Councilman praises response to recent storm.

I want to extend sincere appreciation to the City of Dover employees and supervisors who worked so tirelessly in last week's snow storm. The high winds, below-freezing temperatures, and snowfall combined for a nearly inhabitable work environment. These public servants stood strong and persevered over the weather elements to help our city and its residents through the storm and its aftermath.

While I did receive some 2nd District constituent calls for snow plowing and ice treatment, I also note that the city manager was responsive to these calls and dispatched city public works crews promptly. The simple facts are ... there are many streets and fewer pieces of equipment. Therefore, in any major storm event, the priority for snow removal is determined by public safety needs and emergency response.

In circumstances such as this, we all want to be warm, safe, and with our families, including the fine men and women on the front lines of Dover's emergency response units. Bravo to the City of Dover Public Works Department, electric department, police department and fire department for their collective contributions to keeping the city operating with a minimum of service disruption or inconvenience.

Brian E. Lewis

Dover

The writer is a city councilman representing District 2.