How does the city cost compare with private contractors?

The City would rather the sidewalk replacement work be completed by private contractors and recommends that property owners use the private contractors whenever possible. But, It has not always been economical for property owners to attract private contractors to small sidewalk replacement jobs. Because the City's rates are set based on the area of the sidewalk replacement, the property owner can usually obtain a lower price from a private contractor if the job is larger. The City rate could be lower than the private contractor rate for small jobs. The job size at which the private contractors will charge less is dependent on several factors including 'how busy the sidewalk contractor is'.

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1. Why was the sidewalk painted with pink paint?
2. What does the paint marking on the sidewalk mean?
3. At a street intersection, if the corner panel or pedestrian ramp are marked, who will pay for that?
4. Can the cost of the sidewalk repair be added to the property taxes?
5. How much will it cost if the city does the work?
6. How does the city cost compare with private contractors?
7. Will the city contractor replace sidewalk that was not marked?
8. Who can do the sidewalk repair work?
9. How do I find a contractor?
10. Who gets the permit?
11. What if a tree root lifted the sidewalk?
12. Is mud-jacking permitted?
13. Is grinding permitted?
14. Can the property owners mix their own concrete?