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Parking Lot in NY

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Michaelrotb, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. Michaelrotb

    Michaelrotb Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Hi, Guys

    I have a small lot in Forest Hills, NY I plow this lot when the cars are in there parking spaces it is a 12 family house. The lot is small so I cannot detail as well as I normally do. My question is the tenants are complaining to the landlord that they want there spots shoveled is this normal for the landlord to have to shovel out there cars or just open up the driveway areas. When i plow i get pretty close to the cars and never leave a barrier of snow behond any ones cars.
     
  2. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    Quote just make sure you get back in there during a time when a good bit of the cars are gone. And if theres cars in the way you dont have super powers so they will just have to walk threw the snow how dare they get there pant legs wet
     
  3. Michaelrotb

    Michaelrotb Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Thanks they actually want me to shovel in between each car. I told him no problem but the price is going to change. I was looking to see if there were any crazy rules that apply in NY I never hread about. we have lots of rules here.
     
  4. IPLOWSNO

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    dam dummies are too lazy to move theyre car, either lay on the stebel horn tillthey all come down or get straight pipes and keep her in low floored till they all get up :laughing:
     
  5. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    Don't shovel between cars, next thing you'll be accused of scratching them.
     
  6. Joel B.

    Joel B. Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 233

    FYI…..

    "There"………....I'm going over there.

    "Their"………….That is their house.

    "They're"…….…(Contraction meaning "They are") They're not coming over.


    Just trying to help.
     
  7. Jello1

    Jello1 Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    Wow, talk about lazy tenants. I'd have been thrilled if a plow contractor shoveled my car when i've rented apartments etc. Either i shoveled myself or would move my car when the plow showed up.
     
  8. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    tell them to if at all possible park on 1 sid of the lot when snow is coming. then plow it. and in 12-24 hr range come back after thay move there cars and plow the rest.

    and dont get sucked in to there ( i dont like to move snow ) crap with cleaning between cars.

    if anything go back and review the contract i hope you have on this deal. its all writen out to who does what.
     
  9. cmo18

    cmo18 Senior Member
    Messages: 815

    Set up a notice on each entrance to the building stating time lines as to when you will be back to clear the remainder of the lot. I do 6 apartments, all of them are between 24 hours from snow ending normally between 12-4pm the next to day since people do work.

    Charge accordingly
     
  10. IPLOWSNO

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    thank you spelling nazi i appreciate your efforts
     
  11. Joel B.

    Joel B. Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 233

    My pleasure.
     
  12. JTVLandscaping

    JTVLandscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 861

    I have a 49 unit senior apartment, I make them all park in one spot, don't care where, just all consolidate. I plow with the storm and once at the end. My deal is the property manager will coordinate the moving of the cars and call me when everything is done. At my next opportunity, I go back and finish up. I will go 1 time for cleanup, if they aren't moved by then, it doesn't get plowed...at least not for free. I don't wait for them, I don't make multiple trips, I have money to make, and if my money maker is idling while I wait, I'm not happy
     
  13. Michaelrotb

    Michaelrotb Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Thanks for all your input. I told them if they move there cars when I'm there I will glady clean there parking spot. As for the shoveling I'm not getting involved with that. :salute:
     
  14. RLM

    RLM PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,270

    JD Dave
    2000 Club Member Join Date: Mar 2007
    Location: Caledon, Ontario Canada
    Posts: 7,710

    Don't shovel between cars, next thing you'll be accused of scratching them.

    X 2
     
  15. woodchuck2

    woodchuck2 Senior Member
    Messages: 304

    I do a parking lot for a 8 family apartment house and i told the owner that i would be there by 8am and every 4-6" of snow afterwards but no definite time after the morning plowing. I instructed him that when i plow the lot the renters have 30 minutes to move their cars or they are SOL Thumbs Up. In that 30 minutes i usually get coffee and help clean up a parking lot for the local hardware store owned by some friends. Then i drive by to see if anyone moved, i would say about 10% of the time one or two cars will be moved and i only clean out where they were and i leave. Dont like it, too bad!! The owner has been cool about this agreement for 3yrs now and i just got a $50 tip this month from him to boot.