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Snow emergencies all the talk at Hudson meeting

Feb 09, 2011 7:00 am
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Aerial photograph of Hudson taken February 7 by Daniel Nilsson of DA|BA. "][/caption]Both the Register-Star and The Gossips of Rivertown have reports on the Hudson Common Council meeting that took place on Monday, February 7, where a number of grievances were heard about the snow emergencies this winter, parking fines, and removal of the white stuff from city streets. The Gossip's Carole Osterink spoke at the meeting about what she called “Draconian” measures of enforcing snow emergency violations, and how several of her neighbors on Allen St. were ticketed twice, and some cars were towed just 15 minutes before the most recent snow emergency was over.


Alderman Abdus Miah, D-Hudson 2, agreed that the snow emergency situation in Hudson was “a mess,” and that he, too, had been ticketed throughout the ordeal. Wagoner said he had dozens of constituents calling him during the last snowstorm, and agreed that “our signs are not understandable.” Mayor Rick Scalera noted that the snow emergency laws have been in effect in the city since 1996. "This year went from little-or-no enforcement to very strict enforcement,” he said. “You’re either going to enforce the snow emergency law or take it off the books.” According to the RS, Time and Space Limited owner Linda Mussmann further noted that the snow has made Columbia St. nearly impassable to tractor trailers.
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