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Street Improvement Petition Program

Last updated Sep. 07, 2017 - 2:37 pm

The Street Improvement Petition Program provides citizens an opportunity to initiate improvements to non-standard streets that have not been identified in the City's Capital Improvement Program.

Streets are considered as non-standard if they:

  • Do not include curbs and gutters
  • Are too narrow
  • Do not have an acceptable base or pavement

Potholes are filled as needed on these streets, but they are not eligible for the Annual Street Resurfacing Program.

Improvements to these streets require action by the City Council and in most cases require that abutting property owners pay a portion of the construction costs in the form of a special assessment.

Types of Improvements and Assessment Rates

TypeResidentialNon-Residential
Paving Gravel Streets
(without installing curb and gutter)
$16.00 / footnot eligible
Resurfacing Streets
(without curb and gutter)
$8.50 / footnot eligible
Street Improvements
(adding curb and gutter)
$32.00 / foot$64.00 / foot
Resurfacing Streets
(with curb and gutter)
See Annual Street Resurfacing Program

Petition Process

Interested parties may initiate a street improvement petition by contacting a member of the petition staff or completing the Online Petition Request Form.

City staff will review your request and discuss possible options with you.

If a petition is warranted, staff will prepare a petition packet that includes the city's street and sidewalk improvement policies, a map showing the proposed improvements in relation to adjacent properties, a list of adjacent property owners and signature sheets.

The petition packet will be provided to the petitioner who then has six months to get signatures from a majority of adjacent property owners who represent a majority of abutting footage along the proposed improvements.

After the petition packet has been returned, staff will validate the signatures.

If the petition is successful it will be ranked among other successful petitions, and subject to available funding, submitted to the City Manager for recommendation to the City Council.

Project Authorization

Once the proposed project has been presented to the City Council, abutting property owners will be invited to a formal public hearing that is held to allow council members to receive comments from interested parties. After the conclusion of the public hearing, the City Council will vote on proceeding with the project and authorizing assessments.

Construction Timeline

Once the project has been authorized, engineering staff will begin the design process during which time property owners will be invited to a public design meeting so they may see the potential impacts to their property and offer input on the project's design.

Property owners will be notified prior to the start of construction.

Once the project has been completed, punch list letters will be sent to property owners so they may notify the city of any construction-related issues along their property.

Active Street Improvement Petitions

PetitionLocationStatusExpires
2016-001Norris Street
Installation of curbs, gutters, drains and paving 27 feet back-to-back from the end of existing standard improvements (curb & gutter) to Glascock Street with sidewalks on both sides on a variable 0-3.5 foot set back from the curb.
Passed
1357Craven Drive Petition
Installation of curb and gutter, drains and paving 27 feet back-to-back from Pasquotank Drive to Alamance Drive with 3.5 foot shoulders.

Expired

1356Alamance Drive Petition
Installation of curb and gutter, drains and paving 27 feet back-to-back from Craven Drive to Transylvania Avenue with 3.5 foot shoulders.
Expired
1355Turnbridge Drive
Installation of curb and gutter, drains and paving on the west side only from Bellevue Road to Bellevue Road.
Expired

1354Pleasant Grove Church Road
Street and sidewalk improvements from Pleasant Pines Drive to the cul-de-sac on Pleasant Grove Church Road.
Expired
1353Hilburn Hills Lane
Installation of curb and gutter, drains and paving 31 feet back-to-back with sidewalk on the north side of the street from Pleasant Pines Drive to Hilburn Drive
Expired

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