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- Daryl Sawatzky
I said ‘no’, but if you count the 16 feet the city owns between the curb and my property line (but I had to SOD and have to MOW), then I’d say YES, they damage the sod every year. More maddening to me is when they trap my car in the driveway with a 2×4 foot berm of ice chunks.
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- Grey Fox
@Daryl Sawatzky If you shovel it right after it’s been plowed it’s not a problem. Also crews aren’t allowed to remove that berm (private property) and it’s not feasible to do it anyway, that is unless you want residential snow clearing to take even longer because they have to do this for thousands of homes. It’s not just about you buddy.
OK so, what’s wrong with this picture? Some guy hiding behind the pseudonym ‘Grey Fox’ slipped in a nasty comment, essentially calling me a self centered whiner. He spouts off some B.S. about the [un?][in?]-feasibility of the city clearing the ends of driveways when the maintainer operators block driveways with giant berms of ice, and claims to know why… because it’s private property.
I know absolutely nothing about how things are in Grey Fox’s neighborhood, but I know how it works in mine… the yard I have to mow is 56 feet wide but my lot is a 40 foot lot. That means that 16 feet of my yard is city property. A community mailbox sits on some of it, city trees are contained within it. The maintainer operators push up berms or ice blocks when they clear the streets, and front end loaders come along and clear every single approach, so people can get in and out of their driveways. Grey Fox thinks that doesn’t happen. He thinks the city can’t touch the end of my driveway because it’s private property. It’s not — it belongs to the city. He thinks that because my driveway was missed, and I spoke out about it, that now it’s all about me. WHo else would it be about? I can’t speak for Grey Fox. I can’t speak for my neighbor. I can only speak for myself. At least I know the facts… and don’t hide behind a nickname.