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Dealing with the city

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by chevskeezy85, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. chevskeezy85

    chevskeezy85 Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    I have a local real estate company i do drives for, usually i save them till last due to the fact that they are vacant houses. I came upon one drive at the bottom of a circle that the city guys decided to put a massive pile in front of the drive. Im thinking that they thought since it had a for sale sign and no tracks in the snow, that it was not a big deal to do this. Do i send a bill to the city for cleaning up their mess? any opinions would be appreciated. Thanks

  2. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,246

    Call the city and have them come and clean it up. If you call most cities will stop by and remove the berm. Since this is intentional on there part they should clean it up.
  3. framer1901

    framer1901 Senior Member
    Messages: 852

    Politly call the city and show them what someone did - tell them that you are hired to maintain the home for access and you don't believe this would have happened if the home were occupied. I'm willing to bet that someone goofed and will be reprimanded for that. If you get resistence from city supervisors, mention that you're calling the local fire chief.
  4. Italiano67

    Italiano67 Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    I wouldnt waste my breath. Just blast a hole through there and back blade some of it and it wont be long you will have the job finished.
  5. chevskeezy85

    chevskeezy85 Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    yea i did it a few days ago, the city uses private companies to do the most residential neighborhoods. city said could be a few hours before anyone got there. so i just pulled it back into the street and left it in a big pile. I had been working for 20 hours by then and didnt feel like screwing with finding somewhere to put it other than there. they did it, they can deal with it.
  6. TCLA

    TCLA 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,707

    Agreed. Did you drive there to plow it.....then took a pic and left?

    That's a fresh ridge ~ it'll move. And it's not that big.

    In the matter of a couple minutes you'de have a couple sweet piles at the end on that driveway.
  7. Mr Bigblock

    Mr Bigblock Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    LOL if you were up here in Ontario you will be lucky if You dont get a bill for not having the sidewalk clear. I contract to the city up here and thats all part of doing snow.
  8. Bajak

    Bajak Senior Member
    Messages: 999

    Not so everywhere. The side walks are snow storage areas here.:drinkup:
  9. jzeller4

    jzeller4 Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 80

    I got some plow jobs last year because the city did that, I should send the city a thank you letter...
  10. pohouse

    pohouse Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    I plow for the city and sometimes on dead end cul-de-sacs its nearly impossible to plow into it with a municiple dump truck, and not leave a pile somewhere inconvienent. Sometimes I barely have room to turn around. I would never intentionally block a driveway, but I can understand why it could happen.
  11. PowerWagon

    PowerWagon Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    yeah send picture with the letter too .. :eek:
  12. jzeller4

    jzeller4 Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 80

    see me and powerwagon know how to do it, good call powerwagon. payup
  13. mycirus

    mycirus Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 589

    Thats really nothing. I had a town plow guy leave a pile in the middle of the access road/path to one of my clients. There are 3 more houses down this dirt road and he left this here. Then I came back later and there was a second one. I paid a loader to get me in.


  14. pats plowing

    pats plowing Senior Member
    Messages: 286

    I see piles like these all the time. I've gone through much worth with a snow blower. I have residentials that have 2.5 lanes plowed (curb to curb) into their sidewalk, and the piles are bigger than the ones shown here.

    Trucks should be able to move those piles, especially if your getting there before they turn to ice.
  15. Cfish

    Cfish Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    I work for the city here and we try not to leave piles at the end of the drives. If we are told we will generally help remove. Snow pushed back into road is a liability to who put it there. Frozen snow is a traffic hazard. Cfish
  16. TLB

    TLB Senior Member
    Messages: 275

    Must be nice. Around here we have 24 hrs after a snow storm to have them cleared.
  17. Bajak

    Bajak Senior Member
    Messages: 999

    Not enough $$$ around here to haul away all the snow so we will leave it in the middle of the main street if we have too.:drinkup:

    Here's some pictures from Dec 2008. High Street Southampton ON. The arrows are there for reference.

    1-High Street Dec 19, 2008.JPG 1-High Street Dec_08.JPG

    1-High Street Dec 19, 2008.JPG


    1-High Street Dec_08.JPG
  18. the new boss 92

    the new boss 92 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,989

    umm just call the city and tell them you were sitting in your living room and just watched some ass hole worker plow your drive way in and now you have to shovel all that by hand and it needs to get taken care of asap!