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.
125 Ford Stree Ansonia, Connecticut
This large pothole is getting larger and it is extending into the private driveway apron of this residence. This City street needs to be repaired ASAP as school will be starting and joggers pass by this area daily. Not to mention all the people that visit the Massaro Farm that park in this general area. What will it take someone to get hurt and then sue the city to maintain this raod?
Hodge Avenue And Burke St Ansonia, Connecticut
I've come up with an solution to get folks to stop at these stop signs. All of a sudden we have a lot of young kids that have moved into the neighborhood. Either put an island in the middle of the road that the crazy drivers need to slow down to drive around or place 2 long speed bumps across the road to get them to stop. Some people blow this stop way over the speed limit. Or Ansonia Police, please come down between 4pm-8pm and set up on the west side of Burke St and hide far enough back and you will make a fortune in tickets for blowing the sign and talking and texting on the phone. It's the same people that keep driving through this sign everyday all of the time.
North Prospect Street Ansonia, Connecticut
Something needs to be done with North Prospect Street especially now that the kids will be walking a mile to get to the bottom of the hill for their buses. There are no sidewalks which I somewhat understand the street is very narrow, but the speeding cars up and down the hill especially the turn near Eastside. My daughter has had to jump into the enbankment becuase two cars were coming up and down at once.
14 Clifton Ave Ansonia, CT 06401
Ok, so you travel down Clifton Avenue, from Griffin Hospital toward Pershing Drive.
You come to a stop light that has two lanes.
WATCH OUT FOR PEOPLE who make a left turn from Pershing onto Clifton!
The intersection is aligned so poorly, there's almost a head-on collision daily.
2 VotesFix it! Voted!125 Ford Street Ansonia, Connecticut
there is a large pot hole in front of 125 Ford Street that is on the city road and it is getting bigger and deeper! Please fix it before a jogger or someone going to the farm falls into it!