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Re: Plows ready to roll in West Kelowna

Postby hotrocket » Dec 30th, 2012, 9:05 pm

Be careful what you wish for...remember we only get 15 plows included in the contract this year! Haha way to save money Mayor. What have we used to date I think 4 or so days this year already! Good lord this may indeed be a very long slippery winter!
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Re: Plows ready to roll in West Kelowna

Postby Spocky » Dec 30th, 2012, 10:28 pm

I can only pray that no one loses their life because of these outrageous cutbacks to a very vital service.
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Re: Plows ready to roll in West Kelowna

Postby dodgerdodge » Dec 31st, 2012, 12:32 am

Two things that got me thinking today.

1) It was a nice day and most of Westlake road was looking good with plenty of dry tarmac and the odd damp patch. The sun was out and yet i followed a sand truck all the way up who was dropping sand in places. It was a complete waste of time and sand as it was just not needed.

2) After reading the DWK info about reminding people to clear the pathways in front of their houses i noticed today when walking the dog that the only pathway that hadn't been cleared locally was the one in front of the DWK park!
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Re: Plows ready to roll in West Kelowna

Postby mexicalidreamer » Dec 31st, 2012, 1:58 pm

I am not going to condemn the new company but I will say that there has been a noticeable difference in the quality of the work being done. It is definitely being done less frequently and the 2 foot deep pile of ice and snow left in front of my driveway the other day was not appreciated.

I seldom had a blocked driveway entry to contend with in the past and it was never much to deal with when there was a pile left behind.

I personally would pay much more than the 3% the municipality is looking at if I knew I would get a standard of service that is much better than what I am seeing now.
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Re: Plows ready to roll in West Kelowna

Postby logman » Dec 31st, 2012, 2:33 pm

Have you noticed the junker trucks they are running? What a joke! I was told they have a history in Merrit and were ran out very quickly. At least Argo has proper large trucks and sanders.
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Re: Plows ready to roll in West Kelowna

Postby polelady » Dec 31st, 2012, 3:35 pm

WWWWOOOEEEEE the sanding truck was here this morning about 10:00 AM... ( Hmmmmm I did e-mail the DWK on Sunday evening about the situation... ) all back to normal.... for now at least on Smid Road..
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Re: Plows ready to roll in West Kelowna

Postby logman » Dec 31st, 2012, 5:28 pm

I just saw a plow/sander on webber rd throwing dirt on a clear dry road . Pathetic looking truck. How embarrassing !
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Re: Plows ready to roll in West Kelowna

Postby voice of reason » Jan 1st, 2013, 3:42 pm

i just saw a plow going down gellatly rd spreading sand on a dry bare road. it took them 2 days to make a single pass when we had snow but new years day when the driver is making double time they are spreading sand and wasting it.he was also plowing the shoulder and making a huge dust cloud cuz theres like a half inch of dirty ice if that.the trucks look like they were bought at auction world compared to the argo trucks. it makes me wonder what goes thru their heads at west kelowna city hall
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Re: Plows ready to roll in West Kelowna

Postby logman » Jan 1st, 2013, 5:01 pm

Wondering if the district even makes sure the bid has sufficient equipment to do the job when they take the lowest bid job?
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Re: Plows ready to roll in West Kelowna

Postby voice of reason » Jan 8th, 2013, 6:50 pm

it wouldnt hurt these guys to put the blade down either . they seem to be leaving a half inch of snow instead of plowing it down to the pavement
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Re: Plows ready to roll in West Kelowna

Postby Catz » Jan 8th, 2013, 7:00 pm

It really is bad. I have no idea how to drive with these 'piles' of snow everywhere on the road??????!!!!!!!! In the middle of the road.
I have no idea how to drive when a person is coming at me and we both have no where to pull over for each other.
The ditch...well you can't. I almost got hit my the one truck I saw today...he was driving down the middle
of McIver...no plow down just driving. I had to actually stop. I got stuck yesterday. I have not been stuck in years!
This was on a main road. I have new tires. I have called and am just biting my tongue now.
I have no idea where to put a garbage can. I am just ...stunned...they do NOT have the equipment for this.
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Re: Plows ready to roll in West Kelowna

Postby Sweetjjp » Jan 8th, 2013, 7:38 pm

This was my post last night on Facebook. In regards to Glenrosa. Funniest thing. Was going to record on my phone but my battery died.

Funniest thing tonight. Watching the new snow removal company cleaning the Roads. 10 min in a cul de sac. Coming out pissed off then leaving about a foot and a half of snow in front of the driveways and spinning out as he goes. Then the topper was watching him for 20 min trying to go up a small hill. Thank you west kelowna for saving us money. Lol

Charging my phone tonight if they are going to grace us with their presence :dyinglaughing:
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Re: Plows ready to roll in West Kelowna

Postby kay-c » Jan 8th, 2013, 7:41 pm

:dyinglaughing: welcome to Canada
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Re: Plows ready to roll in West Kelowna

Postby fiscalmind » Jan 8th, 2013, 8:13 pm

How quickly we forget, Argo used to come around once a week it seemed. So if your day was Wednesday and it snowed on Thursday you had to wait until the following Wednesday.

People will always complain about the roads, but the trade of is a lot more tax dollars. If the municipality hired its own roads crews to look after it could there be a savings? More overtime in years with more snow but less in years with less snow as opposed to a fixed price.
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Re: Plows ready to roll in West Kelowna

Postby Darlin06 » Jan 8th, 2013, 8:19 pm

I actually can't complain about the snow removal here...The main roads are pretty good...And there's been a large amount of snow/rain that has fallen...lots of traffic, school back in, etc...They're doing pretty damn good...I live in a cul de sac and he came around this morning..Removed all the humps at the end of the driveways, sanded real good...Nobody will be getting stuck...
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