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If you aren’t a goose, don’t honk

Published: Sun, January 23, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m.

If you aren’t a goose, don’t honk

Members of the senior class of 2011 at Hubbard High School better be careful this spring about the ways in which they celebrate their last day at school.

Plaster your cars with signs and blue and white crepe paper if you like, but don’t blow your own horns, at least not those on your cars.

The city of Hubbard has set a standard for enforcing its ordinance prohibiting the gratuitous blowing of horns .

As City Law Director Jeffrey D. Adler explained at a city council meeting last week: “The ordinance basically says you shall not blow your car horn unless it is to warn pedestrians or other vehicles.” That said, the city is apparently enforcing its ordinance somewhat selectively, as Adler added: “Contrary to news reports, this isn’t going to be enforced for someone tapping their horn to their neighbor, or pulling in their driveway and beeping twice to pick up a relative.”

But, we’d still tend to be careful when driving through the city.

Even though the police department is down by one man due to the still unexplained suspension-with-pay of police Chief Martin Kanetsky, Mayor Richard D. Keenan gives the impression that horn-honkers won’t be getting a free pass.

Interestingly, the mayor suggests that the city can’t enforce its ordinance that requires the shoveling of sidewalks because it would be unfair to cite only some people.

So there’s 100 percent tolerance for snow-removal scofflaws, but zero tolerance for horn honkers.

Now that that’s straightened out, what’s the standard for enforcement in cases of spitting on sidewalks, oversized signage and coarse language?


1paulydel(1607 comments)posted 5 years, 6 months ago

Lisa don't be so cheap and advertise some place else because this isn't the place and its annoying.
As for this story how stupid is the mayor and council of Hubbard? With people out of jobs cities and towns trying to survive you goa nd make laws to harrass the kids. Its only one day leave them alone.

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2NoBS(2832 comments)posted 5 years, 6 months ago

Vindicator - how long are you going to give Keenan et al a free pass? There's a lot more information that's public record than you're giving your readers! Stop taking whatever info they give out in their press release as if it's the whole story!

I'd also like to know who this Krlich character knows, for Keenan to give him such kid-glove treatment.

Rock a few boats, already!

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3rocky14(839 comments)posted 5 years, 6 months ago

Don't worry---Hubbard's finest will take care of us---if they give them their one bullet for their gun.

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4photonut(4 comments)posted 5 years, 6 months ago

I agree with NoBS!! There is more about Keenan that the public deserves to know!! Here's a hint: He was NOT elected to this office!! You can start there and run with this story!! At the end of the year will Hubbard be able to meet it's police dept. payroll?? I hope none of the city's finest get laid off for lack of funds! Who will protect us from those savage horn honkers!!

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5DJ0(72 comments)posted 5 years, 6 months ago

... hick town minds, hick town politics, hick town problems... how's about painting some street lane lines? BTW, I just heard some geese in town violating the very ordinance that is the subject of this indepth newsworthy story. Book 'em, Marty... if they give you your badge back....

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6sameolhub(56 comments)posted 5 years, 6 months ago

I believe this NO HONKING ordinance to be Unconstitutional. Has Jeff Adler given the Mayor the green light saying that this is Constitutional or not? On senior day you are telling our seniors with years and years of tradition of honking horns and riding around they can't? Majority rules Kralich, if you don't like horns, MOVE OFF THE MAIN STREET. YOUR ACTIONS ARE THAT OF A MORON.

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