The city of Powell is set to repair sidewalks in front of 42 residences this spring.

The city of Powell is set to repair sidewalks in front of 42 residences this spring.

A resolution to authorize the city manager to seek bids to repair the sidewalks was tabled at an April 17 meeting of City Council to allow homeowners more time to appeal the decision.

Residents are responsible for maintaining the sidewalks in front of privately owned parcels. They were notified of the need for repairs earlier this month, said City Manager Steve Lutz.

The condition of the sidewalks was determined to be below city standards after a survey by the engineering department.

The parcels in question are located in the southwest portion of the city, mainly in the Lakes of Powell subdivision.

Repairs are estimated to cost between $198 to $1,375, depending on the state of the sidewalk.

Residents have the option to complete the repairs themselves, or they can be billed after the city completes the work.

They also may appeal to council to dispute the need for repairs on their parcel at the next meeting, set to start at 7:30 p.m. May 1 at the Village Green Municipal Building, 47 Hall St.

Sidewalk repairs totaling roughly $5,280 also are needed on Hall Street near the city offices, Lutz said.

Also at last week's meeting, council voted to pay $2,600 to rent two storage units near the city's parks and recreation offices, 260 Adventure Park Drive.

A barn previously used for storage of public service equipment and materials was damaged after heavy winds collapsed part of the roof in February, said Finance Director Debra Miller.

One of the storage units will hold items still in regular use, including street signs, street lights, barrels, cones, guard rails and fencing. The second will store surplus items that will be auctioned off or disposed of.

Council approved payment for the storage units 6-0. Councilwoman Sara Marie Brenner was not present at the meeting.

"This money gives the city the ability to use the storage units through the rest of the year so we can make a decision on what to do with the barn," Miller said.

Council also voted to adopt a new policy to make city financial statements more transparent.

Under the policy, financial statements will be given a more-descriptive classification than under the old system.

It will help council members more accurately evaluate budget statements before making long-term capital investments, Miller said.