Dear Eleanore Turkington:
There are trucks travelling through Meloy Road (there is a No Thru Truck Sign posted at each) end. Evidently this route is used to get to get to their company’s yard on Industry Drive and no police enforcement even though I called and reported it.
SB, Neighbor on Wenham Street
Dear SB Neighbor:
I notified Councilwoman Portia Bias, 7th District and she promptly replied to Gripe Vine with, “I would like you to know there will be an investigation and again, I will update you on the progress.”
Please keep in touch with Gripe Vine as to the progress of your complaint.
Dear Eleanore Turkington:
There used to be a sign prohibiting beach parking at Seaview and Ocean Avenue. The city needs to install a No-Parking Sign that seems to disappear every few years.
The sign refers to No Parking in the summer, which were once going all the way up the street to Overlook. Last year, the disappearing sign resulted in parking issues as they meet at the intersections up from Ocean Avenue. Also, someone removed the Stop Sign at Seaview and Ocean. Thank you, Councilwoman Bias, for your assistance.
Neighbor Ocean Avenue
Gripe Vine ran a similar complaint letter last year but decided to follow it up once again with Councilwoman Tracy Morrissey, District 8.
Councilwoman Morrissey contacted Sergeant Joseph Amato at the West Haven Police Department who responded to this gripe. According to Sergeant Amato, “The area was checked with a stop sign being located at the corner of Seaview and Ocean. All summer signs that have been posted in the past ae still in their current location. Also, the state Department of Transportation DOT will be contacted regarding the stop sign. One of my officers will check Seaview for the Summer Parking signs.”
Thank you, Councilwoman Tracy Morrissey and Sergeant Joseph Amato, for your prompt responses.
Gripe Vine Readers:
Recently I received a letter from a reader who complained of a problem with water pollution. I followed up with whom to call, the event, etc. However, the information was incomplete so I could go no further. However, I did call Bill Canning, chairman of the Water Pollution Commission for advice on how and who to speak with relating to similar problems.
According to Chairman Canning, residents can visit the Commission’s monthly meeting, however the next meeting will be held at 2 Beach St., Sept. 4 at 6:45 p.m. It is suggested to bring any paperwork, documents, etc. when you attend this meeting. In addition, Chairman Canning also suggested if you need to speak on a problem immediately, you can call Jack Crosby at the sewer plant at (203) 937-3637.
As a follow up to encourage attendance at West Haven’s Public Meetings, I asked city officials to provide Gripe Vine with a complete list of all city public meetings. Of course, there might be changes along the way, but there will be a phone number to call if you have a question of dates and times. I would suggest, after I publicize these meetings, post the list on your refrigerator or at your desk for future reference.
Coming up…Boot Program. trucking violation…potholes on Ardale, Tetlow, Dix and Eaton…Pipe construction on Aimes Drive….. …poachers in grassy area near Platt Street…high grass on Morse Avenue..Sorenson Road pothole…Pine Street pothole…Linden Street sidewalk…Peck and Leete pothole…
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