Mayor Bulkley Says Snow Removal ‘a work in progress’ but ‘we all want to get better’

COLUMBUS, Neb. – Mayor Columbus Jim Bulkley acknowledged shortcomings in the city’s snow removal two weeks ago, but says the city will do a better job in the future.

“We have pride in what we do and those guys do intend to address some of those issues,” says Bulkley.

Bulkley spoke towards the end of Monday’s city council meeting, saying it takes a lot of work and effort to plow the streets after a huge snow storm like Columbus saw in January.

The city and surrounding area was struck by a blizzard that left around one foot of snow in Columbus. Residents complained about plows being slow to clean up streets.

“I hope most people take a deep breath, when something isn’t quite the way it needs to be and recognize that nobody really did it intentionally, it’s a work in progress,” says Bulkley.

He capped the short speech by saying that he is working with Public Works Director Chuck Sliva to identify what went wrong last month and try to ensure it does not happen again.

“We all want to get better, so my point to the public is we will and we know you deserve to have the services that your taxes are paying for and we intend to give you the best we can,” says Bulkley.

For his full speech, check out the video above.

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