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Old 11-22-2008, 07:32 AM
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We bought a house in Norwood and didn't really notice an extremely torn up and raised section of our sidewalk (until we tripped over it multiple times doing yardwork) and I am wondering if the city is responsible for fixing it or if we are? I'm not sure if Norwood is different from Cincinnati where liability is concerned, or if it is the same and something a new homeowner wouldn't know. I just don't want a jogger or dog walker coming after us after falling face first.
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Old 11-22-2008, 07:39 AM
Location: Hartwell--IN THE City of Cincinnati
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In the City of Cincinnati it is the responsibility of the property owner to replace the sidewalk. The problem in a lot of neighborhoods are trees growing in the area between the curb & sidewalk...the wrong tree is planted and grows up way too quickly and ruins a sidewalk...but the City of Cincinnati will not replace that section of pushed up and uneven walking area..they expect the home owner to do that. Now on occasion the City will come out and put BLACKTOP on the area that is raised to prevent tripping but it looks really bad. The CIty did however replace a 2 square section of a sidewalk in our neighborhood which was torn up by a 100 plus year old tree which almost blew over in that Sept wind storm...the only thing holding it up was the sidewalk and it had to be replaced when the City removed the tree. I would call your City admin building though and ask them about it as it varies from City to City. Hope that helps!
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