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I believe an unlikely mix of alleged drug trafficking related politicos and alleged white nationalist related politicos united to elect the infamous “Bloc of Four” in the abysmal voter turnout election of 2005. During their four year term the drug business was good again and white nationalists used Coatesville as an example on white supremacist websites like “Stormfront”. Strong community organization and support from law enforcement, in particular Chester County District Attorney Joseph W. Carroll has begun to turn our community around. The Chester County drug trafficking that I believe centers on Coatesville continues and I believe we still have public officials in place that profit from the drug sales. But the people here are amazing and continue to work against the odds to make Coatesville a good place to live.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

“They knocked my neighbor over” PennDOT plow troubles on Main Street

Ms. Khadjah al Amin was speaking about her neighbor who was shoveling his sidewalk on East Lincoln Highway in Coatesville when a PennDOT plow knocked him over with snow.

“I shovel my sidewalk and as soon as we finish PennDOT comes right down and puts 2 feet of snow back on my sidewalk. If we are not allowed to put it on the street why is Penn Dot allowed to put it on my sidewalk?“

If you don't shovel you sidewalk you get a fine from the City of Coatesville, but after Ms. al Amin shovels 2 feet of snow from her sidewalk PennDOT plows go by so fast that they plow the snow back on her sidewalk and she has to shovel all over again.

If she shovels her sidewalk and while she is away on a business trip PennDOT plows the icy snow from the highway back on the side walk Ms. al Amin has to pay a fine.

"I don't have a problem shoveling my property but I don't want to shovel the same 2 feet of snow 4 or 5 times”

Coatesville City Council Vice President Karl Marking:

"We would like Penn Dot to be a little more sensitive and go a little more slowly so that the snow is not pushed onto the sidewalks."

Listen to the exchange here. The order of speaking is Coatesville City Council President Ed Simpson, Ms. al Amin, Karl Marking and Coatesville Public Works Director, Don Wilkinson:

Also see Coatesville City Council Vice President Karl Marking's post;
"Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!"


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