Posted 12 months ago
By Kevin Horn
The City of Alliance has received its share of criticism for its efforts in snow removal on residential streets.
Following the December 4 storm that dropped a foot of snow on Alliance, only the snow routes had been cleaned until earlier this week.
City Manager J.D. Cox addressed the issue with the city council Thursday night and stated that, with this particular storm, it turned out to be a lose-lose situation.
Cox says the city had hoped that warmer weather would follow the Dec. 4 snowfall, thus melting away the packed snow on the residential streets. That did not happen, turning the streets into skating rinks. He says despite the criticism for not plowing the streets, there are other residents that don’t want the side streets plowed, because it results in their cars being blocked by resulting snow piles.
Cox says that in response to the angry complaints from citizens that are on both sides of the issue, he and public works director Mike Hulquist will review the snow removal protocol for the residential streets … which may mean getting as many vehicle owners as possible to remove their cars from the residential streets.
Click on the left side of the black bar to access audio from J.D. Cox