Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Mayor Mark A. Smith convened an emergency planning meeting on Thursday afternoon, February 7, to confirm preparations for the expected winter storm.
Â Representatives of several municipal departments and agencies attended.
Â The Public Works Department is ready to mobilize at least twenty vehicles to salt and plow the streets, if needed.
Â A local state of emergency may be declared, if the situation warrants it.
Â Mayor Smith said, â€œMy Administrationâ€™s goal is to salt and plow the streets as efficiently as possible during snowstorms this winter.
Â We need to keep streets passable and maintain access to public buildings and emergency services.â€
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â The municipal departments that will be involved in snow operations are the Public Safety Department (which includes the Police Department and the Fire Department) and the Department of Public Works.
Â Also cooperating are the Municipal Utilities Authority and United Water, the Board of Education, the Housing Authority, and the Parking Authority.
Â Should conditions warrant, the City would activate the emergency operations center.
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If Â Bayonneâ€™s streets are snow-covered on Saturday morning, street-sweeping will be suspended that day.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â If needed, storm announcements will be posted on BAY-TV Channel 78 on Cablevision, BAY-TV Channel 42 on Verizon FiOS, on the municipal website, which is www.bayonnenj.org, and on Bayonneâ€™s Facebook page.Â Â Â Â