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Mt. Lebanon agrees to lend hand with sidewalk construction

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Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, 9:45 p.m.
 

The Mt. Lebanon commissioners approved a policy Monday night that provides financial assistance for building sidewalks along streets that don't have them, a responsibility that formerly fell solely on the landowners.

If a proposed stretch of sidewalk meets certain requirements, including being along a designated route to school and having support from 100 percent of the owners, it would be prioritized for municipal funding of up to $90 per foot or 10 percent of the cost, whichever is greater, officials said. The owners would be responsible for upkeep.

The change was supported by a group of 11 residents along North Meadowcroft Avenue, who said the section without sidewalks carries too much vehicular traffic for their children and neighbors to walk safely.

The board also voted to make $100,000 available from its reserves for eligible sidewalk projects.

Matthew Santoni is a staff writer for Trib Total Media.

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