As a taxpayer and member of this community I would like to know why the city hall and library parking lots got plowed on Christmas Day, when they were not open, and this city cannot plow the streets?
After numerous phone calls and inquiries about why this city doesn’t plow the streets, I have come to the conclusion that they do not want to. I have been told that the city has a plow but will not plow the streets of snow because of the numerous complaints by residents about their driveways being blocked by snow berms. There is an easy solution to this problem and that is pile the snow in the middle of the streets and leave the intersections open. Lack of snowplowing slows the response of emergency vehicles.
This just goes to prove that this inept city management does not care about the city or its citizens who pay their wages and salaries. If you remove the snow faster, the streets will be thawing out faster — less likely to freeze and have them crumble. Our streets are in major need of repair because the city has not taken the time to prevent damage, but they can build a road to nowhere that no business has invested in moving to Pendleton.
I would like to request that every person that reads this letter to the editor call the city and express your dismay with the action of not plowing snow off the streets. When the next election comes around vote, please elect new people into office for the city council and mayor positions.