While I don’t completely agree that people should not get mad and phone city hall and the snow removal line with their concerns, as noted recently: “Don’t get mad, call Brian.”
There isn’t a lot that Coun. Skakun can do as city council has already decided how, when, and where the snow will be removed. He is only one vote.
The snow removal programs in Prince George are a direct result of mismanagement of the money we have to remove said snow. There are more economical ways of dealing with the snow.
That said, why are we moving some of the snow with trucks at $80 per hour?
The city owns a lot of the property along the roads that have to be cleared. There are also vacant lots and school yards. Take Massey Drive, for instance. Why doesn’t that big snow thrower just direct its funnel and shoot the snow over the sidewalk into these parks, school yards, and vacant lots instead of into the trucks to be hauled away?
It will melt in the spring just as easily if it’s hauled away to melt somewhere else. The highway department doesn’t haul snow, they simply shoot it off to the side as do many other municipalities.
I don’t own the first 18 or 20 feet from the curb up to my property line, nor does anyone else. The snow could go there to melt.
Sure there are tight spots where snow cannot go and has to be hauled, as in our bustling downtown core. That snow has to go, all in the name of downtown revitalization
In closing, if they put a man on the moon why hasn’t city hall, in its infinite wisdom, figured this out?
It isn’t rocket science.