Osceola sidewalks and walkways need some TLC, but we can’t do it without YOU! It’s time to Walk the Block!
At the September 6th Osceola City Council meeting, a new program called “Walk the Block” that will benefit Osceola and all of its residents was approved. When residents work together to help improve the sidewalks and walkways throughout the city, those participants can be reimbursed for some of their costs.
By participating in the “Walk the Block” program, residents will partner with the City of Osceola and the Clarke County Development Corporation to help create more attractive neighborhoods and a safer environment for bikes and pedestrians. You can help your community become – and stay – healthier while instilling in the next generation the importance and ease of fitting physical activity into everyday life. Research shows that those who walk regularly, even at a 2 mph pace, lower their risk of heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol and many other deadly conditions. It’s a great habit to start and the whole family can join in the fun!
The “Walk the Block” program allows the city of Osceola to reimburse each property owner $14 per linear foot of sidewalk constructed, up to $1,000. In turn, the Clarke County Development Corporation will reimburse the city for 50% of the City’s costs. Neighbors working together can drastically improve the look and safety of Osceola for all residents.