Lack Of Volunteers Blamed For Proposed End Of Snow Angels Program

Tuesday October 15th, 2013

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The Snow Angels program will not take place this upcoming Winter if Windsor City Council passes a recommendation by City administration.

The program, which has been around for 15 years, pairs volunteers with seniors over the age of 65 who may not be able to clean the snow from their city sidewalks or driveways.

In a report to City Council in April, City Engineer Mario Sonego said that the program currently only has 80 volunteers signed up but has over 350 requests for the program. The city had hoped that the number of volunteers would increase when the requirement for high school students to perform over 40 hours of community service came into effect but says that did not happen.

City Council then asked administration to look into a possible partnership with the Safety Village and discussions took place over the summer.

Several concerns and issues were raised by the board of the Safety Village and it was determined that there was not enough time to get the program running for the winter season.

A committee will be struck and will work over the next year to see if the program can make a return for the the winter of 2014-2015.

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