I wonder why the city warns people and businesses about a fine if they don’t clear snow from their sidewalks after a storm, when they let private snowplow drivers clear a driveway and push the snow onto a public sidewalk.

The corner of Congress Street and Stevens Avenue is a good example. It’s a serious problem when a person must leave the sidewalk to go around a mound of snow and into the street to continue walking.

Cars making a right turn onto Stevens come upon a person walking very quickly. It is very dangerous.

I wonder why the mayor and public works department of the city of Portland allow this to continue. The liability must fall on the city. The other residents of Stevens Avenue clear their sidewalks perfectly.

Paul G. Ennis
Portland

 


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