The Journal Times.com:
Letters from Readers - March 6, 2013
"As a former employee of the City of Racine
with 18 years of experience, I feel I have to address the way the snowplowing
operation is being done — grade C at best.
"I worked under Buzz Meteyard, then Joe Golden. If you didn’t get the street
clear curb to curb, you went back out and did it again. If you plowed too fast
and pushed snow over the panel onto the sidewalk, you went out and shoveled. I
live in West Racine on Illinois
Street and the snow is 3 feet away from the curb.
They plow so fast, they put snow over the panel, over the sidewalk and onto my
front yard. You have to start from the first snow — curb to curb.
"I have plowed in every type of snow that can happen here. I also know the
city has a younger crew now that a lot of the older guys are retiring, but
that’s no excuse. Curb to curb means just that.
"When I left in 1979, the pay wage was $17.03 an hour. So I know these guys
are making more than $22 an hour. Just think — time and a half — how much these
guys are making.
"They should take pride in the job they’re doing for the public. If Bill
Folstrom, general foreman, can’t get his supervisors to get their men to do the
job right, maybe he should step down. I’m speaking from experience — you’re not
getting the job done."