§ 153.098  SIDEWALKS.
   (A)   General.
      (1)   Sidewalks shall be installed on both sides of all public streets and shall run to the back of the curb at each corner lot.
      (2)   All sidewalks along streets shall be installed in public right-of-way. The back of the sidewalk shall be one foot inside the right-of-way, unless, for good cause shown, a variance in location is authorized by the Board of Trustees. Sidewalks at the cul-de-sac terminus of dead end streets may be built as close as four feet to the curb with the authorization of the Village Engineer.
      (3)   The Board of Trustees may waive or defer the requirements that the subdivider install sidewalks in all subdivisions except those restricted to multi-family or apartment developments.
      (4)   Public crosswalks shall be located within the ten-foot easement or commons area as directed by the Village Engineer. This location shall be dependent upon the location of proposed utilities within the same easement.
      (5)   All proposed sidewalks abutting streets shall be ramped with a non-slip surface so that the street and sidewalk blend to a common level, enabling persons in wheelchairs to travel freely. Refer to division (B)(1) below.
      (6)   Sidewalks shall be constructed by the subdivider after site grading but prior to any construction upon any individual lot. The sidewalk adjoining a block of roadway shall be constructed at one time.
   (B)   Design.
      (1)   All sidewalks shall be a minimum of four feet in width.
      (2)   All sidewalks shall be a minimum of four-inch thick portland cement concrete, set upon a two-inch thick bed of sand.
      (3)   Premolded expansion joints shall be placed at 48-foot intervals and at all curb intersections or intersections with other permanent structures.
      (4)   All sidewalks shall be hand-grooved at least one-half inch deep, with a one-inch grooving tool, at four-foot intervals, and edged with an edging tool.
      (5)   Sidewalks shall be constructed having a longitudinal slope no greater than one inch per foot.
      (6)   Sidewalks shall be constructed having a transverse slope toward the street of one-fourth inch per foot.
      (7)   (a)   The subgrade shall be prepared “properly” so that after compaction it will conform to the alignment, grade, and cross-section shown on the approved plans. Soft and unstable material that will not compact shall be removed and replaced with material authorized by the Village Engineer.
         (b)   The entire subgrade shall be compacted to not less than 90% of the standard laboratory density. Topsoil materials shall not be utilized for subgrades.
      (8)   Sidewalks along street pavements shall be constructed with not less than 3% nor more than 15% slope between the back of curb and closest edge of the sidewalk. All sidewalks shall be built above the street pavement, unless special circumstances dictate otherwise, as authorized by the Village Engineer.
      (9)   Sidewalk ramps shall comply with the applicable IDOT standard and Appendix B.
   (C)   Construction.
      (1)   All sidewalks shall be constructed in accordance with the provisions of the Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction, IDOT, latest edition.
      (2)   Portland cement concrete mix design shall be the same as stated in § 153.121(E).
      (3)   Portland cement concrete sidewalks shall be field tested at the rate of two specimens per 1,200 linear feet or two specimens per day, whichever is greater, for strength, air content, and slump.
      (4)   Sidewalks shall be provided with a light broom surface finish.
      (5)   Sidewalks shall be properly cured and protected for not less than three days.
(Ord. 97-7, passed 7-1-1997, § 5.15)