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City Commission for Persons with Disabilities reminds residents to keep sidewalks safe

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The City of Bristol Commission for Persons with Disabilities is reminding residents to keep in mind that all citizens, including those with physical or visual impairments, rely on property owners to properly maintain their sidewalks

City Ordinance Sec. 21-37 : States that every person owning land within the city, upon or adjacent to which is a sidewalk, whether constructed by him or not, shall at all times keep such sidewalk in safe condition for the use of the public, and shall have repaired all defects which may occur in such sidewalk and at all times remove there from all obstructions or any substance which would in any way impede or imperil public travel upon such sidewalk.

In addition, City Ordinance Sec. 21-50. States that whenever a sidewalk has become cracked and/or unsafe as a result of the growth of trees located within the street lines, then in such cases the superintendent of public works shall repair or replace such sidewalk at city expense and shall take such measures with reference to such trees as may be necessary to minimize damage to such sidewalk in the future.

Please keep in mind that all citizens, including those with physical or visual impairments, rely on property owners to properly maintain their sidewalks.

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