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Division Street Derby, ConnecticutThe new road that was just completed on Division Street, past the Griffin Hospital, has not been finished properly. The street is lower than the man-hole covers, and it is now an obstacle course to drive down Division Street without damaging your car! This will be a huge problem for the Snow Shovels come winter time. The Man-hole covers are approximately 3 inches above the level of the street, causing huge problems for cars to drive down the road. This was brand-new construction that was completed recently, and it was done with the lowest level of quality assurance. I view this terrible job as a road hazard for the people of the area.
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3 VotesFix it! Voted!10 Ridge Road Ansonia, ConnecticutThe curb in front of my home has been repeatly damaged by snowplow. At this time part of the curb is lying in the street. This needs to be repaired as soon as possible. Thank you.
8 VotesFix it! Voted!36 Platt Street Ansonia, Connecticut
I have seen the flood of complaints here and elsewhere about the growing number of what WERE single family homes (or even two family) being bought by out of area "investors" and then turned into as many rental units as possible... often without permits.
The idea is to take a home designed for one family, buy it on the cheap and slice it into as many apartments as possible. Not only was the house not designed for this use, the driveway can't hold the cars of multiple residents so vehicles of renters spills onto the streets making it impossible to plow, more and more children from these apartments that used to contain one family flood into the schools, etc.
The owners? They often don't live in Ansonia or near the properties. They just cash the rent checks. Who cares what they did to the neighborhood.
While I can not confirm that permits were not pulled, HERE is a recent example. This is an older photo from Google but since it was taken the front of the house has been "modified".
NOW, there is a metal spiral staircase on the right side of the front porch that brings you to a new entrance on the third floor where the attic window was. Sure enough, the owner found a way to rent out the attic as yet another unit... and modified the front of the house however possible to create an entryway to this space.
EXACTLY what Ansonia doesn't need!
Feel free to tell me permits were pulled, there is nothing wrong with this, etc. but when you see a metal spiral staircase and doorway on a third floor slapped onto a house... you begin to see why Ansonia has become too densely populated.
If the owner followed the rules, I applaud them... but the City should have NEVER allowed this. It's the root of our problems!
Downtown Ansonia, CTWhy are they allowed to throw their snow to the middle of the street with cars going by. Is it not against the law to throw snow back into the road after plowed? Whoever cleans up their sidewalks throws sand, dirt and snow in the middle of the road for the city to clean up.
Beaver Street And Pyramid Street Ansonia, ConnecticutThere is a street sign that has been laying on the ground ever since winter ended, and it hasn't been put back up. I suppose it may have fell when the plows were cleaning the streets from snow. A large amount of snow or the truck may have hit the sign and it caused it to fall.
47 Vine Street Ansonia, CT
I saw this discussed here before. THIS is a perfect example of Ansonia's fake and ineffective "street parking ban" during snow storms. I was visiting a friend tonight and this picture says it all.
I had to stop for almost a minute in the road. WHY? Because the car pictured is trying to back into a snow filled parking space on the street. The driver spins and spins and has to make several attempts to shove their car into a snow packed space on the side of Vine Street.
WHY? Because ONCE AGAIN Ansonia didn't enforce it's parking ban during a snow storm so the streets are not properly cleared by the plows and now there is a mess everywhere. You can barely pass down some streets in this area because parked cars, which were NOT supposed to be parked on the street during a snow storm, prevented the town crew from removing snow creating roads that are not safe. No enforcement (again!), no warnings put on cars (again!) and no towing (again!)
This photo and story has been sent to Channel 3, 8, 30 and all major newspapers. Maybe THEY can ask the administration in Ansonia why not enforcing the law, leaving streets full of snow and risking accidents for law abiding citizens trying to drive after a storm is OK.
Beverly Drive Ansonia, CTRoad has not been plowed, this area of hilltop is always forgotten about.Heard plows out last night but there was little or no snow on the ground. Same thing when we had 3ft of snow a few weeks ago.What are we paying taxes for when we have to dig ourselves out of our own roads? i understand with the last storm it would take some time, but we were given one path on our road and then it was left for the sun to melt afterwards. Also watched the city plow go by a few times on bruns, insted of widening the road was scraping the dry road (hows that going to do any good when there was no snow left there) and a road that you could barley drive down???