Ticketed because it was windy outside!

Hoboken now tickets residents because of Mother Nature

A Hoboken411 reader received a ticket recently – because of something so utterly stupid – it’s now more obvious than ever, that the city cannot survive on exorbitant property taxes alone. How else will they fund unnecessary trips and pay raises for friends?

The resident said:

“I thought I’ve seen it all in this town. The city is now fining us in the middle of winter for leaves on sidewalk. Zimmer has cooled off on parking tickets (because of the Fox 5 investigation) but upped it in now hilarious categories. Cannot wait to fight this one.

Have never in my years seen this violation. Hoboken now expects us to fight wind & where leaves land?? We just got another summons for garbage too! I’m so tired of this, so I’m fighting this one.

Leaves? Come on!!”

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8 Comments on "Ticketed because it was windy outside!"


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camel2
3 years 11 months ago

I’d fight it too. But the new judge zim-zim installed will find a way to convict you anyway. The real crimes are happening at city hall, not our sidewalks. 2013 could not come sooner.

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Mrs. L
3 years 11 months ago

At what point does what the city is doing get classified as robbery? At the very least harassment.

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whineanddineinhob
3 years 11 months ago

What the administration needs is more media coverage of their antics. They cringe and squirm when confronted. Outreach shows like 7 on our side and fox news should be contacted to do a report on these situations. When a shark news station smells blood, they’ll pounce on the issue. The leniency residents have shown on these matters only contributed to make things worse—they haven’t fought, they just complained.[quote comment=”213835″]At what point does what the city is doing get classified as robbery? At the very least harassment.[/quote]

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Frankie
3 years 11 months ago

Wouldn’t be surprised if they tried fining you for rain on the sidewalk too. Such anal retentive control freaks! This is not the right way to govern, and will only lead to a serious revolt. It has to stop.

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Snip119
3 years 11 months ago

I have a court date next week to fight a sanitation ticket. We have a hydrant in front of our building and someone left some wine bottles at the hydrant. The ticket was for 6 AM on New Year’s Day. No building has a maintenance man on duty at that hour on a big holiday to check for bottles left at a hydrant. I wonder how much the sanitation inspector got paid in overtime to be writing tickets at that hour on a holiday (time and a half? double time?). Should I sit up all night to watch to make… Read more »

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iforgotmymantra
3 years 11 months ago

If the municipal court doesn’t throw this out, you should appeal it to the State. I wish more people did that- would be such a great way to put shameful Hoboken practices in the spotlight. It’s too bad that a class action could not be filed, but it would be nearly impossible since the appeals would all have to be filed within 20 days of being found guilty. If you want to learn more just google “appeal municipal court.” Of course, NJ comes up first![quote comment=”213839″]I have a court date next week to fight a sanitation ticket. We have a… Read more »

Member
3 years 11 months ago

We got a warning for our leaves but not a ticket. We have no trees in front of our place or for several buildings on either side. There are some across the street from us that were the culprit. I would have surely fought if they issued us an actual ticket. Morons.

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