In not easy to understand language the Madison City Council will take up Tuesday night a provision that will place the responsibility of clearing bus stops of snow and ice to adjacent property owners. With an ever-increasing interest in holding down property taxes, and making the bottom line look better for city hall, some Madison homeowners are about to be stuck with a big task.
Depending on much snow falls this winter it could be a big heavy unforgiving job for property owners 'lucky enough' to have a bus stop in front on their residence. The Madison City Council will accomplish this by cleverly changing the wording for the definition of a sidewalk.
Some residents in the neighborhoods do whatever is possible to keep bus stops cleared in front of their home. They do that as a common courtesy. They voluntarily to do that for others.
But there is no way to do t