The City is in the process of inspecting its sidewalks. If you see white dots popping up on the sidewalk in front of your house, it may mean you’ve got to get it fixed. Info from the city web site is below.
However some on the Glen Park Bulletin Board list have said that there are no recources available to insure that homeowners comply with the request to fix their sidewalks. We’ll ask questions at tonight’s Glen Park Association meeting and report back.
Sidewalk Inspection and Repair Program
The Department of Public Works’ Sidewalk Inspection and Repair Program makes it easier and less expensive for property owners to comply with City and State codes that require them to keep their sidewalks free of defects. The program accomplishes this by coordinating large-scale sidewalk improvements, making the process streamlined and efficient for property owners. Proactive sidewalk inspections have increased citywide and all city sidewalks are on a 25-year cycle to get repairs. That means, every 25 years, all city sidewalks are inspected and repaired as part of the program. Sidewalk damage that is the responsibility of city agencies or private utilities is also repaired as part of the program.
How It Works
You will receive an informational packet describing how to identify sidewalk defects and make code compliant repairs.
A DPW sidewalk inspector will survey sidewalks based on pedestrian usage, proximity to MUNI routes, hospitals, schools, etc.
A property owner will receive a notice to repair, if the sidewalk adjacent to their property is damaged.
Owners can immediately make the repairs, or will be given the option to take part in a competitively-bid sidewalk contract administered through DPW.
Property owners who qualify under economic hardship may apply for a deferred payment plan up to $4,000.
What You Can Do
Assess the sidewalk adjacent to your property.
Contact a reputable cement contractor if you believe it is damaged and wish to make immediate repairs. Remember, you must obtain a permit from DPW before repairs can begin;
If you have been contacted by DPW as part of the program, participate in the program and DPW will hire a licensed contractor to make repairs and we will bill you.
For more information, contact Robert Quan at 554-5797.