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From The Building Department
2014 Sidewalk Repair Program Updates

Released: 7/7/2014
 
Over the past few years the sidewalk repair program guidelines have changed.
 
The city has been divided into ten separate areas. One section to be done each year. The City of Lyndhurst Building Department, along with Chagrin Valley Engineering (CVE) administers the program. CVE performs all the annual inspections, cost estimates and prepares the work specifications to go out for bid. The contract is usually awarded to the lowest and best bidder, as long as they meet the required criteria for repair. Once a sidewalk slab is deemed a trip hazard, CVE places the necessary blocks of sidewalk into the program for replacement. The new program does not provide an allotted amount of time for the home owner to fix the sidewalk on their own. The work is done by the contractor awarded the contract and all charges will be assessed to your real estate tax bill. Owners no longer have the ability to pay the city directly for the work once it is completed.
 
We are in the process of placing the ten year location map on the city website at http://www.lyndhurst-oh.com/maps.html. This year's program (2014) is in the area from Irene Road, moving east to Croyden and Rae Road between Mayfield Road and Ridgebury Blvd. The next section to be done, during 2015, is the northwest section of the city. The streets that will be included are North and South Sedgewick, Edsal, Oakland, Westbourne, Farnhurst, Cranover, Evanston, Glenlyn, Daytona, Professor, from Mayfield to Fairlawn, Mayfield north side between Daytona and Richmond, Richmond west side from Mayfield to Fairlawn and the south side of Fairlawn. If you live in this area, and you have sidewalk blocks that may be considered a trip hazard, and do not want the city to place them on the 2015 repair program, then now would be the time to repair or replace your sidewalk(s) on your own. Once the program starts in your area, spring of 2015, the opportunity no longer will exist to do it on your own.
 
If you have any questions on the program you can call us at 440-473-5108. Once the program starts in your area, all questions will be directed to CVE. Contact information will be provided in the packet you receive should your sidewalk(s) be cited for repair.
 
Thank you.



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