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Why Some Village Roads Are Plowed Better Than Others

Route 112, Waverly Avenue conditions discussed at Monday's Patchogue Village Board of Trustees meeting.

While some residents have praised Patchogue Village for plowing out the streets from last weekend's winter storm, Route 112 and Waverly Avenue were specifically mentioned at Monday's Patchogue Village Board of Trustees meeting at Patchogue Village Hall as not being as clean.

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Trustee Joseph Keyes said at the meeting that this is because they are state and county roads, respectively, and as a result the Village's Department of Public Works (DPW) are not currently able to plow them even though they each have sections within Village boundaries.

Keyes said that himself, Joe Dean of the DPW and Patchogue Village Mayor Paul Pontieri are talking about possibly making some sort of deal with Suffolk County and New York State so the Village can work on those roads.

"We agree and we might try to make some sort of arrangement with those municipalities," Keyes said during the meeting.

Roads outside of Patchogue Village, such as in North Patchogue, East Patchogue and Medford fall into the greater Brookhaven Town cleanup efforts.

What are your thoughts on this? Or your experiences on Route 112 and Waverly Avenue during the winter storm? Comment below.

Richard Murray February 14, 2013 at 05:25 PM
I agree - the headline is "Why some Village Roads..." and then the article goes on to identify that the poorly-plowed roads are in fact a county and a state road which happen to pass through the village. Also, the article does not mention Main St, which is State Route 27A. Who plowed it during the storm? Was it plowed well?
Charles Smith February 14, 2013 at 08:21 PM
While I suspect no malice, I agree that the headline is misleading. I already knewg that the State road and County Roads within the village were not plowed particularly well, so based on this headline I expected to be reading that some village roads in the village had problems because of parked cars, etc...
CCOP February 16, 2013 at 09:22 AM
Great job to the Village snow removal crews. You were a little slow on keeping Union Ave open but know that the main rds. Looked great during the storm.
Lee February 17, 2013 at 03:16 PM
The roads were cleared of snow very nicely. I pay $2000 a year in village taxes and this is the best service I get from the village for this money. One of the village salt trucks blew through a stop sign and blasted my car with salt pellets. It left white salt markings all over my car, which I had to wash off immediately in the cold weather and several pings in the paint. The other service that I receive for my tax money is garbage service. The pail is usually left on the ground, not upright and covered as it should be. I know that some of my tax money has to go to pay for a $20,000(+) SUV for the mayor. I'm just saying that the one good service from the village, snow removal, is something that we all pay dearly for.
PatP. February 17, 2013 at 08:08 PM
This is the most work these union people and politicians have ever done by trying to blame someone else for the screw up, so things should settle down now that they can not find anyone else to blame.....

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