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Letter: Employees of the city of Lodi did a wonderful job

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Posted: Saturday, December 7, 2013 12:00 am

Sometimes, with all the complaints about city rates, etc., we forget how really lucky we are to live in Lodi when we do need services.

We had problems with our wastewater pipes plugging up quite often — which ruined many a day — so we called the City of Lodi. Within a couple of hours, Ron came to our home to check it out. He said a crew would come back within a few days and determine what the problem was.

They came in a timely manner and fixed the problem, which took several hours and much digging in very cold, miserable weather. They were very cheerful and polite through the whole job. Their names are Richard, Justin and Jose, and we’re lucky to have people like them working for the City of Lodi and for the citizens.

Thanks, guys, it was much appreciated. Happy holidays and we hope your bosses appreciate your hard work, too!

Phil and Cheri Gaudet


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  • Ed Walters posted at 7:50 pm on Mon, Dec 9, 2013.

    the old dog Posts: 606

    City employees just doing their job, nothing has been said what they did. Being in the gas dept. of PG&E I have been in this situation many times, only the sewer won`t explode. People must remember working with gas or electricy is a danger job, we do our job and move on to the next one.

    John, you state complaints were directed at the upper echelon city management. Upper management doesn`t dig holes or fix anything. I heard that the city was going to reduce developer impact fees months ago, in the LNS

  • John Slaughterback posted at 10:24 am on Mon, Dec 9, 2013.

    musttry Posts: 14

    Phil and Cheri, no one has ever questioned the Fact, we have some great city employees that perform and deliver a great service to the residents of the city of Lodi.
    The complaints were directed at the upper echelons of city management.
    There is an ulterior motive for the city’s action to reduce developer impact fees, one that the people aren’t being told!

  • Ed Walters posted at 7:16 pm on Sat, Dec 7, 2013.

    the old dog Posts: 606

    Perhaps you could explain where the problem was,and what it was. I would think roots got into your sewer system or the pipe got crushed. As a rule the city will not make repairs on a coustomers property, and only on city property. If they did, you caught a break. Inside the property line, the homeowner is responable, and thats what a plumbing contractor is for. By wastewater, I assume your sewer pipe, and depending on the age of your home, it was either old red clay pipe or 4" black plastic pipe used in newer construction.

  • Walter Chang posted at 11:20 am on Sat, Dec 7, 2013.

    Walt Posts: 1161

    "we forget how really lucky we are..."

    Wait a minute...

    Am I at the right website??

    Is this really the LNS's opinion section??

    Thanks Phil and Cheri for sharing a great story.

    Hats off to Richard, Justin and Jose for thier outstanding service!!

    Happy holidays too but it's ok to say...

    Merry Christmas!!



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