Utica road salt issue a Joke.

Utica road salt issue a Joke.

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jeff

Utica, NY

#1 Jan 4, 2013
40% gone in 2 weeks of winter with 1 storm. People, are we that stupid. Compare it to other areas and you will see Utica dpw is clueless how to do a job. I talked to a NH official and they have used 8% so far. We are comparing apples to apples so why the big diff? Simple answer, Utica(loosers)vs New Hartford(winners). Smoke that Palmeri.
ITS CRETIN

Fayetteville, NY

#2 Jan 4, 2013
jeff wrote:
40% gone in 2 weeks of winter with 1 storm. People, are we that stupid. Compare it to other areas and you will see Utica dpw is clueless how to do a job. I talked to a NH official and they have used 8% so far. We are comparing apples to apples so why the big diff? Simple answer, Utica(loosers)vs New Hartford(winners). Smoke that Palmeri.
You saying that utica has the same amount of statute miles as new hartford, 2nd sentence, YES.
confused

Lowville, NY

#3 Jan 4, 2013
it seems that they ordered what they used last year. They should order for a normal snow year, not last years warm one..just syaing...
casual reader

Woburn, MA

#4 Jan 4, 2013
Short did not explain why they went thru all that salt in todays newspaper article.
another voice

Lowville, NY

#5 Jan 4, 2013
Maybe using the auto devices that the taxpayers have already paid for might help. Whether they like them or not is irrelevant; as city employees they don't get to make that choice and I'm surprised that their foreman/supervisor would allow them to.
Predictable

Utica, NY

#6 Jan 4, 2013
This is just the DPW's way of trying to get the taxpayers to fork over more money supposedly for "more salt." An investigation needs to be made into this bogus crap.
Frank C

Utica, NY

#7 Jan 4, 2013
How many times have I been stuck behind a plow at a stop light with the Salt being laid down during the entire red light, leaving a small pile. Seems like the DPW employees don't know how to turn off the spreader or for that matter use common sense.
duke

Herkimer, NY

#8 Jan 4, 2013
jeff wrote:
40% gone in 2 weeks of winter with 1 storm. People, are we that stupid. Compare it to other areas and you will see Utica dpw is clueless how to do a job. I talked to a NH official and they have used 8% so far. We are comparing apples to apples so why the big diff? Simple answer, Utica(loosers)vs New Hartford(winners). Smoke that Palmeri.
The joke is on you. The comissioner has no clue and no control and you cant do a thing about it $65K. Badabing.
frank jr

Utica, NY

#9 Jan 4, 2013
Predictable wrote:
This is just the DPW's way of trying to get the taxpayers to fork over more money supposedly for "more salt." An investigation needs to be made into this bogus crap.
Exactly. You can almost go to the bank on this one. Con artists in city government. All of them.
f Utica

Brighton, MA

#10 Jan 4, 2013
Can they use all the Bath Salts they seized instead ? LOL !!
Sure

Carthage, NY

#12 Jan 4, 2013
It seems that this is top story every day. Its winter. In the winter you use salt. Try rationing.
John

Utica, NY

#13 Jan 4, 2013
Rationing=to big of word for a DPW worker to understand.
joe mama

Utica, NY

#14 Jan 4, 2013
same old song every year,where is all the salt we didnt use last year, And where is this 3000 dollar strobe light the city bought to scare the crows away,the crows are still here and the light ,is missing. The crows are laughing at us
Jim Crow

North Billerica, MA

#15 Jan 4, 2013
joe mama wrote:
same old song every year,where is all the salt we didnt use last year, And where is this 3000 dollar strobe light the city bought to scare the crows away,the crows are still here and the light ,is missing. The crows are laughing at us
caw caw caw ca caw caw-- caw
pete johnson

Schenectady, NY

#16 Jan 4, 2013
Its all a bunch of crap.... if its Highway Yellow its mismanaged/crooked/waste/loss. Id be willing to bet the auto makers kick in a certain percentage for the salt too. Here in the Town Of Herkimer, we have to watch a plow sand the road on the way up plowing, then plow THAT sand off on the way back, sanding again. Then look the hell OUT once it starts to thaw, the sand swill is just as slippery as snow. Also the State DOT loves to plow the bare roads when its not snowing. Then they ALL wonder why the state is broke, all of this baby stuff going on, like a bunch of pantywaist whiners. Lets try taking away their cushy new{er} trucks/equipment with electronic controls and awesome heat/ergonomics, and give them ALL back some Veitnam Era machinery to plow with and I bet the budget will be alot lower, they wont want to go out and plow as much. We the people are getting robbed blind by these DPWs, plain and simple.
i know

Herkimer, NY

#17 Jan 4, 2013
joe mama wrote:
same old song every year,where is all the salt we didnt use last year, And where is this 3000 dollar strobe light the city bought to scare the crows away,the crows are still here and the light ,is missing. The crows are laughing at us
The crows hid the light under the salt.

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#18 Jan 4, 2013
casual reader wrote:
Short did not explain why they went thru all that salt in todays newspaper article.
SHORT on brains...
mayor of utica

Utica, NY

#19 Jan 5, 2013
I bet the laser light is at Larrys house
Valley Neighbor

Little Falls, NY

#20 Jan 5, 2013
casual reader wrote:
Short did not explain why they went thru all that salt in todays newspaper article.
Whatever happened to the money they saved last year for not buying salt because of the mild winter. Someone has their fingers in the till.
MandrykOnlyInter estInMony

Herkimer, NY

#21 Jan 5, 2013
mayor of utica wrote:
I bet the laser light is at Larrys house
The laser was another bad purchasing decision by DPW boss. Larry would have just bought a bulb and used the lighting equipment that he allready has.
This $3000 was not as bad as the big snowblower that they bought and used only once.
Get someone in there that knows how to run a business.

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