Skip Scirocco Commissioner of Public Works declared a snow catastrophe today despite the unseasonably warm temperatures and the lack of any significant snowfall. Scirocco said “don’t let the lack of snow fool you, my men are working around the clock to rake up enough overtime for a big Pre-Christmas paycheck”. When asked why he was so short handed seeing that no layoffs have actually taken place Scirocco grew angry saying “that’s a hostile question and Bernstein would never talk to me like that” he added that homeowners should not expect to see the same kind of service they had become used to in the days of McTygue and Design . Look I’ve got Eileen Finneran as my Deputy now and she doesn’t know jack shit about snow removal. Scirocco then shocked this reporter by suggesting family pets be used to assist in snow removal. I have over 20 years experience catching and training animals both as animal control officer and Commissioner of Public Works, we just don’t want your pets to pick up some of my workers habits. Scirocco then complained that cuts to his fleet maintenance budget have led to many of his vehicles operating with three wheels a situation Scirocco called “unacceptable”.