Guilford Schedules Restaurant/Retail District Snow Clean Up For Friday Night

"If possible, find alternate parking locations to allow as much clean-up as possible."


The town of Guilford will be removing snow from around the town Green, near the town's restaurant, retail, and residential district starting at 6 p.m. Friday night. 

To watch a video of Madison town employees removing snow from the downtown restaurant/retail district on Tuesday with payloaders and dumptrucks, check out this story.

Here is the news release from the town of Guilford: 


Pleased be advised that the Town of Guilford Public Works department will be working around the Green beginning at

6 PM TONIGHT [Friday night, Feb. 15]

Work will be done along Whitfield Street, Water Street, Boston and Park Streets.

Clearing of the Municipal Parking Lot off of Water Street will also be worked on.

Guilford Police will be on-hand to help direct traffic.

If possible, find alternate parking locations to allow as much clean-up as possible.

Thank you for your cooperation as we continue to recover from the most devastating storm in over 100 years.


Brian McGlone                                                   

Economic Development Coordinator                                             

Town of Guilford                                               

31 Park Street                                                     

Guilford, CT 06437                                              



eileen banisch February 15, 2013 at 06:39 PM
I hope the people who were complaining about Madison's downtown not being cleared quickly enough see this article!
Michael February 15, 2013 at 09:41 PM
Once again Eileen I need to remind you that we prefer not comparing our town, our schools, our business district or for the matter our Parks and Rec to the mediocrity that any other town has tied themselves to. Good for Guilford in getting the job done when ever they got to it. Our collective point during this blizzard remains we are paying for something with our taxes. I prefer paying for a school system preparing our kids for the global jobs of a new world economy, a better business development plan than the one that seems to be announced on the same day it is forgotten and in the matter of this article better emergency planning commensurate with our tax base and forward thinking planning methods. And stop with all this whining about complainers. At least the complaints have substance.
Jane Arnold February 15, 2013 at 11:33 PM
I believe she was referring to the "whiners" who complained that the downtown parking spaces weren't cleared on Day One. There was nothing derogatory said about Guilford, as both towns did the best they could in getting their streets cleared. You can refer to previous Madison Patch articles to see what she was referring to.
Pem McNerney (Editor) February 16, 2013 at 02:51 AM
What complaints have substance? Our school system is one of the best in the state and we've recently hired someone who wants to make it even better, because it can be even better. It took a long time to clear the roads, but it took a long time for everyone in this part of the state to clear the roads, including CT DOT, which is still working on it. Many private and public roads are still being widened as we all try to hack through all this snow that has turned to ice. But it's a good thing, for the sake of the merchants in our downtown ... many of whom are already struggling, that the town made clearing the huge snowbanks a priority. Many people were upset and inconvenienced by this storm, some more so than others. But, yeah, enough with the complaining, unless there is something of substance. I'm listening, really, but all I have heard so far is "you didn't get to my street quickly enough." The truth is that the town can't do everything for everyone all the time. If it did try to do that, taxes would go up and the howling about that would begin.
Pem McNerney (Editor) February 16, 2013 at 02:51 AM
And at least Eileen has enough courage in her convictions to use her real full name.
Pem McNerney (Editor) February 16, 2013 at 03:01 AM
You know what's needed to effectively and quickly remove this kind of snow after this kind of snowstorm? An Oshkosh H-series High-Speed Snow Blower. Those are the machines you're seeing out on I-95 that are chewing through the snow and ice, blowing 5,000 tons of snow an hour. And even those machines, some of which were called in by CT DOT on the Friday before the storm, arriving here from around the country by Saturday, couldn't keep up with it. That's why they're still working on it. I believe they cost somewhere north of $450,000 depending on the options. I'm not sure taxpayers in Madison are ready to pay that, even after this storm.
Pem McNerney (Editor) February 16, 2013 at 03:12 AM
Actually, they went for $350,000 to $500,000 in 2005, so I'm guessing they go for a little more now ... http://www.caranddriver.com/features/oshkosh-h-series-high-speed-snow-blower-driving-impressions-and-specs-page-2. I want one for my birthday next year.
Wilson February 16, 2013 at 12:25 PM
Pem, you Funny Lady. (really bad on line publisher but Funny Lady)
Oliver Klosov February 16, 2013 at 12:50 PM
So, lets sell Constitution Park, buy one of these and lower our taxes. Hey, we could even develop the land and lower our taxes even more!!!
Oliver Klosov February 16, 2013 at 12:51 PM
Is Pem your real name? Maybe you should use yours?


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