NORWALK, Conn. – A May 3rd street sweeping in Norwalk Center is a sign of things to come, Mayor Harry Rilling said.
“We are going to start cleaning the streets more frequently,” Rilling said, promising regular street sweepings in SoNo and Norwalk Center.
The sweeping Saturday will be done between 3 and 8 a.m., he said. Cars cannot be parked on Wall Street, Main Street, Burnell Street, Belden Avenue, River Street and Isaacs Street during that time. There will be notices put on the parking meters to warn people, he said.
“We hate to tow cars. We don’t want to do that, but in order to keep the streets clean sometimes it’s necessary,” he said. “I know they towed a few cars out of South Norwalk when they did it. I am sure it’s not pleasant to wake up and find your car missing, so we need to get the advisory out.”
Norwalk has been doing street sweeping in the afternoon in recent years, he said.
“I have been informed that it was cut simply because of shift differential cost. … That is miniscule in terms of the value,” he said.