Frustration builds over crumbling Hannibal sidewalks
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 02:38:30 GMT —
Frustration builds in Hannibal over what residents are calling unsafe sidewalks in their neighborhood.
That frustration level could even go up once residents find out who has to pay.
Homeowners in Hannibal look to the city for help with the sidewalks, but the city says to look somewhere else.
Residents believe that it is the city's responsibility to take care of the damages, but the city says that the homeowners need to take care of the problem.
The city will haul off the old sidewalks free of charge, but a representative with the city says it's up to the homeowner to re-pour the concrete and get the walkway up to code.
One local homeowner, Zach Rogers battles this problem every day as he tries to wheel his two-year-old daughter down Union Street sidewalks in a stroller.
"We like to walk with Addy down to play on the swing set, the slide and all of that, and it's impossible with a stroller because we have to go around with all of the stairs and maneuver around the cracks in the sidewalk," Rogers said.
Part of the sidewalk damages on Union Street were caused by construction from a private business, which plans to take care of specific repairs, but in most circumstances, the responsibility lies with the homeowner.
Story by KHQA Multimedia Journalist Lauren Kalil.