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Mandatory sidewalk program: Sidewalk squares that are determined to be hazardous must be replaced, with the City sharing the cost.
Street Rehabilitation Program
Each year the City rates the condition of our streets and selects approximately 4 miles of road for improvements. Improvements include the removal and replacement of existing surfaces, the removal, and replacement of curbs and gutters, and the addition of drainage structures to improve the existing drainage conditions.
Sewer Lining Program
The City lines approximately one mile of sewer each year. The contractor places a thin coat of a strong poly-vinyl type material along the inside of the sewer. This adds many years of life to the sewer and avoids having to replace sections of sewer pipe.
The City grades alleys at least twice a year, in the spring and in the fall. Grading of unpaved alleys includes the filling of holes and correction of minor drainage problems to facilitate access to garages and accommodate service vehicles. Very little (if any) stone is added because the elevation of most alleys is already too high above the adjacent yards and garages.
The City determines portions of an existing paved alley in need of repair. Each year these deteriorated sections are removed and replaced, usually in 10–20-foot sections.
The City replaces 1-2 blocks of water main each year. Watermains identified for replacement usually have experienced multiple breaks or are undersized. This project includes new water main and water valves, and new services up to and including a new shut-off.