Two NO votes at our house.
I do not believe that the city can repair the sidewalks for less than property owners. I do not believe that the cost will be only $13/year. This is a confidence game and taxpayers will be fleeced if this millage passes.
Do the math. One slab = $130. How long will it last? 20 years? That's $6.50/year. How many slabs do you have? If your answer is more than 2, then it has to cost more than $13/year to replace them. Seriously, the City can't do this for less than we can, especially with 25% overhead. It isn't going to happen. What *is* going to happen is either 1) the cost is going to be higher, much higher, or 2) the sidewalks won't be repaired. Probably a combination of the two.
This is a perfect case for insurance, but not if the City is the insurer. Ask a real insurance company what it will cost. Better yet, find an insurance company that will offer sidewalk replacement coverage. I guarantee the premium will be more than $13/year, but I might buy that policy.
Two No votes.