Readerpix: Snow Mound Offenders!

12/22/2009:

A unnamed Hoboken411 reader sent in this picture in of a common site yesterday in Hoboken. Massive mounds of snow (which is nothing out of the ordinary).

However, they said “How come these intrusive piles of snow don’t receive summonses? They block visibility and make it hard for cars to turn! How dare they?”

Hoboken411 reader photo of the day – 12/22/2009

mounds of snow blocking intersections in Hoboken NJ 2

[Stay tuned for the next Readerpix entry! – Note: one reader’s photo(s) will be featured from time to time. Unless your photo is time-sensitive – it will be published in the order it was received! Additional note: Your pictures will have a better chance of being published if they’re in “landscape” mode, as opposed to the taller “portrait” modes… ]

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30 Comments on "Readerpix: Snow Mound Offenders!"

oceanbloo
Member
oceanbloo

I actually think that we had better snow removal this year than in year’s past.

For example, the corner of 14th and Washington was always a horrible mess after a storm and crossing the street involved scaling large mounds of snow. I have a post in archives here somewhere remarking about how I can’t believe that Frio Chiropractic can’t be bothered to clear their snow. This year, sidewalk clearing has been great – yesterday morning I saw teams of 2 city workers shoveling pedestrian paths in the intersections.

mcgato
Member
mcgato

I’ve been clearing that corner of 14th and Washington the past few snowstorms. It was always a huge mess, and instead of bitching about it, I took my shovel and cleared it. I think an Applied Companies front loader totally cleared it up a day or two after this last snowstorm.

In response to oceanbloo who said:
I actually think that we had better snow removal this year than in year’s past.

For example, the corner of 14th and Washington was always a horrible mess after a storm and crossing the street involved scaling large mounds of snow. I have a post in archives here somewhere remarking about how I can’t believe that Frio Chiropractic can’t be bothered to clear their snow. This year, sidewalk clearing has been great – yesterday morning I saw teams of 2 city workers shoveling pedestrian paths in the intersections.

oceanbloo
Member
oceanbloo

This corner was cleaned up well for the first time in memory after THIS snowstorm – I agree with that.

But that hasn’t always been the case.

It’s nice that you were out helping clear the snow. I’m not denying that at all. And it is absolutely appreciated. The folks that I happened to see, however, were city workers wearing the “caution” vests.

In response to mcgato who said:
I’ve been clearing that corner of 14th and Washington the past few snowstorms. It was always a huge mess, and instead of bitching about it, I took my shovel and cleared it. I think an Applied Companies front loader totally cleared it up a day or two after this last snowstorm.

hobokenj
Member
hobokenj

I dont think a clean sweep guy can run the plow. Probably some Union BS. I would hope the clean sweep guy is hourly and if he doesnt work he doesnt get paid, but thats probably wishfull thinking.

Lets say one side of the street was cleared and a plow ran down the whole street. Where do you put all that snow. You would have a ten foot pile at the end of each block. which is what people seem to be upset with in the first place. I dont think any town does the type of removal people are asking for here, regardless of budget.

jc5201
Member
jc5201

Wait a minute. We’re talking about cutting the budget to pay for snow removal from the first snow fall of the year? Are you serious? This isn’t Florida. This should have been budgeted and paid for already. When we get to the 12th snow clean up, then we can talk about cuts to pay for snow removal. I live on First Street. Monday is street cleaning on one side, Tuesday the other. Why isn’t snow removal part of street cleaning? Maybe there is an extra cost involved, but it can’t be exorbitant. The people who usually street clean should plow the streets. Or give them a shovel and a bag of salt & get them working the sidewalks & crosswalks. Is this not possible? This snow storm was not a surprise. The powers that be could have and should have planned properly in terms of scheduling workers & clean up. This could have been done in a way to minimize overtime & added costs.

plywood
Member
plywood

Absolutely. It wreaks of a shell game. What happens to the labor force who street sweep when they can’t work due to snow on the ground? Is ‘efficiency’ in the town’s dictionary?

In response to jc5201 who said:
Wait a minute. We’re talking about cutting the budget to pay for snow removal from the first snow fall of the year? Are you serious? This isn’t Florida. This should have been budgeted and paid for already. When we get to the 12th snow clean up, then we can talk about cuts to pay for snow removal. I live on First Street. Monday is street cleaning on one side, Tuesday the other. Why isn’t snow removal part of street cleaning? Maybe there is an extra cost involved, but it can’t be exorbitant. The people who usually street clean should plow the streets. Or give them a shovel and a bag of salt & get them working the sidewalks & crosswalks. Is this not possible? This snow storm was not a surprise. The powers that be could have and should have planned properly in terms of scheduling workers & clean up. This could have been done in a way to minimize overtime & added costs.

escaped68
Member

The sweepers might not have the required commerical drivers lic, with the proper endorsements,in order to drive the plows. The CDLs are required by the federal gov.

In response to plywood who said:
Absolutely. It wreaks of a shell game. What happens to the labor force who street sweep when they can’t work due to snow on the ground? Is ‘efficiency’ in the town’s dictionary?

plywood
Member
plywood

Fair enough. But then what do they do? Day off with pay?

In response to escaped68 who said:
The sweepers might not have the required commerical drivers lic, with the proper endorsements,in order to drive the plows. The CDLs are required by the federal gov.

escaped68
Member

shovel where needed. Here is something else to keep in mind,drivers who have CDLs are subject to random drug tests. The town cannot ignore the testing it is a federal mandate,does the town do this?

In response to plywood who said:
Fair enough. But then what do they do? Day off with pay?

9
Member

The snow paid off City Hall.

plywood
Member
plywood

That explains some squirrelly looking snow mounds in the Malibu parking lot.

In response to 9 who said:
The snow paid off City Hall.

plywood
Member
plywood

Yet another correction. Post 16 is a response to post 12.

hobposer
Member
hobposer

i am confused first post 7 was for post 8, now post 16 is for post 12 but post # 18 was left by 9 and you are post #17 and i will be post 19????

In response to plywood who said:
Yet another correction. Post 16 is a response to post 12.

plywood
Member
plywood

Who’s on first? Whadda I look like? A post office?!

In response to midtownauthentic who said:
i am confused first post 7 was for post 8, now post 16 is for post 12 but post # 18 was left by 9 and you are post #17 and i will be post 19????

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