Monday, February 7, 2011

Shovel your damn sidewalk

The snow storm of the century caused local schools to be closed for four (4) business days; then there was the weekend. It is Monday, school is back in session and citizens and more importantly local businesses still have not shoveled their sidewalks.

In many neighborhoods the kids who are not standing on top of mounds of snow (dangerous), are standing in the streets (even more dangerous). Drive carefully and look out for our kids. Take special care around the corners where the City crews stacked the snow so tall, you can't see children standing on the other side of them.

In my opinion, people have had plenty of time to get the snow moved. At this point, the City should be issuing citations to businesses and home owners who have not moved the snow off the sidewalks in front of their properties. It's called civic duty, people (apparently D150 students are not the only people who need to learn it).

3 comments:

Emerge Peoria said...

Thar's money in dem thar' snow mounds!

Mahkno said...

I am not certain there is any code requiring snow to be removed from sidewalks. Thus no violation to issue a citation for.

I do agree that perhaps there should be one.

Dennis in Peoria said...

Want to know the "State of the City of Peoria"? Here is a preview clip of CAPtions with the Mayor's address and reactions from 2 Councilmen. The full program airs
Sunday 5 pm Comcast Cable 22.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iT1dosiUE9s