Is the city going to put sidewalks by the new Dollar General?
Thanks for the question. I contacted Jane Cullen, the city of Sandusky project engineer. She writes:
"At this time, the city doesn't have plans to add new sidewalks in this location. I would like to thank the reader for letting us know that there could be a need for sidewalk in this area. There are a couple of possibilities if sidewalks would be desired in this area. One would be if the city would start the sidewalk program back up again. This program is an assessment program, the property owners pay for sidewalk in front of their property and the city pays for curb ramps and sidewalks within the right of way at intersections. The city would also pay for any sidewalks in front of any city owned property. The other option would be if there were any grant money available to improve pedestrian traffic along Tiffin Ave. This option would some further research."
So, it looks like sidewalks are not currently planned but they are definitely a possibility. If they're something you'd really like to see, I'd suggest sending a letter or stopping by the next city commission meeting to express your interest in having sidewalks along Tiffin Avenue. If local officials know residents are interested in certain city improvements, they're more likely to take action.