New, Safer Plan Needed for Snow Removal
Friday, February 7, 2014 • 10:00am
While the article from Mayor Dickson ("Dickson Releases Statement on Snow / Ice Removal") is informative, it is of limited help to residents of Summit when facing the reality of snow removal around their driveways, sidewalks and walkways. The storm that arrived this Wednesday, February 5, dumped heavy, slushy accumulations that were very hard to remove. My neighbors and I waited until late that afternoon to clear up, after the city plows had come by and the blacktop on our street was clear and visible. I finished my sidewalk cleanup at 5PM, a job that took two hours to complete by 3 people. However, that same night, city plows came by and filled up a large portion of the sidewalk that had been cleared as well as those that my neighbors had cleaned up and also as filling in our driveway entrances with hard, icy clumps that were well frozen into position by daybreak on Thursday, February 6.
It would be more helpful to have a new plan for safer street clean up on the part of the city plows at this time.