Comment 19924

By markwhittle (registered) - website | Posted March 13, 2008 at 14:25:30

After reading councillor Brian McHattie's musings on snow removal I'm left with the distinct impression Mr. McHattie has become detached from reality.

We homeowners are facing an unprecedented tax increase of 7.5% and an accumulated debt exceeding $600 million dollars and counting.

In light of those hard realities perhaps councillor McHattie should start concentrating on making the hard financial decisions like cutting costs and reducing the city's 9,000 strong workforce in the face of Hamilton's declining economy before floating anymore schemes like shovelling sidewalks for his constituents to lazy or incapable of doing the job themselves, then sticking them with the usurious costs on their tax bills.

On the street where I live we help residents who can't clear their own snow if they are to old and frail to do it themselves.

That's what good neighbours do.

As to the rest who fail to clear their snow off sidewalks Hamilton should enforce the By-laws, remove the snow and bill the offenders accordingly.

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