I have been driving by this pole on Grove Street for a year. Watching it lean over towards the road. I guess according to a Town Official the pole is Unitil’s problem. I only sent an email with pic this week, as a utility contractor has begun the job of fixing this horrendous installation. Maybe I should have sent an email to Unitil months ago. I guess it’s up to citizens to weigh in more frequently and in a more pointed fashion. I just assumed that someone( charged with and compensated for such responsibility) must be seeing this pole lean over.
Unitil has announced that we may experience power outages of several days.
The contractor shook his head(incredulous) when I inquired while driving by if the 3 transformers(3000 lbs each) should have been on one pole, a skinny one at that. I guess it’s a big job moving the transformers to other poles, they have been at it two days now.
An average car weighs between 2900-3500 lbs.
It’s still leaning as the storm approaches.
I was using the pole issue to try and impress on a Town Official that we are able to see things that are wrong, shoddy, and ask why those working for the Town don’t seem to notice. I mean really, this pole should have been reported by someone charged with Public Safety a long time ago.
I am not out looking for these things, they are right in front of me.
I am suggesting that perhaps those employed by the Town that drive by that pole as often as I do report the issue.
Firemen, Police, and DPW employees and others should not simply say “That’s a Unitil problem”.
Turn up your fridge and freezer today.