Why should residents pay for snow plowing?

I would like to say just what a disgrace it is to live in Ponoka in the winter.

Dear Editor,

I would like to say just what a disgrace it is to live in Ponoka in the winter.

I have been trying to be patient with the snow plowing this year, but we have had two feet of snow and no one has plowed our street once. Obviously the town needs to rethink their policy on snow removal. The streets downtown have been cleaned a few times already this year, but residential hasn’t been touched. With this most recent snowfall, the downtown could certainly wait a bit, a few inches could be handled. The residential streets have loose snow on top of ice, which is not packing down. What is the point of clearing the downtown core if no one can get out of their own street? I noticed that on the town website there is a list of contractors that we could hire to plow our own street. Why should we have to pay for something that we pay taxes for? Hire more people if you need to, heck I would run a machine for free, just to clean the residential roads so that I can get my kids to school.

Gianna Halbert

Ponoka