Council continues with sidewalk saga
JANESVILLE--The Janesville City Council will send notices to homeowners affected by the planned construction of 8.4 miles of sidewalk, adopting the unanimous recommendations of a council-appointed sidewalk committee.
A public hearing for those residents will be Monday, Dec. 10.
The council also will send notices to homeowners who were on the list for sidewalks in 2013 but have since had their properties taken off the list.
Additionally, 3.4 miles of sidewalk on the list has been put on hold until council members can study them further. Those miles will be discussed again in March.
The committee members could not reach a consensus on those sidewalks, which came with committee rankings determined by specific criteria. A ranking above a certain cut-off point presumed sidewalk should be installed while a ranking below indicated they should not.
The sidewalk committee will begin meeting again in January to finish scrutinizing a seven-year program that the council halted until a committee could study it further.
Councilman and committee member Russ Steeber said the council would likely have to look at the remaining sidewalk on a street-by-street basis.
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