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January 29, 2014

EDITORIAL: Falls officials need to address plowing problems

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Niagara Gazette — Earlier this year, Councilwoman Kristen Grandinetti, with support from other members of the council, called for an update on the inner-workings of the city’s snow-response efforts. To date, the discussion hasn’t taken place. 

We invite the council, the mayor and members of his administration to take the issue up again as soon as possible. 

Rather than bristling at criticism or shrugging off concerns from residents bold enough — or angry enough — to call to complain, the administration should be paying close attention and working to address any deficiencies that may exist. 

Residents have for years bemoaned the conditions of city streets and positive strides have been made to address their concerns. 

It would be shame to waste the road-repair momentum by creating an environment during the winter in which residents are too often inconvenienced by a lack of adequate snow-plowing service in their neighborhoods. 

Around here, city taxpayers can often be heard to exclaim “where are the plows?”

The city’s goal should be to replace that age-old question with a new refrain, something more in tune with what Sondheim might have said, as in: “Don’t bother, they’re here.”

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