City striving towards more efficient snow removal

The Department of Public Works has recognized the importance of snow removal from the city streets in Baker for safer driving conditions.

 

 

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Posted December 13, 2013

By Lori Kesinger

The Department of Public Works has recognized the importance of snow removal from the city streets in Baker for safer driving conditions. Streets are being plowed by priority with higher traffic volume areas including the main streets, hospital, schools, and courthouse being cleared first followed by residential areas. Streets are plowed to ensure the best time-management, resources, equipment, and manpower are utilized following a storm.

Public Works makes every effort to plow snow in a manner that does not block driveways, sidewalks, or parked vehicles. However, with heavier snowfall, plows may leave a mound or windrow of snow along the streets’ edge, and Public Works will return to clear blocked driveways. Lance Wedemeyer, Public Works Director, said, “If a driveway is missed, residents can call the City Shop and we’ll get someone out and get it fixed.”

Improved service can only be achieved through a true partnership between residents and the City. All residents need to participate by moving their vehicles off the street during snow removal operations, and remain patient while operators ensure roads are passable as soon as possible.

The Public Works Department is engaged in a continuing effort to provide improved snow removal services focusing on driver safety, fast and efficient snow removal, and cost effective procedures.

      



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