You Said It, Dec.12, 2009

I would like to thank the gentleman from Halliburton who helped us get unstuck Wednesday morning. He was already running behind and still stopped to help. Thank you.

Maybe we need to send the plow operators and their managers back to Snow Removal 101. Three days after the storm, there are still unplowed main streets and intersections in both the city and county. How about widening the lanes? Maybe a little sand would help. Let’s git ‘er done.

Eight snowplows? Only eight? The city tells people in urban areas in the county that annexation into the city will bring city-style services, not county-style services. So, as more subdivisions agree to annexation, we still only have eight snowplows? Some service.

Thank you to the young man who stopped to help me shovel snow Tuesday. I live on a corner and have a lot of sidewalk. I also have a disabled neighbor who has just as much. With 10 inches of snow it was going to take me hours. The young man wouldn’t accept any kind of gratuity. Thank you kindly. You are an asset to the community and a wonderful ambassador of your school.

Thank you to Tharen, the Orchard Mesa Pool employee, for tugging my car out of the snow with his truck. I am very grateful.

When we get heavy snow like this past week, it seems inconsistent to ticket folks for not having their sidewalks shoveled within 24 hours, while at the same time there are no public works that plow our neighborhood roads. One is as dangerous as the other for accidents. Attitude seems to be, “Wait ‘til the sun shines, Nellie.”

It’s kinda funny to hear the city claim they can’t clear neighborhood streets after the snowstorm when all day I saw plows clearing most of the Redlands side streets. Imagine that!


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