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