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East Haven Road Conditions

This snow storm did not produce a large amount of snow however the roads in East Haven are terrible some 30 hours after the storm ended. Why didn't the town have the crew out today cleaning up the roads while the sun was out? This was a perfect time to remove the snow from the roads before it re-freezes tonight. Private parking lots and condo's are in better shape then most of the secondary roads here in town. Who is at fault for this?
Robert D. Hoff January 04, 2014 at 06:39 PM
Dominic, Mayor maturo fired the Public Works Supervisor Robert Parente before the storm hit leaving the department without a supervisor.
Skip Thomas January 04, 2014 at 07:24 PM
Clean up today would make no sense since it will begin melting tomorrow. Salt does not work in temperature as cold as today either. Might as well save the over time and have them work on Monday. Just my 0.02
Patrick Paulson January 05, 2014 at 08:10 AM
dan , parente and white were brought back , before the storm ,alot of the P .W. were on holiday leave which left them short on man power , some guys came off leave to help out but they are woking in the same trucks mayor luzzi brought and the small trucks that do our small streets were purchased when mayor april was here 3 in total , the guys work very hard and pushing snow, isnt easy , the wind didnt help thanks to the men who worked i think they did a fine job , even though the equipment is beat up
Dominic Gondek January 05, 2014 at 08:50 AM
East haven can't even plow right! This town is a joke! I was driving in Hamden and Branford and the roads are in great condition!
Robert D. Hoff January 05, 2014 at 09:51 AM
Patrick, Thank You for the information.
Jim Dottori January 05, 2014 at 09:59 AM
Dom, Anytime you want to jump in a truck with me feel free. I am sure the roads you saw in Branford were done by the state...I live in Branford and the roads were not in great condition...
JJ4 January 05, 2014 at 11:44 AM
The town needs to start towing people that don't adhere to the parking ban. I know at least two homes on my street that have driveways, yet they had cars on the street.
John Mayhew January 05, 2014 at 02:17 PM
I don't expect the roads to be cleared completely down to the pavement, but our street was completely untouched thru mid-afternoon following the storm. My neighbor had to call DPW to let them know they forgot us. Don't they have pre-planned routes to make sure every street gets done?
Norm Brody January 05, 2014 at 07:33 PM
Some guy said here last year Public Works could be managed on the back of a McDonalds napkin- anyone remember who that guy was?
Wick Wolfe January 06, 2014 at 07:52 AM
Yeah-It was me! As a matter of fact I was blistering over the response my wife got when she called DPW and was told that her complaint had to be added to a list! There is a huge lack of pride in East Haven and it is driven from the top down. All you need to do is drive down Main St. Right after the Christmas decorations are installed to see that as many as 4-5 of those pole trees never even worked. It reminds me of the movie Beetlejuice. As far as DPW snappy retorts about working hard, yes we appreciate the men trying to keep the roads clear. We are all just suck of being told our taxes are low like that's supposed to placate us all. Give us a plan that provides clear plans to improve infrastructure in this town. We are all waiting Mr. Mayor.
Norm Brody January 06, 2014 at 08:21 AM
Happy New Year!
Lise Cavallaro January 06, 2014 at 09:05 AM
I live in Foxon - had no problems on my street. As a matter of fact, this last storm was the best job they have ever done plowing.

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