Bare minimum Hoboken plowing

2/11/2010:

[Continuing the ORIGINAL Hoboken411 “Photo of the Day” series…]

Hoboken Photo of the Day – 2/11/2010

Isn’t the purpose of the “Snow Emergency Routes” in Hoboken to allow for full plowing of the entire street?

As you can see here, this sign on Washington Street says “No Parking When Road is Snow Covered,” yet there are cars everywhere!

No parking in Hoboken sign snow covered roads

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22 Comments on "Bare minimum Hoboken plowing"

ohnoivotedforher
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ohnoivotedforher

Let’s give Jennifer Maier the new Environmental Services Director a chance to address her plan for snow removal with Hoboken411. Maybe Rahway has the answer here. I couldnt agree more with the comment on removing the snow from streets on sweeping day. They could use a Payloader and some Dump Trucks and haul is to Hobokens land fill site. (oops hoboken doesn’t have any site to bring it to…maybe we can put it next to Shoprite)

upyurs
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upyurs

First off there are streets that are considered snow removal streets and your car needs to be moved. If your car was not moved on those streets you were ticketed and towed. Of course that was the law under Russo and Roberts administartion, I know beacuse I did not move my car in one of these posted streets. However, it appears that Ms Zimmer has instructed the parking director not to ticket or tow these cars. So how do you want it the old way or the new way.
Second, the new director??? Since she is council member in Rahway who now gets double health coverage and pension, is she going to be more concerned about moving snow in Hoboken or her 5th ward residents in Rahway???? Better yet, she even going to be Hoboken when it happens????? What happens God forbid if there is an emergency like 911???

In response to ohnoivotedforher who said:
Let’s give Jennifer Maier the new Environmental Services Director a chance to address her plan for snow removal with Hoboken411. Maybe Rahway has the answer here. I couldnt agree more with the comment on removing the snow from streets on sweeping day. They could use a Payloader and some Dump Trucks and haul is to Hobokens land fill site. (oops hoboken doesn’t have any site to bring it to…maybe we can put it next to Shoprite)

bornandrazedinhobo
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bornandrazedinhobo

How many parking tickets were issued as a result of “Street Cleaning” after the storm? I bet @ least 100!

TheGreenMan
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TheGreenMan
OK first off I didn’t know the tow trucks were private…my question then is who pays them if they are private? Are the costs completely covered by picking up cars at the impound lot? I mean, the local government also pays private contractors. I don’t see the difference. As a matter of fact, I don’t see what them being private really has to do with anything because someone has to pay them. I also don’t know any school administrators, fire chiefs or high-ranking police sargeants or lieutenants or whatever…and I know it’s always easy to say “cut their salaries!”, but I’m assuming that a correctly run fire department or police department or whatever needs some sort of leader. I assume (although again, I don’t know) that they’re no different than CEOs at a private company in that they moved up through the ranks and now lead a large group and must therefore be accountable for more. More responsibility usually means you need better people and therefore must pay more. I would think the same would go for a superintendent or principal or whatever. At that level, it’s more of a corporate job that is akin to a CEO or COO or what have you. If you want good people (or people to choose that path as opposed to private industry) you have to pony up somewhat. Again though, I’m not sure about this. Do schools exist with no superintendent, where it’s just a group of teachers? What about fire departments?… Read more »
hobokenj
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hobokenj
The city uses mile square towing but they dont pay them the person being towed does. If you get towed in town you get a ticket for x dollars and towing charge of x dollars. So towing doesnt cost the city Agree you need a managment structure but Hobokens is top heavy like most local gov’t. For example hoboken has 35 fire captains which equates to a captain for every 2-3 fireman. Im not saying cut there salaries Im saying if you make 150K a year you should be able to manage more than 3 people. In response to TheGreenMan who said: OK first off I didn’t know the tow trucks were private…my question then is who pays them if they are private? Are the costs completely covered by picking up cars at the impound lot? I mean, the local government also pays private contractors. I don’t see the difference. As a matter of fact, I don’t see what them being private really has to do with anything because someone has to pay them. I also don’t know any school administrators, fire chiefs or high-ranking police sargeants or lieutenants or whatever…and I know it’s always easy to say “cut their salaries!”, but I’m assuming that a correctly run fire department or police department or whatever needs some sort of leader. I assume (although again, I don’t know) that they’re no different than CEOs at a private company in that they moved up through the ranks and now lead a large… Read more »
jc5201
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jc5201

These holier than thou council folks complaining about the hypothetical situation of someone dying at the St. Patrick’s Day parade should realize there’s a much better shot of someone dying because of the horrible clean up done after a snow storm. Our streets are narrow to begin with, but throw in a snowstorm and it’s like walking a plank. It’s safer driving during the worst of the storm than it is 2 days after. Check out First Street if you don’t believe me.

Shayyho
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Shayyho

It is absolutely ridiculous that they don’t even remove the snow when there is “Street Cleaning” hour in effect. It’s not that hard to run the snow plow through once or twice when no cars are around. Instead they would rather have cars park illegally by fire hydrants and stop signs.

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