Mayor: Residents Should Take Cars Off Roads

Cars should be moved to either a driveway or municipal parking lot.

Patchogue Village residents are being urged to make sure their cars are not parked in the street, and are moved to either driveways or municipal parking lots as per the Village's snow emergency policy.

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Patchogue Village Mayor Paul Pontieri told Patch Friday evening that notices were placed on all parked cars in the Village Thursday night to get people to move them.

"They should take their cars off the roads and into their driveways," Pontieri said.

Pontieri said that around eight to nine trucks will be out keeping streets clear. The trucks were reported as "ready to go" Thursday by trustee Joseph Keyes.

As per the snow emergency information posted Thursday, cars parked on the streets are an obstacle to snow plows. Plows that have to go around parked cars leave large amounts of snow and ice on the roadway. Vehicle in violation of this policy may be towed.

Pontieri said that if the plows cannot get to the curb due to cars blocking the way, those parking spots may not be clear for quite a while.

In case of an emergency, Pontieri said that code enforcement is available by phone at 631-475-1225. In the event of a tree coming down, residents can use that line to inform the Patchogue Fire Department.

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kimberly francis February 09, 2013 at 03:01 AM
Thanks guy for helping out
Patchogue Snoop February 09, 2013 at 11:13 AM
Exception applies to the Mayor's buddies who own slum housing in the Village and can't fit that many cars in the driveway. They can stay on the street.
Christie February 09, 2013 at 04:39 PM
Thank you to the guys who work for the Village of Patchogue. All our roads are clear. I think the village should show the rest how it is done. There is no place like home especially when it snows. Thank you again!
Patchogue Snoop February 10, 2013 at 02:21 PM
Christie.......ever wonder how much it costs to the taxpayer? These guys are not volunteers and are making sweet money. The budget for the public works department, which is a Pontieri patronage mill, is staggeringly high. Hence we get plowed well on the taxpayer dime. And P{ontieri wants to spend even more and hike exceed the legal limit on tax increases of two percent. How was your raise this year??


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