Dear Gripe Vine Readers:
In last week’s column, one of my readers who lives in the condos where the old Chick’s Restaurant used to be, complained of grass that was two feet high in this area as well as a broken fence allowing access to the beach area.
In her letter, she indicated there was no response from the mayor’s office regarding cleanup at this site. Unfortunately, Gripe Vine hasn’t received a reply from Mayor Nancy Rossi at this location as well.
Readers don’t be disappointed in the lack of response from the mayor’s office or the councilmen looking out for your district. I plan on obtaining their names and email addresses and you will find them listed in every column as soon as I receive them. Hopefully, very soon. Then, I would recommend you clip this information from Gripe Vine and post it on your bulletin board or your refrigerator. I am very adamant on government and taxpayers interacting with one another. If we are having difficulty receiving information from your city offices, we’ll keep on trying.
Speaking of councilmen, Gripe Vine received an email from councilman Aaron Charney (Third District) at ACharney@westhaven-ct.gov who sent the following information to Gripe Vine, “The only gripes I have bee forwarded so far, were in regards to a stop sign knocked down by a car. The sign was fixed shortly thereafter after I kept asking our clerk if he has received any new gripes and he hasn’t. They might be getting lost along the way to the Council.
Thank you Councilman Charney. I will continue to ask my readers to contact their councilmen when they have a complaint and I will be posting access information for the councilmen enabling my readers the opportunity to reach their representatives. If my readers don’t hear from their councilman, they can feel free to reach out for help from Gripe Vine.
Gripe Vine has also been contacted by Councilman Peter Massaro (sixth district) email@example.com who followed through on gripes from this columnist. Thank you.
Readers, I just had a thought. Perhaps some of my readers aren’t sure which district their councilmen represent, such as streets or sections of the city. I will try to get this information an publish it in Gripe vine This data may be helpful to my readers.
Meanwhile, Gripe Vine Readers, if you have submitted a gripe and it hasn’t been resolved yet, please let me know.
Here are five more complaints, submitted to the mayor’s office, that have not been resolved yet:
~~ If they have, let me know, please. Have any of the following gripes been acted on yet, Mayor Rossi?
~~ Trucks still driving through on Voss Road where a sign is posted No Trucks;
~~ Pot holes on 45-91 Greta St.;
~~ Highland Street -hill covered with trash;
~~ Weeds growing between bricks at Veteran’s Walk of Honor;
~~ Has the city listed dates for leaf pickup yet?
Readers, in all fairness to the mayor’s executive assistant, Louis Esposito, when he began to investigate gripes, he followed through on most of them, but in many instances, he would refer the complaints to the proper departments and then I never heard anymore from the department supervisors.
If you have a complaint, comment or suggestion, send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail them to the West Haven Voice, (Gripe Vine) 666 Savin Ave. You can also submit them via our online form by clicking here. If you prefer your identity to be confidential, add your first or last initial and the neighborhood where the complaint is occurring. Otherwise, include your name, address and phone number, kept in strict confidence with me.’