DPW, to be honest, you need to look at the local population first. In places like Fair Haven, many people are quite poor and many do not have cars. They cannot possibly afford to hire someone to take bulk items to the dump (even if the dump fee itself is $0) and they cannot possibly afford $50 (!) for bulk trash appointment that will likely be many weeks out. You need to be more realistic about providing bulk trash pickup for residents or the dumping will continue. Partnering with the NHPD is largely a waste of time; you'll still be picking up the same items on an ad-hoc basis. You would save money in the long run to provide a more reasonable service.
Great; thanks so much!!
Yes, same issue here in Fair Haven. They used to pick it up on Fridays when there was a holiday (our normal pickup is Thursday). However lately it's been unpredictable--sometimes they pick up on Thursday and sometimes on Friday. Impossible to know anymore.
The criteria of "there not killing people" is not an acceptable one for determining whether or not an activity should be allowed. BikeLife causes noise pollution. It causes air pollution. It disrupts traffic--vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle. When they drive by my house it is so loud that I can't hear the person sitting next to me on the couch, even with my windows closed. Think about that for a second; I can't hear someone talking to me in my own house. What they are doing is disrespectful, rude, disruptive, dangerous and illegal, all good reasons to STOP doing it. (And it's "they're," not "there.")
DPW, will you please address / respond to issue # 547006? Link is here: http://www.seeclickfix.com/issues/547006-sidewalk-repair Thanks!
Dear "City of New Haven:" I am re-opening this issue, to preserve the history and the fact that this has been an unresolved problem since it was reported in 2008. Please assign this issue to the appropriate department for sidewalk repairs, but do NOT close it. Contact SeeClick if you do not know how to re-assign an issue. Thanks.
Call the Dept of Public Works @ (203) 946-7700 (Office hours: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm M-F) and they will add you to the waiting list for trash dumpsters.
What about LCI? Usually they can handle issues of vegetation overgrowth.
Biked by last night and it looks like they are finally working. Closing the issue.
I don't usually see any working being performed either, but it's because I leave pretty early in the morning and don't get back until later in the evening. However on Thursday I happened to get home earlier than normal and noticed a couple of trucks parked up on the curb strip by the control box, so they are doing work on it. It's just taking way too long and this intersection has had a few near misses lately as a result. Knee-high stop signs at a four way intersection in Fair Haven is just asking for trouble!
The Parks Dept isn't saying it's resolved, they're simply closing a duplicate issue to keep SeeClickFix clean and working correctly. If you look at this issue: http://seeclickfix.com/issues/327054 you'll see that the issue is still open and has been prioritized for action on their trimming schedule.
This intersection is still without working lights; will you please provide an update? Thanks.
My comment above was actually posted very early Saturday (10/26) morning, but SCF held it for some reason. I'm pretty sure the car is housed on Poplar between Pine and Chatham. I saw it heading north on Poplar to Lombard on Saturday (daytime!) but wasn't able to catch a plate. I will keep watching for it. / 10/28/2013 2:38 pm
It was quiet Thursday night but now it's 2:20 in the morning and the car is out racing. Turns either left or right onto Lombard from Poplar. Appears to be a small black car, possibly Acura, with a bad paint job--matte black finish. There is no hood and it's extremely loud. After each loop the driver pauses on Poplar between Pine and Chatham to chat with people standing and watching from the west side of the street. No license plate yet, sorry. It's loud enough to set off car alarms the next street over though, which is impressive.
qRes: For the record I have a fantastic Section 8 tenant. She loves the area, takes great care of the apartment and never wants to leave. The private pay tenants before her? They never paid rent on time, trashed the apartment and eventually NHPD raided it after an undercover agent bought drugs from them several times. See why you shouldn't just throw stereotypes out there? It's all about responsible landlords who screen would-be tenants properly.
Margarita, do you know which number you've been using when you call LCI? Do you know who you spoke with each time?
Correction: They speed up Poplar, take a right on Lombard, right on Ferry to (probably) Pine and back up Poplar. Sorry about that!
Addendum: I noticed that LCI wasn't on the list of those notified of this issue, so I requested the issue be sent to them. Hopefully they'll respond very shortly.
LCI, will you please weigh in on this matter? Sewage overflow into a bedroom sounds like a health concern, to say the very least. Thanks.