Ypsi: “Shovelgate”

Mark Maynard reports that many residents in Ypsilanti are angry after getting snow-removal bills from a business that the city has contracted with to enforce its snow-removal ordinance. One resident writes:  “We weren’t notified, for one thing, and there’s absolutely no evidence that anyone cleared our walk except for us. Plus, there was never a need for someone else to clear our sidewalks. My husband and neighbor went to City Hall first thing this morning, and they reported that the phones were ringing off the hook there, so presumably a lot of others also received an invoice and are mad.” [Source]