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“I had half of mine broken and spent half the day … trying to put them back together,” Graham said, adding that some of his neighbors don’t have that option. “There’s a lady who lives a couple-three doors down who’s a widow who doesn’t get around very well,” he said. “I think it puts a terrible imposition on someone.” Dennis Weber, the Bureau of Street Services general superintendent, understands residents’ frustrations. But with a list of 340 locations that need sprinkler repairs, there’s only so much five plumbers can do. “There are many, many sprinklers that are broken,” he said. “If we had more plumbers we could probably do a quicker job.” But that doesn’t look likely any time soon. While sidewalk repairs are a property owner’s responsibility, city crews are responsible for fixing pathways damaged by city-owned trees. From 1978 to 2000, the city did not have a sidewalk-repair program. But in 2000, the mayor and City Council created one and budgeted $9million to repair 46miles of the most damaged sidewalks. The money available for sidewalk repairs has fluctuated annually since then, with $5.1million budgeted this year to repair 39miles of sidewalk. Much of that money is dedicated to a 50-50 program in which residents chip in with half the cost of sidewalk repair. But a tightening citywide budget means the Bureau of Street Services has to make do with the plumbers it has to fix the sprinklers that inevitably get broken by backhoes and root-trimming equipment during sidewalk repairs. City Councilman Tony Cardenas, who represents Graham’s area, said the sprinkler-repair wait is yet another frustration with the city’s massive backlog of sidewalk and infrastructure repairs. “It’s always a victory when a neighborhood sees a new sidewalk,” Cardenas said. “But the delays are frustrating enough without having to wait even longer for a sprinkler to be fixed.” [email protected] (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! With the city facing an 80-year backlog, most homeowners would be happy to finally have their cracked and uneven sidewalks replaced. But some residents are grumbling because their lawn sprinklers get broken during the sidewalk project – and there’s an eight-week backlog for getting them fixed because the city has only five plumbers to do the work. Gary Graham learned about the sprinkler-repair backlog the hard way, when he returned last month to his Van Nuys home and found the moderately cracked sidewalk on Petit Street being repaired – and his lawn-irrigation system broken. Graham called about it, and he was told he could wait two months for a repair crew or fix the sprinklers himself.
Oldtown native Colm McDaid was the first runner to register on Monday evening at Letterkenny Community Centre for Sunday’s North West 10k.Colm is pictured with NW 10k committee members Grace Boyle, Bridgeen Doherty and Rosemary Foy. Up to 3,000 walkers and runners are expected to take part in Sunday’s event with many charities expected to benefit as a result.The three men in power sign up for the North-West 10K!The three main charities are the Friends of Letterkenny Hospital, the Donegal Mountain Rescue and Snap (Special Needs Playpark).The sponsors of this year’s event are Donegal Daily and Brian McCormack Sports.Walkers and runners are reminded to register early to make sure they get their hands on one of the new-look t-shirts which is included with the race entry. Although Colm McDaid may be going for a personal best running time, many will be happy just to get around the course.Among those wlaking the route will be Letterkenny Mayor, Cllr.Dessie Larkin and County Manager Seamus Neely who signed up at County House in Lifford for the event yesterday.Sponsors Stephen Maguire of Donegal Daily, Lee Gildea of Donegal Creameries and Brian McCormick of Brian McCormick Sports with Grace Boyle from the North West 10kCOLM IS FIRST TO SIGN UP FOR NORTH-WEST 10K was last modified: April 30th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Brian McCormick SportsColm McDaidDonegal DailyNorth West 10kt-shirts