The city commission approved 15 extensions for the completion of sidewalk installation and repairs that are part of Madison's 2012 improvement project.
City Engineer Chad Comes told the Madison City Commission on Monday that his office had received nine extension requests for repair work and six extension requests for sidewalk construction.
The deadline for property owners to complete sidewalk construction or repairs was originally set on Aug. 1. The city engineer's office had received requests to extend the deadline, some into August and others into September.
The city commissioners voted to extend the completion deadline for the 15 applicants to Sept. 14.
The Madison Central School District was allowed to delay the installation of sidewalks on property at Madison High School until after the building's renovation was completed.
The commissioners denied a request from Jeff Pearson, the owner of property at 411 N.E. 3rd St., for relief in paying the full cost of sidewalk construction on that land. Pearson was assigned the responsibility for constructing a sidewalk along the Memorial Creek bridge on the 3rd St. property.
He had made an appeal to the commissioners, saying he thought the sidewalk was not his responsibility. Pearson made an offer to pay the difference of the actual amount, subtracting the typical cost of sidewalk construction that the city would have to pay.
The commissioners voted to have Pearson pay in full for the sidewalk installation.