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A lesson for City DOT drivers

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by IndySnowPlowers, Feb 20, 2003.

  1. IndySnowPlowers

    IndySnowPlowers Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 78

    Figured this might be entertaining and a useful lesson as well for everyone.


    This is from a local news station. Appears this city DOT plow driver decided to into the suburbs...where he lives...and plow his cul-de-sac and driveway.

    Well, he got busted !!! By a neighbor! Oopsie. :nono:
    By the picture, he did do a good job !!!

    The lesson. Someone is always watching!

    Happy plowing. Bring on the next storm!!!!

  2. Pelican

    Pelican 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,075

    Must have been a slow day in the newsroom...
  3. fordman

    fordman Senior Member
    Messages: 327

    I hate people who can't mind their own business.:realmad: So the guy plowed his own drive. Thanks to certain people it could end up costing him his job.
  4. staley52

    staley52 Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 98

    waaaa my street got plowed and the others didnt
    quit yer b******
  5. SnowGodFather

    SnowGodFather Member
    Messages: 330

    Well we all know who will always have flat tires and never get a helping hand.

    It even said he was on his dinner break...

    Busibodies, can't stand them, can't kill em.
  6. NoStockBikes!!

    NoStockBikes!! Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    But you can look up their phone numbers and post them on porno websites with the request that all calls be made after midnight, since "they work second shift". Not that I know, cuz doing something like that to a person would be wrong. Especially people in elected positions in townhome associations. :D
  7. chtucker

    chtucker Senior Member
    Messages: 618

    It is a big deal for the city (maybe not newsworthy) Just a lot of liability.

    Friends father decided to take the Colodado DOT truck to their driveway.... slid into his own house and took out the living room.
    Guy was on the clock and in a state truck, state paid for the damages.

    As all of you know who have employees... when they aren't where and when they are supposed to be it IS A PROBLEM....

    Guys like that get DOTs to install GPS.

    If he wanted to get his drive plowed, buy or truck or hire one of us. We have had quite a few side jobs happen here, inlcuding paving of personal driveways! Makes you want to go down to the Road and Bridge shop and borrow some equipment.

  8. Big Nate's Plowing

    Big Nate's Plowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    good idea......... BHB!!! [​IMG]
  9. IndySnowPlowers

    IndySnowPlowers Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 78


    I agree, slow day in the newsroom.

    What did he actually cost the taxpayers.....gas money to drive 10-15 miles?? He was on a break, so what if the city is out $10 in gas. There are a lot of bigger fish to fry in the statehouse and other city/government jobs.

    Be weary of a nosey neighbor!

  10. Crazygator

    Crazygator Member
    from TN
    Messages: 51

    Looks like to me she was just pissed because she didnt get a nice plowed off drive too.

    Its sad they put her name in there too. Someone could look her up.......hahaha

    And you know with all the crazy people out there ready to snap especially if they lose their jobs, kind of stupid for her to make that call. She just wasnt thinking of what could happen to her and her stuff. DUH lady!
  11. IndySnowPlowers

    IndySnowPlowers Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 78

    Hmmmm, good idea!! :D

    My guess would be that it has all ready been planned!

    I'll keep you posted if she makes the news again!!
    I hope he doesn't get fired because of this.

  12. mike9497

    mike9497 Senior Member
    Messages: 466

    i had this happen to me when i use to work for my towns public works.i was on my 4 hour break.we use to work 12 hours on 4 off during a storm.so i went home with the town truck and did my street and just the front of my driveway.sure enough i get a call on the radio.they asked if i was doing peoples driveways.i said nope come on up here and look if you want.the lady that lives two houses down from me seems to have it in for us for some reason so she called and said i was doing driveways for 25 a pop.now this lady has been making problems for 18 years now.she also calls when i park my trucks in front of my house because there commercial and its a res area.
  13. 66Construction

    66Construction Senior Member
    Messages: 315

    I can't stand nosey neighbors, find a hobby. You'd think they'd figure it out, the more trouble you cause someonelse the more trouble is going to find you. If you mind your own business life's a lot easier.

    Nosey people are a good place to get rid of a dump truck full
    of snow at 3 am, especialy when they're closer then the
    dump spot.:D
  14. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 823

    hey mike, if i were you when im plowing that street, really slow down in front of her driveway, so you arent throwing the snow far, and more builds up at the end of the driveway:D
  15. mike9497

    mike9497 Senior Member
    Messages: 466


    when i use to work for the town i had one of the smaller trucks come with me to do my street.she was out there with a blower putting all te snow in the street.well first we called the cops because they give out 350.00 fines for that.then once they gave her a ticket dispatch called us and said plow the snow back in her driveway.so i went around the block a few times and kept lifting te blade in front of her driveway.the small truck was pushing it back in.

    now i just finished hauling snow the other day and went home to get some rest to go out at night to hualsome more so my worker dropped off my ford LA dump truck andi came home with the L9000 with my case 580 on the back.sure enough an hour later the cops were here.they never tell me to move or anything.they just ask me why they are here so they can tell dispatch so when the lady calls they can give her a reason.alot of times the police just call me up and ask sotey kw what to tell her.

    P.S she got 10 yards of snow in her drive last night.i figured it would be good timing because public works was working near us clearing the sewers out with a front loader.plus i left my trucks at the shop last night.so i think she thinks the town did it.i did this 2 years ago and back in 96 a few times....LOL
  16. BushHogBoy

    BushHogBoy Senior Member
    Messages: 665

    Whwatt??? ROFLMAO great I dea though... I like it hehe.... what were you getting at? lol that is hilarious :drinkup:
    Put it in the Club Magazine classifieds "wanted- third partner for hot couple in mid 20's, looking for fiesty blond female, average height, thin, busty, hardcore-action-seeking individual. Call me anytime after midnight to make arrangements or email me at sdjdjf@kdjf.com for pics. Phone 012-345-6789"

    Yea ROFLMAO thats great. I'd like to try that with a friend just for a prank LOL that'd be hilarious. My brother might be moving out to go to college elsewhere, I'd definately do that as a favor for him LOL well his g/f would be going to same college so I might get him in trouble. It would be a good test of loyalty then anyway ROFLMAO this is great, thanks for a super idea!!! hehehehehe
  17. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 823

    lol. thats great. not to get off topic in the snow forum, but at a condo complex we mowed this past summer, there was one lady who would get pissed cause it would take us to long to mow, trim and blow off the walks. we had two crews and we all mowed, then all trimmed and then blew walks off. she wanted us to change our schedule and mow hers, trim it and blow it off at once. this was how the contract was worded and we continued doing it our way as the contract stated. needless to say, hers was the very first to get mowed and last to get blown off each time:D some people dont get they bring it on themselves i guess. good for you standing up for yourself
  18. Crazygator

    Crazygator Member
    from TN
    Messages: 51

    Interesting how a storm cloud can move over an area and dump all its snow on just 1 spot.

    I think the weather guessers call it a weather phenomenon.

    LOL Mike!
  19. mike9497

    mike9497 Senior Member
    Messages: 466

    well her dog craps on my lawn.she has a grand child that she claims is deaf so they put this big yellow deaf child sign in front of my house.the kid doesn't even live in the state.she bothers my 4 year old.my mother lives across from us and she has a home daycare.well this lady wrote a letter to the state saying she has hurd my mother beating children and my mother never showed her biz lic to her when she was thinking about sending her grand kids there.she has also told people that my girl friend is a hooker and god should look down on me because we had a child and we are not even married.so i think she should get at least a small pile of snow or gravel in her driveway every once in a while.......LOL. hydro oil on the new driveway and in the pool worked out well also.
  20. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    I'm sure glad I live out in the middle of the woods. I don't have to put up with such crap. It may be inconvenient when you need something and we don't have things like cable and city water/sewer, but that's more than made up for by not having neighbors like that. I've lived in a housing development with covenants, lived in a condo with their stupid rules, had nosy neighbors and all that. Last time I called the town ordinance enforcement officer about an issue, he said "it's your land, do what you want with it." And he wasn't being smart-aleck or facetious.