Kremmling leaves some citizens no choice but to clear snow from rights of way |

Kremmling leaves some citizens no choice but to clear snow from rights of way

To the Editor:

Re: “Kremmling, Colorado, residents who plan to shovel the right of way themselves are encouraged to contact the Public Works Department or Kremmling Police for instructions, said Police Chief Scott Spade.”

Perhaps there is a reason most people in the town have their own means of moving snow? Last year I called the town several times in an attempt to persuade them to maintain the right of way. There is a fire hydrant adjacent to my property at the north end of the right of way on 6th Street that has rarely been 200 feet from a town plow.

What if my home were to catch fire? The town has determined that it will not maintain some rights of way (i.e. alley ways, 6th Street north of Kinsey, for instance) regardless of the effect to a citizen’s right of egress/ingress to their property or the difficulty it may pose to services (Excel, garbage pick up, sewer access).

So, out of necessity, some residents have taken it upon themselves to responsibly remove snow from some town rights of way to maintain access to their property, rights of way that in some cases the town has chosen not to adequately maintain. I don’t know about you, but I’m not so surprised or upset.

Jason George


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