Snow, Ice Control Policy on Council's Agenda Tonight

The Roseville Council meets at 6 p.m. today (Monday).

The Roseville Council is scheduled tonight (Monday) to talk about the city's current Snow and Ice Control Policy.

"This request for discussion was precipitated by the snow event of December 6-11, 2012,'' according to City Manager Bill Malinen.  "This event was unusual in that several inches of snow fell over freezing rain and ice over several days. Road conditions all over the metro area after this event were not great.

In a staff report, Malinen said, "Twenty percent of our annual allocation of salt was used in 11 days on this one event. The only additional effort that could have reduced the amount of salt used and improved the outcome would be additional resources providing continuous plowing from beginning to the end of the snowfall event.

"Even with additional resources the outcome more than likely would not have been bare avement," Malinen said. "It was warmer temperatures that ultimately provided the greatest benefit to getting 32 back to near bare pavement."

The Council is also expected to continue discussion on whether hire a firm to conduct a resident survey. To see the entire Council agenda, click on to this link. 

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