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Letter to the Editor: Snow Removal at Rye Town Park

A Patch reader was unhappy with snow removal efforts are Rye Town Park this week.

Feb. 12, 2013

To The Editor:

This morning I took a walk in Rye Town Park.  I expected a pleasant stroll on the path but was surprised, puzzled and angered to find a deadly combination of slush and ice.  Most of the other citizens of Rye have cleared their driveways and walkways both as an act of responsibility and courtesy.  The City of Rye has cleared sidewalks and roads leading up to the park but the park has not done its duty and made the park safe. Why can't Rye Town Park maintain their grounds in a safe and hospitable way?

Sincerely yours,
Howard Deixler

 

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Have you been to Rye Town Park since the storm? What do you think of the snow removal efforts there? 

American Woman February 14, 2013 at 09:10 PM
It is because Mr. Carvin fired all the employees who were responsible for clean up a week before Christmas.. you didn't think he would actually pick up the shovel himself did you?!
MDD February 15, 2013 at 12:01 PM
Rye Town park and other areas. The sidewalk on Cedar Street was left uncleared until a phone call Monday morning. Unfortunately, it was too late for the students and faculty/staff of RCDS that had to negotiate the street with traffic to start their day. Apparently this happens with every snow storm. Interesting since police text alerts on Saturday clearly spelled out the 24 hour mandate for residents to clear their sidewalks!
Dick Hubert February 18, 2013 at 04:10 AM
A word of explanation for Howard Deixler and those who made comments is in order. Ever since the Rye Town Park Commission adopted the "Passive Park" plan two years ago, the following maintenance procedures have been followed: The main entrance and the paved areas in the Parking Lot are plowed. The Town also clears the perimeter public sidewalks along Dearborn, Forest and Rye Beach Avenue. Mr. Diexler is incorrect in assuming that Rye City cleared those sidewalks. The Town does no snow plowing within the actual park, as it is officially closed. In the winter Rye Town Park offers no services or amenities and has no staff. Again, this has been the norm for the past two years. Dick Hubert Volunteer Media Coordinator, Town of Rye
Puhleez! February 18, 2013 at 04:48 AM
Let's see... Something that is only two years old isn't "the norm". And if it's being scrutinized after only two years, it most likely means whatever change took place then is worse than what it replaced. No paths inside the park are cleared because the park "is officially closed". But the parking lot and entrance is "plowed" even though the park "is officially closed". And yet, nobody wants to stroll through the plowed parking lot, they want to stroll through the uncleared paths on the park. The Town of Rye has to adhere to city law in clearing sidewalks along the streets of Rye. They cleared the sidewalks. Thanks Cup o Joe! "In the winter Rye Town Park offers no services or amenities and has no staff." Thanks Dick. That's exactly the point Mr. Deixler was making.

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