Questionable: Does city enforce deteriorating sidewalks?
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“What is the City of Rhinelander’s policy regarding repair of deteriorated sidewalks and low hanging branches over sidewalks? Both could be safety issues.”
– Mary, Rhinelander
The Star Journal asked Randy Knuth, the City of Rhinelander’s Public Works Director. Knuth responded:
“If it is a residential sidewalk, contact the Public Works office and we will investigate to see if there is a tripping hazard, and we will correct the hazard as soon as we can. All other residential sidewalk problems will be added to a list and repaired according to what our budget allows.
“All commercial, industrial and institutional sidewalk problems are handled by the City of Rhinelander Inspection Department, who will contact the property owner if it is in need of repair. The public can contact our office for any overhanging branches, and we will schedule a time to trim the offending branches.”
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