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eileen A. July 23, 2014 at 11:06 AM
wow! i don't know you , but i hope you get some answers soon. this really sucks. make you reallyRead Morewan t to visit the village. NOT!
AS June 29, 2014 at 08:47 AM
Lose a job for criminal mischief! You people are nuts. Those are not felony charges,misprint,Read Moremisdem eanors are not grounds for termination I guess those without sin cast the first stone.
Bill June 29, 2014 at 12:29 PM
Unlike positions like a school teacher there are no morals clauses that would apply in thisRead Moreparticul ar misdemeanor case. There are also no "conduct unbecoming" clauses such as in the military. By civil service law he performed a misdemeanor outside of his regular working hours. It's not sufficient to release him from city service. Granted, at 32 years old, what is he thinking defacing either public or private property? It's truly a shame as he is a skilled worker, and highly productive when it comes to concrete, and he can run any piece of equipment, or operate any truck the city owns.
TJ Eckleburg July 07, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Spinello sure was busy with the robo calls over the holiday. Remember when the righties used to get Read Moreon Ralph for that? And now that it's their guy doing it...crickets... crickets
GD June 14, 2014 at 01:48 PM
Check with your town/city. Typically anything hanging over your property is maintainable by you.Read MoreMea ning you have the ability to do what you want. Your neighbor may offer to do it for you if you ask nicely. But if he doesn't want to spend the money then you have right to prune up to the property line.
Bill June 16, 2014 at 01:42 PM
GD is correct with the exception that you cannot prune the tree right up to the property line if it Read Morewill cause the tree to become imbalanced. If all the weight was on your neighbors side after you pruned the tree and it fell their way, you would be liable for any damages due to excessive pruning. "Major pruning" work also requires a permit by city code; same as cutting one down. It is supposed to prevent people from excessively cutting back their trees creating such a hazardous condition, or shocking the tree to the point it may die.
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