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Snow removal from roads, fire hydrants should be priorities

Posted: January 14, 2014 - 9:39am

I have ideas about a lot of things which are different than others’. In our local area there was discussion about fire hydrant locations being covered with snow and not cleared as soon as possible. I happen to remember that while the plows were plowing after our big snow that the trails to Soldotna and back were immediately cleared, but driving back and forth, we rarely see any use of them. One time we saw one skier on the trail. Other times only three and maybe four people walking dogs.

Having been familiar with Kenai now for over 40 years, and growing up in a state where snow conditions were worse than any I have seen here, my priorities here in the winter time would be, No. 1, snow removal on the roads and streets. If the fire fighters do not have time to shovel out the fire hydrants, then priority No. 2 would be arrangements to use the equipment which the city has to remove snow. Fire are the worst during this the winter months. And its definitely not a time for the fire trucks to arrive and have to shovel snow before starting to control a fire. If money is the problem, then the professionals we have elected should have a meeting and take care of the problem.

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