Dear Eleanore Turkington:
The road condition on Washington Avenue to First Street is in need of Repaving. The Road condition is deplorable. It is the last section of West Haven with direct water view. The Oceanside 30-units condominiums were successfully developed a few years ago adding about $300,000 in tax revenues to West Haven. Development stopped because of the downturn of the state’s economy.
It is coming back now and there are plans for more new developments in this unique section of town. Please drive on Beach Street and you will see what I mean, deplorable conditions typical to third world countries. We should not allow ours to turn to one.
We are asking to have Beach Street repaved and prepare it for a better future.
Although Beach Street is not listed below for paving, there is hope that your letter today, will come to the attention of the Public Works Commissioner and merit his investigation toward a possible improvement to Beach Street.
Evidently, according to West Haven’s Public Works Commissioner, Tom J. McCarthy several roads that were to be milled and paved last week are Elm to Center Streets, Elm Street from Savin Avenue to Sawmill Road, Allings Crossing Road from the Interstate 95 underpass to Shingle Hill Road, West Main Street from Main Street to Lake Avenue, Prindle Road from the Orange line to Frontage Road, Everett Street from Meloy Road to Tuthill Street, Oak Road from Forest Road to Lee Street, Maltby Avenue from Plainfield Avenue to Yates Street, Knox Street and Nonquit Street including Dee Street.
Dear Eleanore Turkington:
Warm weather is here again and with it the people who feel the neighborhood belongs to them.
Fourth Avenue has a neighbor who repeatedly runs his motorcycle for hours on end. It makes it impossible for several of his neighbors to relax outside due to the noise. He also runs his motorcycle up and down Fourth Avenue , which is a one-way street with a curve where a car coming the right way could hit the motorcycle if the rider comes the wrong way. The motorcyclist also rides on Wood Avenue a street where cars are a regular phoneme. The motorcycle is unlicensed.
I have been reporting about the wrong way drivers for ten years now. Police should get on this before someone gets hurt. We finally got our road paved. It would be a shame to see blood on it.
I have contacted the councilman for your district, Councilman Michael Gallignano. His reply will appear in Gripe Vine as soon as it is received.
Coming up: potholes…illegal trucks on Jones Hill Road…trash dumpsters on Bellvue and Howard Avenue and much more.
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