- Residents of Southbury CT
- United States of America
The Town of Southbury CT has recently implemented a chip sealing process to their road maintenance program. Chip sealing is a cheap pavement surface treatment that combines one or more layers of asphalt with one or more layers of fine aggregate. Across the US it is highly unpopular and controversial because the loose jagged rock that is used in the aggregate can crack windshields, chip paint on vehicles, damages tires, and can get lodged within brake pads. The loose surface makes roads unsafe for children to play on and for bikers to ride on. Many neighboring towns (Guilford, Seymour, New Fairfield, and Southington to name a few) in both New Haven and Fairfield County have tried to implement chip sealing in their own road maintenance programs but in most cases had to eliminate the process due to the public backlash. This process is so unpopular that it’s continuation could negatively impact home values in Southbury because many people do not want to live in a town that chip seal their roads. It is the Town of Southbury's obligation to maintain the roads properly and it’s residents already pay enough in real estate and personal property taxes to at least be provided this basic public service.
We, the undersigned, call on the Town of Southbury Connecticut to immediately end its chip sealing program and pave the roads.
The STOP Chip Sealing in Southbury CT NOW!!! Please sign the Petition. petition to Residents of Southbury CT was written by Richard Gaetano and is in the category Politics at GoPetition.