Thanks to the Beautification Committee

To the Editor:

I’m glad to see the Beautification Committee take a stand against littering. When my family moved to Stratford twenty years ago, it was well kept with beautifully maintained properties and people had respect for their neighbors. Residents had a great sense of pride in their property and town. A great big thank you to those who still take care of their property.

I don’t like to write this type of letter but as I walk and drive through town I’m upset to see how unkempt the town has become. The thing that really concerns me is that residents are not being held accountable. As Town Council members drive around their districts, they should start noting addresses and have the appropriate town representatives pay a visit to the offenders. The town needs to start citing and imposing fines on the culprits.

Residents are putting unsightly lawn and leaf bags and yard waste on the curb well before pick-up day, parking on the planting strip wearing away the grass and keeping dumpsters on properties for months at a time just to name a few things. Trailers full of equipment, garbage and yard waste are parked on the streets and in driveways. Such trailers and equipment used for business use (even a side business) should be kept in the backyard out of sight.

I know the economy has affected everyone in one way or another but it costs nothing to have pride in our town.

Janice Niper

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  • Dwayne Chapman

    Aloha brah!!!!!

  • Shawny

    Everyone should just burn their leaves

    • A Black

      Yes Shawny. I’m with you. It’s better than enduring the almost unendurable horror of seeing those unsightly leaf bags marring the pristine streets of Greenwich. I mean ,sorry , Stratford.

    • Connecticut Sam

      Check with the fire department first.

  • LorraineCecile Benoit

    the town has not once picked up large trash. thus some of us who work when the dump is open need to rent dumpsters which generally go a ,month or more . if the public works did its job wed be better off . Town has missed recycling twice in 4 weeks, laves garbage on the street etc. all those highly paid employees should help the rest of us busting our butts working 7 days a week to pay high taxes

  • Connecticut Sam

    Daniel S. Cook, petition candidate for council in the Third District will fight hard to keep our town clean and will report people with bad lawns to the property authorities.

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