Hobokenpix: Damaged City Property
[Continuing the ORIGINAL Hoboken411 “Photo of the Day” series…]
Hoboken Photo of the Day – 1/18/2010
Today’s Hoboken411 Photo of the Day is an interesting piece of damage at the Elysian Park Dog Run (11th and Hudson).
Seems like something struck the fence around the dog run with some force – causing several fence posts to bend. To me, it must have been a vehicle of some kind (most likely the truck that plows the sidewalk when it snows). Not damaged to the point where there’s a “prison break” possibility at the park – but unattractive and a potential hazard at some point in the future. My questions are:
- How is damage like this handled within the city? Who pays? Out of the budget, or does this qualify for insurance?
- Who fixes it? In-house employees, or is it contracted out to a vendor?
- Does damage like this even get tended to? Or do they wait until a kid slashes his jugular falling into the shards of sharp metal?
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