Saturday, July 9, 2022

Columbia Borough Council addresses curb and sidewalk repairs

When: Council meeting, June 28.

What happened: Council members verbally agreed that the borough will pay for curb replacements and repairs while property owners will pay to fix or replace sidewalks.

Quotable: "It's important that we adopt a policy and say who will identify problems and who will pay to fix them," Heather Zink, council president, said after the meeting.

More info: Columbia will offer flexibility in some sidewalk cases, Zink said. For instance, property holders may hire their own contractors or use the firm working for the borough if Columbia already is redeveloping a street. Also, people in this case may apply for short-term financing from the borough.

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