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Foundation assists residents with sidewalks upgrades
by Jebb Johnston
Apr 12, 2017 | 944 views | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The C.A.R.E. Community Foundation is giving city residential property owners another opportunity to get better sidewalks.

Applications may be submitted to the foundation now for help in replacing sidewalks. The initiative will provide 60 percent of the total job cost for replacement of up to 100 feet, but not less than 40 feet, of sidewalk repair.

The foundation believes it is a great opportunity for residents to make needed and overdue repairs.

Since it began in 2010, the program has repaired more than 7,000 feet of sidewalks.

“Not only has it contributed to a better all-around appearance,” said CARE board member Joe Vann, “but the people who walk in the neighborhoods like to walk on those sidewalks because they don’t have to worry about tripping.”

And the homeowner has the opportunity to get new, smooth sidewalks at a reasonable cost, he said.

The foundation reminds property owners that sidewalk maintenance, by city ordinance, is the sole responsibility of the homeowner.

To be considered, sidewalks must be residential and show need of repair. The sidewalk must run parallel to a city street.

Established in 1997, Corinth-Alcorn Reaching for Excellence seeks to meet existing needs in the community while providing initiatives for positive changes in the areas of children and families, the elderly, arts and enrichment, civic and community development, and education.

To apply for the sidewalks program, call 284-4858 or visit careforcorinth.com.
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