Concerning residential sidewalk snow clearing
Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 06:00 am
Probably everybody knows that it is just about impossible to walk on our St. Albert residential sidewalks during all these long winter months because only a very small percentage of residents bother to shovel the snow off their adjacent sidewalks. And it becomes even far worse when we go through alternating periods of melting and freezing temperatures.
I would have a suggestion for a very simple solution to this problem: St. Albert city hall could supply the mail carriers with a bunch of flier-like reminders that it is, indeed, the law in this city that residents should clear the snow off the sidewalks adjacent to their residence within 48 hours of the last snowfall.
The letter carriers could drop these reminders into the mailboxes at places where the sidewalks had not been cleared. Should a second reminder be necessary they could expect a visit from the city’s bylaw officer and a fine could be pending.
And who knows, the city might cash in a neat little sum from these fines as to make further traffic law enforcements unnecessary.
Liselotte Engler, St. Albert