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White square: ‘Scarlet Letter’ or just a mark?

Rotterdam residents opt out of brush service

A white square marks a home on Van Wormer Road in Rotterdam. Town Highway Department employees are spray-painting the white squares in front of the homes of residents that opted out of brush pickup and the new $50 fee that comes with the service.
A white square marks a home on Van Wormer Road in Rotterdam. Town Highway Department employees are spray-painting the white squares in front of the homes of residents that opted out of brush pickup and the new $50 fee that comes with the service.
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A 6-inch white square is spray-painted on the pavement in front of Tina Giorgio’s Rotterdam Junction home. Identical squares line the pavement in front of her Main Street neighbors — she counted about 30 — who opted out of the town of Rotterdam’s brush pickup service that now comes with a $50 fee. The squares are meant to make the homes of the 2,407 residents who opted out visible to Highway Department workers so they ...

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mezz3131
April 16, 2014
11:08 a.m.

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Speaking of sweeping the pavement, there is a truckload of sand and dirt in front of my house in the street, that they dumped there all winter long. Why don't they put the manpower to use cleaning that up? It would be a shame if all the mud that is out there every time it rains covers up their square. Heck it might even wear the paint off. Nothing against the workers, they are doing what they're told but those in charge should maybe do what the taxes are paying for and their now optional brush program should be done when the other work is done. It is no longer a town priority if it is optional so it should take a back seat...

sears60
April 16, 2014
3:41 p.m.

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I agree, they spend more time running around to see if you have a seasonal pool up in your yard so they can harass you for pool in yard fee. Any way they can get more money from us.

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