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Bobbi Belton's picture
Joined: 07/30/2007
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Street Sweeping

Thanks to Rod Hart and his foresight for keeping staff over and getting the leaves removed! The street sweepers did our street two-three times at about 5:30 p.m.--overtime, yes, but well worth it and far better than what might have resulted had the leaves not been removed.

Thanks, Rod and crew, for a great job!

Bobbi and Art Belton

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Jack Tavolario's picture
Joined: 11/07/2007
Posts: 64
Well Bobbi, far be it for me

Well Bobbi, far be it for me to knock our great Maintenance Crew, but your post begs another question. What would have been so terrible if the leaves in your street were left until the next working day to be cleaned up?

 

You better hope the new Chairman of the Finance Committee doesn't read this board because I hear he's a devil of a curmudgeon when it comes to unneeded overtime.  <;-)

Bobbi Belton's picture
Joined: 07/30/2007
Posts: 275
Okay, Jack

Preventive overtime is far better than all those leaves clogging our drains. That could have resulted in callback of an emergency nature, and could have included CSD staff as well. Guess they didn't clean your street!Cry

I worked with Dick Cox on the Finance Committee and I can't really say anything bad about the job he did in his role as RMA's treasurer.

There's a lot of criticism thrown abot, so I'll just say thanks again to Rod and his crew!

Bobbi Belton

Jack Tavolario's picture
Joined: 11/07/2007
Posts: 64
Preventive overtime is far

Preventive overtime is far better than all those leaves clogging our drains. That could have resulted in callback of an emergency nature, and could have included CSD staff as well.

Bobbi, you dirty dog!  You found a way to save CSD money at the expense of RMA! Pretty kool girl.  

Actually, the reason you gave is a very good one, and perhaps you’d like to take a great opportunity to explain to folks who may not know, just where RMA’s responsibilities for the drains stop, and where CSD’s begin.  

 

Guess they didn't clean your street!

 

Yeah they did, but on my street we don’t worry about plugged up drains. If we see water backing up, someone just goes out there and pulls the debris from the drain opening. It only takes a few seconds, and it saves having to call out a maintenance crew.

 

I worked with Dick Cox on the Finance Committee and I can't really say anything bad about the job he did in his role as RMA's treasurer.

 

I hope it didn't sound like I was suggesting you do that! I was just noting that there was a RMA Treasurer and Finance Committee chair and that he keeps his eye on all overtime.

 

There's a lot of criticism thrown abot, so I'll just say thanks again to Rod and his crew!

 

Heck, I wouldn’t criticize either Rod or anyone on his crew at all! In fact, I’ve always been a big advocate of RMA trading in the street sweeper they have, and going with a larger model to reduce the time necessary to sweep the streets so it could be done more often.

 

I’m more than happy with the street sweeping routine in place now, but there are times, like when the street slurry was put down this year, that myself and every other person on our court, as far as I know, got pretty tired of having those teeny little pieces of black asphalt tracked into our homes and vehicles. There really was no choice but to call and ask for additional street sweeping, and it would have been a lot easier on the crew if we had a sweeper with a higher capacity.

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