amount. Currently, this is the only payment plan offered by the city and you must elect this option prior to receiving your bill.