Let's use Servus Place in next snowstorm
Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012 06:00 am
I believe that I have come up with a novel winter solution for our next major snowstorm. During my travels on our treacherous roads after the last storm I discovered the best-cleared area was … the parking lot at the Servus Place Recreation Centre! Who knew? Now, the main roads going to and fro were not that good; my own road, a bus route, was difficult, my friends were snowed in – they were joining with their neighbours to push out cars from crescents.
So how about we get the City of St. Albert to designate that parking lot as a mobile living area for people who have to leave St. Albert while they are clearing the snow. Just get some of those heavy-duty army camping tents, I’m sure the local base would oblige. This could even provide the military with a special winter exercise. The rec entre has washrooms and showers – you could maybe take your dog and test out the area adjacent where they are going to place a dog park.
This could give the city the week to clear the snow that is obviously needed. I mean if they find it difficult to do anything for the first three days like last time they would not feel so pressured. So, if you like this idea I would be more than willing to start a petition, just let me know!
Elizabeth Allchin, St. Albert