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Bruce D. Brovold letter: Sad day when city does not respond to snow piles

It was a long cold walk home from the Fargo City Commission meeting Feb. 17. My heart was in my stomach and the freezing wind was slapping my face. What was I going to tell my neighbors -- that I had failed to get the city to enforce its sidewalk...

It was a long cold walk home from the Fargo City Commission meeting Feb. 17. My heart was in my stomach and the freezing wind was slapping my face.

What was I going to tell my neighbors -- that I had failed to get the city to enforce its sidewalk laws more strictly? They were counting on me. All the work I did to bring this to the public's attention, all the pictures of violators, all the letters written, two pages of names of businesses that are violating the snow ordinance, all had been dismissed without even a commissioner seconding my motion.

The elderly, the disabled and handicapped people of Fargo have once again been ignored by the city of Fargo. We will continue to fall and trip over the banks of snow, placed on the sidewalks by businesses eager to clean their parking lots. Or, we will just have to stay home, as suggested by the director of public works, and gaze out our windows and watch the rest of the world go by?

Bruce D. Brovold

Fargo

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