Monday, August 06, 2007

REQUEST MEETING WITH STATE/COUNTY OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS BRIDGE SAFETY

I am requesting that the Greenburgh Town Board schedule a meeting with state/county officials to discuss bridge safety -and to review with the Town Board and public what action steps are being taken to make sure that all the bridges in Greenburgh are safe for the public to use.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Um.....
Say what? What bridges?

Anonymous said...

Unless you are willing to put our money where your mouth is, let the folks paying the bills do their jobs - they are busy taxing us too.

Anonymous said...

8:57 did you ever stop to realize that you could have bridges
without having water under them. What planet have you been living on.
The over passes are in poor shape. these are considered bridges. Yes they are taxing us up the gazoo,but if we do not pressure the county and state they will sit back and wait for something to happen.The bridges that I know of are considered county roads so the responsibility is theirs to maintain them.Just to name a few,Jackson ave;Ardsley rd;Underhill rd;Dobbs ferry rd.and Knollwood rd,I'm sure there are a few more. Yes we should call on the state and county to do the right thing concerning our safety.

data not drama said...

Great to see the town's interest. Though is a special meeting really needed? All the structural analysis data for every bridge is online at the NYS DOT site (though easier to access at nationalbridges.com), so I'd think that just a friendly phone call from the town to the DOTs of the county and the state to simply check on the progress would suffice, no? Just a thought. (Though maybe I'm just biased against meetings; they take up over 50% of my workday and many could be handled more efficiently with a brief phone call or simple e-mail.)

Anonymous said...

Yes a meeting is necessary since most of the bridges if not all are on county or state roads.I think it is a great step taken by the supervisor to insure the publics safety.He could only present his case and have input from the public ,the rest is up to the county and state to do their job.Thank you Mr. supervisor.

16 years of inaction said...

thank you for what? sixteen years of not paying attention to infrastructure despite years of warnings as in 2005 on east hartsdale?? you must be kidding

Anonymous said...

You know I have to say this you are an idiot. The news has been showing the disaster of the falling bridge,you would be the first one to condemn the supervisor if the same thing happened here. He is trying to make sure that you and I are safe when crossing these roadways.
I don't think that you fly over from one side to another,if so let us hear how this is done.

feiner's record is poor said...

i guess this is the level of discourse we can expect from feiner's people. feiner's record on infrastructure stinks. the town looks like a shambles.

Anonymous said...

Feiners record is not poor its people like you that hate so much that you cannot say anything good about anyone.He has done his best with what he has. He is not a miracle man.If you know of a miricle man who could do all the things that you would like let us know on this blog.

Anonymous said...

"the town looks like a shambles"

it really does ... i'm glad the bridges are okay, but come on, let's at least get some simple weedwacking done, especially on the major commercial roads ... doesn't have to be all pretty like yonkers or scarsdale, but at least some basic weekly cleanup ... routine town maintenance has become increasingly embarrassing over the years ... now to the point that i truly can't think of roadways anyplace in westchester that look as rundown/neglected as they do in greenburgh ... and it's not even expensive to do ... weedwackers, brooms, college kids

Anonymous said...

The town does look horrible. This cannot be blamed on the Supervisor. His department heads should be the ones at the top of the list. They have no pride in their jobs anymore.

Anonymous said...

I am concerned about the construction of the building site at Dobbs Ferry Road and West Hartsdale Avenue.What ever they have done with the construction the Right Lane is constantly flooding with any rain we get. Also rocks and pebbles go down Dobbs Ferry road clogging drains. This construction person should fix this problem or be fined.I also hope the drains in Hartsdale were cleared and continue to be cleaned by DPW so our stores did not flood out in the basements.

Feiner failing again said...

Feiner is the so called supervisor. His job, among other things, is to supervise dept heads - if they are not doing their job, then he asks for them to resign. In 16 years, when has Feiner done that? The Town looks awful. The problem is the Supervisor doesnt give a rats ass about that - he is too busy putting up eyesores like the hideous wall in front of Presser Park. The problem is Feiner, a dupervisor not a supervisor. Another example is the abundance of damaged, missing, faded or unnecessary signs on our roadways. Feiner, as usual, has been missing in action on this visual blight.

Anonymous said...

To 5:06PM I would like to add I hope Feiner Removes all his I'm with Paul signs that are sure to become litter after the primary or election day. Let's see if they come down as quick as they have popped up.

Anonymous said...

Check all construction sites. Some are going on for years. Flooding is everyones concern when it comes to clogged drains.

data not drama said...

I agree that since the base word of Supervisor is "supervise," I'd appreciate stronger supervision of the managers responsible for maintaining the town's basics.

Even just simple things like a monthly street-sweeping schedule, a bi-weekly schedule of inspection and cleaning of sewer grates ... two areas of neglect just off the top of my head.

I like movies and swimming pools and such, but when I think of the primary responsibilities for a township, public works (highway and sanitation) tops the list for me. Actively planning for and promoting economic development would be a close number-two for me.