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File #: 216-2020    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Afternoon Administrative Report Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/25/2020 In control: CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NAPA
On agenda: 10/6/2020 Final action: 10/6/2020
Title: Sidewalk Cost Share Program
Attachments: 1. ATCH 1 - Resolution
To: Honorable Mayor and Members of City Council

From: Julie Lucido, Public Works Director

Prepared By: Kristen Hoy, Assistant Engineer

Sidewalk Cost Share Program


Adopt a resolution authorizing the City Manager and Public Works Director to establish administrative regulations to implement the City's Sidewalk Cost Share Program, and determining that the actions authorized by this resolution are exempt from CEQA.

The City's sidewalk cost share program was initiated in the 1990s and was intended to assist residents in the repair of displaced and deteriorating sidewalks throughout the City. The program provided residents the option of completing the repair work in front of their properties and having the City reimburse up to 50% of the cost. Additional funding was allocated for the removal of trees.

In 1994, at the start of the program, residents were reimbursed up to $3.00 per square foot of sidewalk and $10.00 per linear foot of curb and gutter, or 50% of each item, whichever was less. Additionally, the tree removal or root trimming related to the sidewalk reconstruction was included in the program with reimbursement up to 100% for approved tree work. The reimbursement on tree removal ranged from up to $350 for small trees to up to $2,500 for large trees. Reimbursement rates have remained the same since the 1990's, with the exception of the sidewalk replacement which was increased to $4.00 per square foot in the late 1990's.

Construction costs have increased significantly since the start of the program and property owners are rarely being reimbursed at or near 50% of their costs. Sidewalk replacement is running an average of $15.00 per square foot and driveway approaches (located within the street right of way) are at a higher price, $18.75 per square foot, because of increased concrete thickness required for compliance with the City's Standard Plans. Curb and gutter constr...

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