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Selwyn will review snow removal policy

by Simon Conolly

Selwyn Township Manager of Public Works Steve Crough has been asked by council to prepare a review of the municipalityís winter road maintenance policy.

Under the present policy, the Township applies sand to the centre of secondary roads.

Rick Daniels, a Bridgenorth resident, told councilís Jan. 14 meeting this makes it difficult for pedestrians on roads which do not have sidewalks.

Crough pointed out that the sanding attachment is mounted on the left side of Township trucks, making it fairly easy to sand the centre of the road.

Sanding the sides, as Daniels wanted, would mean driving on the wrong side of the road, which would be illegal, or attaching sanders to the right side of the trucks, which would be expensive.

The current policy has Township trucks out sanding after a snowfall of five centimetres, and plowing after a snowfall of eight centimetres.

The crews works from 4:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. when necessary.

Councillor Sherry Senis presented a motion to have the policy reviewed. It was seconded by councillor Donna Ballantyne and carried.

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