Residents Voice Sidewalk Concerns - KFYRTV.COM - Bismarck, ND - News, Weather, Sports

Residents Voice Sidewalk Concerns

Posted: Updated:

Residents of Bismarck spoke at a public hearing about some reasons why they don't want sidewalks installed in their neighborhoods.

"The street was developed in 1970 and the trees that were planted, were planted in the way where sidewalks would be, and they are now 43 years old. So these trees are big and beautiful, so if you come on our street, you will notice that it's one of the most beautiful streets, I believe, in Bismarck because the trees cover the entire street," says Bismarck resident Dale Zimmerman.

And some residents are concerned about what will happen to animals once those trees are removed.

"I enjoy the pheasants. I enjoy the turkeys. I enjoy the deer, and they have barriers, but they adapt and they've done pretty good up there," says Bismarck resident John Davis.

Even though homeowners are saying some of the sidewalk installations aren't necessary, the city of Bismarck does have an ordinance requiring them.

"We have an ordinance that requires sidewalks- in all areas of town. And part of when that ordinance was passed, there were certain areas of town that didn't already have it, so whenever we put in new developments, we require sidewalks to go in on the new developments," says Bismarck City Commissioner Josh Askvig.

Deferring the sidewalk construction for a period of time is an option for the City Commission; however, at some point, city commissioners say those sidewalks will have to be put in.

  • Latest NewsMore>>

  • Minot Officers Enforce Texting Rules

    Minot Officers Enforce Texting Rules

    Thursday, July 31 2014 8:01 PM EDT2014-08-01 00:01:10 GMT
     Over the next four weeks, drivers will see more Minot officers on the roadways. It's all part of an effort to cut down on texting and driving.
     Over the next four weeks, drivers will see more Minot officers on the roadways. It's all part of an effort to cut down on texting and driving.
  • School Enrollment Begins

    School Enrollment Begins

    Thursday, July 31 2014 8:00 PM EDT2014-08-01 00:00:19 GMT
    Aug. 27 is a date most kids don't want to hear of during the summer months, because it's the first day of classes for Minot Public Schools.
    Aug. 27 is a date most kids don't want to hear of during the summer months, because it's the first day of classes for Minot Public Schools.
  • Family Focus: Magic City Daycare Center

    Family Focus: Magic City Daycare Center

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-07-31 23:59:50 GMT
    One of the biggest challenges that parents have to face is transporting their child back and forth from preschool.
    One of the biggest challenges that parents have to face is transporting their child back and forth from preschool.
  • TOOLBOX

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
  • Special Feature HomeSpecial FeaturesMore>>

  • Ask An Attorney

    Ask An Attorney

    CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ASK AN ATTORNEY PAGE!
    CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ASK AN ATTORNEY PAGE!
  • Mobile Apps

    Mobile Apps

    We have the best Mobile Apps.  Learn how you can download yours today.
  • Me-TV North Dakota

    Me-TV North Dakota

    NBC North Dakota News has launched a new channel -- Me-TV North Dakota!  If you love the classics, Me-TV North Dakota has them.
    NBC North Dakota News has launched a new channel -- Me-TV North Dakota!  If you love the classics, Me-TV North Dakota has them.  Me-TV North Dakota will also play a replay on the Evening and Night Report at 11:30pm Monday-Friday.  As well as, local news and weather updates throughout the day.
  • On the Farm

    On the Farm

    CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ON THE FARM PAGE!
    CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ON THE FARM PAGE!
Powered by WorldNow
    Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFYR. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.