Poll: What Do You Think Of Mentor's Sidewalk Improvement Plan
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Mentor City Manager Kenneth Filipiak laid out the city's new sidewalk maintenance program for City Council during a work session Tuesday at City Hall.
Mentor will start an annual program this spring in which it will inspect the sidewalks in specific neighborhoods. If sidewalk slabs need repairs in those neighborhoods, the city will contact the appropriate property owners to tell them.
Then the property owners can either have the slabs repaired or replaced themselves or reimburse the the city of Mentor for hiring a contractor that will fix it.
According to the city code, property owners are responsible for sidewalk repairs.
However, the city of Mentor, as opposed to the property owner, will pay for sidewalk repairs in two cases. Specifically, the city will pay for fixing ramps coming up from intersections and for damaged slabs that are directly adjacent to street trees, Filipiak said.
What do you think of the sidewalk program? Is it a good idea? Bad idea? Necessary expense? Waste of money?
Vote in our poll and feel free to elaborate in the comments. (But keep it holy, folks. We're a family web site.)