The key sidewalk issues reported to Public Works are:
- Defective sidewalks
- Sidewalk tree root damage
- Snow & ice removal
- Vegetative overgrowth
All of these sidewalk issues are significant because they create unsafe conditions which have resulted in claims against the City. The financial impact is subsequently felt by taxpayers who ultimately absorb the cost through taxes. Property owners need to participate in maintaining and repairing public sidewalks if lawsuits are to be avoided.