Sidewalk Inspection and Maintenance Program

Safe pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods are a priority for our walkable community. The Borough’s Sidewalk Inspection and Maintenance Program plays a key role in meeting this objective. Specifically, the program was developed to guarantee public access throughout the community for pedestrians of all ages and varying physical limitations. The Borough’s program originated in 1985, and was modified by Council in 1997 to provide sidewalk inspection on a 10-year rotating basis. Zone 3 will be inspected in 2019.

For property owners deemed low to moderate-income, sidewalk assistance grants can provide funding assistance for replacement of deficient curb and sidewalk. Grants are limited and are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis to eligible applicants.

The SAG program offers sidewalk assistance grants to low- and moderate-income homeowners.  Program guidelines include but are not limited to the following:

 

  • SAG recipients must own and reside in the dwelling where curb and sidewalk work is to be done.
  • SAG recipients must fall below the current year limits for low- or moderate-income based on the number of people in the family. The 2018 income limits are summarized below:

 

2019 Income Limits by Family Size for All Programs

Source: Redevelopment and Housing Authority of Cumberland County

 

Family Size

Low Income Limits

(50% of MFI)

Moderate Income Limits

(80% of MFI)

1 $28,400 $45,450
2 $32,450 $51,950
3 $36,500 $58,450
4 $40,550 $64,900
5 $43,800 $70,100
6 $47,050 $75,300
7 $50,300 $80,500
8 $53,550 $85,700

 

  • Grants of up to $2,000 or 100% of the project costs, whichever is less, may be made to low-income homeowners. Grants of up to $1,400 or 70% of project costs, whichever is less, may be made to moderate-income homeowners.
  • Funding is for the replacement of deficient curb and sidewalk only. Deficiencies which require patching only, relaying of brick or stone costing less than $300 fair market value, and the filling of tree wells are not eligible for funding.
  • Contractors must be selected from a list which is pre-approved by the Redevelopment Authority of Cumberland County.

If you think you may be eligible to receive a Sidewalk Assistance Grant, please contact Maria Coller at the Redevelopment Authority of Cumberland County (249-0789, ext. 136).  Grant Funds are limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first served basis to eligible applicants.