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In anticipation of the winter storm moving into the area, city crews will begin removing snow from the emergency snow routes beginning at 5 a.m. Saturday and, if necessary, continuing on to the residential areas at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Crews are now working on dike removal operations in the 1600 block of East Business Loop and North Dakota State Hospital, the Jamestown City Engineer’s Office said in a news release Thursday. Workers are expected to move into the Second Avenue Southwest area this afternoon.
A contractor is expected to begin dike removal today between 7:30 and 9 a.m., according to the engineer’s office for the city of Jamestown. Initial removal operations will begin along Fourth Street Southwest in the area on the north side of Klaus Park. From there, the Hesco and sandbag dikes in the area north of Nickeus Park and near the Anne Carlsen Center will be removed. The contractor will continue work on dike removals and seeding operations until they are finished, which is anticipated on Ju
The City of Jamestown is in the process of soliciting bids for the removal of temporary dikes and lawn restoration (seeding and minor grading) work. Due to the bid advertising time requirements, city officials expect this work to begin the week of May 17. The work is expected to be completed by June 26.
Snow removal was the main topic at the City Council’s Public Works Committee Thursday.
Mayor Clarice Liechty said she had been receiving complaints from residents regarding the city’s snow removal. Primarily the concerns dealt with removing snow from alleys and parking on streets.
Regardless of what happens with the present storm system, City Engineer Reed Schwartzkopf said Sunday night that crews will go on a 24-hour cycle for snow removal starting at 6 a.m. today.
At 6 a.m. Sunday, the State Hospital, which measures snow for the National Weather Service, measured 2 inches of new snow. However, more snow fell through Sunday morning. Schwartzkopf guessed the city had about 3 inches.
City crews were out Sunday clearing snow from emergency routes and arterials.
Last week, The Jamestown Sun asked readers of its Web site the question “What is the most important change, if any, the city should make to Jamestown’s snow-removal plan?” Here are the results of the unscientific survey
Snow removal in Jamestown may have its strengths and weaknesses depending on who you ask, but one aspect is clear: as snow accumulations rise, so do complaints to City Hall.
Jamestown City Engineer Reed Schwartzkopf offered an off-the-cuff challenge to residents: if you think you can manage the city’s snow removal better, give it a try. The job of “snow boss” is a difficult one, he said, but if someone thinks they can do better, they can have it.
Every year, as the snow piles up, we hear complaints about the snow- removal process in Jamestown. Many at the city seem quick to disregard these complaints as normal and unfixable. In a recent article in the Jamestown Sun (“Letters to warn of proper snow removal operations”, Jan. 21), Councilman Pat Nygaard is quoted as jokingly saying “complaints will continue until a resident, within five minutes after the snow stops falling, can go to work, the mall and a restaurant.”
Snow clearing and removal turned out to be the primary issue at the City Council’s Public Works Committee Wednesday.
City Engineer Reed Schwartzkopf presented a warning letter the city is sending to about 75 property owners “concerning improper and illegal snow removal operations.” He told committee members he did not need their approval for the letter, but wanted them to know what his department is doing.
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