Cortland adds more funds to sidewalk program

(Photo provided by Kevin L. Smith of The Cortland Voice).

The Cortland Common Council recently approved more funding for the city’s Sidewalk Program.

The city’s sidewalk program provides funds to assist homeowners with a portion of the cost of “old and deteriorated” sidewalk repairs and replacements, according to a description of the program.

This year’s sidewalk program started out with $20,000. Due to a high number of applicants, the funds are “fully committed” to residents, leading to a waiting list for other residents who have applied.

“This is due in part to an increase in the assistance available in recognition of the increased costs of labor and materials over the past several years,” noted in the resolution from Tuesday’s meeting.

With the Common Council’s approval, the city has committed $20,000 more to the program. The additional funding for the program will come from Cortland’s American Rescue Plan monies.

“This will address the need identified by its citizens for safer walkways in the city,” the resolution noted.

A further breakdown of Cortland’s sidewalk program can be viewed by clicking here

Those interested in receiving assistance from the sidewalk program can fill out an application on pages 6-7 of the program guidelines packet.

For more information or questions, contact Thoma Development program manager Annette Dunn at 607-753-1433 or [email protected].