New snow policy is impractical

I just received my notice of the new snow-plowing policy for the City of Red Deer. I live in a “grey” area so the city will plow down the middle of the street, leaving windrows on both sides of the street.

I just received my notice of the new snow-plowing policy for the City of Red Deer.

I live in a “grey” area so the city will plow down the middle of the street, leaving windrows on both sides of the street.

In previous years, we have had an alternate windrow system — a windrow on one side of the street one year, and on the other side the next year.

I cannot see how, with windrows on both sides of the street, and vehicles trying to park in the middle, that traffic will be able to get through.

The lady I spoke with at Public Works thought that residents would pay to have the snow in front of their houses put on the lawn via private bobcat companies.

I did pay for this one year (close to $100) and as the street is public, there is no guarantee that there will be a space in front of your house if you vacate it.

The only way traffic will move with windrows on both sides is if we all pay an extra surcharge to have the snow put on our lawns.

I already pay the city for snow removal. I should not have to pay twice.

I would rather not have the city do anything with my street and just let the snow pack down than have this ill-thought-out plan put in place.

Patricia Petersen

Red Deer

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