On the minds of many at the meeting was a burglary that happened last Sunday night on Allen Street. Moore's response was empathetic and reassuring. He pointed out that the person responsible for somewhere between fifteen and twenty burglaries had been caught and was now in prison. Moore shared the fact that his own home had once been burglarized and declared, "I hate burglars. I really want to get 'em and stop 'em."
Melissa Auf der Maur spoke of the nuisance and danger to people created by the gravel trucks making their way to the port. She talked of the dust kicked up by the trucks, the hostile attitude of the truck traffic, and the harrowing challenge of trying to make one's way on foot the few yards from the Basilica to riverfront park with trucks approaching from all directions. Bob Meching and Paul Barrett added that the gravel trucks were often not covered and they exceeded the speed limit. Moore pointed out that are "volumes of laws that pertain to commercial vehicles" and the state police do commercial vehicle enforcement. "That's easy," he said, speaking of getting state troopers to set up a temporary checkpoint in Hudson.
A comment by Phil Osattin, recounting a disparaging and insulting remark made by a Hudson police officer about the 100 block of Warren Street, led to a number of comments about the behavior and general attitude toward the city displayed by police officers. When Marston suggested that police officers should be required to live in Hudson, Moore responded, "If the rule applied, I'd be out." He went on to suggest that such a mandate might be impractical given Hudson's small size and relatively large number of police officers. (Moore had earlier remarked that the ratio of police officers to residents in Hudson was among the highest in the state.) When Victor Mendolia suggested that Hudson police officers were reluctant to live in Hudson because they feared their families might be targeted for retaliation, Moore said he didn't buy into that idea.
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