The city of Dickinson is mulling whether to provide a public snow storage site for residents to dump their snow.
Dickinson Public Works Director Gary Zuroff also says city storage sites are starting to get full and their looking to add more, one near Dickinson State university and one near the new Dickinson middle school.
Zuroff told the city commission at their meeting Monday that residents have been wondering where to haul their snow, as many have been piling it up on their property.
“We haven’t figured out all the details, maintaining it, who piles it and things like that. But if we continue to get snow, we are definitely looking at a place for individuals to haul snow at that site. “
He also says the city has gotten complaints from residents about snow removal on sidewalks. The city ordinance states snow should be removed from the sidewalks after 72 hours.
He says there have been letters sent out, but fines have not been issued and the city will look to suspend the enforcement in case of another snow event.
“We maybe have sent out some letters but no one has enforced them and if we do have snow events like this that is suspended so people don’t have to worry about that along with other issues with a snow storm event.”
Zuroff says the city has already used more than 80,000 gallons of brine and hauled more than 3,000 loads of snow, in which he says is a “considerable amount” given we are only in the beginning of January.