This is in response to the letter “Icy walks a concern,” published in the Feb. 12 issue of the Grosse Pointe News.
I am in total agreement with the letter writer — ice-covered sidewalks are a danger to everyone, in particular the children.
Our parcel of property is located on a busy intersection and it is actively walked daily with children going to and from Ferry Elementary along the west side of Wedgewood Drive between N. Brys and Roslyn. For the last two weeks, I have been taking my son to afternoon kindergarten and have been forced to cross Wedgewood at my driveway as the stretch from South Brys to Roslyn has been a complete sheet of ice.
I do understand when people are on vacation or hospitalized that it’s difficult to do it yourself, but you can certainly hire someone to have your walk cleared for the children so that they are not slipping and, perhaps, a serious injury take place.
I have also seen the crossing guard at Roslyn Road and Wedgewood chipping away at the ice and providing salt, from the city, to put on the sidewalk. C’mon, homeowners. This is not the responsibility of the crossing guard.
I also go along with the letter writer’s comment regarding a “code enforcement” for these homeowners that they maintain a safe and clean sidewalk for everyone.