Temple Owls are fortunate to have been away during the Spring break snow storm, but for the Department of Housekeeping and Ground Maintenance, snow removal was still a top priority.
The department of Housekeeping and Ground Maintenance, Joe Imsezennik, is in charge of snow removal. Cost for removal varies depending on the severity of the snow fall. The Assistant Associate Director of Groundskeeping referenced this recent storm removal process as “expensive.”
Ashley Rodriguez and Lexy Williams, communication students at the School of Media and Communication, both want commuters to be taken into consideration during snow removal. They explained that efforts to clear snow on campus grounds are great but the surrounding areas need more attention.
Stephen Witherspoon, Operations Manager of Housekeeping, agrees with Imsezennik that they were fortunate that the storm came during a break where studies safety wouldn’t be in jeopardy, and that it happened during the week, so weekend overtime wouldn’t be an issue for crews.