Pleasant St Ansonia, Connecticut
If you travel halfway down Pleasant St there is a 4'X20' section of stone wall that has collapsed covering the sidewalk. It has been this way since the beginning of the summer and with winter creeping up I presume will be there till spring. Maybe the new blight officer didn't get to the P streets yet. Does the town own the sidewalk or the property owner?
Wakelee And Clrkson St Ansonia, Connecticut
THERE IS A HOUSE ON THE CORNER OF WAKELEE AND CLARKSON THE YARD HAS HAD TRASH FOR WEEKS NOW THE WHOLE SIDEWALK HAS GARBAGE FURNITURE HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES ETC IT IS AN EYESORE AND IS ACTUALLY BLOCKING THE SIDEWALK KIDS GOING TO THE BUS STOP HAVE TO WALK ON THE PROPERTY OR IN THE ROAD TO GET TO THE BUS PLACED A CALL TO THE BLIGHT OFFICER LETS SEE IF IT GETS CLEANED UP
6 VotesFix it! Voted!253 Main Street Ansonia, Connecticut
Gosh, does the Ansonia Republican Town Committee have ANY legal council!?
Today, I received a glossy political piece in the mail which was produced by this committee. However, it is titled on the front page "Ansonia Sentinel"
GOSH, anyone who has any basic understanding of trademark law would remember that the trade names "Ansonia Evening Sentinel" and "Ansonia Sentinel" were privately owned and SOLD to the parent of the Connecticut Post.
While they closed the Sentinel and annoyed Ansonia residents for decades, that does not mean the name "Ansonia Sentinel" is not STILL part of the intellectual property that comes with the Connecticut Post, now owned by Hearst Corporation... a $4 billion media company.
So, the Ansonia RTC has just violated a Hearst Corporation copyright and will most likely get a cease and desist letter once they receive on of several e-mail with a photo of this mailing send to them today.
8 VotesFix it! Voted!14 Hodge Avenue Ansonia, Connecticut
In the last month or so an electric supplier named "Direct Energy" has been sending salespeople door to door in Ansonia trying to get them to change electric suppliers. I have had three visits and they are all from young people who are very well dressed. I assume this is a requirement.
In any event, does a company need a "solicitors permit" to go door to door in Ansonia? I have read online Direct Energy is doing this in other cities and people are advised to "call the police" as Direct Energy does not have proper permits to go door to door.
However, I have never heard of someone needing such a permit in Ansonia. Has anyone had Direct Energy showing up at their door and do you know if such a permit is needed here?
3 VotesFix it! Voted!
19 Beverly Drive Ansonia, Connecticut
On any given day we witness racoons, skunks and possums coming out of the sewer drains on this street. Problem is, it's during the day. We also have witnessed them chasing a cat, before returning to the sewer. This is concerning as not only does each house have domestic pets, but there are also small children on this street as well. Help!!
7 VotesFix it! Voted!50 Platt Street Ansonia, Connecticut
I wanted to post this morning as an example of why taxpayers get so frustrated with city governments. In this case, Ansonia and its lack of road/sidewalk maintenance in some neighborhoods it seems to have left behind.
This photo I was able to snap yesterday morning. It is a stretch of sidewalk I drive by sometimes when picking a friend up to head to work together. It’s on Platt Street. I wasn’t going to go into location but how can I expect someone to step up and fix this if I don’t say where it is?
I wasn’t going to mention location because it’s not the point. THIS is how the City of Ansonia has left sidewalks in some neighborhoods this summer? Forget the condition of the sidewalk itself, there is a garden of weeds growing that is so unsightly the city should give itself a citation for blight.
I am certain, once upon a time, the city would spray for weeds on sidewalks. I clearly recall seeing the sidewalks wet and then weeds dying off and unless it was someone who worked for Home Depot and had 1,000 gallons of roundup handy and was going a community service, the city had to have been doing the spraying. No more.
How does this make the city look? There are actually homes for sale on this street. When potential buyers come to look at them THIS is the impression Ansonia wants to make on them? “Please invest in Ansonia so you can watch roads and sidewalks decay while your tax dollars go…. “
While I do enjoy lively debate, please let’s not have a chorus of “the sidewalks are the responsibility of the property owner” because clearly the property owners are not aware the sidewalks belong to them or lack the resources to make proper repairs and maintenance. That leaves them like this forever and solves nothing.
This means the city had to either notify all homeowners of their responsibility and hold them accountable (heck, do it neighborhood by neighborhood) or simply take control and fix the sidewalks in these neighborhoods realizing it for the good of the city that they be maintained.
Hopefully, this post will get conversation and action taken.
11 VotesFix it! Voted!Main Street Ansonia, Connecticut
I think it's ridiculous that the former Town Clerk who held multiple positions at City Hall could even think or would think that the town's bank account was her personal retirement account. Most people would have asked their supervisor if there was a pension in place for them and would have made provisions if there wasn't one, Roth IRA, etc. And why did the former mayor not speak up on her behalf but suggest she retain a lawyer, strange. Since she was the only one who had access to that account, how much money could have been moved over the years to other accounts. Now to avoid a legal battle the town is going to split the bank account with her, is that the best that can be done.