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plowing alleys?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by prestige10, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. prestige10

    prestige10 Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Hey guys.... so I have never done any contract work for the city... but my girlfriend had an idea the other day. She was telling me how the city doesn't plow her back alley and RARELY plows her street. She said that cars are always getting stuck there and that she thinks her neighbours would be willing to pay for our company to do this, so I'm thinking of visiting her neighbours to discuss this. Does anyone know if this is something I would need to have approved by the city? Like I said Ive never done that type of work before.
     
  2. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,591

    In most cities, if your blade touches the street they can fine the bejeezus out of you. Better check.
     
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Find Paul or Neige on here they are the experts on plowing alleys.
     
  4. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    She must not live on a primary street
     
  5. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    big fines, $1000+, i had a caldesac that all the people were going to pay me to do the public area, was told by a city official that if he caught me doing it again, he would throw the book at me
     
  6. Scottscape

    Scottscape Senior Member
    Messages: 662

    I've done it to get to a lot or two. I've also had neighbors pitch in and pay to plow a street that never gets plowed..
     
  7. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    Were talking USD not the paso or w/e you guys have in canada! Is it pasos or pounds?
     
  8. prestige10

    prestige10 Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Hahahaha no we use monopoly money.
     
  9. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    :laughing:
     
  10. magnum1

    magnum1 Senior Member
    from ID & ND
    Messages: 249

    Ck w/city maint. department, we use to plow several alley's before the city moved trash collection to the street