Platte City, MO
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Section 525.010 Sidewalk Replacement Incentive Program Established.

[Ord. No. 1558 §1, 11-14-2007; Ord. No. 1765 §1, 1-28-2014]
A. 
There is hereby established by the City of Platte City a sidewalk replacement incentive program. The purpose of this program is to encourage property owners to replace or install commercial and/or residential sidewalks within the City of Platte City, and for the purpose of setting up an agreement regarding cost sharing and cooperation between the City and residents and businesses for the purpose of establishing new sidewalks or replacing existing sidewalks.
B. 
Residential participants have the option of selecting either the reimbursable program or the prepaid program. Commercial participants are eligible only for the prepaid program.
C. 
In order to be eligible for City cost-share funding, the property owner must receive prior written approval from the Public Works Director before commencing work.
D. 
The program is subject to annual appropriations with funds available on a first-come, first-served basis each year.
E. 
The Board of Aldermen must review and are the sole approval authority for all commercial sidewalk replacement incentive agreements and any residential sidewalk replacement when the City share is estimated at greater than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00). The City Administrator may approve those residential sidewalk projects when the City share is estimated at one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or less. The Public Works Director may approve residential sidewalk projects when the City share is estimated at five hundred dollars ($500.00) or less.
F. 
The program is not available to property owners where sidewalks are required as a part of the City's current site development standards, i.e., existing or new undeveloped lots.

Section 525.020 Reimbursable Program  — Work Completed By Property Owner.

[Ord. No. 1558 §1, 11-14-2007; Ord. No. 1765 §1, 1-28-2014]
A. 
Under the reimbursable program option, the property owner is responsible for all aspects of the sidewalk demolition and construction. Upon City inspection and approval of the work, the City shall reimburse the property owner a portion of the project cost as calculated in Subsection (c) below. The prepaid program is available to both residential and commercial property owners.
B. 
To participate in the program, the property owner must file for a sidewalk construction permit from the City. The City will provide this permit to eligible projects at no cost to the applicant. The applicant must also apply for the sidewalk replacement incentive program. Applicants who initiate work prior to receiving City approval shall not be eligible for reimbursement.
C. 
Reimbursement amount shall be calculated on a per-square-foot basis. Reimbursement amount per square foot shall be recalculated, established and published by the City at least one (1) time each calendar year. The per-square-foot reimbursement rate shall equal the calculated cost to purchase and deliver one (1) square foot of concrete from the nearest concrete plant to Platte City based on standard short load rate. Property owners who disagree with the City's reimbursement rate may appeal the calculation to the Board of Aldermen. Work which commences or occurs on a property while that property owner is appealing the rate calculation shall not be eligible for reimbursement.
D. 
The reimbursement program is to reimburse the property owner an amount that is generally equal to the cost of concrete delivered to the site. However, the amount reimbursed shall be based solely on the City's published reimbursement rate.
E. 
The owner may choose to hire a contractor with a valid Platte City business license or may choose to conduct the work himself or herself.
F. 
All work shall be performed to standards established by the City for sidewalks; current standards are five-foot-wide sidewalks constructed in accordance with APWA, KCMO chapter sidewalk construction standards. Sidewalk width is to be the same width as to which it abuts.
G. 
The property owner must notify the City and ensure the City inspection occurs when forms are complete but prior to pouring concrete and upon project completion.

Section 525.030 Prepaid Program — Work Completed By Platte City.

[Ord. No. 1558 §1, 11-14-2007; Ord. No. 1729 §1, 6-27-2012; Ord. No. 1765 §1, 1-28-2014]
A. 
Under the prepaid program, the sidewalk demolition and reconstruction work is performed by the City Public Works Department. Upon application the City shall provide the property owner with an estimated cost for the project. The owner's share of the project cost will be sixty percent (60%) of the estimated project cost and shall be paid to the City prior to commencement of any work. The prepaid program is available to residential property owners only. Commercial property is not eligible for this option.
B. 
The prepaid program is to provide a cost share for sidewalk replacement in which City crews plan and implement the work equal to forty percent (40%) of the project cost while the property owner contributes an upfront payment equal to sixty percent (60%) of the estimated cost of the project.
C. 
City participation will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis, and will be subject to availability of Platte City Public Works manpower.
D. 
Work completed by the Platte City Public Works Department shall carry a two-year warranty.

Section 525.040 Specifications — Residential.

[Ord. No. 1558 §1, 11-14-2007; Ord. No. 1765 §1, 1-28-2014]
A. 
Generally. Residential sidewalks are to be approved prior to construction by the City. The specific approval authority shall be determined by the estimated cost of the City share. The estimated cost shall be calculated by the City prior to construction. It must be inspected by a representative of the City, immediately prior to and immediately after the pouring of the concrete for the sidewalk.
B. 
Standard For Determining Replacement. Sidewalks to be replaced shall be inspected by authorized City personnel to determine if the walk is in need of replacement. The structural integrity and safety of the sidewalk's condition shall be the determining factors when considering approval for the program.
C. 
Specifications shall be as follows: All sidewalks shall be constructed of concrete, in accordance with the most recently adopted Kansas City Chapter American Public Works Association Standard Specifications and Criteria. Sidewalk width to be the same as the sidewalk that it abuts (wider walks may be required in multifamily areas).

Section 525.050 Specifications — Commercial.

[Ord. No. 1558 §1, 11-14-2007; Ord. No. 1765 §1, 1-28-2014]
A. 
The Board of Aldermen shall be the sole approval authority for commercial sidewalk replacement incentive requests. Commercial sidewalk replacement shall be eligible for the reimbursement program only. Upon completion of all project requirements and work, the City shall reimburse the property owner the City's calculated cost of concrete or 50% of the project cost, whichever is lower.
B. 
All the requirements regarding the agreements, replacement, and specifications as stated above, relative to residential sidewalks shall also apply to commercial sidewalks and shall be required of the parties in the same manner as residential. All sidewalks shall be constructed of concrete, in accordance with the most recently adopted Kansas City Chapter American Public Works Association Standard Specifications and Criteria. Sidewalk width shall be the same as the sidewalk that it abuts (wider walks may be required based upon existing walk widths, design variables or as pedestrian traffic may dictate).

Section 525.060 Length of Program.

[Ord. No. 1558 §1, 11-14-2007; Ord. No. 1765 §1, 1-28-2014]
This program shall continue for so long as the City makes funds and man hours available in its budget. The program may lapse prior to the end of the fiscal year if all funds and man-hours in the budget have been exhausted. Applications pending may be deferred to a subsequent fiscal year when funding and man-hours are available.

Section 525.070 Prior Approval Required.

[Ord. No. 1558 §1, 11-14-2007; Ord. No. 1765 §1, 1-28-2014]
As stated in Section 525.040, prior approval by the City for participation in the program must be obtained by the residential property owner or commercial property owner prior to construction of the sidewalk in order to be eligible for this program.

Section 525.080 Failure to Comply With Specifications and/or Prior Approval.

[Ord. No. 1558 §1, 11-14-2007; Ord. No. 1765 §1, 1-28-2014]
Failure to comply with the above-stated specifications, and/or to receive prior approval for the installation or replacement of sidewalks within the City, will automatically disqualify the resident or business seeking assistance from the City of any funding or participation from the City.