City takes financial responsibility for sidewalks
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Aug 13, 2014 | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Cadiz City Attorney Allen Wilson (above left) explained the changes to the City’s sidewalk ordinance at last Tuesday evening’s Cadiz City Council meeting. As of the second reading of the revised ordinance, homeowners are no longer required to pay for repairs to sidewalks abutting their properties.</i>
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Cadiz City Attorney Allen Wilson (above left) explained the changes to the City’s sidewalk ordinance at last Tuesday evening’s Cadiz City Council meeting. As of the second reading of the revised ordinance, homeowners are no longer required to pay for repairs to sidewalks abutting their properties.

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Homeowners in Cadiz are no longer financially responsible for the repairs of sidewalks next to their properties, but could still be on the hook for repairs to driveway tiles and culverts.

At their meeting last Tuesday evening, Cadiz City Council members voted unanimously for changes to the City’s sidewalk ordinance that Cadiz City Attorney Allen Wilson said incorporates every change that he and Council members recommended.

“The newest version that you have today incorporates all the changes that I had recommended that we discussed two months ago … as well as every revision that was requested by any City Council member who brought it to my attention,” said Wilson. “This takes that responsibility out.”

During the first reading in June, Wilson explained that their sidewalk ordinance needed to be changed in order to be compliant with state regulations and the Kentucky Court of Appeals ruling Russell vs. City of Owensboro, handed down on Friday, April 11.

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