There’s been no shortage of snow to clear this winter, but the City of Lake Forest is wondering who should be responsible for that job on the city’s sidewalks?
Right now, city crews are responsible for plowing 94 miles of sidewalks whenever there is more than four inches of snow. In a normal winter, that would happen six to eight times. This winter, it’s already occurred 11 times, according to the city.
Lake Forest is asking residents for feedback on the sidewalk plowing program. There’s a short online survey that will be up until April 1.
Questions include whether residents want sidewalks cleared more or less quickly; whether they’d be willing to pay for a higher level of service; whether residents should be required to shovel in front of their homes; and whether the city should improve its sidewalk plowing in the central business district and near schools.
The results of the survey will be shared with the Public Works Committee next month and any recommendations the committee has for changes will be presented to the City Council.