The "Hawk" pedestrian light has not been activated yet, but a crossing guard is still located at this "traffic hot spot" to assist schoolchildren in crossing busy Central Ave.
If that's the case, then why has the sidewalk leading to the crosswalk not been shoveled? If this crossing "hot spot" is so important, why has the town turned a "cold shoulder" to the safety of schoolchildren using this crosswalk?
The fact of the matter is that the Town of Westfield has neglected to shovel its property causing a safety hazard for schoolchildren attempting to access this crosswalk. This snow has been piled on the crosswalk's adjacent sidewalk not 12 hrs, not 24 hrs, not one week, but weeks without being cleared.
If Westfield Police are going to issue snowbound motor vehicles parked, for longer than 48 hrs, on Cowperthwaite Pl, who in the town administration building should they issue a summons to for not clearing the snow from the town owned sidewalk at Cambridge Rd. and Central Ave?
On Thursday, January 20th, a response from Mayor Skibitsky's Executive Assistant was received after an email was sent to the members of the Westfield Town Council advising them of a similar hazard in front of Victoria's Secret. The response was:
"Your e-mail has been received by the Mayor and Council. Thank you for your report. The abutting property owner will be notified of their responsibility in this matter."
Executive Assistant to Mayor Andrew Skibitsky
See related story at http://07090.blogspot.com/2011/01/victorias-secret-is-skibitskis-sercret.html
Should we expect Mayor Skibitsky's Executive Assistant, Joan Thermann to email herself the same message?
Once again, Mayor Skibitsky has to be questioned about his claim of "No Diminished Services in 2011."
Mayor Skibitsky, may we suggest that a certain backhoe seen sitting idle on a Friday afternoon for 2 hours be dispatched down to the location of Central Ave. and Cambridge Rd.