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FOX19 Investigates: Cincinnati leaders hit property owners with $630,000 in sidewalk repairs since 2013

In 2013, the city of Cincinnati billed dozens of property owners for sidewalk repairs after city inspectors found cracked and crumbling sidewalks in the Westwood area. Since the new city manager got to town last fall, the city's doubled the 2013 repair charges.

In 2013, the city charged property owners $207,758.50 for sidewalk repairs. Those charges were billed to businesses and residential properties whose owners did not pay the city the cost of sidewalk repairs within 30 days of the work.

Since the fall of 2014, Cincinnati City Council voted to charge those who live in East Price Hill, Spring Grove Village and Oakley a total of $422,703.23 for repairs the city made to sidewalks.

There are more repair bills coming.

This FOX19 investigation takes a look at the city's repair ordinance, what it's already cost some property owners and what you need to know when the city comes knocking.

Watch our investigation tonight at 10.

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