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Posted on: July 11, 2018

Open House - Sidewalk Improvement District 2019 Draft Work Plan

The Engineering Office of the Department of Public Works will hold three open houses for the draft 2019 Sidewalk Improvement District (SID) work plan. There will also be a public hearing regarding the proposed assessment roll, budget, and schedule of work for each Sidewalk Improvement District. The meetings will take place at the following dates and locations:

Location of Meeting:
Sidewalk District/ Meeting type:
Monday, July 16th
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Tompkins County Library (101 E. Green St.), Borg Warner Room East
SID 1/2/3 Open House
Tuesday, July 17th
4:45pm - 5:45pm
City Hall (108 E. Green St.), Common Council Chambers (3rd floor)
SID 1-5 Public Hearing
Wednesday, July 18th
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Lehman Alternative Community School, Black Box Auditorium
SID 4 & 5 Open House
Friday, July 20th
1:00pm- 3:00pm
City Hall, Common Council Chambers
SID 1-5 Open House

To determine which sidewalk district you live in, go to to view the map of the five districts. 

The 2019 Fiscal Year SID documents can be viewed online at and at the City Clerk's Office on 1st Floor of City Hall between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm. Written objections regarding the SID documents may be filed with the city clerk no later than 12:00pm on July 17, 2018.

Based on the input of these meetings, a final proposed work plan and budget will be presented to the Board of Public Works. The budgets for each SID will then be translated into the Mayor's proposed budget and Common Council will have the opportunity to review each SID work plan through their normal budget review process this fall. Projects that are not included in the 2019 work plan will be considered for 2020.

Property owners are still encouraged to voluntarily repair sidewalks along the front of their properties. New sidewalk construction and repair work is eligible for the past work credit as outlined in local law. City residents doing sidewalk work are reminded that a Street Permit is required not only for the work, but also to be eligible for past work credit. Please note that sidewalk installation or repairs required by the Planning and Development Board as a part of the City of Ithaca Site Plan Review process are not eligible for the past work credit. 

Questions about undertaking sidewalk work can be directed to the Engineering Office (607) 274- 6534. Written comments will also be accepted through July 30, 2018 via email at

If you have a disability that will require special arrangements to be made in order for you to fully participate in any meeting, please contact the City Clerk at (607) 274-6570 at least 48hrs prior to the meeting you wish to attend.

Sidewalk District Map
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