I would like to thank our local police officers for being so efficient.
On Tuesday we had, as The Dispatch said, the largest snowfall in two years. Well, I don't know about that, but I know our snowplows were out in force. About 9:30 a.m. I noticed the plows on the street adjacent to mine so I pulled my pickup and trailer off the street and went to pull my dump truck off. After brushing snow and allowing it to warm up I started to pull it into my daughter's driveway across the street from my place. I then noticed the emergency route at the end of the block had not been plowed. After waiting about 20 minutes I thought the plows had jumped to the emergency routes so I left the truck running and ran into the house to use the rest room. When I came back it was too late, the plow had already gone by. I turned the truck off and went back to the house to shovel the snow.
On Thursday about 2:30 p.m. I noticed a police officer ticketing my dump truck, and after checking with the police department I was told it probably had been parked for more than 48 hours and I could appeal to the city council to have it dismissed. Well, after doing the math I decided that from Tuesday morning until Thursday afternoon it had been about 52 hours, over the 48 hour limit. So, I guess I was in violation of the law and the ticket was justified.
I will pay my ticket for I can not, in good conscience, appeal this ticket unlike some have done. So keep up the good work Brainerd P.D., you're doing a good job.
James M. Sykes
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