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File #: 21-377    Name:
Type: Presentation Status: Individual Item Ready
File created: 4/7/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/10/2021 Final action:
Title: Presentation, discussion, and possible direction to staff regarding maintenance of sidewalks.
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PRESENTER: Presenter

Garry Ford, Jr., Assistant Public Works Director/City Engineer

 

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SUBJECT: Title

Presentation, discussion, and possible direction to staff regarding maintenance of sidewalks.

 

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DEPARTMENT: Public Works

 

 

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COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Citywide

 

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

Staff received questions during capital project development and right-of-way negotiations regarding the maintenance responsibility of sidewalks and shared-used paths constructed by the City of New Braunfels using local, state, or federal funds. Section 114-3 of the City of New Braunfels Code of Ordinances specifies that it shall be the duty and the obligation of all owners, occupants and users of real property upon which a sidewalk, driveway or other way is located and used by or which may be used by the public to keep and maintain such sidewalk, driveway or way in a safe condition for use.

 

Staff is considering amending the ordinance to specify that City will maintain sidewalks, driveways, or other pedestrian facilities in City right-of-way if they are initially constructed using city, state, or federal funds since 2013.

 

ISSUE:

Maintenance responsibility of sidewalks, driveways, or other pedestrian facilities if initially constructed using city, state, or federal funds.

 

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

Additional funds will be required.

 

 

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RECOMMENDATION:

Recommendation will be determined by discussion and possible staff direction.