Marliese Aguele — a Westporter since 1980 — writes:
How many more cables must we accept? On one post alone, I counted 16.
Major communication companies have installed heavy cables. Wrapped around them are additional rolled-up cables, adding more weight with metal tanks and other contraptions.
Cables are attached to leaning poles that threaten to collapse. Other cables droop dangerously low. Who gives them the right to hang those cables so low?
Why does the town accept sloppy workmanship? Doesn’t anyone take responsibility for what happens here?
We can no longer enjoy an unobstructed view of the sky. Cables crisscross from street to street, and house to house.
When I asked about this, I was told they’re mandated by the state. I doubt it. Greenwich does not allow cables.
I’ve also learned that the town receives sizable revenue from these companies.
We’ve been sold out by our elected leaders, to technology and greed. Our trust in our representatives to be good stewards for town residents has been betrayed. The charm of Westport is destroyed.
Anyone with a sense of aesthetics must agree. Visitors to Westport must be astounded.
Westport citizens must demand that unacceptable cables be removed. We also must demand an ordinance to ensure responsibility and accountability of our elected representatives. Stop this now!
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