Poor snow clearing hurting downtown businesses

Maybe the city should auction off their snow removal equipment as they seem to use it very little.

Editor:

Maybe the city should auction off their snow removal equipment as they seem to use it very little.

Snow remains for a long time near the boulevards, even downtown.

I work casually.

Lately I have been driving to L & D’s for coffee before work and get stuck in the massive snow piles.

Today we had to park on the opposite side of the street because the snow hadn’t been cleared.

Maybe a person should bring a shovel and do some snow removal and get the press to see what needs to be done.

Why aren’t the merchants in the downtown core not screaming blue murder at the less than adequate snow removal?

When we see how much snow is on the boulevards we avoid shopping so you, the businesses, miss out.

We already had to buy a new bumper well liner due to parking in the huge piles of snow; not the least being getting snow in your boots.

To top all this city council tried to get themselves a raise. They gave big business a decrease in taxes, raised ours and didn’t fix any of the streets — they are worse than some third-world countries we’ve visited — but that’s another story to be continued.

Ollie Martens

Williams Lake