Hillside Historic District, Waterbury, Connecticut    Neighborhood Revitalization Zone Strategic Plan
as filed with the City of Waterbury - the State of Connecticut 1997

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INTRODUCTION

ECONOMIC DEV

EDUCATION

HEALTH

HOUSING

PUBLIC SAFETY

RECREATION

SOCIAL SERVICES

TRANSPORTATION

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Section Four
HEALTH
Maxine Watts, Chairperson

 

OBJECTIVE #1
Place trash cans for public use strategically throughout neighborhood

ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN:

  1. Select trash cans with consistent historic facade
  2. Coordinate with City for pick-ups

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OBJECTIVE #2
Encourage residents to dispose of trash properly

ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN:

  1. Enforce existing fines for landlords/tenants
  2. Work with City departments for strict enforcement of existing codes

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OBJECTIVE #3
Keep Streets Clean

ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN:

  1. Increase usage of government work programs to perform neighborhood clean-ups
  2. Establish an annual clean up day and identify projects on an ongoing basis
  3. Improve leaf pick-up
  4. Provide semi-annual clean up of drains
  5. Work with City departments for enforcement of snow removal ordinances
  6. Provide bulk trash telephone number and directions to residents in English and Spanish
  7. Encourage City to sweep streets weekly
  8. Encourage residents to take responsibility for weeds and litter on sidewalks and curbs adjoining their property

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OBJECTIVE #4
Eliminate quality of life detractors such as prostitution, drug dealing, pan handling and noise pollution

ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN:

  1. Work with City and State departments to enforce laws and prosecute offenders
  2. Encourage City to buy equipment to monitor and enforce noise levels

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OBJECTIVE #5
Maintain elderly outreach programs

ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN:

  1. Establish phone tree or other type of networking
  2. Encourage people to get to know their neighbors

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OBJECTIVE #6
Eliminate deteriorating, unsafe or unhealthy conditions in chronically vacant properties and houses
(see Housing-objective 4)

ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN:

  1. Identify and secure properties
  2. Evaluate possible constructive use or plan for demolition
  3. Coordinate teams to clean vacant lots

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