Sweeps are back in the City of Utica

There are 15 comments on the WKTV story from Apr 2, 2014, titled Sweeps are back in the City of Utica. In it, WKTV reports that:

Beginning now, the Mayor and certain department heads, including the police and fire chiefs will pick a neighborhood to evaluate, look for codes violations and just listen to people's concerns, every week.

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Cool

Utica, NY

#1 Apr 3, 2014
Bring out the pot hole killer#we have 2 lets use them
Anthony

Utica, NY

#2 Apr 4, 2014
these sweeps are nothing but window dressing. there are code violations all over the city year after year and nothing gets done. If the people in charge would open there eyes and just take 1 hour a day and drive around and see what is taking place in the city with no reporters around ,maybe they may accomplish something. Example, corner of mohawk&broad, tires chained to a pole blocking the side walk The trees that fell on the parkway are still down from last summer and the parks crew just mowed around them. Last falls leaves are all over the parkway..Those in charge are either blind or just don't care. Wait a minute, the cameras are rolling, lets pickup a rake!!!!!!!!!!
UPD and UFD Riggies

New Hartford, NY

#4 Apr 4, 2014
UPD and UFD Riggies wrote:
But you have a sign. Uticas back!!!! Lol
Any man can meet me under the sign any night for a a good kaaaaaaaak scking. Just bring $2.00.

Signed,
Rashy Dave Smith
poor politics

Oneida, NY

#6 Apr 6, 2014
Waste of taxpayer money and more proof city employees have too much free time.
absolutely right

Utica, NY

#7 Apr 6, 2014
Anthony wrote:
these sweeps are nothing but window dressing. there are code violations all over the city year after year and nothing gets done. If the people in charge would open there eyes and just take 1 hour a day and drive around and see what is taking place in the city with no reporters around ,maybe they may accomplish something. Example, corner of mohawk&broad, tires chained to a pole blocking the side walk The trees that fell on the parkway are still down from last summer and the parks crew just mowed around them. Last falls leaves are all over the parkway..Those in charge are either blind or just don't care. Wait a minute, the cameras are rolling, lets pickup a rake!!!!!!!!!!
Codes need to go to a certain house on MUMMERY ST> The place isn't fit for man nor beast. There is JUNK and DEBRIS ALL OVER. How do the neighbors put up with it?? They call CODES to NO avail. Same problem with CWSI on BELLE AVE. Those neighbors have been to court countless times.with NOTHING BUT PROMISES from the Mayor and councilman and even the CORPORATE COUNCIL lawyer. Promises, and NOTHING to show for it. Here's the GIST..CWSI is doing business in a RESIDENTIAL zone. How can he get away with this?? Ask your Mayor and your Councilman. It is a crying shame. Enuf said.
OMG

Utica, NY

#8 Apr 6, 2014
absolutely right wrote:
<quoted text>Codes need to go to a certain house on MUMMERY ST> The place isn't fit for man nor beast. There is JUNK and DEBRIS ALL OVER. How do the neighbors put up with it?? They call CODES to NO avail. Same problem with CWSI on BELLE AVE. Those neighbors have been to court countless times.with NOTHING BUT PROMISES from the Mayor and councilman and even the CORPORATE COUNCIL lawyer. Promises, and NOTHING to show for it. Here's the GIST..CWSI is doing business in a RESIDENTIAL zone. How can he get away with this?? Ask your Mayor and your Councilman. It is a crying shame. Enuf said.
so so true. Codes in Utica, NY is not up to par. Someone is washing someone's hands..They go around and give citations to many homes in cornhill, and forget about what really matters. I recall CWSI in the newspaper sometime ago, and also on WKTV news..I remember them saying they were moving ..Never happened???
Lincoln ave

Waterville, NY

#9 Apr 7, 2014
Do nitetime sweeps qualify for overtime ?
crazy john

Utica, NY

#10 Apr 7, 2014
UPD and UFD Riggies wrote:
<quoted text>
Any man can meet me under the sign any night for a a good kaaaaaaaak scking. Just bring $2.00.
Signed,
Rashy Dave Smith
keep on playing with yourself
Given up

Utica, NY

#11 Apr 7, 2014
If they kept codes under the Fire Dept. we would have gotten some results. The problem is two fold. They need a real administrator, not a past member of the union keeping the seat warm. For the most part they do not want work, be held accountable or actually follow up on anything. Lastly, the City Codes court is a joke. Ennance was nothing
but a spineless jellyfish.
Tax Payer

Utica, NY

#12 Apr 8, 2014
City needs to take care of city owned property. They are for sale and boarded up. Trash on properties. Let the owners of bushiness and private property clean up their own. Codes dept. need to enforce this.
robbie p

Cobleskill, NY

#13 Apr 9, 2014
The city never owned the pothole killers. Please check your facts before posting. Thanks.
what the

Utica, NY

#17 Apr 9, 2014
Bobby Oliveira wrote:
Absolutely, give me the number on mummery - I want to try a little something.
In other news, we have crack dealers on audio making fun of the Mayor.
This is not to demean my friends on the Police Force. Rather, it is to show what a time wasting and money wasting sham this whole thing is.
Unfortunately, it does not violate any statutes.
heck are you talking about????
hah

Utica, NY

#19 Apr 9, 2014
poor politics wrote:
Waste of taxpayer money and more proof city employees have too much free time.
Typical Roman: thinking Rome is sooooo much better
hah

Utica, NY

#20 Apr 9, 2014
Anthony wrote:
these sweeps are nothing but window dressing. there are code violations all over the city year after year and nothing gets done. If the people in charge would open there eyes and just take 1 hour a day and drive around and see what is taking place in the city with no reporters around ,maybe they may accomplish something. Example, corner of mohawk&broad, tires chained to a pole blocking the side walk The trees that fell on the parkway are still down from last summer and the parks crew just mowed around them. Last falls leaves are all over the parkway..Those in charge are either blind or just don't care. Wait a minute, the cameras are rolling, lets pickup a rake!!!!!!!!!!
Utica laid off a lot of workers, the city is nearly bankrupt. Only what is most important is being done.
gotta be kidding

Clinton, NY

#21 Apr 15, 2014
Given up wrote:
If they kept codes under the Fire Dept. we would have gotten some results. The problem is two fold. They need a real administrator, not a past member of the union keeping the seat warm. For the most part they do not want work, be held accountable or actually follow up on anything. Lastly, the City Codes court is a joke. Ennance was nothing
but a spineless jellyfish.
Results? What are we getting from our bloated Fire dept now? The comfort of knowing someone will extinguish the fire when all fire dept already support one another. Better yet, an ambulance service which is "making the city money" by burdening citizens with an over priced emergency service.

The court system isn't the problem. The city isn't doing a good job of managing it's resources. Fire personnel could and should help enforce code violations when not training for the next fire.

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