Porta-Potty Predicament

Hoboken acquires portable bathrooms for Lepre-Con

This morning, I spotted a massive truck hauling what seemed to be a couple dozen Porta-John toilets downtown.

A source told Hoboken411 that to prepare for the unknown possibilities for the upcoming Hoboken Lepre-Con drinking event this Saturday, the city ordered upwards of 100 of these toilets. From what I understand these poopers can cost up to $500 per day to rent – so that could put the city on the hook for over $25,000!

Additionally, according to my source, the city was considering placing some of these toilets on residential streets, quite possibly in front of one of your apartment buildings!

I’m sure the last thing any of you want is a line of boisterous drunks waiting urinate, defecate and vomit right outside your living room window. And who knows how many of these will eventually get knocked over, spilling that disgusting liquid that will permanently stain your expensive stone pavers! Let’s hope the city re-considers and confines these to commercial areas only.

And who’s paying for these? Property taxpayers? Or the bars & organizers of Lepre-Con?

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 11:10 pm

I say surround City Hall with the Port O Johns, it’s the most appropriate place for them…..

Thursday, March 1, 2012 11:04 am

I’ve a feeling Adam_C is right, too. Way too many angry and irrational people walking around lately– drinking makes them worse.

Thursday, March 1, 2012 9:11 am

Yeah, the bar owners should pay for this. I hope whatever ‘youngsters’ planned this event (and only a couple gave their names-the others I’m sure cowardly as if a problem happens-and it will-won’t get blamed) get to pay for this too……

As much as the bar owners and city hall each whored themselves out for this day (whats the point in not having the parade then if this was the alternative?), it is the dummies in town who invite their friends to town to party.

I wish the Police alot of luck this Saturday…..

Thursday, March 1, 2012 7:07 am

Its my understanding that the past few years the bill for these porta-johns was passed on to local businesses (which I happen to agree with). And as dumb as city hall really is, I would like to think they have just the slightest bit of common sense to not put these is residential areas, keep them up on washington st.

Thursday, March 1, 2012 6:59 am

I hope all of these imbeciles realize that from the city’s standpoint, YOU ARE NOT WELCOME HERE. I trust that the Hoboken Police act accordingly to let these hooligans feel our collective wrath. Arrests, citations, and swinging of the billy-club should be more widespread than ever.

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