If Crookston didn’t have major highways and county roads criss-crossing through town, local motorists might not be able to drive anywhere this winter, local resident Dave Regeimbal told the Crookston City Council Monday evening, while asking why City crews weren’t out with road graders cleaning the rutted slush, snow and ice from primary streets and side-streets.

   If Crookston didn’t have major highways and county roads criss-crossing through town, local motorists might not be able to drive anywhere this winter, local resident Dave Regeimbal told the Crookston City Council Monday evening, while asking why City crews weren’t out with road graders cleaning the rutted slush, snow and ice from primary streets and side-streets.

    Vice Mayor Dale Stainbrook, noting that a road grader was out and about, said crews were waiting for the warmup on tap for later this week to really hit the streets. Regeimbal countered that the week of unseasonably warm weather last month provided a great opportunity for crews to clean the streets, but, instead, he continued, Public Works crews keep trimming trees.

    Regeimbal also wondered why the City uses a mixture of 90 percent sand and 10 percent salt on the streets in the winter instead of more salt, “which would actually do something on the streets.”

    Stainbrook said officials would take that request under advisement.