Students offer snow removal service

2014-03-19T19:00:00Z Students offer snow removal serviceThe Sentinel The Sentinel
March 19, 2014 7:00 pm  • 

SHIPPENSBURG — Shippensburg University’s Inter-Fraternity Council is offering to help residents clear snow from their sidewalks.

The council learned about the need for snow removal services from local businessman Frank Cressler.

Borough residents have 12 hours to clear their sidewalks after snow stops falling; if they fail to clear the snow in that period, they face a more than $100 fine.

But Cressler, who said he is a concerned citizen, said some people are unable to shovel their sidewalks.

“This is a public safety issue,” he said. “We need sidewalks cleaned so others don’t slip and fall. But fines are punishing people and not helping the situation. ... I don’t think fining someone who cannot afford to pay for it (snow removal) or is physically unable to do it themselves, is solving anything.

“They (university students) want to be engaged in our community. We had a need, and there was someone who could fill that need — I was just trying to put the two together.”

Cost for snow removal is $20 per sidewalk at any residence or business. Proceeds will be donated to Relay for Life.

To arrange for snow removal, call Cressler at 816-1350.

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    JMJ - March 20, 2014 11:35 am
    While this is a step in the right direction, wouldn't it be better to offer this service free of charge? Even the $20 cost may be burdensome for some, especially seniors, especially during winters like this one. All Shippensburg residents pay taxes to support the University students. This would be a golden opportunity for them to show their gratitude,
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