The University Heights City Council will give property owners the opportunity to join together and jointly hire one contractor (through the City) to make repairs. By having one contractor repair multiple sidewalks, the City hopes to obtain a competitive cost. The deadline date to join the City administered sidewalk repair project will be listed in the notification letter sent to the property owner.
Because there will be a new contract during each repair cycle, the construction cost is not known in advance. An inventory is made of those who choose to include their repairs in the City administered repair project and bids are solicited from contractors to repair those sidewalks. Depending on the lowest responsible bid received, the City will charge the property owner the costs incurred by the contractor, plus a $100 administrative fee per property.