- Associated Press - Monday, December 8, 2014

MARYSVILLE, Mich. (AP) - An eastern Michigan community is asking for volunteers to shovel driveways and sidewalks to help elderly and disabled residents comply with a snow removal ordinance.

The Times Herald of Port Huron reports (https://bwne.ws/1sa9HYt ) Marysville Parks and Recreation Director Stefanie DeNardin says city officials know snow removal can be a challenge for senior citizens, who comprise a third of the community’s population. An updated ordinance that went into effect in February requires residents to move ice and snow from city sidewalks near their property within 48 hours to avoid fines.

Thirty-two-year-old Dan Shirkey of Marysville says he volunteered last winter and signed up again this year. He says it is a great program but residents would ideally help their neighbors on their own and the program wouldn’t be needed.


Information from: Times Herald, https://www.thetimesherald.com

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