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Rose Street motel gets snow shoveling bill dismissed by city

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Another property owner in La Crosse will get a break from a snow-shoveling bill sent by City Hall. 

The board of public works will waive a $1417 invoice for clearing snow at the AmericInn motel on Rose Street. 

The property owner told the board that she would have appreciated a call from the city first, before crews came out to clear snow at the motel site, and said that she can usually get the motel parking lot plowed privately for only $350. 

La Crosse fire chief Ken Gilliam recommended the waiver, noting that the AmericInn provides a service for his department by allowing the dive rescue team to practice diving from its dock along the Black River.   

Gilliam believes members of the dive team would have volunteered to do shoveling themselves at the motel, if they had heard about the need to clear the snow.           

Last week, the board reduced a shoveling invoice for a La Crosse homeowner, who provided proof that he was billed for clearing parts of a sidewalk that had not been snowed upon.

 

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.