The Lynch City Council discussed issues with clearing ice and snow from city streets this winter during a meeting on Tuesday.
Maintenance Supervisor Chris Adams mentioned vehicles parked in the streets can cause problems when clearing the snow and ice.
“If people would please not park their vehicles in the street,” said Adams.
A council member suggested if there are vehicles parked on the street, the street should not be cleared.
“Some people have to park on the street,” said council member Benny Massey. “Some places that’s the only place they’ve got to park…they can’t park in their yard because they’ve got no yard to park in.”
Massey suggested asking those who have to park in the street to move their vehicles temporarily so the street can be cleared. He also mentioned the city could give advance notice before scraping the roads.
Adams said cars would only have to be moved on streets that are too narrow to safely clear with the vehicles parked on them.
Members of the council advised if it appeared unsafe to clear the road due to parked vehicles — not to attempt the job.
The council suggested the city advise residents of the policy by putting it on water bills sent out by the city.
In other council activity:
• The Lynch City Police Department report stated the department received 35 calls, wrote four citations, performed four arrests, 24 assists, and assisted social services on two occasions;
• Roger Recktenwald updated the council on the status of the proposed consolidation of sewer systems with the cities of Benham and Cumberland.
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