There are several programs used to reconstruct or repair sidewalks curbs, and driveways located on public streets. These programs are funded with a combination of special assessments, levied on the abutting property owner and public funds in accordance with provisions in the City Charter and Code of General Ordinances.
The Code of General Ordinances, Sec. 64-243 , obligates the property owner to keep in repair the sidewalks, curbs and driveway approaches abutting their property. The term “repair” is deemed to mean whatsoever is necessary for the preservation of such facilities and to render them safe and convenient for public use. The criteria to determine repairs can be found in the Definition of Hazardous Locations
Special assessments paid in annual installments bear interest at a rate per annum equal to the rate on ten-year United States Treasury notes as established at the last auction before the assessment is certified to the director of Finance. If delinquent, such assessments bear interest at a rate 2 percent higher than one not delinquent.