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New company gets contract to shovel La Crosse sidewalks this winter



A new contractor is being hired by the city of La Crosse to clear snow off sidewalks that homeowners haven’t shoveled themselves. 

The Peterson Snow Plowing Company of La Crosse was approved by the board of public works on Monday.  The firm will be sent to shovel any public sidewalk that’s still covered up days after a snowfall, and will bill property owners for the work. 

Assistant Fire Chief Craig Snyder expects there might be some complaints from the public about Peterson, since it’s replacing the long-time contractor for shoveling.    

“Just to let them be aware that if they hear complaints and whatnot coming in, obviously there’s going to be a training and a learning curve for this new contractor,” said Snyder, asking that people be patient for Peterson to learn the process.

Peterson’s bid of $58,625 was five thousand dollars lower than the old contractor, Midwest Roll-Off of Onalaska.  

The city of La Crosse is ready to plow snow off the streets after the first two-inch snowfall of the season.

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.

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