Angela Foss has lived in her house on Lake Drive for the past 20 years and year after year goes by and the lousy condition of her road remains unchanged, she told the Enfield Town Council, according to meeting minutes.
She requested the town address the Crescent Lake Roads this year.
She presented a petition with 107 signatures requesting the town take immediate action to repair Crescent Lake Roads.
Foss told the council that roads in her area have been on the schedule to be upgraded since 2010, but she still waits to see any improvement.
“She pointed out roads in her neighborhood are treacherous. She stated her belief there should be a better system as to how roads should be repaired. She noted her road needs to be totally torn up,” according to meeting minutes.
She also invited council members to visit this area to see the condition of the roads.
Town Manager Matthew Coppier responded to Foss’ concerns by saying those roads didn’t rank low enough to get done this year, according to meeting minutes.
“He noted there are a lot of road issues across the whole town, and they could take care of all the needs, but it comes at a cost. He stated Enfield is one of the few towns in Connecticut that puts road projects out to referendum and they spend an average of $5 million dollars per year on roads,” meeting minutes state. “He stated they are undergoing a lot of capital projects and the question is what the taxpayers can afford.”
Coppier did offer to meet with the Public Works Director to learn if there’s interim money available to do some improvements, but not full depth reconstruction, meeting minutes state.