From: David Girod
I, for one, am really ready for spring. Iím not an outdoor enthusiast so the snow we get is a nuisance. I get around by bike mostly. This year the streets seem better maintained, as Iíve been able to ride most of the winter. My biggest fear on a bike is ice.
I appreciate those in town who do their part and clear snow and ice from their walks. But I would add, that anyone should strongly consider including their crosswalks when shoveling or blowing snow. For those who walk.
What I donít understand is when it snows and the city must plow the streets, how they determine the number of times to go out.
I understand their desire to clear snow from curb to curb, hence tag and tow operations. But when there are almost no vehicles, etc., on the street (like mine - Mill Street), why did they make three passes - Tuesday through early today? I had to shovel the driveway three times.
Also, are WSU students living off campus informed of Winonaís ordinances as they pertain to snow removal and parking? Also the ďsocial host ordinance.Ē Irrespective of their ages. Thatís another issue! Seems mainly students get ďbustedĒ for hosting parties.