The Public Works Department will contact the residents in that proposed area approximately six months in advance to hold meetings and discuss the possibility of a project in their neighborhood.
The meetings offer residents the opportunity to have input on the scope of the project or whether a project should even be done at all.
The Maplewood Pavement Management Program defines standard assessment rates
for different levels of street improvements. The assessment rates have been established so that approximately 50 percent of the cost of a project is paid for by the benefiting neighborhood through assessments and 50 percent is paid for by the community through a general tax levy.
This approximate 50/50 split provides some balance of financial cooperation between the city and the neighborhoods that will benefit the most from street improvements. These assessment rates are adjusted each year.
Maplewood’s pavement management program provides for a reconstruction of every street in the city during a 35-40 year period.
Current policy provides for property owner participation in the reconstruction program only.