Dear Gripe Vine Readers:
This week’s column might prove to be “different” for I am going to publish a number of your gripes that have not been solved. Now, in all fairness, if any of these gripes belong to you and they have been corrected, please let me know. If they have not been solved, I will be ready to keep pushing to get them completed. Send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Gripe Vine c/o West Haven Voice, 666 Savin Ave.
Now, here we go: There is a large pothole 2 feet by 3 feet at Peck Avenue and Leete Street. Councilman Nick Ruickoldt was notified of this condition. Has this pothole been filled and repaired?
A reader writes, “High grass on Riverview Terrace. People have to walk in the street to avoid this condition.” Councilman Ruickoldt was made aware of this condition.
To the griper, has the grass been cut and to Councilman Ruickoldt, will you send Gripe Vine an update, please?
A reader writes, “The grass is high and unkempt attracting all kinds of pests at Morse Avenue.” Councilman Ruickoldt was notified of this condition several times. Has this condition improved? Will the Councilman and/or the reader send me an update on this complaint?
“There is a pothole at the intersection of Platt Avenue and Sorenson from plows. Also, another pothole 30 feet on Sorenson Road from the intersection in front of a resident’s mailbox.”
To the complainer, I had notified Councilwoman Tracy Morrissey. To date, I haven’t had a recent update. To the reader, update my readers, won’t you?
A reader wrote, “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 four years. The sign refers to no parking in the summer which were once going all the way up the street to Overlook. The signs have slowly disappeared over the years and last summer season resulted in parking issues as they meet intersections up from Ocean Avenue. Also, someone removed the STOP sign at Seaview and Ocean.”
Councilwoman Tracy Morrissey was requested to provide an answer. If, for some reason, the email didn’t arrive, I am still waiting for a response. Perhaps the sign was installed. Gripe Vine would appreciate an update from either the complainer or Councilwoman Morrissey on this gripe.
Three weeks ago, I sent a request to the tax office for information on the status of the Boot Program in West Haven, asking what the dollar status is, re, money collected from the Boot Program; How many individuals were fined this year, etc. Gripe Vine has not received a reply yet. Watch future Gripe Vines. I will have an answer for you.
Complaints arrived on my desk concerning Third Avenue speeding. I forwarded these complaints to Councilman Aaron Charney. He indicated he had brought up this issue. Gripe Vine hasn’t heard an update on the speeding on Third Avenue yet.
A request to replace a missing streetlight was directed to Councilman Nick Ruickholdt the middle of July. Gripe Vine received no reply yet on this issue.
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