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Snow removal on Sheffield’s agenda

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 3:45 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 4:19 p.m. CDT

SHEFFIELD — Options for better snow removal from Sheffield village streets topped the discussion of Sheffield Village Board members Monday night. Concern was voiced for the need to remove snow from the center line of village streets during snow melt days.

A board member said he had heard complaints of snow piles in the center of streets melting and then refreezing, which in turn, causes icy conditions. Mayor Bill Rosenow said he saw no reason why the snow removal crew couldn’t hit the center of the roads. Rosenow said he would address the issue with the village superintendent and report back to the board.

Regarding snow removal, Rosenow said he wants businesses and residents to remember the city is only responsible for cleaning streets and alleys.

There was also discussion of the possibility of the village setting up a day for residents to place tree debris at curbside for removal by the village cleanup crew. The idea came up as a result of the large amount of trees and limbs brought down by recent storms. Since the village has never set aside a tree debris removal day in the past, the board decided to table the idea for the present. One board member noted the village already has a location set aside for residents to easily discard of unwanted natural debris.

Also, a board member reported he had concerns about the condition of the fence on the south side of the village cemetery. Parts of it have fallen down, most likely due to weather. Rosenow said he would have the problem looked into by the village superintendent.

The village also replaced a faulty aerator in the water system. The aerator is used to get rid of the sulfur smell from the village’s water supply. Rosenow had no word on the expenses incurred from replacement of the aerator, but he said it would not be exorbitant.

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