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Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Denison City Council Discusses Responding to Winter Storms
The Denison City Council approved some snow-related policies and several other items on Tuesday.
The council took action on sections of the city code for snow removal and a separate parking item. Mayor Pam Soseman spoke with KDSN about those items earlier this week.
“Snow removal would enforce people to remove a half-inch of snow if we got that snow or ice,” said Soseman. “Another one we’re looking at is a person with disabilities parking. Thrifty White has one handicapped parking spot behind them in the alleyway. They have requested one more.”
The council adopted the parking upgrade and approved the second reading of the updated snow removal code. The city's snow plowing policy now says you can park on the side of the street with a “No Parking” sign posted for 24 hours after the first plow day of a snow emergency. They also added a section about how the city will respond to an ice storm. The city says Public Works will treat roads with the highest traffic first and then move to side streets. They also recommend tuning into KDSN and watching the city’s Facebook page and website for the latest updates during an ice event.
The council passed a resolution pledging $750,000 in American Rescue Plan funds for the Wellness Center. The city's pledge is meant to help the committee find and apply for grants as part of the community fundraising effort. They approved quotes for purchasing a Ford pickup and Bobcat skid steer for Public Works as well as a new public service software out of the Administration budget. They also selected FNIC as the Agent of Record for city insurance after hearing from three candidates at a special meeting last week.
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