Snow removal could become a neighborhood effort
After reading all the editorial comments about snow removal in the Post Bulletin's Feb. 1 edition, it seemed that each letter had a valid point and position. We surely need both walkability and safety on sidewalks but also an understanding of homeowners' busy schedules.
One thought I had was to try a "Neighborhood Snow Removal Watch," something like a neighborhood watch that targets crime.
A group of homeowners could work with the city and form a group covering, say, a two- to four-block radius. These neighbors could see who is really in need of some help, such as those who are out of town — and also, those who simply "don't care," and proceed accordingly.
Having such a group would require some time and effort, but wouldn't it be worth it? After all, Minnesota winters aren't going anywhere anytime soon, and we just might make some wonderful new friends in the process.