Man Claims Scottsville Stiffs Snow Re...

Man Claims Scottsville Stiffs Snow Removers

There are 109 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Jan 31, 2010, titled Man Claims Scottsville Stiffs Snow Removers. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

There is a snow removal controversy brewing in the town of Scottsville Sunday. The contractor who has plowed the city's streets and parking lots for years says the town has not paid up for December's big dig out.

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remo

Jenkintown, PA

#1 Jan 31, 2010
Comparing to previous years? Are they serious? How often does Scottsville see 2ft+ of snow? Quit being stingy and pay the man. Hope he didn't dig them out for this snow. I wouldn't have until the previous balance was paid.
Rick

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Jan 31, 2010
I mean we got what ... like 23 inches of snow!? If the bill is roughly 3 times normal it is probably a fare amount! But Something else is going on here? I bet Scottsville just doesn't have the money and this is a stall or some other political bull hockey!
Concerned

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Jan 31, 2010
You need to pay the bill. He did what he promised and should not have to wait 2 months to get paid. You did not wait to get the snow up and he should not have to wait to get his money that is just wrong. I thing 14,000 is pretty cheap considering how much they had to remove.

XD357Sig

“Killed by the thought Police”

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#4 Jan 31, 2010
$14,000 isn't a big bill for snow removal, that sounds like a bargain for the town, The last storm I made 3x what I made during this storm, The way I charge for snow is $20 per foot, plus a $20 service charge, so a average drive way during this snow was $40, the last storm that driveway was $80. I am sure just as my contracts are written that after 30 days 1.5% late fee is added to the acct, so next month that bill will be $210 more, then the next month it will be up to $14,424, I am sure the owner of the company wants his money but he also knows his money is making money the longer they force him to wait to be paid for work performed. I would continue to honor my side of the contract, and add more to the money they owe. That is why I concentrate on residential accounts that pay when service is rendered. so when I am waiting for commercial accts to pay I still have a cash flow.

Since: Jul 09

Chi Town

#5 Jan 31, 2010
If they don't have the ready cash at least be up front about and talk to the guy. Otherwise just sue for the money no big deal.
Imcrazyitscool

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Jan 31, 2010
XD357Sig wrote:
$14,000 isn't a big bill for snow removal, that sounds like a bargain for the town, The last storm I made 3x what I made during this storm, The way I charge for snow is $20 per foot, plus a $20 service charge, so a average drive way during this snow was $40, the last storm that driveway was $80. I am sure just as my contracts are written that after 30 days 1.5% late fee is added to the acct, so next month that bill will be $210 more, then the next month it will be up to $14,424, I am sure the owner of the company wants his money but he also knows his money is making money the longer they force him to wait to be paid for work performed. I would continue to honor my side of the contract, and add more to the money they owe. That is why I concentrate on residential accounts that pay when service is rendered. so when I am waiting for commercial accts to pay I still have a cash flow.
Oh why oh why do you live so far away!! I need someone to plow my driveway lol and everyone I've called wants to less than $150 just to do the bottom half just enough to open a clearer path to the road. Last time this little old man charged me 50 dollars and did my entire driveway (which is huuuugggee) I would be greatful just to have someone clear out where the asphalt is, I'll walk the rest of the way up, no big deal...... what a bad day I've had.
Simon Says

Bradford, PA

#7 Jan 31, 2010
I think he should bring all of the snow back and put it right in front of town hall, give the mayor and council some shovels and call it even. PAY THE MAN. Contract negotiations should be done at the inception of the contract, not after the work is done.
Mike Perry

United States

#8 Jan 31, 2010
Pay the man!...and then take bids for next year!

Since: Jul 09

Location hidden

#9 Jan 31, 2010
They need to pay the man. If thats all he charged seems like the town got a deal. They need to pay the man. He did twice the normal work so should get more money. No need to compair the bill compair the previous snow fall too. Wasn't as much snow.
hobart

Charlottesville, VA

#10 Jan 31, 2010
Pay the bill and add it to everyone personal property bill since it was more snow than usually.
Judy

Charlottesville, VA

#11 Feb 1, 2010
I can not believe that people don't understand how much more snow there was and finding a place to put it was another issue he faced. Open your eyes and write the check NOW. How would you feel if your pay check was held for almost 3 months?
Tom

United States

#12 Feb 1, 2010
"The Mayor refused to comment on the advice of his attorney"...
They won't pay the bill, but will pay attorney fees? That's classic, but something you would not expect to hear about in Scottsville.
bologna streets

Charlottesville, VA

#13 Feb 1, 2010
Scottsville,
make an agreement with the city of Charlottesville.
get some of that 18,038,878.00 dollars the city stole from the county. Leeches
Cville resident

Charlottesville, VA

#14 Feb 1, 2010
I wonder how quickly Scottsville usually pays its bills. I work at UVA, and even a $20 invoice has to go through several people before it can be paid. It can easily take a month or more. With a large bill, even if it's justified, it doesn't surprise me if there's all kinds of bureaucracy the town goes through before it can be paid.
Thom

Wirtz, VA

#15 Feb 1, 2010
Typical dead beat government. You owe them you better pay up. They owe you you're lucky if you see it at all.
cruising

Bassett, VA

#16 Feb 1, 2010
Typical government. If you owe them money, they want it NOW but if they owe you money, oh well, anytime in the next year should be fine. Just try charging them a late fee.
Itza Pizza

Charlottesville, VA

#17 Feb 1, 2010
Funny... if there's more snow, we must have to charge more! If you have a pest control contract, and one month you have more ants, do you pay more?

Nobody said that Scottsville wasn't going to pay the man. Scottsville is just taking a bit more time because they want to have a "work session" about it. They'll probably negotiate it down to $10,000 and pay that.

The other issue that 29 didn't report is that Scottsville felt the snow was simply piled in some areas, and not "removed." The contract is public record. You can view a copy by request at the Scottsville Town Hall. This is simply an unfortunate incident of a poorly written contract, and a government that is forced to watch its pennies due to the economy. There is fault on both sides.
83fan

Waynesboro, VA

#18 Feb 1, 2010
One thing a lot of people do not understand is the wear & tear on equipment,fuel,insurance,labor , cost of equipment and upkeep to equipment and the responsibility of doing a job.They should pay the man & be happy he does the job.
REALLY

United States

#19 Feb 1, 2010
Funny...when my husband and I went into Scottsville after the snow stopped that Saturday night...there was NO SNOW REMOVAL DONE! Route 6 leading into Scottsville was completely clear and thank god we had 4 wheel drive just to get to Route 20.
The crew that was working that night was not Troy Herndon's crew and the businesses in Scottsville were cleaning off their own sidewalks. And the same crew that was downtown Scottsville made their way to the shopping center.
$14,000 is a bit steep for someone who apparently didn't start the job earlier than what he should have.
scottsville man

Cleveland, OH

#20 Feb 1, 2010
REALLY wrote:
Funny...when my husband and I went into Scottsville after the snow stopped that Saturday night...there was NO SNOW REMOVAL DONE! Route 6 leading into Scottsville was completely clear and thank god we had 4 wheel drive just to get to Route 20.
The crew that was working that night was not Troy Herndon's crew and the businesses in Scottsville were cleaning off their own sidewalks. And the same crew that was downtown Scottsville made their way to the shopping center.
$14,000 is a bit steep for someone who apparently didn't start the job earlier than what he should have.
The removal was done after that. Troy herndons crew and dump trucks from kyle hauling were out all night for two nights cleaning the streets. Its pretty sorry that the town does not pay there bill. these people were out in the cold working all night for two nights. The town council in scottsville really stinks right now. Cant wait for elections.

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