Our snowfall on Wednesday, Feb. 29, was pretty much a typical snowfall one can expect this time of year. Very wet and heavy but this is, after all, Minnesota. The part I do find unusual is how long it took for the Rogers streets to get plowed. I didn’t expect to be plowed out first thing in the morning. Sure, I missed our morning paper. No big deal. And I can live without receiving that day’s mail. However, when you don’t get plowed out until almost two in the afternoon that pretty much tells you service is slow. If you were lucky enough to be one of the first streets plowed, this complaint would sound rather frivolous to you, but for the rest of us, this was a major inconvenience and not the service we were accustomed to in the past.
This is by no means to say that the workers doing the plowing were not doing their work. They do and have always done a superb job of street maintenance. This is, in my opinion, rather the fault of the Rogers City Council not being prepared for the extra streets that the merger with Hassan Township has brought. This being one of the mildest winters in Minnesota history makes one wonder what our service would be like with a normal winter snowfall. — Terry Peterson, Rogers
(Author’s note: Many of these concerns were brought up prior to the merger between the city of Rogers and Hassan Township and many of us have felt that these issues were not properly resolved then and obviously are not resolved yet.)