City of the Dalles is announcing a pilot program to rehabilitate deteriorated sidewalks. The City of The Dalles Municipal Code 2.20.010 designates the property owner as the responsible party for keeping sidewalks next to their properties in good repair and a safe condition. The 50/50 Sidewalk Rehabilitation Pilot Program will provide some financial assistance to property owners to meet that responsibility.
The City will consider applications for the rehabilitation or replacement of existing sidewalks. The program will not apply to the construction of new sidewalks. The pilot program will focus on sidewalks located in residential areas within the city limits. Applicants for this program must be the property owner.
A City of The Dalles contractor will complete all work to meet City engineering and Americans with Disabilities Act standards. The City will make all arrangements for design, construction, permits and traffic controls. The contractor will be selected through a competitive bidding process. All work for this pilot program is expected to be completed by June 30, 2021.
The City will accept applications until November 18, 2020. Applications will then be prioritized within the limited funding available to provide the greatest benefit to the community. The homeowner must pay for half of the cost of sidewalk rehabilitation before the project can be scheduled.
Homeowners can download an application from the City website at thedalles.org/publicworksdocs. If you do not have access to the internet, please call (541) 296-5401 to ask for a paper copy.