Snow removal by private firms in Kendallville
I live near a bank here in Kville. When we get any measurable amount of snowfall, the company that plows their lot, pushes the snow out from the lot, across the street into pile in front of my home. This has been an ongoing issue and every year and I have to complain to the bank and the Mayor. I have now recieved a threatening call from the lawncare/snow removal service owner ( who's company name reminds idiots how to lay sod). He states that he has the mayors okay to do this and that since I park behind my home,( via alley that often is not plowed) that I should settle this man to man. This same service pushes snow into a one way alley, up against a concrete block building, that leaves a frozen hump that must be driven over in order to use this alley. Now you may be asking what the big deal is, but when I have company over, they park out front. Or when snow is expected in a great amount, I park out front, so as not to get snowed in. Several years ago, our Mayor made a sweetheart deal allowing the banks snow to be pushed out onto the street, then they were to push it to the corner, so that the city trucks could haul it away. When they fail to do anything besides shove it into a pile in front my home, it leaves a huge pile of frozen snow that is there, long after the snow on the ground has melted away. It also is a practice that is not allowed for many other businesses, that must not only plow their snow, but pay for a private company to haul it away. It seems that I will need to contact these businesses and have them inquire as to why one certain savings and loan gets a sweetheart deal and they cannot. I have left messages to the mayor's office via phone and emails. For those who remember my former avatar, you now have a better understanding as to why I used that golden retreiver and why I have so little respect for her. Shouldn't the bank be responsible to take care of their snow removal WITHOUT infringing on other people's rights or property? Why should I have to repeatedly dig through a pile of snow from someone else's property? Mayor Handshoe...how about you take time out from getting your picture in the News-Sun 3 times a week and address this issue openly, instead of backroom sweetheart deals made with your supporters? Why must the taxpayers be held responsible for this businesses snow removal problems?
You either get it or you don't. The unfortunate thing is, most don't.