Snow removal contractors should be regulated

2014-02-21T00:00:00Z Snow removal contractors should be regulated nwitimes.com
February 21, 2014 12:00 am

With the growing popularity of using snow-removal contractors to clear driveways comes the challenge of regulating their activities.

Municipalities should be creating ordinances to guide the removal of large quantities of snow.

In this vein, contractors will often push a driveway’s worth of snow onto a neighbor’s frontage, often scarring the curb and lawn with their blades, and compressing the snow into snow-boulders. When the municipal crews clear the streets, the compressed snow and boulders will often end up at the end of the neighbor’s driveway, often requiring the use of an ax to break up the boulders.

Solution: push the driveway’s snow onto the client’s frontage, not the neighbor’s. Snow removal contractors require local regulation.

- Greg Susoreny, Munster

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