Resident thanks Spalthoff for help getting fire hydrant replaced

To the Editor:

On Feb. 8, a significant snow storm hit Connecticut. A few days after the storm, our street, Bon Air Circle in Milford, was plowed by the City of Milford. Unfortunately, as our circle was being plowed the fire hydrant was damaged by the snow plow.

It was reported immediately to the City of Milford and the damaged fire hydrant was removed and replaced with a "small cone" marking the location. Many of the residents in our neighborhood contacted the City of Milford and the Milford Fire Department inquiring as to when the hydrant would be fixed. We were all told “it was on the list.”

Six months passed and Bon Air Circle was still waiting for the hydrant to be repaired. Our neighborhood continued to have justified concern regarding this issue but we were unable to get any clear time frame as to when the hydrant would be repaired.

However, after a chance meeting this issue was put to rest. While enjoying the Milford Oyster Festival this year I had the opportunity to speak with Peter Spalthoff, the Republican candidate for the mayor of Milford. I discussed our neighborhood's concerns, the most important of which was trying to have the hydrant repaired to put our neighborhood's safety concerns to rest.

After our conversation the appropriate city workers reviewed the situation and within 48 hours our hydrant was replaced.

Although I assume it would have eventually been taken care of, more than six months is unacceptable and our neighborhood would like to pass along a huge thank you to Peter Spalthoff for taking the time and putting in the effort necessary to make this safety hazard no longer an issue.

Sheri and Ralph Ventricelli

Pedro and Ana Gonzalez

Bill and Terry Jacowleff

Richardine and Jinbao Zhao