Has the city considered making/installing the “snow melt system” (heated streets and sidewalks) for the downtown streets and sidewalks to accommodate the seniors, visually impaired, foreigners, folks from hot climates, etc.? Like Kalamazoo and Holland have, and are expanding currently. (Full question.)
The city has not considered a snowmelt system in at least the last five years. We understand that our colleagues in Kalamazoo and Holland have these systems, but they tell us these systems can be costly to install and maintain. At this time, our resources in Battle Creek do not support that. However, we could explore it later, if there is continued interest.