Milford – the small town with a lot of weeds. Driving to or from Stratford you see a park with weeds. Weeds where flowers should be. Weeds around the bushes and trees. Weeds pushing up through the sidewalks. Some of the weeds are flowering now – a festive sight. Travel down Bridgeport Avenue and what do you see? Weeds growing on both sides of every curb.
Our elected officials probably think about the green when they think about Milford but tens of thousands of people know Milford from their drive through Devon, Gateway to Milford. Most of them drive through in the middle of the traffic jams caused by the frequent accidents on I-95 so they have plenty of time to take in the sight.
If they’re lucky enough to be going through at night, they can distract the kids by having them count the burned out street lights. This isn’t a game for really young children because you have to be able to count above 10.
Public Works has been handed a bad situation. The design of the park and streetscape require excessive maintenance but until the design situation can be addressed, someone needs to pull the weeds and replace the burned out lights.