Jefferson City Council holds off on sidewalk ordinance that would require landowners to repair more sidewalks | New-Tribune

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The Jefferson City Council held off voting again on a bill that would require adjoining property owners to repair sidewalks when a vertical displacement of a quarter of an inch exists within any sidewalk.

Ward 3 Councilman Ken Hussey said Tuesday evening the Jefferson City Public Works and Planning Committee will discuss staff recommendations on addressing the City Council's previous concerns at the committee's Sept. 12 meeting.

City code currently allows an offset of 1.5 inches. The change would allow the city to meet the Americans with Disabilities Act, Jefferson City Public Works Director Matt Morasch previously said.

It would also make several currently compliant sidewalks no longer in compliance.

MoBikeFed comment: Sidewalk maintenance is an ongoing issue in many cities across Missouri. Like Jefferson City, most cities require neighboring landowners to maintain sidewalks in front of their property.

Imagine if we maintained city streets the same way . . .