Dear Eleanore Turkington:
Robin Watts Hamilton, Councilwoman for my district called me on Monday, July 1. She told me what information she had so far concerning my complaints of heavy, speeding traffic on Canton Street.
I wrote to you complaining of the commercial traffic on Canton Street and it appeared in Gripe Vine Thursday, July 4. In that column you indicated that you had written Councilwoman Robin Watt Hamilton for assistance with my complaint. You had also asked me to notify you if I heard any comments on my Canton Street gripe.
Today, I am responding to your request to let you know if anything has been corrected on Canton Street yet. I heard from Councilwoman Robin Watts Hamilton who attended a meeting with the Connecticut DOT (Department of Transportation) State Rep. Mike DeMassa. She also mentioned some more street signs. What good are street signs if they are not enforced?
Again, I want to say thanks for your concerns and help.
Carl K, Canton Street
Dear Carl K, Canton Street:
A letter from Councilwoman Robin Watt Hamilton to Gripe Vine indicated:
“I appreciate your contacting me regarding this issue.
“There is history to this issue in my district. I am not the first Councilwoman to address it. I have spoken to n administrator at Connecticut Transit. Unfortunately, at this time there are no plans to change the bus route. However, I will engage further conversation both CT Transit and the community.
“I have also reached out to the West Haven Police Department Traffic Division and will continue to work with them to address the heavy truck issue.
“I empathize with this issue because I live in the same neighborhood. I will work toward a resolution with the hopes of improving the situation.”
“I don’t give up easily and I have a feeling Councilwoman Hamilton doesn’t either.
In the meantime, if it’s possible, take some pictures of the traffic and email them to me. This apparently will show the reading public exactly what you’re complaining about. Also, over the years, I have found residents who have traffic struggles such as yours, go the petition route, gathering signatures indicating homeowners have the right to a peaceful, safe road in their neighborhood. I will continue to help you as well.
Gripe Vine Readers:
To those of you living on Pine Street, are there any improvements on the pothole issue on your street?
Email me either way, please.
Gripe Vine Readers:
I received a complaint of potholes on Tetlow, Dix and Eaton Street. Are things looking any better there? Let me know if you would.
Coming up…’poachers’ in the Platt Street area? …potholes in Peck and Leete…Ardale, Tetlow, Dix and Eaton Streets needing repairs…Aimes Drive…potholes on Burwell…pothole off John Davis Lodge Turnpike in West Haven…trucking violations…missing no parking signs and much more.
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