ACHD and the City of Boise shouldn’t have to waste money on more equipment for the next storm in 30 years when residents should do their part. The day I heard on the news that residents were urged to clear their roofs of snow and help keep storm drains and gutters clear, I looked up and said, “Check, check.” That’s because my roof had been cleared and every day that was above freezing I was outside with a pick, shovel and broom doing just that. Most of the ice chunks I removed were near half my weight. But it needed to be moved from the path of our melting snow and ice. I did not just do this in front of my rented property but for 14 residences including the intersection and cul-de-sac. I’ve received several thanks from neighbors. My point is it can be done. If it can be done by a 55-year-old mother of five it should be done in every neighborhood in Boise. Man or Woman Up, quit complaining and get a pick and shovel. If the job seems overwhelming and you just don’t know where to begin, go ask the lady with the shovel on Valencia Street.
Ronda Watson, Boise