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Wakefield city council eyes sidewalk ordinance


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WAKEFIELD — A sidewalk generally is viewed as a useful means of walking, or rolling, from one point to another without infringing on a stranger’s lawn.

However, a Tuesday evening discussion by members of the Wakefield Planning Commission proved that it’s not always a matter of simple practicality.

City Manager Robert Brown Jr. said homeowners of one Wakefield lot on have asked permission to remove the sidewalks from their property and replace them with grass.

Brown said current city code dictates that homeowners are responsible for maintaining the sidewa...

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