(A)   The Town Manager will receive requests for sidewalk replacement, inspect the affected property, determine the condition and need for replacement and keep an up-to-date list of interested and eligible participants.
   (B)   The Town Manager will annually invite quotes from a minimum of three contractors on the replacement of eligible sidewalks.
   (C)   The Town Manager, along with the contractors, will inspect the requested sidewalk replacement locations, measure and mark the area to be replaced during a mandatory pre-quote conference.  A sidewalk section may not be split, if any portion of a section is on the adjoining property, the complete section will be replaced as if it were the participants.  The sidewalk program is intended to replace complete sidewalks. The replacement of only one or two sections is expensive, due to minimum charges, and is not encouraged by the town.
   (D)   Town Council will receive the quotes and take same under advisement.
   (E)   The Town Manager will review the quotes and contact the interested participant to determine if he or she desires to complete the project or wait until a following year.  The applicant is responsible to pay for 50% of the total cost of project quote.
   (F)   The Town Manager reports findings to Council and recommends action.  Council awards project to the lowest responsive and responsible quoter.
   (G)   Within two weeks of Council awarding the project, the participant must submit payment to the Clerk-Treasurer by check, cashier's check or money order, payable to the contractor, for one-half of the total project cost.  The Clerk-Treasurer will hold this payment until work is completed and accepted.  Payment may be delivered in person to Town Hall or mailed to P.O. Box 27, Albion, IN 46701.
   (H)   Upon receipt of payment from the participant, the contractor will be notified by the Town Manager to proceed with the work.  All work must be completed within 45 days from the date the notice to proceed is issued.  The contractor will be subject to a 10% penalty for work that is not completed within 45 days, unless otherwise agreed upon by the Town Manager.
   (I)   Handicap accessible sidewalks shall be installed, paying special attention to ramping at intersections, meeting ADA Federal Standards for slope and width.
   (J)   Replacement will be limited to a minimum width of four-foot sidewalks and a maximum width matching the existing sidewalk found on the property, running the length of the property in the public right-of-way.  This requirement applies to all sidewalks in all zoning districts of town.
(Res. 2006-11, passed 4-25-06)