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New York City Hits Sandy
Victims With ‘Failure To Maintain’
Property Citation

CBS [New York], by Staff

Original Article

Posted By:BaseballFan, 12/5/2012 2:44:45 PM

Residents in one Queens neighborhood are crying foul after they were written up for failing to clean up the city’s own mess. It is yet another new complication in life after Superstorm Sandy. Rosanne and Joe Cavaliere are still trying to clean up from the hurricane. They have branches through their roof, busted front windows, and, to add insult to injury, they recently received a citation notice from the city. (Snip)But as they pointed out to CBS 2’s Schneider on Tuesday night, it’s a city tree that they were waiting for the city to remove.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: JLoophole, 12/5/2012 3:07:34 PM     (No. 9050318)

Pretty sure some of the crews from Alabama and Georgia who went up to help, and were turned away for being nonunion, would have had the tree out of there in just a few hours. Just saying.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bamapreacher, 12/5/2012 3:25:06 PM     (No. 9050332)

Let´s see. They could have cut the tree up for firewood but the chain saw would have violated the noise ordinance. Another fine. They could have burned it but that would violate no burning and other ordinances. More fines. They could try pouring acid over it but that would be pollution. Yet another fine. They could drag it into the street but that would be causing an obstruction. Probably a misdemeanor fine. I guess these poor people at least know now the meaning of the old expression "between a rock and a hard place." But they´ll vote Democ rat again.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Historybuff, 12/5/2012 3:38:20 PM     (No. 9050348)

Don´t laugh # 2 - just touching a downed tree in NY will get the greenie weenies after you and a fine. Can´t touch those old and rotting trees since trees live forever, until they don´t.

Mayor for Life Mike wants to plant a milion trees in NYC. (How many leaves are on a million trees??? Are those leaves in the storm drains??)

Since more people were killed by falling trees from Sandy than anything else, shouldn´t he be rethinking that plan?

And as the story says, no fines (YET!) they´re still trying to figure a way though!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: 4Justice, 12/5/2012 3:56:13 PM     (No. 9050370)

More proof that all government is out of control! Not just federal but also local!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 12/5/2012 4:12:31 PM     (No. 9050396)

Storm the Bastille´!!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: tatterdemalion, 12/5/2012 4:18:37 PM     (No. 9050399)

Don´t these aggrieved citizens vote for these policies and politicians time and time again?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: KTWO, 12/5/2012 4:46:22 PM     (No. 9050430)

Perhaps the inspectors have a citation quota and intend to meet it. Can´t let a storm interfere with career goals.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: cartcart, 12/5/2012 5:18:51 PM     (No. 9050470)

Nonsense. Their homeowner´s coverage would cover their home for a falling or windblown object that damages their place. That would remove the tree to the property line.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Justavoter, 12/5/2012 5:28:46 PM     (No. 9050483)

Another case of a government worker out to justify their existence.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 12/5/2012 5:49:44 PM     (No. 9050509)

Is anyone truly surprised by this?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: ronbet, 12/5/2012 6:03:42 PM     (No. 9050530)

Never forget what Ronald Reagan said: "The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ´I´m from the government and I´m here to help.´"

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Trigger2, 12/6/2012 6:17:29 AM     (No. 9051012)

This is demonrat run NY. If they can grab a nickel they will.

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