Del Mar community faced with trash cans repeatedly damaged by city workers

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsDEL MAR (KUSI) — Some people in the Del Mar community have found damaged trash cans, toppled over in their neighborhood week after week.“Over the years, the trash cans have just become broken,” said Britt Rubenstein.“I started taking them out and I noticed it was broken a lot,” said Lily Rubenstein. “I’m like, ‘Mom why is it broke?’The Rubenstein’s trash can doesn’t look functional any longer. The duct tape is barely holding the trash can together. They only had it for about four months before it started falling apart.“I’ll have to replace that again,” said Britt.So what mysteriously happened to the trash cans in the neighborhood?Well, one day Lily fired up her drone, unaware of what she would find strolling through her neighborhood. Posted: May 30, 2018 May 30, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsShe recorded video of a trash truck doing his job. The truck picked up the trash cans, but that’s not all. The collection vehicle didn’t stop and didn’t put the cans back where they were found.“They violently pick them up and throw them up and they come hurling back down and get slammed on the cement,” Britt said. “It’s plastic. There’s only so much that it’s going to withhold.”“Reckless. It looked like he really didn’t care,” Lily said. “They were literally falling over, dropping in the middle of the driveway. He was leaving before the mechanism was finished putting the cans down.”Lily posted the video on a social media site and nearly 50 neighbors weighed in. According to their posts, they all felt the same way.“It’s all people complaining about how their trash cans broke,” Lily said. “It’s people who had to buy three or four replacements. It gets expensive. Who wants to spend that much money on a trash can?”The people in the neighborhood said they are fed up, especially because they are the ones paying for these. It costs $100 for one trash can.According to the Rubensteins, the City told them it’s their responsibility to replace the damaged cans.“It literally makes no sense that we’re responsible for it when they’re destroying it,” Lily said.This is their fourth trash can, which adds up to a total of $400.“To a lot of communities out there, $90 a month can be the difference between having enough money to pay for rent or not,” Lily said.KUSI Reporter Dani Ruberti spoke to the City of San Diego and they responded quickly.The ESD Collection Services Division Deputy Director sent KUSI a statement that read,“The City of San Diego Environmental Services Department takes reports of alleged container damage and issues of safety very seriously.  In fact, our priority is safety first, second and always.  Sanitation drivers are trained on proper collection techniques both in terms of using the arm on the truck to lift and dump the container contents as well as proper placement of the container following service.We greatly appreciate residents bringing this to our attention and we are addressing this matter to ensure drivers remain diligent and responsible for the safety and the treatment/care of refuse containers.  The City’s Collection Services Safety Program emphasizes both safe operations and respect for equipment, including the inventory of containers in service.” Updated: 7:06 PMcenter_img , Del Mar community faced with trash cans repeatedly damaged by city workers Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

BMC to impose 15 penalty on tax evaders

first_imgKolkata: Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation (BMC) will impose 15 per cent penalty if the house owners do not clear all property tax arrears by September 30.The decision was taken at the monthly meeting of the civic body held recently. The civic body had sent several notices to the defaulters requesting them to clear the dues at the earliest. But, the move failed to yield results. Now, the civic authorities will sent the notices asking the property owners to clear the arrears by September 30 failing which 15 per cent penalty will be imposed. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe development work carried out by the civic body is badly hit because of paucity of funds and collection of house tax arrears worth several crores of rupees will help to tide over this problem. Because of court cases, the civic body could not collect property tax properly for many years. Now, as the legal wrangle is over the civic authorities will launch drives to collect property tax dues. The money collected from tax dues will be spent to maintain the infrastructure as well as implementation of the new schemes. The civic authorities have also decided that from now onwards like property tax, the people will get birth and death certificates and trade license fees. The building plans will be given on line and training has been imparted to the employees for smooth implementation of the scheme.last_img read more