The city's Risk Management Office will pay
"We looked at it. Even though there was no negligence on our part, it was easier just paying the
Last March, Dumont slipped on a 40-foot section of sidewalk that was covered with ice and snow, she told the New Hampshire Union Leader last April. The sidewalk leads from a city bus stop to the driveway of the
Only a portion of the sidewalk -- 10 feet that is directly in front of the bus stop -- is shoveled and cleared on a regular basis, according to the newspaper column. Neither the city, which owns the sidewalk, nor
Court rulings prohibit local government from requiring property owners to shovel their sidewalks.
Dumont, who lives on
"Anything I don't have to spend, I'm happy about," Dumont said. "Did they say 'we feel guilty and we're sorry?' No."
She said her co-pay was
Dumont had also asked
"The letter is still sitting in my pocketbook," she said. "They can sit on it."
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