Sidewalk program proceeds

The city is replacing or creating sidewalks along a number of city streets. Superintendent Pat Hastings said the work was being done in front of some 50 houses. A city ordinance requires that home sellers place funds in escrow to pay for sidewalks that fail inspection before title transfers following sale of a home. In addition, sidewalks have been added where a new home is built. Hastings said the work will be concluded by later this fall.