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Snow removal at Kent Park becomes an issue

Snow removal at Kent Park becomes an issue

Posted: 2022-11-10 12:18:03 By: thebay

The Town of Huntsville Council heard from staff at this week’d council meeting about a request to maintain Kent Park throughout the winter months. The Huntsville Lake of Bays Chamber of Commerce asked the town to pay for and perform winter maintenance including snow removal, clean up and maintenance.

Council heard that sidewalk plows cannot be used at Kent Park and the snow would have to be cleared using shovels or snow blowers. Staff told council that they do not have the resources for this. Currently there is no planned snow removal or maintenance at Kent Park in the winter.

Staff told council that hiring contractors would be problematic, with insurance requirements and their ability to find employees.C

Councillor  Withey suggested that possibly the BIA could have their members take care of the maintenance of the park themselves.

Council approved a resolution to look at options to clear Kent Park for this year, by hiring a contractor or hiring staff  if possible, and to take a long term approach for upcoming years.

Expect it to come back to council in the future.

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