Clear the streets tonight

Thursday, December 27, 2012 ~ Updated 11:52 AM

Just a reminder, a snow advisory is in effect for Spencer Thursday into Friday which means all vehicles must be off city streets by midnight to allow for snow removal. Police Chief Mark Lawson said more than 50 vehicles parked on the streets had to be towed during the last event and doesn't want a repeat tonight.

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  • 50 cars in the way..does the PD get a kickback on tow charges...Its only poor people who have to park on the street, but we dont care about them...

    -- Posted by Cookster on Thu, Dec 27, 2012, at 4:23 PM
  • That's not a broad statement or anything.

    -- Posted by iowafan11 on Thu, Dec 27, 2012, at 5:10 PM
  • Just a kinda tired of every little thing being against some rule, ordinance or law. And it's always the poor being pushed around.

    -- Posted by Cookster on Thu, Dec 27, 2012, at 6:45 PM
  • good greif people obey the law and get your cars off the streets so the snow plows can do their jobs it's not that hard

    -- Posted by arlene stewart on Thu, Dec 27, 2012, at 11:09 PM
  • Cookster, I so agree with you! I get tired of it too.

    You saw Foster Mom's blog "Dog Parks" this week... she's doing a good thing with her dogs, posts a picture of Boomer having an absolutely wonderful time frolicking in the snow, and the very first comment is from someone who just has to poop on everyone's fun by pointing out that, according to the law, her leash is too long!

    -- Posted by JTennant on Fri, Dec 28, 2012, at 6:04 AM
  • Who are these monsters out there forcing the poor to leave their cars on the street during a street emergency?!?! We should have them run out of town!

    -- Posted by deweyh on Fri, Dec 28, 2012, at 10:29 AM
  • I know it seems like small potatoes, and maybe I'm going too far, and besides, what's wrong with clean streets and helping the city workers? Imagine, for a moment, you awaken to a fresh snowfall, you get ready for work and upon leaving your apartment you discover that your car is gone! After a few minutes of confusion and fear, you cal the Police Department. They tell you that your car has been impounded and you now owe the city $100 and money for the tow. You have been living paycheck to paycheck, and with Xmas, money is tight. You call work and tell them that you will be late, arrange for a ride (and maybe a loan) to impound and have lost points with the boss and two days pay. Not a good day. Only the poor live where there is no parking except for the street. Try to remember how it used to be when youb were young. Last storm 50 people had a total of $8500 taken from them and given to those who don't need it and won't spend it. That's grocery and rent money. When a stranger asks what bkind of town Spencer is, how would that be answered?

    -- Posted by Cookster on Fri, Dec 28, 2012, at 2:21 PM
  • Goodness... how did this turn into rich or poor?? This has been the policy in Spencer for years, as well as most other towns in the area. I for one prefer the streets be cleaned properly, rather than have to navigate around piles for a week because people won't move their cars. They are not picking on people, just trying to keep our streets clean and safe after a snowfall. Everyone just needs to take some responsibility for themselves instead of griping how they are being picked on.

    -- Posted by Spencer Lifer on Fri, Dec 28, 2012, at 2:57 PM
  • Its not that hard....when it snows dont park on the street!!! There are plenty of city parking lots that can be used.

    -- Posted by olmanhawk on Fri, Dec 28, 2012, at 4:54 PM
  • I do remember how things were when I was young. It snowed and I moved my vehicles off the street. Did not cost me a dime other than gas to park somewhere out of the way. And the few times I forgot to move them and had to pay a fine and tow fee......I didn't whine about it and blame the ordinance. I slapped myself in the forehead, grumbled and moved on with my life all while not blaming anyone for my dumb *** attack. Hard to believe an adult can do that isnt it? LOL

    -- Posted by deweyh on Fri, Dec 28, 2012, at 5:17 PM
  • The radio station, The Daily Reporter, NWS radio, cable TV, several local news websites...even a "Clay Co Alert" via much more warning do we need? I mean hard is it to plan ahead a little and find a place to park your car for the duration of the snow emergency...?

    It's a non-starter that it snowed overnight and your car got towed, like you had no idea that there might be a snow emergency??? It's called being mature and "taking responsibility" for your actions instead of whining about how mean the City of Spencer is. Hey, nobody is forcing you to live here...

    -- Posted by Dennis the Menace on Fri, Dec 28, 2012, at 9:16 PM
  • Cookster I also agree with you, plus it very well may be LAW but 100.00 dollars jeez.....

    -- Posted by windchimes3 on Sat, Dec 29, 2012, at 6:14 AM
  • the tow is included in the $100

    -- Posted by olmanhawk on Wed, Jan 2, 2013, at 9:16 PM
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