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Moorestown Public Works Prepped for Snow Plowing

Residents are reminded to keep their cars off the streets during Tuesday's snowstorm.

Moorestown residents are reminded to keep their cars off the streets during Tuesday's snowstorm so Public Works can plow more easily. Credit: Patch file photo
Moorestown residents are reminded to keep their cars off the streets during Tuesday's snowstorm so Public Works can plow more easily. Credit: Patch file photo

The township is dedicating its entire Public Works crew—including sanitation employees—to clearing streets during Tuesday’s snowstorm.

Because of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, trash in District 1 (normally picked up on Monday) is being collected Tuesday. There will be no trash pickup on Wednesday. District 2 will be collected Thursday, District 3 Friday, and District 4 on Saturday.

Remember to keep your vehicle off the street when possible to allow Public Works plows to move through your area quickly. Residents can view the Designation of Emergency No Parking Ordinance at http://www.ecode360.com/10347713.

Also, all recreation activities have been canceled for Tuesday, and the Zoning Board and Low and Moderate Income Housing Committee meetings scheduled for Tuesday night have been canceled.

The storm system is expected to drop between eight to 12 inches of snow on our area.

For more information and updates, visit the township website and “like” the Moorestown Township Facebook page.
HomeBrew January 22, 2014 at 10:19 AM
As Council considers privatizing sanitation, here's something to think about: If sanitation is privatized and Public Works employees are laid off, will the township have enough personnel to handle heavy snow events like the "bombogenesis" we just experienced? Or will the township need to engage private contractors to clean up after heavy snows? What are the potential costs? Will we need to keep snow-plowers on retainer? Will the township get caught in a kind of "Privatization Vortex" where privatizing one service eventually and inevitably leads to privatizing other services?
Jim January 22, 2014 at 11:54 AM
@HomeBrew, valid points, ultimately if we feel that a private snow removal company would provide a similar level of service it's just a math question. I have to say, kudos to the Public Works crew, my street has already been plowed out and typically it takes days… On a separate note, I know there are towns that ban residential street parking after midnight - regardless of weather. I personally would be for something like that as it's safer and keeps our streets from being used as a defacto junkyard for broken down or rarely used cars. Any supporters?
Tom January 22, 2014 at 02:09 PM
What do we do with the savings when it doesn't snow like the past couple of years? Is the best decision for the town going to be based on maybe getting a few snow storms now and again?
HomeBrew January 24, 2014 at 04:54 PM
Monday 1/27 Council meeting agenda: Res. 64-2014 "Awarding A Contract to Casworth Enterprises, Inc. for Solid Waste Collection Services " http://www.moorestown.nj.us/filestorage/207/154/2143/488/5053/1-27-2014_Agenda.pdf
The bear January 24, 2014 at 07:09 PM
Not joining the conversation cousin? Want to help the public works employees? Take your cell phone or camera on Saturday January 25, 2014, photograph the sanitation trucks picking up trash. The people on the trucks are hired hands and the employees that did not receive RICE notices today. Post the photos to the patch, twitter, email. Call the Mayor, call Town Council, call the Township manager, call the ACTING director at public works and ask why? Why the hired hands? Why didn't the employees on the Saturday trucks receive RICE notices? Why are the 80k per year employees getting overtime and taking away sanitation jobs? Post, Post,and re-Post. Make the phone calls. Only a select few did not receive RICE notices WHY???? Management whats????? Union whats??? Ask Town Council and the Mayor to look into the obvious flaunting of special favors. Call,Call and re-call Speaking of re-call- Homebrew-start the petition.
HomeBrew January 24, 2014 at 07:42 PM
Bear: Sorry, not clear on what you're saying. Who will be on trash trucks on Sat? Also, found this definition. "A RICE notice is a legal notice given to an employee as formal notice that their employment status will be discussed between Mayor and Council. This is state law, and is required to be issued by the town Clerk. Personnel matters affecting employees of the public bodies, unless all parties request or consent to a public hearing: Prior to discussion of personnel, affected employees must be given notice, known as a Rice notice, which gives the employee the right to request a public hearing." http://forums.njlawman.com/post?id=2920120
HomeBrew January 24, 2014 at 08:25 PM
Did some M'town sanitation employees receive RICE notices Friday? Does receiving a RICE notice mean potential layoff?
sanlazarro12173 January 24, 2014 at 10:56 PM
I'm confused. Get a rice notice Friday. Award the contract taking away your jobs on Monday. When do the employees get their public hearing. Unless council is going door to door notifying the public how will Monday be a fair public hearing. Sounds more like an execution. Here's your notice. We made the decision already but we'll pretend we let you have a fair public hearing. It looks good in the papers during an election year. Did the manager get another bonus for this fiasco? Starting to sound like fort lee
Bella Pelosi January 25, 2014 at 10:31 AM
Mr. Sanlazarro they have to pay for their new luxury offices on the backs of sanitation workers. Isn't that a nice priority? You should have the labor attorney request council's emails on this.
sanlazarro12173 January 25, 2014 at 01:01 PM
I'm sure someone will. They may want to put some money aside Just heard the employees plan to file a civil rights suit, something about 2 or more individuals conspiring to deny them their basic rights. I'm not well versed in these things, but I think that falls under federal jurisdiction. Should be interesting meeting on Monday.
Bella Pelosi January 25, 2014 at 01:45 PM
Look at the agenda and see the new change orders for town hall. Spending money on silly things but firing valued employees is all they care about.
Public Works Employee January 25, 2014 at 02:41 PM
@Homebrew. Yes and Yes.
Public Works Employee January 25, 2014 at 03:09 PM
http://www.njsba.org/mo/legal/topical_outlines/Law.PDF
Bella Pelosi January 25, 2014 at 07:12 PM
Hank, your Governor wants shared services so why would Moorestown consider having its own court? what benefit does it provide to the residents say versus what our hard working sanitation worker provide? New court over employees?

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