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Concerns Raised Over Snow Plowing Disparities in KC Northland's Deerfield/Meadowbrooke Heights Area


Kansas City, Northland - January 10, 2024

Residents in the Deerfield/Meadowbrooke Heights area of Kansas City Northland are expressing frustration and confusion over the city's snow plowing practices, highlighting disparities in the treatment of different neighborhoods during winter weather.

A concerned resident took to social media, asking why the city does not prioritize plowing the roads in their area. According to the post, the city seems to prioritize snow routes and only addresses inside streets if possible. The resident noted that other neighborhoods have been plowed, and they would appreciate any kind of pass through their neighborhood.

One resident pointed out that in areas with Homeowners' Associations (HOA), the city is not responsible for plowing. The post mentioned that the resident's HOA took care of the snow removal, as they reportedly do consistently.

However, the situation becomes more complex in areas where only parts of the HOA are responsible for snow removal. Some residents, particularly in rental properties, reported that certain sections of their neighborhood were not plowed, while the rest was supposedly taken care of by the city's public works department.

It is important to note that the concerned resident clarified that there is no HOA in the Deerfield/Meadowbrooke Heights area, leaving residents questioning why their streets seem to be neglected compared to other parts of the city.

The disparity in snow plowing practices has sparked a conversation among residents, with many seeking answers from local authorities. Some are calling for increased transparency regarding the criteria used to determine which areas are prioritized for snow removal.

Local officials have not yet responded to the concerns raised by residents, leaving the community in anticipation of an explanation or potential changes to the current snow plowing strategy.

As winter weather continues, residents in the Deerfield/Meadowbrooke Heights area hope for a resolution that ensures their streets receive the attention needed to maintain safe and accessible roads during snow events. The issue also prompts broader discussions about the allocation of resources and services in different neighborhoods within Kansas City Northland.