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43. In metro Detroit it is the property owners responsibility
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  -"Sidewalks are the responsibility fo homeowners" Just heard on my local news Liberal_in_LA  Mar-05-10 01:13 PM   #0 
  - No since it was 'taken' for an easement by the city.  sinkingfeeling   Mar-05-10 01:15 PM   #1 
  - So, basically after the next big quake y'all are screwed?  Donnachaidh   Mar-05-10 01:16 PM   #2 
  - Yes, it was the law in NJ for decades  blueworld   Mar-05-10 01:18 PM   #3 
  - That's right and the curb too. Our curb was getting bad and we were going to ...  Bonhomme Richard   Mar-05-10 02:45 PM   #45 
  - Then I should have the right to put up a tollbooth to recoup my costs.  flvegan   Mar-05-10 01:20 PM   #4 
  - Best idea, yet! nt  Dappleganger   Mar-05-10 01:37 PM   #17 
  - That's great! If I 'own' it I don't see why not. nt  laughingliberal   Mar-05-10 01:42 PM   #24 
  - You wouldn't recoup them: Nobody walks in LA.  Ignis   Mar-05-10 02:07 PM   #36 
  - Here the homeowner has to repair the sidewalks that are  shraby   Mar-05-10 01:21 PM   #5 
  - Not where I live, in CT. We even have snow removed from the sidewalks by the town.  Jennicut   Mar-05-10 01:23 PM   #6 
  - Being from back east, snow clearance was always the homeowners repsonsibility  joeybee12   Mar-05-10 01:23 PM   #7 
  - It's that way everywhere I have lived in the Midwest. Snow removal is the homeowners responsiblity  AllyCat   Mar-05-10 01:30 PM   #12 
  - As it is in Denver... but haphazard compliance at best...  hlthe2b   Mar-05-10 01:40 PM   #20 
  - That's how it is where I live but we don't have to do our own repairs.  laughingliberal   Mar-05-10 01:44 PM   #27 
  - Why then do we pay taxes??  RockaFowler   Mar-05-10 01:25 PM   #8 
  - Did you think your tax money was for things the citizens need? Silly!  laughingliberal   Mar-05-10 01:45 PM   #28 
  - The municipal governments reassess home values  Grand Taurean   Mar-05-10 02:25 PM   #40 
  - How can the city make homeowners pay for something that the city claims is city property?  clowncar   Mar-05-10 01:26 PM   #9 
  - I've never lived in a home where the sidewalk NEEDed repair  hfojvt   Mar-05-10 01:27 PM   #10 
  - Well, good for you. nt  laughingliberal   Mar-05-10 01:46 PM   #30 
  - Our town has a contractor they use (no choice for us) but we have to pay the bill  AllyCat   Mar-05-10 01:28 PM   #11 
  - This is "Eminent BullS**T"  Grand Taurean   Mar-05-10 01:32 PM   #13 
  - They don't fix the sidewalks very often anyway  Cronus Protagonist   Mar-05-10 01:33 PM   #14 
  - Oh, this ought to work out REALLY nicely for wheelchair users  KamaAina   Mar-05-10 01:34 PM   #15 
  - Yes, in Ann Arbor sidewalk repairs are the homeowner's responsiblity  1gobluedem   Mar-05-10 01:36 PM   #16 
  - Generally we homeowners are responsible for keeping it clear of debris and snow  dhpgetsit   Mar-05-10 01:37 PM   #18 
  - I know in the 50s when they were still building them here and there  Warpy   Mar-05-10 01:39 PM   #19 
  - And Harry's the one who will get sued when someone trips over the patch.  Gormy Cuss   Mar-05-10 01:54 PM   #32 
  -'s always been the responsibility of the homeowner n/t  OhioChick   Mar-05-10 01:40 PM   #21 
  - I believe Chicago splits the cost 50-50.  ieoeja   Mar-05-10 01:41 PM   #22 
  - legally they are yours, but there is a 50/50 program.  mopinko   Mar-05-10 02:21 PM   #38 
  - I will fight anyone who tries to put a sidewalk in the midst of my triffids.  Jamastiene   Mar-05-10 01:41 PM   #23 
  - You don't mess with the triffids. Ever.  mikeytherat   Mar-05-10 02:18 PM   #37 
  - So how's come if I have people over and a car is straddling the sidewalk, it gets ticketed?  HughBeaumont   Mar-05-10 01:43 PM   #25 
  - Yes, I have. When I lived in Detroit. I think I paid somewhere  Fire1   Mar-05-10 01:44 PM   #26 
  - Get off my sidewalk, you rotten kids!  MineralMan   Mar-05-10 01:45 PM   #29 
  - I know - does this mean you can put a chain-link fence around  smirkymonkey   Mar-05-10 02:27 PM   #41 
     - I was thinking more about claymores on the lawn facing the  MineralMan   Mar-05-10 02:39 PM   #44 
  - Here in CA cities can legally force the homeowner to repair a sidewalk  tularetom   Mar-05-10 01:53 PM   #31 
  - Yes I have. Here in many California cities responsibility fall on the home owner...  demosincebirth   Mar-05-10 01:57 PM   #33 
  - That's the way it has always been here.  Lil Missy   Mar-05-10 01:57 PM   #34 
  - That's normal around here.  Blue Diadem   Mar-05-10 02:06 PM   #35 
  - That's the way it is in NY.  Renew Deal   Mar-05-10 02:22 PM   #39 
  - If you can't raise taxes, you cut services nt  AllentownJake   Mar-05-10 02:28 PM   #42 
  - In metro Detroit it is the property owners responsibility  etherealtruth   Mar-05-10 02:29 PM   #43 

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