Bwis53 wrote:I also reported a few icy sidewalks. I got an email back stating that three of them were nonexistant addresses. I replied that that was the number on the house as I wrote it down. I hope that when they go there, they'll take a look down the block!
And write everyone a ticket with a patch of ice on their sidewalk? Would that make you feel good?
I can understand reporting the house on your block that NEVER shovels. But seriously, when 3/4 of the sidewalks in the city are covered in ice due to winter I find this reporting thing a little ridiculous.
If you honestly think every elderly person, single mothers working multiple jobs, insert 20 other reasons why people do not have time or energy to spend chipping away at ice so their side walk is completely bare, deserve or can afford a $100+ ticket you are a very cruel person.
For the record, I was out chipping ice on Sunday night and my walks are still not completely ice free. I have a low spot where the snow melts and pretty much impossible to keep that area ice/water free when there is any amount of snow. I do put out sand.
Furthermore, I was also out walking with the wife on Sunday early eve and most of the walks were pretty icy. Yet somehow I managed not to feel embarrassed or look down on all those people with icy walks. I somehow refrained from reporting 50+ icy walks we encountered because it is winter and we are in Wisconsin.
I do hold businesses to a higher standard and agree with the rip on the Brew 'n Grow. They should take the time to chip the ice if they want to be a good neighbor and welcome customers.
All I am saying is, if you are going to report someone, be sure they really deserve it.