Engineering

Sidewalks

In an effort to improve the walkability and quality of city sidewalks the City has undertaken a program to identify deficient sidewalk and notify property owners of required repairs.  In accordance with City Code §197-7, Conditions Requiring Repair or Removal and Replacement of Sidewalks, property owners with deficient sidewalks were sent a letter in January 2022.  

We’ve received several phone calls regarding the Sidewalk Program letters.  We are returning them in the order they were received.  Please be patient as you should receive a call back in the next few days.

Here are some FAQs regarding the Sidewalk Repair Program:

Can I complete the repairs myself?

Yes, but you MUST notify the City Engineer in writing within 30 days of receipt of the letter, a sidewalk permit must be obtained and work must be completed within 90 days of receipt of the letter. Should you fail to perform either of these actions, the work will be completed through the City’s contract at the rates provided, and billed to the property owner. 

What if I already completed my sidewalk repairs?

If you previously received a notice and the work has been completed you must contact the City Engineer for an inspection, regardless of previous contact.

I received a letter and do not believe my sidewalk needs repaired.  What should I do?

If you believe you have received the letter in error or that the sidewalk listed does not require repair, you must contact the City Engineer, in writing, within 30 days of receipt of the letter. The City Engineer will schedule a time to meet with you on site to review the issue(s) and provide a second opinion. If after having a second opinion you would like to appeal the notice you may do so through the Board of Appeals. Please submit an appeal request in writing through the City Manager’s office at City Hall, 201 S. Walnut Street, Milford, DE 19963.

How do I contact the City Engineer?

Email: jpuddicombe@milford-de.gov
By Mail: ATTN: City Engineer
180 Vickers Drive
Milford, DE 19963

Responsibilities & Services

Engineering is responsible for engineering services and providing technical assistance to the Public Works Department.

Essential Functions

  • Managing inspections services for water, sewer, and road construction to assure materials and workmanship adhere to city standards,
  • Providing construction supervision and inspection of all paving, sewer, and storm sewer elements in new developments,
  • Providing maps and other documents to the public and other departments in the city,
  • Providing plan reviews of municipal improvement designs for new residential and commercial developments.

Engineering performs reviews of Final Major Subdivision applications, Final Site Plan applications and Feasibility Study applications pertaining to development within the City. For land use applications, please visit the Planning & Zoning webpage.
 
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