Letter: Last two ‘snow events’ a waste of fuel and wear and tear on city vehicles

By on March 1, 2012

Regarding snow removal, the last two “snow events” we had—each of which produced a fraction of an inch—the city decided to unleash our snow plows, complete with salt spreading, when the weather forecast called for temperatures in the 40s later in the day.

I realize that we pay the city employees whether they’re “plowing slush” or playing solitaire back at the shop, but what a waste of fuel and wear and tear on city vehicles that results from this ridiculous waste of Elburn taxpayers money.

Joe Cacic

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One Comment

  1. campl41

    March 12, 2012 at 9:31 AM

    I understand your point and it does seem pointless, however if the roads are slick (which they were) the city has to make them as safe as possible for travelers

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