Reader says county gravel road maintenance unacceptable

On Apr. 15, we have had heavy snow, vehicles were dragging through snow banks following one track and no snowplow to be seen.

Letter to the editor

Dear editor,

On Apr. 15, we have had heavy snow, vehicles were dragging through snow banks following one track and no snowplow to be seen.

I had discussions with the previous superintendent of Public Works about graders out snow plowing when there was less than one inch of snowfall, and why were graders out? The answer I got was, “We have to keep the smalls cars going.”

Now we have snow banks on roads, just wheel tracks through snow banks, vehicles dragging through snow banks to vehicles being stuck and no snow removal equipment out. I guess being as this is the weekend and Easter also, we as taxpayers are on our own to maneuver through this mess.

I feel that our new Public Works director has a big mess to straighten out from the previous Public Works director. I hope that administration and councilors will work with the new Public Works director to get our infrastructure back in shape, and how their procedures are done in a more efficient and cost-effective manner.

To all ratepayers: remember this fall is the municipal election, and I feel that there has to be a change in county council.

Wayne Maygard,

County of Wetaskiwin

 

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