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On the Agenda: City Council to Vote on More Than $200G in Sandy Recovery Cost

The City Council is meeting on Wednesday night at 7 p.m.

The City Council is supposed to vote on more than $200,000 in Sandy recovery cost on Wednesday night.

In one resolution, the city is asking the council to approve a $175,000 contract with Amano McGann, Inc. for the replacement of the city's revenue control equipment, which was damaged during Hurricane Sandy.

In another resolution, the council will vote on $68,386 to replace two trucks and its accessories. The city is looking to buy two 2013 Ford E350s for $34,193 each.

David A. Liebler February 19, 2013 at 11:16 PM
Decide for yourself...if council woman dawn zimmer can not keep to her promises of getting Hoboken flood pumps- FOUR I believe was HER number, then how can Mayor Zimmer fix this problem? Sea Walls.....unfortunately doubtful. At first I actually liked the idea, but after researching and hearing all the negatives, it is not going to happen. Don't believe the hype or political theater as this is an election season. There will NEVER be a Sea Wall built! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9geqcPPGB5U http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=viuv3awOXsE&feature=endscreen
recallbethmason February 20, 2013 at 12:41 AM
errrr, what is your point David? last i checked the city of hoboken does not have control over the flood pumps nor does it pay for them? at least she is trying to do productive things for hoboken, cannot say the same about beth mason, tim o and rest of the old guard....
HobokenLeaks February 20, 2013 at 02:52 AM
Dave Liebler is campaigning against reform. Thank God!
HudsonStreet February 20, 2013 at 02:57 AM
David A. Liebler apparently shares CuriousGal's procilvity to regurgitate Beth Mason's negativity.
Ojo Rojo February 20, 2013 at 04:05 AM
I know this is a complicated concept for a guy who promotes drink specials for a living but you don't need pumps to pump water out if you have a wall keeping it out to begin with and we could have had 100 pumps and we still would have had 6 feet of water flooding this town during Sandy b/c the river rose so high that it just flowed down city streets with not a darn thing blocking its progress. A wall at the low points of town in the north and south of town solves that little problem. But I agree, this won't happen with your friends in the minority blocking everything. They would rather just let the city flood again b/c they honestly care nothing about this town just like their supporters. To them this is all about greed, envy, spite and power.
Eric February 20, 2013 at 05:22 PM
David, you have a terrible memory. The global economic meltdown, the State taking over City Hall, the budget shortfall and doubling of taxes all happened between then and now. At what point has there been any money for this? When has there been a time when the Council would cooperate with even the smallest common sense measures? Why hasn't Mason, Russo, Ochipinti or Castellano come up with any proposals to help the flooding? It's easy to point fingers at the Mayor after you vote no on everything. It worked great for Republicans in the last election!
Enough February 20, 2013 at 07:21 PM
The state took over city hall in 2008 and brought in a fiscal monitor who doubled our taxes. In 2009, at the height of the political campaign, she said her goal was to restore fiscal health and a tax reduction would come the next year. Zimmer ran for mayor and promised a 25% tax cut her first year, presumably using the fiscal monitor's numbers. After 3 and a half years in office, she has delivered a tax cut of approximately 10%. Where's the rest of the money?
puzzledone February 20, 2013 at 07:53 PM
Eric, if I remember correctly, Tim Occhipinti did offer a flood help plan. It involved watching the weather channel. Unfortunately, this didn't work too well during Sandy because most of the power went out.
Eric February 20, 2013 at 09:49 PM
Rest of what money? 10% is a step in the right direction. Since when has there been ANY reduction in taxes? When Roberts ran, he complained that the budget at the tine was out of control at $58 million (if I recall correctly) and it was well over $100 million when he left office, with millions in expenses un-funded. So exactly what are you complaining about? Hoboken was the only city in the state that saw it's property taxes go down at all. So tell me then, where will that extra 15% cut in expenses come from? Care to name them?
Scott M. Siegel February 20, 2013 at 10:49 PM
David Google Venice and see their pans , there are also sea walls up and down the Mississippi River. They do work, but it does transfer the water somewhere else. There are also levees, particularly in Louisiana.
Scott M. Siegel February 20, 2013 at 10:55 PM
You are forgetting the 5% one time shot. Also the fact that Hoboken is one of the top 3 towns in NJ in providing tax relief under Mayor Zimmer. Her promises were made before the economic collapse. The additional 10-15% went down with Lehman and Bear Stearns. In the meantime what has your side offered? Cutting the pay of our Directors and the Mayor, saving $100-125,000? Of course that would lead to Hoboken going back to unqualified political patronage individuals that your side loves, because anyone qualified probably wouldn't take the position at that rate. Mayor Zimmer has cut millions and your side offers spit.
Scott M. Siegel February 20, 2013 at 11:58 PM
Weighing Sea Barriers as Protection for New York http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/08/nyregion/after-hurricane-sandy-debating-costly-sea-barriers-in-new-york-area.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
Scott M. Siegel February 26, 2013 at 06:31 PM
Meadowlands is also looking at a sea barrier: Possible Meadowlands flood fixes include elevated town hall, movable flood barrier http://www.nj.com/bergen/index.ssf/2013/02/possible_meadowlands_flood_fixes_include_elevated_town_hall_movable_flood_barrier.html#incart_river
Scott M. Siegel February 26, 2013 at 10:06 PM
DC also built a flood wall. My mom and I picked a seafood restaurant to sit on the terrace to enjoy the Potomac. A flood watch was issued and we had to eat inside. Despite the worries about this article those in the restaurant said the wall did indeed work: http://voices.washingtonpost.com/capitalweathergang/2010/11/dc_floodwall_enough.html

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