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.
125 Ford Stree Ansonia, ConnecticutThis 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?
North Prospect Street Ansonia, ConnecticutSomething 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 06401Ok, 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.
125 Ford Street Ansonia, Connecticutthere 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!
Schumacher Drive Ansonia, CTMost folks don't stop at the stop signs and drive on this short road like it's a raceway! I've complained to police nothing happens. Put a speed trap in or better yet, close the road where it meets Pulaski Hi-way.
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Ells St/Granite Terr Ansonia, CT2 Issues here.
First - people constantly blow through the 1 stop sign here when making the left onto Ells from Granite. There are children that play as well as traffic with no other stop sign in either direction.
Second issue is no other stop sign at this 3 way intersection, cars making the left do not realize the traffic approaching will not stop.
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