The City provides a grant to assist home-owners with the cost of installing new sidewalk in certain situations.  The City may elect to install a new sidewalk in areas where sidewalk does not currently exist. 

It is the City’s assessment policy that the construction cost of new sidewalks are assessed to adjacent homeowners.  The Safe Routes Grant program is a grant program for property owners to provide 50 percent of an owner’s sidewalk assessment for new installations. 

The goal of the program is to assist residents with assessment funding for newly constructed sidewalks.  The project’s scope includes projects that install sidewalks adjacent to an existing street where the right of way was annexed prior to 1981 or where the properties where developed prior to being annexed to the City. 

The project must also be located in an area where the frontage is at least 70 percent single family or two family dwelling units.