Wednesday, July 15, 2009

SSA powerwashing at 3:30 a.m.

[As if bilking residents of $200-$600 annually for powerwashing wasn't enough of an outrage, they've decided they can do it in the middle of the night.]

Please forward this to the SSA manager.

Wash Around the Clock, apparently an SSA vendor, was washing the sidewalks on the 2200 block of Lincoln Avenue at 3:30 a.m. Monday morning July 13, using at least three trucks with high-velocity compressors. A neighbor called me and said it was keeping her awake. I went out and informed the foreman of the Noise Ordinance and told him he could begin work at 8 a.m. He said he'd never heard of the ordinance before, and that he's "been doing this two years with no problems." He asked if it would be all right to work in front of the hospital, and I made him aware of the Quiet Zone ordinance.

I later saw them spraying during the day and they didn't seem to have any difficulty.

I called 911 and in addition notified the watch commanders in 18th and 19th:

4:15 a.m.
Called 911

4:30 a.m.
Called districts:

18th District
Officer Vargas

19th District
Officer Watson

Peter Zelchenko

> To whom it may concern
> I am from Wash Around The Clock,we have been hired to power wash
> sidewalks by Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce .This is our second
> year doing this service.Last year we called the city of Chicago and
> was told we didn't need permits.We were here during the filming of
> public enemy and we were cleaning sidewalks from approximately 12
> am thru 3 PM each day without any issues.This year we are having
> problems with police and other miscellaneous people(block
> captains)etc .what I was wondering ,if there is any way you could
> help us in this matter.All we are trying to do is make the city
> look beautiful and clean.If there is any help in this matter or
> what we need to do.Your help would be appreciated.
> Thank-you
> Joe Dolgach
> Wash Aroun The Clock
> 847-515-2395