In June, alert reader Scott Witkin noticed some activity on the tiny patch of land adjacent to Mansion Clam House and Bridge Street.
He watched in amazement as a 4-person DOT crew methodically rolled out a 60-inch mower, 2 weed whackers and a backpack blower — all to cut what Scott figures is less than 100 square feet of grass.
We shouldn’t have laughed.
Another alert reader — one who prefers to remain anonymous — says the plot has not been touched since June.
It used to be nicely maintained, with the old boat planting bed and grass cut regularly. It now seems to be going to rot. I’m guessing by your earlier post that it’s state property, since the crew that opens the bridge were spotted cutting it. It’s almost a little bit like a town green down in Saugatuck.
Perhaps you could raise a little awareness and see if local merchants would maintain it? I thought I had heard that the guys at Westport Wash and Wax are responsible for cutting the median grass on Post Rd East in front of their shop to keep things looking good.