Even skeptics can't deny it, today 12th & Oak scored a solid victory over the forces of nature by way of leveraging social media, tech and the resources of a billion dollar budget.
However, some people just can't be pleased . . .
KICK-ASS TKC READERS BEMOAN TRASH PICKUP CANCELLED AND REGRET THAT PUBLIC WORKS CAN'T WALK & CHEW BUBBLE GUM AT THE SAME TIME!!!
Here's the word . . .
"The city wanted control of the trash pickup but today KC had 1 inch of snow . . . ONLY 1 inch!!! And now they can't pickup the trash.
"Apparently, KCMO can't perform two essential services on the same day.
"This only demonstrates the misplaced priorities of City Hall. They spend tax money on entertainment districts, convention centers, convention hotels, parking garages for luxury condos and apartments, toy trains, stadiums and subsidize under-performing TIF's . . . But when it comes for services for neighborhoods, their performance breaks down under the pressure of a few snowflakes."
Accordingly . . .
Just so you don't think we're exaggerating . . . Check today's alert from city hall that offers a list of COMPREHENSIVE KCMO ADJUSTEMENTS for one inch of snow.
Credit where it's due . . . The streets seem fine.
But I'm not sure if the wind or snow plows cleared them.
Check-it . . .
Advisory: KCMO Snow Update & Operation Impacts - trash & recycling delayed
This latest blast of winter is testing our new snow plan that calls for more drivers, more plowing and more salting during every storm. As a result, other city services will be impacted as we strive to clear our streets.
With snow and ice in the forecast, KCMO is suspending all trash and recycling services for Wednesday, Jan. 27, so these drivers are available to plow snow. Over 160 employees from Public Works, Parks & Recreation, Solid Waste and KC Water will report Tuesday evening to salt and plow roads. This includes overnight shifts to residential routes, making neighborhood snow removal a 24-hour operation as part of our updated snow plan. On Wednesday, 190 employees will be on the roadways salting and plowing.
Impacts to trash, recycling and bulky item pickup include:
- No trash or recycling pick up on Wednesday
- If your trash day is normally Wednesday, your trash will be collected Thursday this week; normal Thursday collection will be on Friday and normal Friday collection will be on Saturday.
- If you scheduled a bulky item pick up this week, you may experience up to a three-day delay, due to personnel being directed to help with snow operations. However, please leave your items on the curb and it will be picked up by this weekend.
These impacts are necessary as part of our aggressive plan to improve snow removal services across the city.
Please remember to drive carefully, give yourself time to arrive at your destination and give our crews plenty of room to work.
Please park off-street if possible, or park on the north and west sides of neighborhood streets. Parking cars on only one side of residential streets will help plows clear your streets faster and more completely.
You decide . . .