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11:30 PM Sat, Dec. 15th

Letter: Kudos for keeping streets clear


Granted, we have not had measurable snow fall this winter, and with spring starting March 20, I am sure our minds are not even connected to city services of snow plowing and keeping our streets clear. Just want to give a shout out, anyway, to Bobbie and her team of fabulous, hard-working, dedicated and caring snowplow men and women. They did a fantastic job clearing the streets of the beautiful snow we had recently.

While these employees were up and behind the wheels of the equipment at midnight and 2 and 3 a.m., I was snuggled in my bed. While they were making shift transitions quick and business like — and probably slugging down another cup of coffee, running maintenance checks on the trucks, top them off with sand and stopping for fuel — I was snuggled in my bed, confident that I would be able to drive to work on graded and snow--cleared roadways.

Pushing snow is a lot more complicated than just pointing a plow down the street. The street maintenance department’s fleet of heavy equipment is pretty large, but it is the employees who operate and maintain that fleet that are the city’s most valuable asset. Their dedication, knowledge and skill makes their work for all of us possible, so thank you, City of Prescott snowplow men and women.

You are truly appreciated.

Sandy Griffis

Executive director

Yavapai County Contractors Association