(Juneau) The Juneau Common Council Tuesday night approved assessments for property owners along Downie Drive and Leonard Avenue. Residents made three attempts to halt the inclusion of sidewalks in the $487-thousand-dollar project. Sidewalks are the only component of the reconstruction where individual homeowners must pay the entire cost. The property owners say the sidewalks would be seldom-used being on a dead end and a cul-de-sac. Nearly every property owner opposed the sidewalks during a public hearing in February and tried again most recently in June, threatening a lawsuit. At that time, the council went into closed session to discuss the matter and emerged without taking any action. The sidewalk portion totals $77-thousand dollars, which is roughly 16-percent of the total project. Costs per homeowner range from $3000 to $8000.