Sidewalk Maintenance Program
As of 2020, the sidewalk maintenance program has been put on hold. Call Ian Kintz-Stormo at 503-769-2919 if you have questions about sidewalk repairs in Stayton.
In general, the adjacent property owner is responsible for maintenance of the curb, planter strip (if applicable), and sidewalk. City code states the following:
12.04.260 MAINTENANCE OF CURBS, SIDEWALKS, STREET TREES AND LANDSCAPE STRIP BY PROPERTY OWNER
1. Each property owner is responsible for maintenance of the curb, sidewalk and landscape strip, including street trees, abutting the owner’s property. The curb, sidewalk and landscape strip shall be kept clean and in good repair.
2. If any curb, sidewalk, street tree or landscape strip between the curb and the property line becomes unsafe, out of repair, and/or poses an unreasonable risk of danger to person or property, the Public Works Director will notify the affected property owner to repair, maintain or clean the curb, sidewalk, street tree or landscape strip as conditions may require.
3. A sidewalk and/or curb shall be deemed to present an unreasonable risk of danger to person or property if:
a. Panels or pieces are gap-separated more than one-half inch from adjacent panels or pieces; or,
b. Panels or pieces are vertically displaced from each other more than one quarter inch; or,
c. Entire pieces or panels are absent; or,
d. Panels or pieces are broken into parts smaller than one square foot; or,
e. The grade from one piece or panel to the adjacent piece changes by more than one-half inch per foot in any direction; or,
f. Handicap access ramps or driveways deviate from the slopes and dimensions included in the City’s Standard Specifications; or,
g. Curb pieces exist less than two feet in length; or,
h. Monolithic curb and gutter sections are cracked or broken longitudinally, or displaced one-half inch or more from the adjacent paving; or,
i. The surface irregularities are generally more than one-half inch from the original surface; or,
j. Trip hazards, obstructions or other conditions exist which prevent safe use of the sidewalk, handicap access ramp or curb; or,
k. Any other damage deemed to present an unreasonable risk of danger to person or property as determined at the sole discretion of the Public Works Director.
4. The existence of sidewalks and/or curbs in such condition as to present an unreasonable risk of danger to persons or property hereby is declared to be a public nuisance and may be abated by the City as set forth in Section 12.04.270 of this Chapter.
5. Each property owner shall be liable for the full cost of the repair, maintenance or cleaning of any curb, sidewalk, street tree or landscape strip adjacent to or abutting the property.
6. When damage to a curb or sidewalk is attributed to a heritage tree as designated by the City according to SMC 17.20.970 Section 3, the repair to the curb and/or sidewalk shall be done in such a way as to not inflict damage to the tree. The property owner may approach the City for financial and/or design assistance when repair to curbs and sidewalks is necessary around heritage trees. (Ord. 798, May 1999) (Ord. 940, January 2012: prior code section 4.170)
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