It’s B-a-a-a-a-c-k!

25 responses to “It’s B-a-a-a-a-c-k!

  1. The mess made the seagulls happy, at least.

  2. Everyone should mail this picture to Jim Marpe.

  3. Nice placement????

  4. If main street is not already bad enough
    From the back it’s Looking more like a ghost town everyday
    Not sure how you Fix this problem but the time has come for the town to step up and deliver some real solutions

  5. This has been like this since before Christmas. Really shameful.

  6. On the other hand, take a look at the Brick Walk parking lot in Fairfield.

  7. Jane Nordli Jessep

    I was going to write you today about this so not surprised to see your posting. What gives? It’s just as awful as the one over by Starbucks used to be. Even worse if you figure it’s taking up several parking places. Who does it belong to? How can we get rid of it?

  8. Folks, we just saw this and we will visit this location tomorrow to clean up. We will also recommend to the customer that they order a larger container to hopefully reduce/eliminate overloading and spillage in the future.

    City Carting

  9. I wonder how the people who parked this dumpster park their cars!?

  10. Mary Papageorge

    When my husband was alive he would have been on this ASAP!! We really do need to look at Fairfield Center and find out what makes their town work! Just saying!!

    • Fairfield center, especially in the summer, is thriving and a fun place to go to and spend an evening! On the other hand, at 9:30 pm, downtown Westport is as boring watching grass grow in Phoenix!

      • David Stalling

        Perennial ryegrass or tall fescue?

        • “….a cross bluegrass, Kentucky bluegrass, featherbed bent, and northern California sensemilla.”

        • If you were watching in Phoenix, most likely a Bermuda grass or Midiron…also, a mixture of manure and compost is recommended for a better grass growing viewing.
          Of course, Westport would be more likely a Bluegrass, Rye and Fescue mix….and if you use a high nitrogen fertilizer ( perhaps manure), again, you would improve the rate of growth and thus the viewing.
          So there you have it…more manure to improve the downtown grass watching experience.

    • When independent shopkeepers actually owned and worked there like your husband did and the current ownership of Rye Ridge formerly Oscars they gave a damn. These chains don’t and the staff takes the position that it not my job to do anything about it much less care. It’s a shame.

      • Maary Papageorge

        James Walsh you are so right! They just do not give a damn, they think it is not their job!

  11. Sharon Paulsen

    Oh, crap!

    (including the gulls … ahem … birdily waste)

    Hey, can we add “birdily” to our new 2019 dictionary? (nah, dumb idea 😉)

    tee hee heeeee!

  12. Wehn I work for the town parks and rec would send peaple like me to clean it up I call on Jim Marpe to rely look and actually walk the downtown please come walk with me jim

  13. I recall hearing that the fancy new compacter in Parker Harding which was to replace the dumpsters instantly fell victim to an undiagnosed electrical/mechanical fault. I’m not sure, of course, but I suspect that siting said compactor in a flood zone may have contributed to its present status.

  14. Don L. Bergmann

    The compactor issue did run into some snags as Morley pointed out. I have followed and supported most of the hard work of the Downtown Plan Implementation Committee and hope that either that Committee, through its Chair and/or Jim Marpe will address what happened here.
    Don Bergmann

  15. Yes, the new compactors have indeed run into some snags. The transition has not been as seamless as we hoped. We were made aware of this current situation and immediately dispatched a representative from our team (joined by our president) to clean up the mess by hand. The WDMA, the Town and the DPIC are all working to fix the situation as quickly as possible, and to avoid future issues.
    We are required to strike a balance between ensuring our merchants can properly rid their space of trash, while taking up the minimal amount of parking, and keeping the receptacles as unobtrusive as possible. It’s an ongoing process. Once the compactors are running properly and the new enclosure is built, we are confident the results will be positive. In addition, we have made a call to our merchants to assist us in our efforts by disposing of their trash more responsibly, and contacting us earlier if there is an issue, before it gets out of hand.

  16. Dermot Meuchner

    I have an idea. Might the greedy landlords in their wisdom lower their rent or leasing costs to invite local businesses to the downtown area. I know it’s a stretch but wth.

  17. Joyce Barnhart

    This mess is probably because animals, gulls during the day and raccoons at night, get into the open container and take edibles out. Rats probably come to scavenge, too. It is disgusting and a public health menace. Why isn’t the Downtown Merchants Association doing something?