City vehicles for personal use?

4/7/2009:

A Hoboken411 reader believes that city vehicles shouldn’t be used for personal purposes – such as picking kids up from school.

A liability for taxpayers – and waste of resources

“I thought I would bring this to your attention. I noticed that the Hoboken Parking Utility Pick up is picking up kids on the Clinton Street near the board of ed entrance ever week day when schools ending. I do not think the kids are paid employees of the town. Must be their kids but I do not think it is safe and should not be done on tax payers money.

I used to work for a town and you could not have any non-employees in the vehicle for safety reasons let alone their kids. So if someone does get hurt the tax payers money will be accountable for medial and possible law suit. As well as our tax paying money going to waste with this individual on the clock and not on their time.

Yesterday: The truck arrived on Clinton street behind Wallace school 2:20 and left at 2:45. There is also the time spent dropping off at home. Child should not be driving in municipal vehicle that is not a town employee.

Solution: Let the person picking them up take their break time and use their own car. This should be reported and it is a abuse to the employee time and vehicles.”

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147 Comments on "City vehicles for personal use?"

bradykp
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bradykp

[quote comment=”152382″][quote comment=”152347″][quote comment=”148235″]Sorry but I keep forgetting my phone or camera when I go to Shop Rite – someone please take a shot of the firemen pulling up and parking the big pumper fire truck in the fire lane only to go in and do the weekly (or maybe daily) grocery shopping for the firehouse.
Mr. Fire Dude – at least take one the three dozen Fire Command SUVs that are being driven around doing nothing.[/quote]

isn’t that the best place for it to be parked in the event of an emergency? hehehehehe[/quote]

I would think they take the apparatus so that they can respond, as opposed to waiting for someone to get back to the firehouse. You’ll see this in any town, so no huge news. If anyone should be able to park in the fire lane, it is the FD.[/quote]

yeah. i think the same thing.

nacholibre
Member
nacholibre

[quote comment=”152347″][quote comment=”148235″]Sorry but I keep forgetting my phone or camera when I go to Shop Rite – someone please take a shot of the firemen pulling up and parking the big pumper fire truck in the fire lane only to go in and do the weekly (or maybe daily) grocery shopping for the firehouse.
Mr. Fire Dude – at least take one the three dozen Fire Command SUVs that are being driven around doing nothing.[/quote]

isn’t that the best place for it to be parked in the event of an emergency? hehehehehe[/quote]

I would think they take the apparatus so that they can respond, as opposed to waiting for someone to get back to the firehouse. You’ll see this in any town, so no huge news. If anyone should be able to park in the fire lane, it is the FD.

bradykp
Member
bradykp

[quote comment=”148235″]Sorry but I keep forgetting my phone or camera when I go to Shop Rite – someone please take a shot of the firemen pulling up and parking the big pumper fire truck in the fire lane only to go in and do the weekly (or maybe daily) grocery shopping for the firehouse.
Mr. Fire Dude – at least take one the three dozen Fire Command SUVs that are being driven around doing nothing.[/quote]

isn’t that the best place for it to be parked in the event of an emergency? hehehehehe

realstuff
Member
realstuff

The use policy of city vehicles has been brought up on 411 and by former fire chief Tremitiedi who requested an operational audit of the vehicle fleet way back in 2007 and I have seen him following up at recent council meetings alluding to an almost $400K annual fuel bill. Still no action….Come on Judy, hold them accountable ❗

Tama Murden
Member

Sorry to sound like a broken record….

But…

If you want the HPU’s behavior to change, Corea’s gotta go.

And someone competent & ethical needs to replace him.

Yeah, I know…who’s that in the cess-pool of possible candidates?

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