Plainfield Superintendent John Harper told Resident Darran Hurd that the district would be cleaning off the sidewalks Tuesday.
However, when Hurd got home last night - he wasn't pleased with what he saw so he took matters in his own hands - and shoveled with the help of neighbors.
Here's his e-mail to the board and Harper:
The evening of 2/8/2011 Mr. Berika (Sp?), his son Bobby (4th grade), and I cleared the sidewalk from the north west entrance of Drauden Point to the circle drive at Ridge. He had an ATV with a snow blade, his son used a shovel, and I got a portion with the snow thrower for that span. Next I got the other snow pile path cut with the scoop shovel and spade at the Ridge south west entrance to get to the sidewalk to the south. Some unknown person did the sidewalk to the snow pile there on the way to the south. Total time spent was from 5 to 7PM.
Apparently we were both displeased to learn the kids were sliding on the piles into the street after school at pick-up time. That is why adults clear paths and a lot of us know the legal definition of "attractive nuisance".
1. Law . A doctrine of tort law under which a person who creates or permits to exist on his or her land a dangerous condition attractive to children, as an unfenced swimming pool, is liable for their resulting injuries, even though the injured are trespassers.
2. a hazardous condition or object to which this doctrine is applicable.
You may think about asking your legal staff what that term means and how you avoid being liable with your property and my tax bill. We know kids will be kids I suppose, but responsible people take action and buy snow removal equipment.
Please have kids going north and west from school exit on the circle and then use the path cut by us vs having them go to the front entrance drive on the west. I could not find the sidewalk starting point at the drive entrance on the west. Since someone already did the west circle drive sidewalk out to the north and west side that is what we connected to.
Thought about going over to north east side of Drauden Point but there was a big accident with multiple fire-trucks. Thought best to avoid that and let the pros do their work. I am hoping that any snow pile didn't contribute to the accident because of a lack of line of sight. Let's also hope you have no liability on that also.