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LETTER: 'Our Roads Are In Awful Condition'

An East Haven resident argues East Haven has "the worst plowed roads of any of the shoreline towns." And urges town officials to spend the overtime needed to ensure they are properly maintained during and after storms.

Have a letter to the editor? Email it to julie.weisberg@patch.com to see it posted here on Patch.
Have a letter to the editor? Email it to julie.weisberg@patch.com to see it posted here on Patch.
The following is an open letter to East Haven town officials originally shared on the East Haven Patch's Facebook page.

To the Editor:

I have a question for the Town of East Haven.

Our roads are in awful condition. We have the worst plowed roads of any of the shoreline towns that I have traveled on in the past few days.

We have had a short lull in the snowy weather. But instead of our plows out widening back up the streets and clearing the large piles of snow on the corners of intersections, our plow trucks are parked.

Someone please explain to me why this is the case.

I am all for saving tax dollars and not paying unnecessary overtime, but I feel in this case it is justified.

ALL of our town roads need to be passible if for no other reason than for emergency vehicles to get through.

I welcome all comments agreeing or disagreeing with my thoughts.

Something needs to be done now. We have more snow falling as I type this as well as possible storms on Tuesday and next Monday.

Jay Carr
Dominic Cretella February 16, 2014 at 04:52 PM
I posted a very similar post just about a week ago. Please everyone here attend the march town council meeting . This administration has to be told how the residents feel! It is very clear that the safety of residents as well as school children have a price tag according to this administration! You the people of our town need to speak out and be heard. The public works staff do a great job clearing the roads but they need to be allowed to work and do their job . Get involved and be heard !!!
deborah tarnawa February 16, 2014 at 05:47 PM
people of east haven I have family that plow and work endless hours for eh but our mayor is to blame, he doesn't put trucks on the roads when we really need them , start pointing yr fingers at him....its all about money not safety. I mist say they really do their best!
Citizen X February 16, 2014 at 05:52 PM
The Board of education has nothing to do with the snow removal on town roads. We are talking about the condition of our streets of which the public works department is responsible for and maybe the Boe uses subcontractors for snow plowing at the schools but the Public Works Dept. Does not use them for the town roads. Of this I am 100% positive. Thank you!
Andrea February 19, 2014 at 09:49 AM
I have to agree that EH roads are bad. I live at the top of Foxon Hill Rd. And when I am driving home and it has snowed the New Haven part of the road is good, then I get near the welcome to East Haven sign and BAM-snow filled road. How is it the New Haven can be plowed and East Haven side not? And this is a busy road.
Jay Carr April 16, 2014 at 12:57 PM
AND FYI PEOPLE HAVE TRIED TO HELP FIX THE ISSUE. MY STREET ENDS UP PLOWING ITSELF OUT ALL THE TIME BECAUSE UNLESS I CALL AND COMPLAIN OUR ROAD DOESNT GET PLOWED.

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