Wednesday, January 6, 2010

"only one resident complained"

"How quickly the sidewalks can get cleared depends on a number of snowfall factors such as timing (and) amount, as well as personnel and equipment constraints," said Council Vice Chairman Stephen Whalen. "Since priority sidewalk clearing is a public safety issue, we asked (DPW Director Robert Cantoreggi) to give us a presentation in order to see if there is any way to enhance public safety at a manageable cost."
Cantoreggi said sidewalk snow removal began at 4 a.m. Monday, Dec. 21, and took until Wednesday, Dec. 23, to complete due to the amount of snow and the department's slow machinery. A snow blower is used on the sidewalk when there's over a foot of snow.

The Town Council meeting Wednesday night will feature an update on the DPW's snow storm efforts. Their staff is short six less people and likely understaffed to begin with even with the six. That is a budget consideration.

Read the remainder of the article in the Milford Daily News here

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