Hi I was looking for some advice on how to deal with a neighbor who does not shovel their walk.
I have been here in JP for about 4 years. Over that time there has always been one neighbor who consistently does not shovel. I have only seen their sidewalk shoveled once in that time period.
My wife asked them about it last winter and their reply, "We are just girls, we can't do it."
This year I asked them, and they replied that they did shovel. Yet if you look at the sidewalk, they clearly did not. There is about 3" of packed snow on the walk. Yes it is a lot more difficult to shovel at this point, but that is not the point. If they shoveled like everyone else in the neighborhood, it would not be in its present condition.
I would hope and imagine that if you live in this climate long enough, you know you need to shovel pretty quickly, before the snow gets packed down, or else it becomes very difficult to shovel properly. How is it that every other house on the block was able to clear their sidewalk, but these folks can not. Every winter it becomes quite a hazard, as it ices over.
I tried using the "Citizen's Connect" app, and reported this a few days ago, but I am not really interested in them getting a $50 fine, I just want them to shovel their walk, so no one falls down. Please let me know if you have any suggestions on getting these folks to shovel, or at this point, to at least put down salt to help melt the 3" of snow/ice.