So many people are complaining about the job that the DPW is doing let’s just take a moment here and try to remember last year. Last year the roads didn’t get cleaned as fast as they got done after this storm. Next before we all start wanting to “tar and feather” the DPW workers. You might like to ask yourself how much are you willing to pay in over-time? Now this storm started on Sunday the DPW workers do not work on Sundays if they did that would be double time. How many of you would be willing to pay for that? Now the storm lasted until the morning of Monday they got on the roads. Here’s how they worked according to Councilwoman Hicks-Clayton
DPW crews followed on Sunday through today. The crews started on Sunday a,m, and worked until 5 p.m. , back at midnight and worked until 4:30 p.m. and back on Tuesday midnight. MDOT does require rest for every x# of hours worked.
We all want our roads cleaned as fast as possible last year we had snow storm that hit on a Friday we had that snow all weekend. The Sunday am is at 12:00am that makes it Monday for those of you wondering. There’s over-time, but not double time there’s a difference. DPW is getting the job done as fast as they can now maybe we can help in this. Don’t you think it might take less time to go down a street that doesn’t have cars parked on it that they have to swerve around. Maybe if everyone would just ask their neighbors to take their cars off the street things just might get done a little faster.