Snow removal strategy just a waste of time, money

Well, another winter and our streets are worst than ever! The City of Red Deer is doing an awful job. We had the first snowfall around Nov. 20. Around Dec. 8 or so, I called the place that deals with complaints and I asked the lady there: “How come downtown is not plowed yet?”

Well, another winter and our streets are worst than ever! The City of Red Deer is doing an awful job.

We had the first snowfall around Nov. 20. Around Dec. 8 or so, I called the place that deals with complaints and I asked the lady there: “How come downtown is not plowed yet?”

Also, I told her how bad it is driving there. Her response was that she tries to avoid downtown.

Previously, the city came up with the idea to put windrows on one side. It was a stupid idea because it left no place to park for those who lived on one side, leaving half the people mad.

So the city reviews and comes up with a new plan: put windrows on both sides. Now all of us are mad.

People in Parkvale who are 80-years-old — how can you do that for them?

Mayor, city manager, council — all of you failed again.

Coun. Paul Harris should drive his fancy electric car around Kentwood, West Lake or Clearview — but before you start, make sure you call AMA so they can pull you out.

We elected these people and they should listen, or even just check social media and see how fed-up people are with the stupid snow removal plan.

This is a joke, not a plan.

Then you are going to ask for more money for the snow budget. No way. The city has wasted so much already.

I have an idea if you need more money: ask for some from our soon-to-be ex-MLA or the Red Deer College president. They might have some change to waste.

By the way, don’t blame the plow operators — they just do what they are told to do.

But they came to our area around December when we had some nice warm days and wasted their time because much of the snow already melted. That’s smart, isn’t it?

You don’t need a university degree to figure that out. What you need is proper planning and common sense. But I don’t think city managers have it.

I read many, many people who are angry, mad and baffled. But the city manager said we are in a good shape about our financial stuff.

The mindset seems to be, if we plow more, people won’t complain as much!

Wasting money on stupid things like useless signs, magnets and snow buddy pamphlets doesn’t do any good for us.

I can go on and on but I have to go shovel my driveway so I can go to work and pay my taxes so the City of Red Deer can waste it!

Tamas Raba

Red Deer

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