Programs

Sidewalk Replacement Program

Since 1965 the City has encouraged property owner participation in what has come to be known as the 50/50 Sidewalk Replacement Program. In 1991, the City Council adopted a policy to focus our resources on replacing 'worst condition' sidewalks by establishing objective standards to evaluate sidewalk condition. City mandated replacement is when City crews periodically evaluate the condition of all City sidewalks located in the public right-of-way. Sidewalks found in very poor or poor condition are then scheduled for replacement, subject to budgetary constraints.

  • Very poor condition sidewalks are those which have cracks greater than 1 1/8" wide and greater than 1 1/8" vertical separation between squares, or cracks within the same square. Excessive cracking, scaling, or pitting. Sections of broken sidewalk that can be lifted out, or are entirely missing.
  • Poor condition sidewalks are those which have cracks greater the 3/8" wide and greater than 3/8" vertical separation between squares, or cracks within the same square. Significant surface scaling or pitting present. Broken sections of sidewalks are loose and shift easily under the weight of walking. Some sections may be entirely missing.
  • Property owners placed on the 50/50 program are responsible for 50% of the cost of construction at the time of replacement and the remaining 50% is paid by the City.
  • Property owners may request for sidewalk abutting their property to be replaced. Requests must meet the above condition requirements in order to be either placed on the City's 50/50 replacement program or reimbursed for the cost of concrete material when the property owner contracts with a private contractor to have the work done. The amount of material reimbursement is based on the City's annual concrete bid price per lineal foot and the City's final inspection measurements. Sidewalk Inspection Request Form

Annual Residential Curbside Pick-Up

Annual curbside pick-up of unwanted items is generally scheduled in the month of April for one week (Monday-Friday). Items will be collected by Waste Management on the same day as your regular trash pickup. Items that will not be picked up or allowed to be disposed of are: tires, appliances, batteries, used oil, yard waste, liquids (paint, turpentine, etc.), and electronics. All items must be placed at the curb - Waste Management employees will not enter onto private property to retrieve items. This service is free to residents within the corporate limits of Washington. Questions regarding this service can be directed to City Hall offices at 444-1121.

Semi-Annual Brush Pick-Up

Semi-Annual brush pick-up is generally scheduled twice each year generally in the months of May and October. Brush must be placed (cut ends towards the street) between the curb & gutter and sidewalk or approximately 3 feet off of the edge of the roadway. Branches, limbs, or trees greater than 4 inches in diameter will not be picked up. They will be left for the property owner to dispose of at his/her own expense. City crews will not enter onto private property to retrieve brush.
Residents are reminded that the service is offered strictly for yard maintenance purposes. Any abuse of the service such as tree topping, entire hedge removal, etc. resulting in large piles of brush, branches, roots, and the like will not be permissible. These large piles will also be left for the property owner to dispose of at his/her expense. This service is free to residents within the corporate limits of Washington. Questions regarding this service can be directed to City Hall offices at 444-1121.

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