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Why the delay in snow removal?

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  |  Posted: Saturday, Nov 17, 2012 06:00 am

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How is it after a snowfall of such great magnitude that the city did not start a full residential snow clearing? As of today (Monday) the city has yet to commit to making all residential streets drivable. And when will city staff adapt to the modern world and update their website on where and when equipment will be clearing so it isn't a surprise when a grader does show up?

To add insult, our neighbours in Edmonton, who also pay much less in property taxes, will have all residential streets clear by Friday. As a taxpayer I expect a basic but very important service such as snow removal to be a priority. I guess art galleries take precedence over getting onto my driveway.

Can someone please tell me what extra services we get for paying a much higher tax rate than everyone else in the region? I have driven through all the other cities and really can't tell the difference in services other than I'm about $1,500 lighter to live in the same house as Edmonton. Except that house in Edmonton has its streets cleaned.

Gary Haworth, St. Albert


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