Hiya City of Moncton (Please distribute to Council)
February 28, 2013. The snow-blower came up my road today, which is nice,
because it gets too narrow to drive on, especially with people parking
to go to the nearby hospital. But look at this - behind it, the
snow-blower left a foot of ice and snow, leaving that space impassible
to cars - just like it was before. So one wonders, what's the point of
removing the snow if you leave a foot of it behind?
I suppose I should be happy - it really seems like the City has a policy
of not plowing the roads on weekends (or at least keeping staff
While I'm writing, I wonder if someone could explain to me why the
sidewalks along Portledge Avenue are plowed (when they're plowed, which
is infrequently) on the west side of the road. This was started last
year, and continued this year, despite being against City policy for
sidewalk clearing, and despite being the least useful sidewalk for
people struggling through the ice and snow to get to the Dumont
Hospital. I would like the city to follow its own policy and clear the
proper side of Portledge.
I continue to be puzzled by the City's sidewlk clearing policy. In
particular, I'm puzzled by the frequent sidewalk-plow traffic on Motron
Avenue, not actually plowing the sidewalk along that road (even when it
really needs it) but just up and down the road - this traffic occurs
daily, whether there has been snow recently or not. It seems that when
there's no snow, the sidewalk plows are very busy, but when the snow
falls, they disappear.