Colchester Eyeing Law To Clear Clutter

Colchester Eyeing Law To Clear Clutter

There are 5 comments on the WFSB-TV Hartford story from Jul 6, 2009, titled Colchester Eyeing Law To Clear Clutter. In it, WFSB-TV Hartford reports that:

Colchester officials said safety concerns are the driving force behind its efforts to create a law restricting how much clutter or blight one can have.

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ColchesterReside nt

Plymouth, MN

#1 Jul 29, 2009
Good, its about time! There are a few properties on Rt 85 near the entrance to Colchester Center (heading toward Hebron) that are nothing more than junkyards. It's worse than an eye-sore.

It's hard to imagine how people can raise their children to grow up in a junkyard. Some people are just pitiful. Hope the town cracks down on them.
Frances LaVigne

Colchester, CT

#2 Jul 25, 2012
There are properties on Route 16, Lebanon Avenue, one is empty and derelect and two others look like junkyards. They too are more than eyesores. Residents who live in the vicinity would love to have them cleanedup ortorn down.
Donna T

East Haddam, CT

#3 Jul 26, 2012
It's difficult to understand why someone wouldn't take care of their property. It doesn't take money - just alittle effort to keep the trash picked up and the lawn mowed. If assistance is needed perhaps someone at Town Hall could direct these neighbors to an organization who would lend a helping hand to beautify Lebanon Ave.

Colchester, CT

#4 Aug 28, 2012
Why don't they start making "cleanup" crews part of a "mandated community service" for some of our residents that commit "minor" offenses?

... skipping school? Truancy?= 24hrs of Supervised Community Service.

Start it Saturday mornings at 8:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m.

Even if it's "pick up trash" or "sweep the sidewalks", let's give those with extra time to get into trouble a way to spend their time more constructively?
Salem camper

United States

#5 Sep 1, 2012
I like Disturbed's idea. Kid's don't realize that school is their opportunity, before they have to support themselves, to learn enough to qualify for the kind of work they want to do, that pays for the kind of life they want. Doing manual work would teach them what kind of work they can get with no education. It would also be helpful to neighbors who need help or to just clean up where they live.

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