LETTERS: City’s snow removal policy needs change after plows leave mess behind

On Dec. 31 the city cleared, or should I say made a mess, of clearing 11th Avenue.

Editor:

On Dec. 31 the city cleared, or should I say made a mess, of clearing 11th Avenue.

In moving the snow from the sidewalk to the other side of the road they left up to 18 inches of snow on the sidewalk for the full length of 11th Avenue from the junction of 12th Avenue to Pigeon Avenue.

After contacting the city and having a supervisor come to inspect the situation the city sent out their sidewalk plow to clear the sidewalk.

All the snow that was on the sidewalk is now back on the street, looking like there had just been a major snowfall.

The city deserves the Grinch of 2015 award for their snow removal and city walk clearing policies.

We were told that the staff has been advised to stay one foot away from the curb to prevent damage to the curbs.

In doing so they are depositing snow on the sidewalks.

The city politicians need to quickly reassess their plowing policies and revert to methods used in the past.

We also learned when staff advised the manager that the new plowing policy would put snow on the sidewalks they were advised that would be the landowners’ problem.

Roy Slavens

Williams Lake