There is a problem of clearing sidewalks where they are crossed by lanes. Ponoka CAO Brad Watson’s solution seems to be to give the responsibility to the lane-adjacent landowners.
Due to the heavy lane traffic in the downtown compacting snow into ice, this is unreasonable — especially when the public works department, when clearing walks, lifts the blade and drives across the lance, compounding the problem.
As with noxious weeds along lanes, the works department does absolutely no inspection.
Council must regain some control.
Harry and Eleanor White