Snow removal better in other communities

What is with the lack of snow removal in this city? I have lived in Red Deer for about four years now and still can’t get over the lack of snow removal.

What is with the lack of snow removal in this city?

I have lived in Red Deer for about four years now and still can’t get over the lack of snow removal.

I came from a similarly sized city and paid the same amount in yearly taxes as I do now, but the snow removal services were far better in the other city.

I’ve heard that Red Deer’s snow budget is already gone and we have barely made it to the new year.

Hello, we live in Canada, and just because we have a couple of slow snow years doesn’t mean we aren’t due for a good dump.

The side streets are pathetic. They seldom get plowed and not everyone owns a jacked-up four-by-four to get around in.

Main streets, for the most part, are just as bad.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not blaming the guys in the plows. They are busting their butts to get the job done.

I think the planning department should accept the blame.

The last city I lived in had a plan. Main streets and bus routes were plowed first (at night, when traffic is at its lowest), then the rest of the residential was done within three or four days of a major dump.

They also had a thing called calender parking in residential areas for the plows to manoeuvre these areas.

Odd number houses could park on that side of the street on odd numbered days, and even . . . etc.

Maybe our people in charge should look into ideas so our tax dollars will go further, instead of dumping a ton of sand on a street full of snow and then plowing it off to the side on the few streets that do see a plow.

Darrell Estey

Red Deer

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