The Madison City Commission has agreed to allow some property owners an extension on either repairing or installing sidewalk on their property. City Engineer Chad Comes told commissioners during their regular meeting last evening that he had 15 total requests from landowners requesting an extension from the August 1st deadline.
The property owners had been included in resolutions passed by the commission earlier this year. Comes said nine of the 15 requests were from property owners who needed to do repairs, and the other six were for new sidewalks. He said that this action by the city is necessary in order for the city’s contractor to move on with his work.
Some of the new sidewalk property owners requesting extensions are on South Washington Avenue, North Summit Avenue, and a couple properties near the former Lincoln School. The inspection repair extension requests are for various properties on or near Egan Avenue in Madison.
The commission approved the extension on the fifteen properties requested, giving the property owners until September 14th to complete the projects. Commissioner Dick Ericsson did not vote on the motion because he said his law office is one of the property owners who requested an extension.