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City Mulls Fines For Shoveling Violators

Missoula Mayor John Engen doesn’t want to start slapping fines on people who don’t shovel their sidewalks – but some councilors are calling for the $25 to $50 penalties. “Our first priority administratively … has been less about being punitive and more about really dealing with the problem,” Engen said. “We want the sidewalks clear so that folks have safe passage.” The mayor made his remarks Wednesday to the Public Works Committee, which has been discussing ways to increase the number of people who shovel the snow off their sidewalks this winter/Keilla Szpaller, Missoulian. More here.

Question: Do you want your North Idaho town to crack down on scofflaws who ignore shoveling their sidewalks?

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