TOWN OF LITCHFIELD
PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
101 RUSSELL STREET, LITCHFIELD, CT 06759
NUISANCES AND PUBLIC PLACES
Sec. 19a-335 (formally Sec. 19-310). Nuisances on highways. If any person places anything, or permits anything to remain, in a highway, or digs up the ground therein, by which the passage of travelers is obstructed or endangered or the highway encumbered, the same shall be a common nuisance, and such person shall be fined not more than fifty dollars; and court, before which the conviction is had, shall order the defendant to remove such nuisance within thirty days, and, on his failure to do so, it shall be removed at his expense by a constable of the town, and such court may tax such expense and issue an execution therefore.
The Public Works Department has an obligation to maintain safe roads and travel. At times, unknowingly, residents plants trees that impede the Town’s Right of Way which then grow into the road sides causing hazards. Fences are placed in the Town’s Right of Way and at times impede visibility or obscure the site lines. These trees and fences also can get damaged by snow when plowing.
When doing maintenance the residents get upset when we have to rectify these problems. Please go to the Town’s website and look at the GIS to see the Town’s Right of Way before planting or placing anything near the roads. This can eliminate aggravation on both sides and keep everyone safe.