Downtown resident and building owner Bart de Malignon sent me his photos of the results of the City’s snow plowing this morning in downtown Northfield after last night’s 3-4” snowfall.
He didn’t like what he saw.
I’ve not thought a lot about this but the City’s policy seems reasonable to me.
The trucks plow the snow to the curb after a snowfall which, of course, makes parking difficult for the day. I think that’s better than pushing the snow onto the sidewalk, making walking on the sidewalk difficult for the day or forcing retailers to do a lot of sidewalk shoveling.
City crews return late at night after a snowfall to remove all the snow from downtown. Doing it twice wouldn’t be cost-effective.
Is there a better way for the City to do downtown snow plowing/removal?
12/10 1 pm update:
Here are three photos from January 2005 showing downtown snow removal.