CITY OF MATTOON
COST SHARING POLICY FOR THE REPAIR AND/OR REPLACEMENT OF
CITY OWNED CONCRETE CURB AND GUTTER, SIDEWALK, AND DRIVEWAY APPROACHES
The City of Mattoon receives numerous requests to replace the existing curb and gutter at specific residences or businesses. The purpose of this policy is to establish a means by which the City could provide a cost sharing program for curb and gutter repairs and/or replacements performed by individual property owners. This program would be similar to the existing cost sharing program for sidewalk repairs and/or replacements performed by individual property owners.
This program would apply to the repair and/or replacement of existing curbs, gutters, and combination curb & gutters along City Streets and Alleys. Curbs and/or gutters must be located on City right-of-way to be eligible.
Construction must comply with current IDOT Standards for curbs, gutters, and combination curb and gutters. The IDOT Standards to be followed will be specified by the City. 4" of compacted CA-06 subbase is to be provided under the items to be constructed.
Construction must be completed by approved concrete contractors. Property owners may be approved to complete the work themselves provided they are able to demonstrate the proper experience and access to sufficient tools and equipment.
The City will pay for the cost of the concrete and the aggregate subbase if the property owner agrees to furnish the labor, equipment, forms, backfill, and all other items necessary to complete the work.
The City will inspect the work during and after construction. Reimbursement will be made only after the work has been completed to the satisfaction of the City.
Any damage to the pavement and/or boulevard shall be repaired at no cost to the City by the contractor or homeowner performing the work before any reimbursement is made.
The program does not apply to new construction such as residential, commercial, or industrial development. This program does not apply to driveways, or curbs and/or gutters attached to driveways. This program does not apply to curbs and/or gutters located on private property.
This program is intended to apply to "elective" repairs of existing facilities for aesthetic reasons. The City will continue to make repairs and/or replacements of exiting curbs and/or gutters at no cost to the adjacent property owners when the work is part of a City roadway, sidewalk, drainage, or utility project. The City will continue to make repairs of existing facilities at no cost to the adjacent property owners when the repairs are intended to remediate a safety hazard for the general public. The decision of whether a repair and/or replacement qualifies as a safety hazard or an aesthetic improvement rests solely with the City.
New curb and/or gutter construction at an existing residence, business, or industry, without existing curb and gutters, will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
Any questions or concerns can be directed to the Public Works Street Dept., 221 N 12th. 217-235-5171