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Parked Cars Slowing Snow Clearing Process, City Says

Street cleaning enforcement remains suspended citywide until further notice.

Street cleaning enforcement has been suspended citywide until further notice.

Crews have had difficulty navigating around vehicles parked during cleaning hours, but the city will not be issuing tickets for street cleaning, according to a Nixle alert released Tuesday afternoon.

"Unfortunately, because many vehicles remain parked during street cleaning hours, there is insufficient space on most streets to maneuver the payloader needed to clear ice from parking lanes," the alert said.

Crews plan to continue clearing open parking spaces, catch basins and corners ahead of another storm that is expected to produce heavy rain on Friday.
melina white February 24, 2014 at 11:39 AM
Mainstreamer I see!
melina white February 24, 2014 at 11:57 AM
Raphael, You may want to familiar yourself with the Federal ADA Laws and the general duties of local NJ government before posting. Also don't you know Zimmer looses on appeal and that settlement especially is often the most "rational" approach? It only cost the City more and more while essential services (snow removal, pot holes, garbage pickup) are ignored. Fact check also and what ever you do don't consider City spin a fact check. I do know that the average person it is hard to educate themselves on all of this but the facts are there and if you have an above average IQ you should be more than capable of understanding but you MUST have an open mind first.
Rapheal February 24, 2014 at 12:05 PM
melina: federal ADA law has to do with americans with disabilities. Are we to believe that Angel Alicea had a disability that led him to lie about meeting with Solomen Dwek when asked? Zimmer can't "loose" on appeal. She can lose on appeal, but loose is the incorrect word to use. I know that settling is a rational approach if you want everyone to sue because they know they can't lose, they can only settle. So no, I don't think settling is the right thing to do. Essential services that you listed are a separate line item in the budget than lawsuit payouts. So you don't need to fret your pretty little head, the money is there to remove snow. Maybe if you move your car off the street the snow can be removed. I am not reading the city's spin. I'm using my head. My brain tells me that Mayor Zimmer is doing a much better job than the previous 3 mayors combined. Two of them went to jail. The one who didn't either was amazingly stupid or just didn't care about the outcome of his decisions. Only David knows the answer to that.
melina white February 24, 2014 at 12:23 PM
Raphael you can't seem to focus on a single point so I am leaving this board. I am sure an ADA office or NJ legislative office can help you understand the responsibilities for cross walk cleaning. Stay safe and be patient as I don't believe this board is helping you.
Rapheal February 24, 2014 at 01:13 PM
melina, you brought up lawsuits so I responded. You brought up ADA, so I responded. I did not know you were bringing up ADA in reference to the snow at the crosswalks, we had moved beyond that topic or so I thought. So here we are, with the sun having cleared the crosswalks over the weekend and you still being all cloudy and gray.

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