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Ordinance 1996-23

AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR REGULATIONS TO CONTROL
THE DEVELOPMENT OF SIDEWALKS WITHIN THE CITY OF
JOHNSON, ARKANSAS AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

 

WHEREAS: the City of Johnson, Arkansas deems it necessary to have a uniform

policy on sidewalk standards within the city limits of Johnson to better cope with the

growing population and to ensure a high standard of quality; and,

 

WHEREAS: the Planning Commission has determined after conducting public

hearings a uniform standard for sidewalk construction within Lhe city limits :

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF

JOHNSON, ARKANSAS IN REGULAR SESSION ASSEMBLED AS FOLLOWS:

 

SECTION ONE: Sidewalks shall be constructed according to city standards and
specifications in all new developments, as adopted by the city council, along both sides of all streets.
SECTION TWO: All sidewalks shall be constructed to the following
specifications:
I . Sidewalks shall be located a minimum of a two foot set back from curb, not
exceed a five foot set back from curb.
2. In all new subdivisions and developments, sidewalks shall be laid out by the
developer on the plat and presented to the Planning Commission for approval at the same time as the streets
3. Sidewalks will be the responsibility of the builder and be in place before final inspection by the City of Johnson.
4. Handicapped curb ramps shall be provided wherever a sidewalk crosses a curb at
crosswalks, driveways, and street intersections.
5. Sidewalks shall be constructed on a compacted grade which shall be free from dust
pockets, ruts and other defects.
6. Sidewalks shall be constructed of portland cement concrete, 5%(5) air entrainrnent
with variance + or - 1 1/2%, with a minimum twenty-eight day compressive strength of three
thousand (3,000) pounds per square inch.
7. Sidewalks shall be constructed with a minimum transverse slope of one-fourth
(1/4) inch per foot.
8. Sidewalks shall be forty-eight (48) inches wide.
9. The concrete shall be four (4) inches thick.
10. Expansion joints shall be a maximum of twenty-five (25) feet apart.
! I. Traverse joints between expansion joints shall be scored at five (5) foot intervals.
12. Sidewalks shall be finished to an even surface with a broom finish.
13. Sidewalk subgrade shall be inspected by the city building inspector prior to
pouring the sidewalk.
14. The property, owner shall be responsible for the repair, maintenance of the
sidewalk and the greenspace between the curb and sidewalk after installation.
SECTION THREE: The City Planning Commission shall have the authority and
discretion to grant exceptions.
SECTION FOUR: In addition to the above requirements, sidewalks shall be

constructed in accordance with the American National Standards Institutes' Accessibility
requirements (ANSIA I 17.1).