A Resident Thanks The DPW

plowtrucks lkwd_wmDear Lakewood Scoop, After everything that has been said about the Public Works Department since the massive snowstorm, I believe a compliment is due. I’m a resident of the South West side of the Lake. Due to the wet weather there is a lot of standing water along South Lake and on some side streets as well, especially on Carasaljo Drive. Tonight the DPW drove around and very generously salted the area to prevent it from freezing over in this extreme weather. To the Public Works: Keep it up and Thank You.
Signed, A Slippery Goose of South Lake

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  1. I’d rephrase that. “After the horrible service provided to this town during this past storm the DPW has finally learned how to DO THEIR JOB” just a little bit! They’d deserve a thank you when they do an extraordinary job not when they DO WHAT OUR EXORBITANT TAXES PAY FOR! I finally got my block plowed after calling(and I waited until Tuesday to complain) the DPW(only to have the phone ring incessantly and then have someone pick up and hang up!!,called back and it just rang…), mayors office,Steve Langerts office,two conversations with John Franklin and finally on Wednesday after talking to the manager Al Birch did we get our street plowed(that was after they claimed to have come on Tuesday but there was delivery truck on the block so they only plowed up until the truck and dropped sand on the remainder-a witness watched the truck come and go. There was no delivery truck and he never attemted to drop his plow. On Wednesday I called when there was only one car on the block. They claimed that they came but an hour later I called back that it was evident that not an ounce of snow was plowed. 5 minutes!! later a truck came and cleared the entire street. THANK YOU 🙁

  2. My thanks to the Public works,
    Road sanded and salted and plowed within 16 hrs and replowed by the second day. We had all cars off the road and in our drive ways. This enable the large plow truck an unobstructed path down the street. Most of us are long time resident and learned the hard way years ago when we parked on the street during a bad storm. It took three days to get a plow to us. Never again, the first hint of a possible snow event all cars are off the street.
    Stop complaining, you need to set yourself up to get good service – get your car off the road, its a know fact you’ll get better and faster results with an empty road way.

  3. if they would spray the roads b 4 each snow storm like Howell does (and r in the midst of doing 4 the upcoming storm) then the Lakewood streets would look like the Howell streets.

  4. 8 and 9
    How many cars can one fit in a driveway. When the landlord has two and the basement has one or two WHERE do you expect them to be parked?? But you are dead wrong anyway because on my block most cars were taken off the street and do you know what?! NO PLOW SHOWED UNTIL WEDNESDAY!! I think we’d better increase the tax rate-that should do it! And why do they come on Forest Av at night when all casr are parked on the street when they can simply come at 2:15 when Yeshiva is out?? They know good and well the towns hot spots and their schedules. Just ask the officers that sit around Forest….at those hours(and I’m not complaining about that. They belong doing that.)

  5. #12 “most cars were taken off the street” thats your problem -all the cars on my block were removed and the snow was taken care of properly. A few residents parked their cars up on the side walk (less snow on the sidewalk to shovel after the fact) you need to think out side the box to get great service sometimes. As for the multiple cars for one house, blame the builders/zoning /planning and township committee for allowing it. This isn’t NY City but its quickly turning that way because we DON’T SAY ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. Build, but do it in a sensible way and provide enough driveway space for two cars for every address.

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