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Old 12-21-2009, 07:01 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Rachael84 View Post
They hardly ever plowed when I lived in Selden, which is part of the Town of Brookhaven. It was bad. Middle country rd was rarely plowed.
This morning, Middle Country Road in Selden was better plowed than North Ocean Ave.
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Old 12-21-2009, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Austin
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No plows yet for my buddy in Manorville. Same thing for my best friend in E. Moriches, but his taxes are only 16k...

Enjoy the snow day all! Be safe.
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Old 12-21-2009, 07:53 AM
 
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Was it plowing?

Crooks
You should ask, what did you see first, the Abominable Snowman or a town plow plowing?
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Old 12-21-2009, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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Crooks,
I heard that the Brookhaven donut and coffee shops had the cleanest parking lots in Town. Actually, plowing is done according to a well thought out list of priorities:
1) Streets where the snow plowers actually live;
2) Streets of business' that supply campaign funds;
3) Streets of politicians and their lovers/lawyers;
4) Streets of other citizens.

These are all plowed according to the "maximum time" algorithm. This way, all of the snowplow drivers get to check out every donut shop in town as well as comfortably rack up a lot of overtime. I mean you have to capitalize on a di$a$ter when it happen$, otherwi$e you are ju$t collecting your ba$e pay.
Hearsay.

My husband is on the list.
My neighbor is on the list.

My neighbor (who has been doing this far longer) has our neighborhood on his route. He wasn't called, our street wasn't plowed by the town. My husband plowed our street as a private citizen; the neighbor didn't even start his truck.

Out of curiosity -- have you ever plowed at night, on slick roads (which are usually lined with many cars, basketball nets, garbage cans) during heavy snow in which you can't see more than several feet ahead of your truck? Or do you wake up the morning after the storm and grouse that the plowmen haven't made the roads immaculate -- despite having worked overnight while 24" fell (at some points at rates of 2" or more an hour?)

This was an exceptional amount of snowfall -- breaking a record set in 1978. Let's give the honest plow operators a break.
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Old 12-21-2009, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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Coram snowplow driver found dead in truck
(12/20/09) CORAM - Police say a snowplow driver was found dead in Coram behind the wheel of his truck Sunday morning.
The plow was pulled over to the side of the road....officers say the driver did not freeze to death.
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Old 12-21-2009, 10:01 AM
 
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Hearsay.

My husband is on the list.
My neighbor is on the list.

My neighbor (who has been doing this far longer) has our neighborhood on his route. He wasn't called, our street wasn't plowed by the town. My husband plowed our street as a private citizen; the neighbor didn't even start his truck.

Out of curiosity -- have you ever plowed at night, on slick roads (which are usually lined with many cars, basketball nets, garbage cans) during heavy snow in which you can't see more than several feet ahead of your truck? Or do you wake up the morning after the storm and grouse that the plowmen haven't made the roads immaculate -- despite having worked overnight while 24" fell (at some points at rates of 2" or more an hour?)

This was an exceptional amount of snowfall -- breaking a record set in 1978. Let's give the honest plow operators a break.
The fish rots from the head OBH.

The crew is working there asses off.
(For a healthy Xmas bonus I might add)

This was a failure in planning and management, not plowing.
Its all political.

Crooks
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Old 12-21-2009, 10:04 AM
 
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Our street in Mt. Sinai was done yesterday. They were here in at least twice. Great job!

The know where the campaign donors/fellow dems live.

Crooks
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Old 12-21-2009, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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The fish rots from the head OBH.

The crew is working there asses off.
(For a healthy Xmas bonus I might add)

This was a failure in planning and management, not plowing.
Its all political.

Crooks
Unfortunately many of the plow operators aren't town employees. They are subcontractors who aren't getting bonuses, retirement, health insurance and all those other 'perks'.

The actual town employees/crew who are out there taking advantage are making it look bad for the rest.
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Old 12-21-2009, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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The know where the campaign donors/fellow dems live.

Crooks
They forgot about Dem donor central - Stony Brook! LOL
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Old 12-21-2009, 01:06 PM
 
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Unfortunately many of the plow operators aren't town employees. They are subcontractors who aren't getting bonuses, retirement, health insurance and all those other 'perks'.

The actual town employees/crew who are out there taking advantage are making it look bad for the rest.
I agree

Apparently they didnt call in the subs out by me so the TOB guys could rape us on OT.

Its BS and I hope someone runs with this story.

Crooks
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