Sidewalk, Curb and Gutter Repair and Replacement Policy
Sidewalks Make Good Neighborhoods
Sidewalks have a way of tying together neighborhoods. Real estate professionals will attest that where sidewalks are good, the neighborhood becomes a more desirable place to live. Sidewalks serve so many purposes: recreation space for joggers and children with tricycles and pull toys, an informal meeting place for neighbors, and an encouragement for people to make more use of the most basic form of transportation – walking.
Be proud of your sidewalks. Take care of them and enjoy them.
Cottonwood Heights is committed to maintaining our curb, gutter, and sidewalks in the best condition possible. Each year the City Council budgets funds to repair and maintain our curb gutter and sidewalks. Once every 5 years the Public Works Department conducts a sidewalk condition inventory. From this inventory we budget funds to make repairs and install sidewalks in areas which have none. Residents can also report sidewalk that are in need of repair. The public works inspector will come and evaluate each maintenance request and the sidewalk repair will be prioritized according to the level of hazard it present. As requests are received by the City, one of three things will happen:
The sidewalk will be scheduled for grinding to remove the trip hazard. An eligible trip hazard is a vertical displacement not exceeding 1 1/2 inches in height. This type of request takes 60 to 90 days to repair.
If curb gutter or sidewalk are not a candidate for #1 above, the repair request will be placed on a list and prioritized according to the level of hazard it presents. The City repairs as many hazards as possible based on available funding.
The home or business owner may repair the sidewalk. The City has initiated a Matching Grant Curb, Gutter, Sidewalk Replacement Program to provide an opportunity for citizens to participate financially to expedite sidewalk repairs or replacement of eligible sidewalks. The City will fund 50% of the costs up to $1000.
Sidewalk, curb, and gutter damaged by carelessness, neglect or by specific activities of the home owner such as construction are not eligible for this program.