Thursday, February 09, 2017

Nazareth Buys Nixle For Snow Emergencies, Then Fails To Use It

As I write this story, Nazareth police cars are driving up and down Main Street, lights on, using loudspeakers to warn residents of an snow emergency. But Nazareth is failing to use technology at its fingertips. Nazareth subscribes to Nixle at a cost of $3,000 per year. One of the chief justification for its purchase is that it could be used to warn people of snow emergencies so they avoid a $100 fine, or worse, having their car towed. But Nazareth being Nazareth, it failed to use Nixle to advertise the snow emergency. In fact, the last time Nazareth used Nixle was to report that police found some sports equipment.

Update 10:38 am:
Today, at 10:08 am and 11 hours after its snow emergency was in place, Nazareth finally issued a snow emergency alert on Nixle.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nor is it listed on the borough website. As far as a notification system, wfmz keeps me updated for free. I could have built the borough a home grown system to deliver SMS and email messages for less than 10k.

Anonymous said...

Excellent point, Bernie. Glad my community isn't wasting taxpayer $$$ like that. Only the well-heeled like you can afford to live there. I hear that when a resident of Nazareth shits, church bells ring and it smells like lilacs.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Most people in Nazareth do not shit. But I do and it does smell like lilacs.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the sticker goons broke it by hiding their weed in the system.

Anonymous said...

"smell like lilacs."


Really? My shot smells like meatloaf.

seriously, like I think I have a problem or something.

Anonymous said...

Bernie
you are such a sweet guy, you don't shit......you sugar
Hokie Joe.

Anonymous said...

And a Nixle Alert goes out at 10:10 a.m. on Thursday.

That is a definite CYA move.

Anonymous said...

Sending out a Nixle alert the next day. That's like an airline announcing a boarding call after the plane has departed.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Funny! The good ol' boys in action.

Anonymous said...

Bethlehem Township sent one out yesterday afternoon, good to see they know how to use it.

Anonymous said...

They communicated it too late. I kind of assumed they would call one so I parked accordingly when I got home for the night. I felt bad for the people who were all settled in (or worse, sleeping) when they went around with the police cars telling people to move.

Anonymous said...

They were waiting for IT support after making a critical "ID10T" error.

Anonymous said...

Gosh, even here in Roseto I got a call on Wednesday around noon. I remember an episode on Andy Griffith where Barney drove around in the police car making announcements.

Anonymous said...

The powers that be finally added something to the Borough website around noon. There are a lot of similarities between Nazareth and Mayberry.

Andy called Barney last night looking for the Nixle and website passwords. Barney said he thought Goober had it, but Goober said he thinks he left it at the Holy Family Club.

Floyd was busy on Wednesday night coaching girls basketball in the metropolis of Allentown so he couldn't let Goober into the HFC. Floyd wouldn't tell Goober where the spare key was hidden because Goober had not yet completed his ARD and might find the shoebox full of money that Floyd had hidden.

Goober had left on his fifth vacation of 2017 early Thursday morning, so Aunt Bee had Opie run over to the HFC once the snow let up and he was able to get Floyd to track it down. Once they were able to put the information into the newfangled contraptions, Andy announced that the snow emergency was lifted.

Anonymous said...

anon 2:25, Too bad your talents aren't used on a real job. However, food stamps and welfare are the best bet when you play with stickers and weed.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Mezzacrazy is at it now.

Harvey said...

Why don't you report on the Ridge St. Stunner's investigation into council"man" Dees' misuse of borough computers and the brewing email scandal?

Bernie O'Hare said...

Because it's pretty obvious she is just seeking attention.

Anonymous said...

Real job? I have a traditional job plus a side business. Either of them stand-alone bring home more than you see annually. Combined they blow you out of the water.

Anonymous said...

Its Nazareth..... Stay in the hovel and stay warm

Anonymous said...

Anon 3:35, very successful people, the kind you are pretending to be, do not go on a blog and brag like you do. Sorry but you will have to work harder to get out of your Mom's basement and into the life you describe.
Your answer is pure loser compensation. Bwhaaaa!!

Bernie O'Hare said...

This is Mezzacrazy again, who must be off her meds, does not live in Nazareth and relies on her poor mother for everything bc she can't hold down a job, but personally attacks everyone who disagrees with her. Next thing you know, she'll be accusing you of sending her malware.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Bernie. I figured it was the crazy one. I was not attempting to be a d!ck wager about my income but she was the one who implied I was on welfare and lived in my mom's basement.

Since she doesn't know me or my employment status that was rather humorous. Knowing her spotty record I am surprised she went THERE. Then again, knowing her instability I guess I shouldn't be surprised.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Actually, your Mayberry analogy was quite funny. I think even the good ol' boys would have to fight to keep from smiling at it. Let me add something. Though the snow emergency notice was botched, the road crew did an EXCELLENT job at snow removal. The men and women there are worth their weight in gold.