Well-functioning residential neighborhoods contain uniform and
predictable sidewalk surfaces without abrupt changes. Sidewalk surfaces
should be flat and even without large cracks, uplift or sinkholes.
Unfortunately, the Sylvester’s Addition neighborhood contains a high
concentration of sidewalk damage from trees, vehicles and unauthorized
repairs. Repairs to damaged sidewalks can be expensive and involve the
use of heavy machinery. Sidewalk repairs are the responsibility of the
adjacent property owner, but can often be expensive and inefficient if
done in a piecemeal fashion. If the sidewalk damage in residential areas
persists or increases it may lead to an increase in civil lawsuits at a
significant cost to both property owners and the City.
City has begun planning efforts to identify specific locations where
repairs are needed. Part of effective planning includes public
involvement to help guide the project to better meet the needs of the
February 20, 2013 Pasco, Senior Center
April 17, 2013, Pasco Senior Center