Cooperstown Now Considering Taking On Sidewalk Snow Removal Duty
There were some complaints after last week’s snowstorm about snow on village sidewalks, so the Cooperstown Village Board is once again debating on taking on the responsibility of removing snow from sidewalks in the village according to AllOTSEGO.
Trustee Cindy Falk says, “There has often been a suggestion that the village take more responsibility for snow removal on sidewalks. Cost is a factor, and has stopped other municipalities in the past."
Two different options are being considered by the board: an in-house and a contract option. Falk goes on to say, “[An in-house option] would mean hiring additional street crew members, getting additional equipment, fuel costs and salt costs and would be quite an undertaking,” Falk said.
There’s also talk about using volunteers, much like the village does with their rain gardens, fire hydrants and storm drains.
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