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Pouring Sidewalks in Bismarck

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Homeowners expressed concerns about the pouring of sidewalks in their neighborhoods at tonight's Bismarck city commission meeting.

Those opposed say they didn't know sidewalks would be put in when they bought their houses, and now, they'll be forced to spend extra money to re-landscape their yards. 

"Many of these properties, including ours, have landscaped underground sprinklers installed without prior planning for sidewalks," says Mike Paul, a homeowner in Bismarck. "On our property alone, the landscaping and retaining walls that would be required, and sprinkler changes would be significant-not just the cost of the sidewalk."

Other homeowners, who were aware that the sidewalks were coming, say the safety of pedestrians is the most important issue. 

 

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