LETTERS: Residents treated unfairly in snow removal policy

City Council received copies of a letter, last week, written on behalf of residents and Sunridge Strata Council board of directors.

Editor:

Members of Williams Lake City Council received copies of a letter, last week, written on behalf of residents and Sunridge  Strata Council board of directors, expressing concern that snow removal contractors will no longer be allowed to dump snow on city property.

To date, there has been no reply to this letter.

As a director of the Sunridge Strata Council, I wish to reiterate our concern that residents are being treated unfairly.

The owners of 60 units pay taxes at the same rate as owners of single family dwellings, despite living in a concentrated space, yet receive less services.

This change will create extra expense for the middle-income bracket residents, who will be required to pay increased fees, as contractors must drive greater distances to dump snow.

An alternative solution could be to charge a dumping fee for contractors using city land.

This would increase city funds, with the added advantage of reducing fuel consumption and pollution.

Mary Ellison

Williams Lake