Commercial properties – Commercial properties, as defined by zoning, shall pay 100% of sidewalk and/or driveway repair/replacement cost. The Village Engineer determines when to repair/replace the sidewalk and/or driveway approach. The driveway approach includes the adjacent, associated street curbing.
Street curbing – The Village will replace street curbing on an as-needed basis to maintain proper drainage and preserve street pavements. Replacement will typically occur with associated street pavement maintenance projects. When replacement includes curbing adjacent to a driveway approach which is not scheduled for repair/replacement the Village will be responsible for 100% of the cost of the curbing.
Construction Standards – The Village Engineer will maintain construction standards for sidewalk and driveway approaches. Each project within the R/W, not managed by the Village, will require a permit and inspection. The cost of permits and inspection will be updated on an as-needed basis by Village staff.
Maintenance Standards- The Village Engineer and staff will develop maintenance standards for sidewalk and driveway approaches to apply to all properties within Marble Cliff. Considerations will be primarily based on pedestrian safety and drainage as opposed to aesthetic improvements. The primary (but not the only) safety issue is tripping hazards.
Tripping hazards are defined as any raised or depressed sidewalk (a vertically misaligned panel of a one-half inch or greater) which would have the potential to catch the foot of someone walking or impair the travel of a wheeled mobility device. Severe deterioration can also be considered a hazard and is defined as those sidewalks with surface defects of one-half inch or greater and/or a loose “rocking” panel.
ADA Ramps at street intersections – The Village will cover all cost associated with constructing ADA ramps at street intersections and publically maintained crosswalks. Many intersections within the Village have older-style ADA (American with Disabilities Act) wheelchair ramps. The Village plans to upgrade these ramps when adjoining streets are rebuilt or repaved. Since the Village is currently pursuing pavement preventative-maintenance work, actual repaving may not occur for another five to seven years. By coordinating the ADA ramp replacement with repaving, the Village ensures that the most up-to-date standard will be applied to this capital investment when required by law.