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City tables snow ordinance approval

Jason Ferguson
Published: Thursday, February 28th, 2013

By Carrie Moore
At the Tuesday, Feb. 19, Custer City Council meeting, the council heard a plea from Gary King, owner of Pizza Works, who asked the city to remove his fine for not removing snow from his place of business within 24 hours after the snow stopped.
“I think there was a miscommunication,” he said. “I’ve never had a problem being contacted with snow removal and I thought I was within the time period.”
King said he was down at his business 30 minutes after the sidewalk was cleaned  by the city and thought he was still in his grace period time. 
“I never got a courtesy call and I understand other people did,” he said. “I would have been there 30 minutes earlier if I had.”
“The city attorney informed me I am no longer allowed to make those calls,” said Kim Conwell. “I did, however make three calls to business owners who have an awning. I did that because I thought it would be a shame to charge them for a little bit of snow removal on their curb.”
“The fact that some were and some weren’t called, in this case, has some effect on it,” King said. “I know we need to do something to enforce the snow removal policy, but I just think it was somewhat inequitable in my case.”

At the Tuesday, Feb. 19, Custer City Council meeting, the council heard a plea from Gary King, owner of Pizza Works, who asked the city to remove his fine for not removing snow from his place of business within 24 hours after the snow stopped.

“I think there was a miscommunication,” he said. “I’ve never had a problem being contacted with snow removal and I thought I was within the time period.”

King said he was down at his business 30 minutes after the sidewalk was cleaned  by the city and thought he was still in his grace period time. 

“I never got a courtesy call and I understand other people did,” he said. “I would have been there 30 minutes earlier if I had.”

“The city attorney informed me I am no longer allowed to make those calls,” said Kim Conwell. “I did, however make three calls to business owners who have an awning. I did that because I thought it would be a shame to charge them for a little bit of snow removal on their curb.”

“The fact that some were and some weren’t called, in this case, has some effect on it,” King said. “I know we need to do something to enforce the snow removal policy, but I just think it was somewhat inequitable in my case.”

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