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ImYou

Orland Park, IL

#42 Jan 2, 2014
Sharon Rybak your a turd! Enjoy your first and last term as dunce mayor rybak.
uh huh

Midlothian, IL

#44 Jan 2, 2014
ImYou wrote:
Sharon Rybak your a turd! Enjoy your first and last term as dunce mayor rybak.
And there it is... When all else fails, resort to name calling.
Really

Ashburn, VA

#46 Jan 3, 2014
ImYou wrote:
Sharon Rybak your a turd! Enjoy your first and last term as dunce mayor rybak.
another disgruntled Terry supporter.

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#47 Jan 3, 2014
Know More wrote:
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I saw several of the plows out last night around 7pm on New Years Day when I ran out for some dinner. They were also out at 3:30am this morning to begin a 12 hour day of plowing. This clearly puts to rest the supposed edict from the Mayor of no overtime to clear snow. This also let's you know they were out plowing long before 9:30am. The law in this town and every other town, has always been, if there is two inches or more of snow on the ground, you cannot park on the street. If you or any of your family members have truly parked on the street when there has been two or more inches of snow on the ground over the last 30+ years and have not been ticketed, it's because you were lucky, not because things have changed.
What has changed is even though the Village does not allow ANY overnight parking on the street, whether you are a resident or not, the Village understands the size of families have increased, more kids are still living at home, and there are more vehicles per family, this law has been allowed to be overlooked. Unfortunately this has caused an increase in vehicles being vandalised and being broken into.
We all want cleaner, safer streets, but it is up to all of us to do our part to make that happen.
"Been lucky", no not necessarily. "Not because things have changed", you've got to be kidding me. You obviously know less than your name implies. As others have pointed out enforcement is not evenly distributed, and things are definitely changing.
And now someone who Knows More is telling me that in order to protect our cars from being vandalized and broken into they are throwing tickets on them. Are we supposed to be grateful? As I said from the beginning, just let it make sense, if you obstruct a snow plow get a ticket. If not, no harm no foul. Use a little common sense not power.

Since: Jun 13

Blue Island, IL

#48 Jan 3, 2014
uh huh wrote:
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And there it is... When all else fails, resort to name calling.
Why don't you post under your registered name.
DOC

Atlanta, GA

#49 Jan 3, 2014
I thought the streets were fine based on how much snow we had! Good job!
Justabigkid

Matteson, IL

#50 Jan 3, 2014
So is the cop car supposed to drive in front of the plow and as he comes across cars parked on the street ticket them? This is not only a waste of time but not practical. So that is why you may have received a ticket before a plow even arrived.

Since: Jan 09

Alsip, IL

#51 Jan 3, 2014
Just saying if you ticket one you should ticket all
Alan

Chicago, IL

#53 Jan 3, 2014
I would shoot any plow driver that plows me in. I shot at one driver last year. Never hit the dude so don't f... Panic people.
Kostner Avenue Hoodlum

Midlothian, IL

#54 Jan 3, 2014
I wish the police would come through and ticket cars parked on the road on days like yesterday. It is aggravating when the plow cant get to the curb in front of your house because your asshole neighbor is parked on the street. Especially when you see they have open space in their driveway.
loser

Midlothian, IL

#55 Jan 3, 2014
Alan wrote:
I would shoot any plow driver that plows me in. I shot at one driver last year. Never hit the dude so don't f... Panic people.
What happened with all your other posts about 1/3/14. Tough talk for a loser like you. What happened? Police figure out who you are so now you're running scared from them? Done making threats now?
Know More

Midlothian, IL

#56 Jan 3, 2014
30 years in midlo wrote:
<quoted text>"Been lucky", no not necessarily. "Not because things have changed", you've got to be kidding me. You obviously know less than your name implies. As others have pointed out enforcement is not evenly distributed, and things are definitely changing.
And now someone who Knows More is telling me that in order to protect our cars from being vandalized and broken into they are throwing tickets on them. Are we supposed to be grateful? As I said from the beginning, just let it make sense, if you obstruct a snow plow get a ticket. If not, no harm no foul. Use a little common sense not power.
Sorry, I did a very poor job of making my point. The overnight parking ban ordinance says you cannot park on Village streets overnight whether there is any snow or not. When I first moved to town, I rarely if ever saw a car parked on the street overnight. This is because the ordinance was enforced back then. Since the ordinance has stopped being enforced, more and more people are parking on the street making their vehicles easier targets. This has led to an increase in vehicle breakins and theft.
As far as snow tickets, this is not the officer's first priority. If they are not attending to other more important calls, they will pick a street and start to write tickets if there is 2 inches or more of snow and they know that PW will be out plowing all of the Village streets. While he is writing tickets, he may get called to another incident. Sometimes these other calls can tie up an officer for several hours. preventing the officer from returning to the street he started writing tickets on. This causes the perceived uneven distribution of tickets. Also, there are more plows on the street during a snowstorm than we have officers. As another poster stated, having our officers follow plow trucks and only ticket vehicles that are at that exact time impeeding snow removal is impractical and impossible. By the time the officer finishes writing the first ticket, the plow truck would be several streets over.

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#57 Jan 4, 2014
And here we have the changes not necessarily for the better. Rules are more important than people. Even the people that enforced the rules realized they didn't work for people, and chose not to.
If midlo wanted to have a workable ordinance about not parking cars on the street they should have started at the beginning with an ordinance that all driveways had to be built 2 cars wide so they could be used like a parking lot. Real people in real families have young people getting home late from work and mom and or dad have to get up early to go to work. When my children were young and living at home we had 5 drivers and vehicles at the same time. The ordinances were made caring nothing about the people of the town. And the people in charge realized it didn't work and ignored the ordinance.
Our street was plowed 4 feet away from the curb, about 2 feet short of having a car parked there anyway. Not a problem I just cleaned up the street in front of my house. I'd rather work together with the PW than complain. But the village would rather complain in the form of a ticket. That's just powerful people flexing their muscles. Talking about rules instead of people. People of midlo welcome to the age of bureaucracy.
concerned resident

Orland Park, IL

#58 Jan 4, 2014
question wrote:
They are trying to keep main roads open. Look at every town and state and county roads they all suck. Leave public works alone I'm sure while your sleeping nice and warm tonight all villages will be out trying to clear roads but its kind of hard when snow is falling 1 to 2 inches an hour


We actually called public works and they have their hands tied. Per the mayors office there is to be no overtime. We then called the mayor and she gave excuses about overdoing the overtime earlier in Decembr that's why is wasn't being allowed now. So what that looks like to me is VERY POOR MANAGEMENT from someone who isn't keeping the safety of her residents as a main priority. I don't care about why YOU screwed up earlier in December... keep my family an I safe now.
concerned resident

Orland Park, IL

#59 Jan 4, 2014
really wrote:
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That's a ridiculous statement. Of course the roads are being plowed. The fact that public works would even say something like that to you was stupid. Fire the guy in charge because he is twisting the mayors words. She has asked him to watch costs but would NEVER tell him or you that she would risk the safety of the residents as a way to do so. I don't believe for one minute that you are just some random resident that is concerned. No it's more likely that your one of public works friends that wants to make sure they can keep padding their overtime.

And I can tell you for a FACT that you are incorrect. When it was my husband that made the phone call and I don't know a single person in public works and neither does my family. Don't be rude we are just trying to find out what's going on here. And when words come out of the mayors mouth directly... how else are we supposed to take it?
concerned resident

Orland Park, IL

#60 Jan 4, 2014
Know More wrote:
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About 15 minutes ago a plow truck went up and down my street. It was after 4pm. So either the person you talked to at Public Works was lying to you to make the Mayor look bad or you are making it up.
The Village only has a few plow trucks and with the rate the snow was falling today, sometimes 2 inches per hour, it's impossible for them to keep every street in town completely clear during the snowstorm. Once the snow stops falling, Public Works will be able to methodically clear every street.
Every department in the Village was asked to come up with ideas and plans to reduce their costs without putting residents at risk. Some departments hae instituted cost savings measures already and Public Works should be no different.
Or possibly the mayor got enough phone calls that she had them stay out later? I suppose that's possible too right?
WRONG

Orland Park, IL

#61 Jan 4, 2014
Concerned that's not true, and I don't know whether you're lying on purpose or just blatantly ignorant of the truth.

Several others have confirmed you are WRONG, yet you still insist on spreading this bull. Are you serious? Anyone with any sense or that opened their eyes and looked outside their house saw the plows for well over 8 hours. I for one had plows near my house well before 6am and well after it was dark out. Btw, the sun sets around 430pm these days so even with that time frame of 6-430p that's 10.5 hours right there. I didn't see a plow again as I made dinner that night, but I heard them at least three more times after 430pm, so I think that also proves they were out well OVER 8 hours.
WRONG

Orland Park, IL

#62 Jan 4, 2014
See now that ticks me off. You just proved you KNOW you're wrong so instead of admitting it you create yet another conspiracy theory? Really? So she was brow-beaten into letting them work more?

Ugh. You are baffling. Baffling in your level of arrogance and ignorance.
concerned resident

Orland Park, IL

#63 Jan 4, 2014
WRONG wrote:
Concerned that's not true, and I don't know whether you're lying on purpose or just blatantly ignorant of the truth.
Several others have confirmed you are WRONG, yet you still insist on spreading this bull. Are you serious? Anyone with any sense or that opened their eyes and looked outside their house saw the plows for well over 8 hours. I for one had plows near my house well before 6am and well after it was dark out. Btw, the sun sets around 430pm these days so even with that time frame of 6-430p that's 10.5 hours right there. I didn't see a plow again as I made dinner that night, but I heard them at least three more times after 430pm, so I think that also proves they were out well OVER 8 hours.
maybe you don't understand me. I'm not lying. What I'm saying is YES they were out at 4am plowing. Public works said they were to be done at noon per Sharon. HOWEVER maybe the complaints the mayor was receiving changed her mind in keeping them out LATER...
Rediculous

Midlothian, IL

#64 Jan 4, 2014
WRONG wrote:
See now that ticks me off. You just proved you KNOW you're wrong so instead of admitting it you create yet another conspiracy theory? Really? So she was brow-beaten into letting them work more?
Ugh. You are baffling. Baffling in your level of arrogance and ignorance.
you know what you people on the site are bullies. I know for a fact concerned is speaking the truth. Weather we were lied to or not is besides the point. All we were trying to do was to share the information that was given to us by public works and the mayor herself. Get over yourself. There is no conspiracy theory. There is only what your mayor and public works is telling people.
Did you pick up the phone? Did you call the mayor and talk to her personally? Did you talk to public works? Did you stand in front of my house and shovel the drive and sidewalk for three hours and see NO plows come down?? Did you drive through my neighborhood doing less than ten miles per hour and still slip and slide?
Didn't think so.
People like you need to realize that people have more than one opinion of the town and the way it is run. Our experience recently has been pretty lousy. And you and all of these other people bulling on here need to get off of your high horses.
No one is spreading rumors and conspiracy theory's.

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