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Sidewalk Program

 The City of Oregon has implemented a Sidewalk Program to improve existing sidewalks that are in need of repair or replacement. Per Section 909.02 of the Oregon Codified Ordinances, "Every owner of any lot or parcel of land shall keep and maintain sidewalks now or hereafter constructed along all streets adjoining such land in good order and repair and free from nuisance."

Objective
Improve the overall condition and quality of the existing sidewalks to provide a safe pathway for pedestrian travel in the City of Oregon.

Program Details

  • Annual Program for replacing and repairing existing deficient sidewalks in the City of Oregon.
  • Program will concentrate on one area of the city per year.
  • By law, property owners are required to maintain abutting sidewalks in a safe condition.
  • Department of Public Service will inspect sidewalks in the selected area for deficiencies based on the Sidewalk Inspection Criteria.
  • Sidewalk sections meeting any of the Sidewalk Inspection Criteria will be marked with a white letter denoting the sidewalk deficiency and will be the responsibility of the property owner to repair or replace.
  • Sidewalk sections marked with a white "O" will be replaced or repaired at the City of Oregon's expense if it is determined that a tree in the right of way caused the damage.
  • Oregon City Council will, by resolution, order sidewalks to be repaired or reconstructed and the costs thereof assessed and collected as provided by law.
  • Property owners will be sent by certified mail notices and given the opportunity to make corrections within a given time frame (approximately 45 days).
  • During the given time frame, property owners may perform the required repairs or replacements themselves or hire a licensed contractor for the sidewalk sections marked with a white letter.
  • A permit is required for the replacement of the sidewalk through the Building and Zoning Department.
  • Construction of sidewalks must be in accordance with the City of Oregon’s “Rules and Regulations for Construction of Driveways, Sidewalks, and Curb cuts in the Public Right of Way” available through the Department of Public Service or Building and Zoning Department.
  • No concrete shall be poured without inspection by the Building and Zoning Department (Failure to get an inspection may require removal of the material).
  • City will hire a contractor to make corrections for all sidewalks not repaired or replaced by the property owner during the given time frame.
  • Where the City is required to contract the work, an invoice will be mailed to the property owners for the amount to be assessed based on the dimensions of actual work completed, interest, advertising cost, legal fees, administrative, and inspection costs associated with the project.
  • Property owners will have the opportunity to payoff the assessment in full within 30 days of notice or over a two-year period (with interest added) on real estate tax bills.
  • Property owners will be assessed 100% of the cost for the work associated with repairing the sidewalks abutting their property where invoices for city contracted work not paid.

Frequently Asked Questions

For additional information contact the Department of Public Service at (419) 698-7047

Duty to Maintain Sidewalks

Oregon Municipal Code

Chapter 909 Sidewalks, Curbs and Driveways

909.02 Duty to Maintain Sidewalks.
Every owner of any lot or parcel of land situated within the corporation limits of the City shall keep and maintain sidewalks now or hereafter constructed along all streets adjoining such land in good order and repair and free from nuisance. Furthermore, each such owner shall construct good and sufficient sidewalks abutting the property owned by him as provided in this chapter and the laws of the State.

(Ord. 110-1959. Passed 11-9-59.)

909.10 Notice to Construct, Repair or Reconstruct; Cost Assessment.
Notice to construct, repair or reconstruct sidewalks or driveways or make curb openings shall be as provided by law. Council may, by resolution, order sidewalks or driveways to be constructed, repaired or reconstructed, and the costs thereof may be assessed and collected as provided by law. If the owner neglects to construct, repair or reconstruct a sidewalk or driveway within the time specified in the notice required to be given, it shall be the duty of the Director of Public Service to construct, reconstruct or repair such sidewalk or driveway or cause the same to be done in such case, all of the cost and expense of constructing, repairing or reconstructing such sidewalk or driveway shall, as directed by ordinance of Council, be assessed as provided by law against the adjoining or abutting property, lots or lands.

(Ord. 098-2008. Passed 6-9-08.)

 
LUC - Coy and Dustin Intersection Improvement Project

Construction will begin in September 2014 to upgrade the intersection of Coy Road and Dustin Road with a new traffic signal.  Along with the new traffic signal, the project will also include the widening and resurfacing of Coy Road to provide turn lanes at Dustin Road. The work on Dustin Road will involve the full pavement removal of the existing concrete pavement and replacement with a new asphalt pavement section. There will also be drainage replacement and utility relocation work associated with the project along Coy Road.

The City has been awarded $689,330 in funding from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) through the Ohio Department of Transportation's Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ) for the project.

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South Recreation Complex Stormwater Improvements Project

Construction for the South Recreation Complex Stormwater Project has been completed. 

This project is a demonstration project funded by an Ohio EPA Surface Water Improvement Fund (SWIF) grant.  The City received this grant in late 2012 for the construction of a bioretention stormwater demonstration project at the Municipal Complex. The grant amount was $105,758.

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Isaac Streets Drive Improvement

As part of the 2014 Roadway Improvement Program, the City of Oregon has awarded a contract for replacing the existing deteriorated concrete pavement on Isaac Streets Drive. Starting Monday, June 2, 2014, a construction contractor will begin work on the Isaac Streets Drive Improvement, which will consist of replacing the existing 6" concrete pavement with a new 8" concrete pavement. The project will also include replacing curbing, installation of pavement underdrains, adjustments to curb inlets, and partial replacement of driveway aprons.

The construction limits for this Project will begin approximately 90 ft south of Navarre Avenue and end at the intersection of Munding Drive and Isaac Streets Drive. (See attached map for limits.)

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2013 - 14 Public Service Department Project Information

See below link for information on 2013 - 14 Department of Public Service Projects.   

2013 - 14 Public Service Department Project Summary

 
WWTP Secondary Treatment Improvements - Phase 1 and 2

In accordance to the City of Oregon's Ohio EPA NPDES Permit No. 2PD00035*MD, the City is required to increase the secondary treatment capacity of the WWTP from 24 MGD to 36 MGD to eliminate secondary treatment bypasses and sanitary sewer collection system overflows (SSO's) during wet weather events. In accordance to the Compliance Schedule of the said permit, the project will be constructed in two (2) phases over the next five (5) years.

The Phase 1 project improvements consist of the replacement of two(2) influent screens, replacement of three(3) raw sewage pump motor drives, replacement of two blowers, full replacement of air piping and replacement of air diffusers in the aeration tanks and a dissolved oxygen control system, site restoration, and associated Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) upgrades.

   OEPA Notice of Issuance of Limited Environmental Review and Final Finding of No Significant Impact

   OEPA Limited Environmental Review (12-11-2013)

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Dustin Road Improvement, Phase 2

As part of the 2013 Roadway Improvement Program, the City of Oregon has awarded a contract for the second phase of replacing the existing deteriorated concrete pavement on Dustin Road. Starting Monday, August 12, 2013, a construction contractor will begin work on the Dustin Road Improvement, Phase 2 which will consist of replacing the existing 6" concrete pavement with a new 8" concrete pavement. The project will also include replacing curbing, installation of pavement underdrains, adjustments to curb inlets, and partial replacement of driveway aprons.

The construction limits for Phase 2 will begin approximately 275 ft east of Harbor Drive and end approximately 480 ft west of Coy Road. (See attached map for limits.) The remaining 480 ft of Dustin Road will be improved with the Dustin Road and Coy Road Intersection Improvement Project that will include the installation of a new traffic signal starting in the fall of 2014.

Read more... [Dustin Road Improvement, Phase 2]
 
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