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hardhead

Florissant, MO

#1 Mar 9, 2014
where in the world is the street cleaner? there is gravel, cinders and trash all over the streets in this city. a city this size should have the street cleaner running every day. i would think that you should see him once every two weeks. come on get with it.
Marcus Welby

Saint Louis, MO

#2 Mar 9, 2014
hardhead wrote:
where in the world is the street cleaner? there is gravel, cinders and trash all over the streets in this city. a city this size should have the street cleaner running every day. i would think that you should see him once every two weeks. come on get with it.
I don't know how fast they travel when working but I'm guessing a street sweeper would be lucky to cover 4 miles in a day -- both sides of the street. Since Florissant is reported to have 167 miles of streets in the city limits it would take 42 days to cover the whole town. If the weather would permit them to work every day (Monday - Friday) it would take a little over 8 weeks to do one complete pass of all the streets. Sounds to me like you may be lucky if you see the street sweeper 3 or 4 times all year. Sorry for the bad news.
hardhead

Florissant, MO

#3 Mar 10, 2014
i think it's alittle faster than that, but don't really know excactly and i don't know if they have more than one. i know that st.anthony, trtterway and st.catheren is like a gravel road. very bad shape.
take some responsibility

Saint Louis, MO

#4 Mar 10, 2014
If every resident would take a few minutes and clean up the area in front of their homes weekly, the city would be a much better place.
Pickup the old newspapers, pickup the things that blow into your yard, rake your leaves, pickup the twigs, keep the lawn mowed and the weeds in the sidewalk trimmed.
Is it that hard to take a little self responsibility and show a little pride.

We are all becoming subject to entitlements and having someone do something for us.

Do it yourself.
FloPride

Florissant, MO

#5 Mar 10, 2014
take some responsibility wrote:
If every resident would take a few minutes and clean up the area in front of their homes weekly, the city would be a much better place.
Pickup the old newspapers, pickup the things that blow into your yard, rake your leaves, pickup the twigs, keep the lawn mowed and the weeds in the sidewalk trimmed.
Is it that hard to take a little self responsibility and show a little pride.
We are all becoming subject to entitlements and having someone do something for us.
Do it yourself.
Indeed!
If you just watch the crap pile up in your yard and not pick it up you're either ghetto transplanted trash or just plain lazy. but then I guess they kind of go hand in hand.

And trim your freaking trees. I'm waiting for my car to get squashed because of a neigbor that refuses to take care of one right now. If limbs are falling out at the slightest breeze it's YOUR responsibility to tend to it. Also the leading cause of neighborhood wide power outages during storm season. I know it sucks to have to shell out the cash for a tree service, but if your toilet was broke would you just use the back yard. Eh, maybe I don't want to know the answer.
Have some pride in your city people!
Tough Winter

Florissant, MO

#6 Mar 10, 2014
Helps explain why the streets look like crap. But the fools who i see damn near every day, dropping fast food bags out of rolling cars, or their punk-ass kids throwing soda bottles in the street, all need to be taught to respect our town. It's a joke now. I've seen kids open up people's newspapers and throw the sheets around and laugh. It is like a ghetto here, sometimes.
clean up your front yard

Saint Louis, MO

#7 Mar 10, 2014
Tough Winter wrote:
Helps explain why the streets look like crap. But the fools who i see damn near every day, dropping fast food bags out of rolling cars, or their punk-ass kids throwing soda bottles in the street, all need to be taught to respect our town. It's a joke now. I've seen kids open up people's newspapers and throw the sheets around and laugh. It is like a ghetto here, sometimes.
there are some houses around town with 15, 20, 30 newspapers laying in their yard, and yes, there are people there everyday. Disgusting.

Clean up the neighborhoods.

There are to be Public Works or Police Littering laws that they should get a ticket.

When Mayor Eagan was Mayor, he drove the city every day and weekend, he made sure people too their trash cans in, had messes cleaned up, etc. They would send out violation notices. It made some people mad, but, it was the violators it made mad.
Someone needs to enforce a cleanup effort in this town.
hardhead

Florissant, MO

#8 Mar 10, 2014
agreed! this is what i did today. i hosed down the street in front of my house. lazy ass people won't even pick up their newspapers, so i walked up the street and picked them up and threw them away. tired of living like you are in a ghetto.
hardhead

Florissant, MO

#9 Mar 10, 2014
they do need to get the street cleaner going.
broom hilda

Florissant, MO

#10 Mar 10, 2014
hardhead wrote:
agreed! this is what i did today. i hosed down the street in front of my house. lazy ass people won't even pick up their newspapers, so i walked up the street and picked them up and threw them away. tired of living like you are in a ghetto.
why dont you put one of them poor negro neighbor kids of yours to work and pay 'em a decent wage to clean up the streets and sidewalks. then you would be helping the people you love to hate.
hardhead

Florissant, MO

#11 Mar 11, 2014
broom hilda wrote:
<quoted text>why dont you put one of them poor negro neighbor kids of yours to work and pay 'em a decent wage to clean up the streets and sidewalks. then you would be helping the people you love to hate.
can't get them up before noon and they are not interested unless it's free money. they just want to sit on the porch all day.
hardhead

Florissant, MO

#12 Mar 21, 2014
there is so much loose sand and crap on the corners on north waterford it's becoming a safety issue. anybody on a motorcycle, bikes and skateboards be forewarned. why will they not get the street sweeper out and run it all day ?
The Central Scrutinizer

Saint Louis, MO

#13 Mar 21, 2014
clean up your front yard wrote:
<quoted text>
there are some houses around town with 15, 20, 30 newspapers laying in their yard, and yes, there are people there everyday. Disgusting.
Clean up the neighborhoods.
There are to be Public Works or Police Littering laws that they should get a ticket.
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Florissant has a very slickly updated website where you can report these problems, get a case # and track the progress, it's called the 'action center'.

http://www.florissantmo.com/egov/apps/action/... Works

Use it, help beautify the city and put your tax $ to good use.

Thank You
Marcus Welby

Saint Louis, MO

#14 Mar 21, 2014
If it is comforting to any of you, there was a street sweeper going strong this morning on the 367 overpass at Parker Rd. I believe it was a county vehicle.
hardhead

Florissant, MO

#15 Mar 21, 2014
i cut down trotterway today and it looks like an old creek bed with so much debris on it. it's a safety issue now.! what in the hell is wrong with the city officials?
street OT

Florissant, MO

#16 Mar 21, 2014
Our mayor has been paying the street sweeper and his helper OVERTIME to do streets on Saturday. Great use of our tax dollars don't you think? The guy hardly works during the week and the rest of the year. The machine was broken last week, so he just sat around. But rather to send him home, they will pay OT on weekend.
hardhead

Florissant, MO

#17 Mar 21, 2014
i don't see any of the city employees working very hard. the street sweeper should be going everyday.
FloRes

Florissant, MO

#18 Mar 22, 2014
Have any of you considered cleaning the street yourself? Then the city could really save some money.

I went out about 2 weeks ago and cleaned a section of the street of the debris left by a big pile of snow. I did it for myself and my neighbors, not because anyone asked or because anyone complained. Just because.
hardhead

Florissant, MO

#19 Mar 23, 2014
FloRes wrote:
Have any of you considered cleaning the street yourself? Then the city could really save some money.
I went out about 2 weeks ago and cleaned a section of the street of the debris left by a big pile of snow. I did it for myself and my neighbors, not because anyone asked or because anyone complained. Just because.
yes, i did this too! i wish more people would do it. i do this a couple of times a year just to keep the street nice looking in front of my house. but, there are some spots on the corners and trotteway is like an old creek bed that it's going to take some shoveling and a crew of people to clean it up. like i said before it's a safety issue now.
hardhead

Florissant, MO

#20 Mar 24, 2014
i wonder if there is someway to get the state involved to cleanup trotterway ? i guess mayor tom doesn't care what the city looks like.

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