CIty Considering Snow Plow Route Elimination

Published by Stephanie Chavez 10-04-2016

WITH THE LIGHT DUSTING OF SNOW WE SAW ON CASPER MOUNTAIN THIS MORNING, THE CITY OF CASPER IS PREPARING FOR WINTER, BUT THE COMMUNITY HAS RECENTLY GROWN CONCERNED OVER CERTAIN SNOW REMOVAL ROUTES BEING AXED.  WITH THE FIRST SNOW FALL WELL ON IT'S WAY AND THE CITY OF CASPER STILL TRYING TO MEET IT'S BUDGET OBLIGATIONS, NUMEROUS CUTS HAVE BEEN SUGGESTED. ONE OF THEM IS REDUCING THE CITIE'S SNOW REMOVAL ROUTES, THE IDEA CAME OUT OF A WORK SESSION. IT HASN'T BEEN PASSED, BUT REMAINS AN OPTION. CITY OFFICIALS SAY THEY'RE PLANNING TO REEVALUATE THE BUDGET IN DECEMBER ALONG WITH THE SNOW FALL TO DETERMINE HOW MUCH PLOWING IS REQUIRED. THE CASPER CITY COUNCIL ASKED THE CITY STREETS DIVISION TO PRESENT THEM WITH A PLAN IN CASE THE DOWNTURN IN THE ECONOMY SHOULD CONTINUE OR GET WORSE. RIGHT NOW THERE DOESNT SEEM TO BE ANY IMMEDIATE NEED FOR REMOVAL, BUT IF COUNCIL SHOULD DECIDE TO MAKE THAT STEP... LOW TRAFFIC ROUTES WILL BE THE ONE'S REVIEWED. THE CITY CURRENTLY PLOWS FIFTY MILES OF ROADS... AND IF FORCED TO CUT PART OF THE CURRENT ROUTE CITY EMPLOYEES SAY YOU WONT NOTICE MUCH OF A DIFFERENCE.