Welcome to this week's virtual watercooler question of the week, a Woonsocket Patch feature that allows you to weigh in on a subject that affects Woonsocket and how we live in this great city.
One of the great things about living in New England is that we experience all four seasons. As the saying goes in New England, if you don't like the weather, just wait, it's going to change. Unfortunately, one of the consequences of the changing seasons is that we are vulnerable to all sorts of major weather events. In the spring, we worry about flooding. In the summer, we worry about drought. The fall brings about hurricane season and in the winter, it's all about the snow, which brings us to our question of the week.
This week's question is regarding snow removal on both city and private property. Do you feel the city should be responsible for the removal of snow off of the sidewalks in the city of Woonsocket, or do you think it should be up to the individual homeowners and businesses owners throughout the city to clear the sidewalks in front of their own properties? Do you think it would be fair if the city sent out bills to property owners when public works had to clear the sidewalks in front of their homes or businesses? Are you comfortable with the city's current policies regarding snow removal on sidewalks? And lastly, do you feel safe during the winter with the way the city currently handles snow removal?