Remember. IF the DPW clears the sidewalks it is a bonus!!! It is town law that homes and businesses clear the sidewalks in front of their property!
Did you clear yours, I did.....
They did not do a crappy job they did well considering the magnitude of the storm, this storm was not mush less the '78 when there were roads that did not even get opened for days! View Comment
YOU might not mind cleaning YOUR driveway again, but, I am willing to bet that if the town came back out and pushed the banks back two days after the storm the DPW phones would light up with pissed off residents. The roads are safely passable, if, one slows down and uses common sense. This was a MAJOR storm, not much less than in '78 when there were roads that did not even get opened for days!
Regarding the facility, were do you think the DPW employees go to maintain and repair the equipment that breaks during storms, take plows on and off, and hope fullly stop for a break and to eat a time or two during such storms. View Comment
How do you propose that more contractors are paid for @ $1000 per day vs $300 for employees?
Contractors are part of the problem, most drive pickups with plows, which in an epic storm such as this are simply not big enough to get the job done. View Comment
Agree with union man, nobody cares about the DPW till it snows. Mom of 3, what would you have said if the DPW opened the road curb to curb on Sunday afternoon, such that everyone's driveway was then closed up again!?!?! Think about it, the DPW is in a damned if you do damned if you don't scenario there! Remember those guys likely worked ALL day and night Friday, as well as all day Saturday! (30 something hours straight!) It is a hard and thankless job.
REMEMBER this storm the next time we need to vote to provide these guys with a reasonable facility! View Comment
I for one think the DPW does a reasonable job with what they have. I think the "bumpouts" are a part of the problem and are ridiculous. These "streetscape" improvements make thinks look pretty but can be impractical. I question the ability of the architect used. Remember it takes resources (money) to keep our streets clear. Everyone can help by clearing sidewalks in front of their homes (as required by law), and voting some money for the DPW.
Given the deplorable conditions at the DPW facility, that we make these guys work in, we are lucky they do anything for us!!!!! View Comment
Wow union man, why the personal attack against Charlie??
concerned resident: The Fletcher St. proposal was shot down (as I recall) because it was $8 million! This proposal is significantly less than that and would still allow expansion in the future at Fletcher St. if needed. View Comment