Mouth That Roars

Bill Liblick has made a name for himself of National TV Talk Shows where he spouted his outspoken views from the front row. Now he offers you his opinion every week in the "MOUTH THAT ROARS" Column in the Sullivan County Post.

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March 21st, 2015

Let’s All Say Thank You!

Spring is finally here and I am sure we are all counting the days until all the snow melts and our grass and trees come alive with growth.

Indeed the winter 2015 is one for the record books. It was one of the coldest and unpleasant winters any of us can remember. It was brutal.

As we await birds chirping, plants and trees blooming, lakes and ponds ready for fishing and swimming, and all of us enjoying the outdoors and the sports it brings, as well as sneezing and stuffy noses thanks to an anticipated severe allergy season – We all owe one a group of people a big and heartfelt thank you!

Of course, I am talking about our highway and public works employees from our Towns, Villages, County, and State who maintained our roads throughout this treacherous winter.

A big Thank you for a job well done!

Soon many will be complaining about our broken roads and pot holes and the need repair them. Soon we will all forget about the winter we just experienced as each and every day the weather will begin to get warmer.

Soon we will forget about the expense to maintain our roads and the costs of salt and sand.

Our snowplow truck workers don’t leave work until our roads are clear. They are out there in the freezing frigid cold. The workforce comes together to serve us. They are out there risking their lives in whiteouts and gale force winds. They are busy day in and day out treating our icy snowy roads with salt and sand.

As we are sleeping the crew is out there working to make our roadways safe and secure. Thanks to them our first responders have clear roads in cases of emergency.

No one should think plowing our roads is an easy job. Our workers need to map and plan everything out. There is a coordinating effort. They also need to make certain that the machinery is in working order.

We may think they are not there treating roads, but because the snow falls so quickly, they often plow one area and are there again shortly thereafter. The attempt is to always get ahead of a storm and sometimes they are very successful.

Crew members are trained on how to angle plows and where to push the snow – All this while the wind is blowing and the snow is falling.

I think we all need to take a step back and analyze the work of a snowplow driver and highway department worker – The abuse they often go through might simply be part of the job.

I for one want to say thank you – Your hard work, dedication, and commitment this winter to make our roads safe and secure is greatly appreciated!

Bill Liblick has made a name for himself on National TV Talk Shows where he spouted his outspoken views from the front row. Now he offers you his opinion every week in the “MOUTH THAT ROARS” Column in THE SULLIVAN COUNTY POST.

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