“Unless one lives and loves in the trenches, it is difficult to remember that the war against dehumanization is ceaseless.” –Audre Lorde
The Business of the City: Miscellaneous
Thursday, November 8, 2012
UPDATE: STRAIGHT FROM THE HORSE'S MOUTH
RESTORATION UPDATE: On this morning's (Thursday, November 8) conference
call with PSE&G, the Plainfield representative told the
administration that they would have 95% of our power in Plainfield
restored by the end of business tomorrow (Friday), with the rest being
completed over the weekend.
There are crews working today on circuits
that should restore power to the Hillside/Chetwynd/Marlborough area, as
well as others that I have posted about. PSE&G also has tree cutting
crews that work directly with their technicians to remove power lines
that are twisted into fallen trees and branches. PSE&G does not
allow city staff to touch these trees due to danger, obviously, as well
as liability issues.
The city is assisting them in removing the trees
once the power lines have been removed. The city is pressing PSE&G
to adhere to this timeline. I am not holding my breath, but this is
coming STRAIGHT FROM PSE&G. Also, I have made the administration aware of the
continuing conflicting information that PSE&G telephone representatives have
been giving out to residents.