Councilor Kelly Proposes City Sidewalk Snow Removal Policy

The snow is melting this week and snow removal may not be on the minds of Many, but Plattsburgh Councilor Mike Kelly is still focused on developing a more open and transparent policy for snow removal, even as spring arrives in the North Country..  “We had the idea to create a group of volunteers for those who can’t shovel for themselves, to create a group of paid shovelers and to maintain the list in the city offices,” Kelly tells the council, “and to create a web page and a brochure for snow removal and snow storm parking tips, develop a publicity campaign for the fall and to find out how the Police and Code Enforcement officer can help enforce the law.” Kelly added he would like to establish some metrics on the number of sidewalks cleaned and cars towed and to use those numbers to measure success in years going forward.  Councilor Paul O’Connell says he’s thinking about proposing parking on alternate sides of the street through the winter months..  Kelly’s Proposal includes parking on one side of the street on odd days and the other side of the streets on the even days. “In my ward, Ward IV there are a lot of issues including access for emergency services as well as plowing and general access.” The City Council will take up this issue again next week at their regular meeting..

AUDIO – 040314 – Plattsburgh Sidewalk Snow Removal

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