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Common Council Approves New Sidewalk Snow Removal Contract, But It's Still Just Supplemental

Oct 21, 2019
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Syracuse Common Councilors Monday approved a sidewalk snow removal plan that nearly doubles the mileage of sidewalks to be cleared this coming winter.

City of Syracuse

Syracuse Common Councilors Monday are expected consider a sidewalk snow removal plan that nearly doubles the miles of sidewalks to be cleared for the coming winter.  Last season, JSK snow removal was the only contractor who responded to the city’s call later in the season, and cleared 40 miles of sidewalk from February to April.  DPW Transportation Planner Neil Burke told councilors at a committee meeting today that they used data to add 38 more miles of sidewalk to this year’s routes.

Syracuse Common Councilors Monday agreed to beef up an ordinance that regulates snow plow operators with hopes of increasing accountability.  A license will still cost $250, but the cost drops to only $50 per additional truck in the same fleet.  Fines for unlicensed operation, however, will jump from $150 to $350.  Director of Operations Corey Driscoll Dunham says snow plows are just like other private contractors in the city and need to know the rules.

City of Syracuse Proposes Using Contractor to Clear Snow From 20 Miles of Sidewalks

Sep 20, 2018
City of Syracuse

It won’t be long before the pleasant fall turns to bitter winter, and the City of Syracuse wants to have a plan in place for their sidewalks before the snow begins to pile up.