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home : opinions :   May 27, 2016

1/27/2014 10:46:00 AM
Letters to the editor: Top-notch crew battles elements to take care of people

It has been said that longtime residents of Chicago consider the term “city worker” to be an oxymoron. Not so in Peru! As a city, we have just endured yet another winter storm. The first one, aptly named the “2014 New Year’s Storm” was the worst so far this season.

The city crew had the job of clearing the streets quickly and often as well as getting as close as possible to provide curbside access for the U.S. Postal Service. The task for the city workers was not just guiding the blade but trying to control the hundreds of pounds of snow in front of the plow. Unfortunately, there were instances where the snow damaged some mailboxes, including ours.

A public works department employee, Mike Maier, informed us that our mailbox would be repaired. He, with the help of another city worker, were patient, courteous and prompt in doing the work to our satisfaction.

Peru has first-class employees working on behalf of the residents.

Karl and Pat Fivek,

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