LAYTON -- A Layton man, who says he's been patient in waiting for city leaders to address a sidewalk problem in front of his house for the past six years, has finally taken his case to the city council.
Dave Nielsen aired concerns about the response of city crews in addressing sidewalk issues in front of his home. He said he has been calling about the problem for six years and has been given every indication the work was about to be done -- especially this year, but nothing has happened.
"I've been patient summer after summer. On more than one occasion I've been told it would be done," Nielsen said.
He said his hopes were especially raised this year when blue stakes crews came and marked the area. He said those marks eventually faded as the season wore on.
"No citizen wants to think the city is humoring him," Nielsen said.
Mayor Steve Curtis told Nielsen his information was being recorded by City Manager Alex Jensen, which has been the process leaders have used to make sure complaints are addressed.
Nielsen went so far as to suggest a possible method to help fund the problem. He said he has set up automatic bill pay for his utility bills, only to have the city continue to send him a paper bill every two months.
"Maybe if the city didn't send out the bill they could afford to fix my sidewalk," he said of the potential cost savings.