Hey folks, are you ready to party?
Woo hoo! Snacks... dancing... a rollicking game of pin-the-tail-on-the-hubcap, and the winner doesn't get busted for trespassing.
Yep, it's about that time- ONE YEAR since those 'new model' generators started arriving in Hoboken.
It looks like one got installed last June.
FM Generator, the contractor who placed the order with BlueStar the manufacterer and coordinated with HHA Executive Director Carmelo Garcia, met with Garcia in November 2012
FM owner Michael Molway and president Julie Mitchell attended an emergency meeting in November with Carmelo Garcia, the housing authority director, to study short- and long-term solutions. Molway determined that repairing the damaged generators would be far less expensive than renting temporary generators. FM technicians were able to get all but one generator working again, though Molway made clear that the saltwater damage left the sets with very limited lifespans. On June 3, the first of the new Blue Star generators arrived. It was installed on the roof atop the 15-story building at 311 13th Street, far beyond the reach of any storm surge. On June 5 the generator set came on line. The remaining generators will arrive in July and will be installed at various locations throughout Hoboken.That's what some HHA residents have told GA: generators started arriving in the parking lot last summer.
Why could a generator be installed at 311 13th Street last June 2013, but the ones slated for the HHA are turning one-year old in a parking lot?
Didn't the Hoboken Reporter tell us:
"HUD said that they are made to withstand the elements and will be installed in spring.. in fact, HUD said, the generators were delivered in fall on purpose. At the time, HUD, Garcia and the vendor were aware that inclement weather might be looming, but the manufacturer wanted to prove that its new model generator, more powerful than previous iterations, could withstand the elements.