City blows snow removal

Mayor and council, what a farce the snow removal was.

My street was not done until Jan. 3.

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I do not condemn the crews. They by and large work very hard but the $150,000 a year management? How typical. When The Citizen asks the question what was done and in what order and no response, surely you are aware what a very poor public relations job that was. Tell me if I am wrong but was there not a snow removal consultant hired last year? it seems he was from the Okanagan or somewhere. The continuing joke.

As for the costs to residents for vehicle damages on these roads, what about that and the very high dangerous piles of snow in the middle of the roads so as you cannot see around them?

Let me tell you, I am an investigator and in the past have done MVAs. A few years ago, the city knocked down the snow piles at least at the corners, that telling me that the city knows of the liabilities in regards to them. You might have a difficult time explaining the complete disregard of the liability in an injury or death suit.

Seeing as the response time was so slow overall this time, I can only surmise that you are taking the former mayor's route for removal, that being let the sun melt it away, or her other famous line, if you do not like it, move. Great PR.

Mayor Hall, I have refrained from writing over the past year or so because the only real fault I have found was your spendthrift ways, but there has been some progress on some fronts, On this, you have blown it and I know I am not alone in this thought.

Good luck on the future. I hope I do not have to write again. Again I say, the crews work hard. If only the upper echelons would.

Bill Manders

Prince George

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