community service officer?!?!?

community service officer?!?!?

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my 2 sense

New Lenox, IL

#1 Nov 12, 2009
We have a full time "CSO" who, I'm sure makes a decent union buck. He probably also has a great benefit package, etc. He drives around in a nice SUV. All of this is provided by the tax payers of New Lenox. Oh, and lets not forget the gas the beautiful SUV requires.

Does anyone get as pissed as I do when they see him driving around the Jewel and other business parking lots issuing tickets, to tax paying citizens of New Lenox, for expired plates, etc? I think that "community service officer" would imply that he would be providing a positive service to the community.

In this time of economic hardship, I say his job should be eliminated. If we need someone to drive around and fine our tax payers while they support our local businesses (more tax payers), that would imply that our village isn't really looking out for the tax payers that pay ALL of the village salaries! Hmmm...

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#2 Nov 12, 2009
my 2 sense wrote:
We have a full time "CSO" who, I'm sure makes a decent union buck. He probably also has a great benefit package, etc. He drives around in a nice SUV. All of this is provided by the tax payers of New Lenox. Oh, and lets not forget the gas the beautiful SUV requires.
Does anyone get as pissed as I do when they see him driving around the Jewel and other business parking lots issuing tickets, to tax paying citizens of New Lenox, for expired plates, etc? I think that "community service officer" would imply that he would be providing a positive service to the community.
In this time of economic hardship, I say his job should be eliminated. If we need someone to drive around and fine our tax payers while they support our local businesses (more tax payers), that would imply that our village isn't really looking out for the tax payers that pay ALL of the village salaries! Hmmm...
I think that the CSO works in conjunction with the police department, eliminating the need (and cost) of a full time police officer. If the taxpayers would obey the laws then we would not need this service. I've been at Jewel when a woman with a handicap sticker could not get an appropriate parking space because and able-bodied "taxpayer" was parking illegally. She struggled with a walker to get into the store. I wish the CSO was there on that day, that man deserved a ticket.
Wow

New Lenox, IL

#3 Nov 12, 2009
I saw him at Jewel a couple weeks ago. He was parked on the north side of Jewel when I got there. 45 minutes later he was still sitting in the same spot. I thought maybe he was hiding out.
CSO

Naperville, IL

#4 Nov 12, 2009
my 2 sense wrote:
We have a full time "CSO" who, I'm sure makes a decent union buck. He probably also has a great benefit package, etc. He drives around in a nice SUV. All of this is provided by the tax payers of New Lenox. Oh, and lets not forget the gas the beautiful SUV requires.
Does anyone get as pissed as I do when they see him driving around the Jewel and other business parking lots issuing tickets, to tax paying citizens of New Lenox, for expired plates, etc? I think that "community service officer" would imply that he would be providing a positive service to the community.
In this time of economic hardship, I say his job should be eliminated. If we need someone to drive around and fine our tax payers while they support our local businesses (more tax payers), that would imply that our village isn't really looking out for the tax payers that pay ALL of the village salaries! Hmmm...
Conversely, does anyone get "pissed" when they see people breaking ordinances, doing as they damned well please, and ignoring the majority of us who uphold the laws?

He was in our neighborhood once when a person's dog had been barking for hours We appreciated that he took care of the situation. That was that.

I've also seen this fellow jumpstart cars when their batteries died and help older folks change tires.

I detect some envy here. Did it occur to you that the fellow at JO might have been eating lunch (on the go), filling out forms, or had left AND come back by the time he was seen a second time.

And if you're so damned interested, why didn't you go and ask him what was up?
CSO

Naperville, IL

#5 Nov 12, 2009
itskim wrote:
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I think that the CSO works in conjunction with the police department, eliminating the need (and cost) of a full time police officer. If the taxpayers would obey the laws then we would not need this service. I've been at Jewel when a woman with a handicap sticker could not get an appropriate parking space because and able-bodied "taxpayer" was parking illegally. She struggled with a walker to get into the store. I wish the CSO was there on that day, that man deserved a ticket.
Why didn't YOU call the authorities?

That same illegally parked jerk may not have done it again if YOU had acted RIGHT THEN.

Since: Feb 09

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#6 Nov 12, 2009
CSO wrote:
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Why didn't YOU call the authorities?
That same illegally parked jerk may not have done it again if YOU had acted RIGHT THEN.
Wow, what hostility.
Appalled

Channahon, IL

#7 Nov 12, 2009
itskim wrote:
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Wow, what hostility.
It's just B.O. That is his M.O.
Respect

United States

#8 Nov 12, 2009
my 2 sense wrote:
In this time of economic hardship, I say his job should be eliminated.
Let's rethink that statement. Are you serious? Economic hardship, fire someone. If you're going to aimless judge someone who has done nothing wrong to you, why don't you look at the whole village and see if his pay amounts to uncessary excess

Why do people like you insist on judging everyone and everything?
Quit

Blackstone, IL

#9 Nov 12, 2009
itskim wrote:
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Wow, what hostility.
Quit your whining and bitching and DO SOMETHING! Folks get tired of others squawking but not having the guts to act.

If you don't have the brains, courage, or motivation to confront a situation, just STFU.

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#10 Nov 12, 2009
Quit wrote:
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Quit your whining and bitching and DO SOMETHING! Folks get tired of others squawking but not having the guts to act.
If you don't have the brains, courage, or motivation to confront a situation, just STFU.
Re-read the post. It was a statement/observation, not a complaint. Confronting a parked car does not take brains, courage or motivation. If the driver had been there I would have said something, but not in a confrontational way as you suggest. You appear to have a lot of hostility and you are free to address situatons in the manner that you chose, but please don't expect others to handle themselves in the same fashion.
Appalled

Channahon, IL

#11 Nov 12, 2009
Quit wrote:
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If you don't have the brains, courage, or motivation to confront a situation, just STFU.
Okay, here it goes.

You are rude, mean, have a comprehension problem, lack respect for other people and their opinions, you are narcissistic in every descriptive sense of the word and you always lose in a debate because you resort to hostility, profanity and vulgarity.

Now, put your car in drive and clear out of here.
Ofer

Blackstone, IL

#12 Nov 12, 2009
Appalled wrote:
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Okay, here it goes.
You are rude, mean, have a comprehension problem, lack respect for other people and their opinions, you are narcissistic in every descriptive sense of the word and you always lose in a debate because you resort to hostility, profanity and vulgarity.
Now, put your car in drive and clear out of here.
So far, VO, you're 0 for 9.

I'll admit I have a minor comprehension problem when it comes to tolerating postmenopausal hags like you who can't stay away from the keyboard.

I assume you'll not aVOid me and come back for more as you always have.

On your own VOlition you could VOid your presence, but like Larissa, you can't stay away.

"There are two types of women and you most certainly are not the first. You, my dear, are a...." VO.

Hahahahahahaha.
Situation

Blackstone, IL

#13 Nov 12, 2009
itskim wrote:
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Re-read the post. It was a statement/observation, not a complaint. Confronting a parked car does not take brains, courage or motivation. If the driver had been there I would have said something, but not in a confrontational way as you suggest. You appear to have a lot of hostility and you are free to address situatons in the manner that you chose, but please don't expect others to handle themselves in the same fashion.
Admit it: you lacked the fortitude to deal with the situation. You've obviously got a rubber spine.

Either resolve to do better or take your whining to VO. She'll take care of you.

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#14 Nov 12, 2009
Situation wrote:
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Admit it: you lacked the fortitude to deal with the situation. You've obviously got a rubber spine.
Either resolve to do better or take your whining to VO. She'll take care of you.
No, you couldnt be further from the truth. If you read the post, there was a car in the spot, not a person. I was also with a child sick with H1N1 getting Tamiflu, which was my priority. I'm not going to defend my actions to you or anyone else.

Assuming you are a male I certainly hope you have better communication skills/respectf when talking with your significant other. If you are a female, I hope you are teaching your children more considerate ways of communicating.

As I said, I have no desire to explain anything I do to you. You apparently aren't suited for "intelligent debate", so you can change your s/n all you want,and post all the confrontational posts you desire - I'm done with this thread.

Have a nice evening.
Notch

Blackstone, IL

#15 Nov 12, 2009
itskim wrote:
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No, you couldnt be further from the truth. If you read the post, there was a car in the spot, not a person. I was also with a child sick with H1N1 getting Tamiflu, which was my priority. I'm not going to defend my actions to you or anyone else.
Assuming you are a male I certainly hope you have better communication skills/respectf when talking with your significant other. If you are a female, I hope you are teaching your children more considerate ways of communicating.
As I said, I have no desire to explain anything I do to you. You apparently aren't suited for "intelligent debate", so you can change your s/n all you want,and post all the confrontational posts you desire - I'm done with this thread.
Have a nice evening.
Hooray! Another notch in the belt.

Now if you could only disenthrall VO the forum would be politically cleansed.
Boss Hog

Tinley Park, IL

#16 Nov 12, 2009
my 2 sense wrote:
We have a full time "CSO" who, I'm sure makes a decent union buck. He probably also has a great benefit package, etc. He drives around in a nice SUV. All of this is provided by the tax payers of New Lenox. Oh, and lets not forget the gas the beautiful SUV requires.
Does anyone get as pissed as I do when they see him driving around the Jewel and other business parking lots issuing tickets, to tax paying citizens of New Lenox, for expired plates, etc? I think that "community service officer" would imply that he would be providing a positive service to the community.
In this time of economic hardship, I say his job should be eliminated. If we need someone to drive around and fine our tax payers while they support our local businesses (more tax payers), that would imply that our village isn't really looking out for the tax payers that pay ALL of the village salaries! Hmmm...
"OK...let's clear some things up. He is not a full-time employee,thus no union benitfs. He does not drive a fancy SUV, its a two wheel drive pickup. Every single suburb has community service officer to open car where keys are locked in it, help stranded motorists and watch your house when your on vacation. Know your facts before you go stiring the shit and speaking about what you know nothing about. I'am more outraged by the former chief making $120 grand than a part-time employee making peanuts to help you ungrateful idiots. Obviously you got a village sticker or registration ticket because you won't get off your lazy ass and comply with the law."
Who Cares

Frankfort, IL

#17 Nov 13, 2009
Seriously who cares about the community service officer? Like the above poster states he can't be making anywhere near what the former chief is making. I would like to see him ticket one of New Lenox's finest when they are parked in the fire lane at Jewel and Target. Always nice to see the cops coming out of the store after doing personal shopping while parked in the fire lane. I get it, they get a lunch break and are free to shop during that time, but do they have to park illegally? Just wondering.
Just Asking

Chicago, IL

#18 Nov 14, 2009
Who Cares wrote:
Seriously who cares about the community service officer? Like the above poster states he can't be making anywhere near what the former chief is making. I would like to see him ticket one of New Lenox's finest when they are parked in the fire lane at Jewel and Target. Always nice to see the cops coming out of the store after doing personal shopping while parked in the fire lane. I get it, they get a lunch break and are free to shop during that time, but do they have to park illegally? Just wondering.
And if they parked in the back of the lot, you'd be complaining it tookt them too long to get to your house when you called for them. Is it really that big a deal?
Killer

United States

#19 Nov 14, 2009
Who Cares wrote:
Seriously who cares about the community service officer? Like the above poster states he can't be making anywhere near what the former chief is making. I would like to see him ticket one of New Lenox's finest when they are parked in the fire lane at Jewel and Target. Always nice to see the cops coming out of the store after doing personal shopping while parked in the fire lane. I get it, they get a lunch break and are free to shop during that time, but do they have to park illegally? Just wondering.
Take a picture of them parked in the fire lane and send it to the Herald. Remember the County car at Burrito Loco in the handicap spot???? LOL
Saved By The Bell

United States

#20 Nov 17, 2009
This is for who cares. Let me address your stupidity. Yes I'm sure the officers get breaks and lunches. And yes they do shop at local restaurants and business putting money back into the community. And so what if they park in the fire lane. Lets face it I'm sure they are not in there for a long period of time. If there is a emergency they are parked in a spot not to interfere with any emergency vehicles. If there is a fire or fire equipment needs to park there the police would know they are coming and move their cars. General public who park in the fire lane would not know this. Secondly if the officer is running into the store to purchase something quickly it is much easier for them to get in and get out especially if there is a emergency call suck as you "who cares" choking or getting beat up for your ignorance. It is easier I'm sure for them to get to their cars then going way out in the lot to a parking space. Park close. And the most important thing is deterrence. If a shoplifter,robber, or any criminal see a police car parked in front I'm sure they will go elsewhere (hopefully not in New Lenox) and do their crime. Think before you complain.

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