Phil Langdon asks me to post this issue for him: “For as long as I’ve lived in the neighborhood (39 years), there’s been an approximately 10-foot-long section of Ogden Street that’s missing a sidewalk. For a long time, the missing sidewalk was not a big problem. But in recent years, as roots have protruded above ground, that stretch of missing sidewalk has become a hazard for pedestrians. In the winter, that sidewalk is not shoveled, which adds to the danger for people walking on Ogden Street.
Could you ask the City to install a sidewalk on that short stretch of Ogden St?”
Acknowledged Executive Administrative Assistant - Department of Parks & Public Works (Verified Official)
First step is to have Public Works inspect the location and make a determination about the sidewalk. If there is a city factor impacting the sidewalk's condition (ie. tree) then the city is responsible for grinding/repair. If damage is caused by wear/tear/neglect and would pose a safety hazard, we at Public Works will try to alleviate the hazard by patching it and then deem a full repair is the "resident's responsibility".
In some cases, if area being impacted is severe and involves more than one address, area can be reviewed by the Resource Allocation Committee for a major project. Engineering would oversee new sidewalk replacements.
We at Public Works will always work with property owners to explore how best to get the work done.
Executive Administrative Assistant - Department of Parks & Public Works (Verified Official)