The City of Milford strives to be a more walkable community. To help achieve that goal, we are pleased to announce the City is launching a Sidewalk Repair Program. As many of you know, City Ordinance Chapter 197 requires property owners to keep public sidewalks along City streets abutting their property in good condition.
The Public Works Department recently completed the first of four phases of sidewalk inspections. Because we agree with the majority of our residents that a level, hard surface is not only safer but more appealing, City Council made the decision to initially address the collector streets and streets serving public schools. During a recent inspection, deficiencies were found along your property that are going to require your attention.
Prior to mailing a formal sidewalk repair notice, we have arranged a public information session which will be held at Milford City Hall on Monday July 23, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. During that time, we will provide additional information regarding the sidewalk repair program, including options you may want to consider in making the repair.
Enclosed you will also find a pamphlet with information on how to complete sidewalk repairs. Additionally, you may also find it more convenient and less time consuming to have the City make those repairs and invoice you for the work. The repair cost may be paid in full at the time of invoicing, or you may elect for the City to provide a loan to be repaid over a five (5) year period.
The City Ordinance requires property owners make those repairs within 90 days of notification of deficiencies. Not doing so could result in the City proceeding with the repairs and invoicing that property owner.
The City anticipates sending formal notices to property owners around the beginning of August. That notice will outline specific sidewalks blocks that will need repair. If not completed by the end of October 2018, the City will begin making those needed repairs in the spring of 2019.
It is important that City of Milford be a safe, friendly, walkable community, and we appreciate your effort in being part of that goal.