Reader Mail: Using City Property
Here’s what one 411 reader saw last night:
At exactly 7:45pm tonight I witnessed a HPU employee loading a mattress, box spring and bed frame into a black Dodge Dakota HPU pick up truck. Not only is a city vehicle, purchased and operated with taxpayer dollars, being used for private use, but a city employee was loading the furniture! I called the HPU office and the woman on the phone indicated to me that the employee was “on break.” Even if they were on break that doesn’t justify the private use of a city vehicle. It would have been better if they were loading the furniture into the “money van”…haha! This is a blatant misuse of taxpayer property and funds.
PS, I witnessed this ridiculous act while the truck was illegally double parked on Jefferson Street between 4th and 5th.
“Hard Working Hoboken Taxpayer”
(picture of a similar HPU truck parked illegally last year)