Monday, January 23, 2006

Snow and Wilmette Sidewalks

Many years ago the Village of Wilmette plowed sidewalks. They stopped a couple of years ago, and after many howls by the citizens, began again. But what happened? Following the snow on Saturday only the sidewalks of people with snowblowers are clear. This is basic stuff; I can't figure out why suddenly plowing a sidewalk became too difficult. The issue is basic services here. We used to have trash collection twice a week, and it was included in the taxes. Now it's once a week and charged on the water bill. (That's how they keep taxes from rising more than the citizens can endure.) Mayors of cities have learned what citizens like best are basic services. Why can't our village learn (and apply) that?


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