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Wilton's Brush Cleanup Will Take Another Month

Each road only gets one pass, so don't miss the chance to rid your property of unsightly brush.

Update 2/10: It will take at least another month for the DPW to clear all of Wilton's roads. See my comment in the comments section below. 

Original article: Wilton's Brush Cleanup Routes (Updated Daily)

Wiltonct.org is the roads that the Dept. of Public Works (DPW) will be swiping brush from. We have reprinted these roads here for your convienence and will update this article daily. Remember to. There will only be one trip down each road, so don't miss it.

There will of which roads are being cleared. It appears that the best way to gauge when your road will be cleared is to look and see which roads around you are being serviced and take an educated guess on when your road will be cleaned. 

The will be cleaning these roads today:

Tuesday, Jan 11

  • Branch Brook
  • Pimpewaug
  • Cannon 
  • Skunk
  • Old Wagon

Monday, Jan. 9

  • Hurlbutt
  • Friendly
  • Tanners
  • Buckingham Ridge
  • Millstone

Thursday, Jan. 5

  • Old Kings Highway
  • Nod Hill

Weds, Jan. 4

  • Old Kings Highway

Friday, Dec. 30


  • Nod hill
  • Kingdom Ridge
  • Graenest Ridge

Tuesday, Dec. 27

  • Indian Hill
  • Belden Hil

Tuesday, Dec. 20

  • Pheasant Run
  • Old Driftway
  • Cheese Spring

Monday, Dec. 19

  • Pheasant Run
  • Old Driftway
  • Cheese Spring

Wednesday, Dec 14 (same as yesterday):

  • Thayer Pond
  • Indian Hill
  • Cheese Spring
  • Pin Oak

Tuesday, Dec 13

  • Thayer Pond
  • Pin Oak
  • Cheese Spring
  • Indian Hill

Monday, Dec 12 (looks to be the same as Friday):

  • DeForest
  • Cheese Spring
  • Granite Drive
  • Pin Oak 
  • Rocky Brook
  • Indian Hill

Friday, Dec 9:

  • Deforest
  • Cheese Spring
  • Granite Drive
  • Pin Oak
  • Rocky Brook
  • Indian Hill

Thursday, Dec 8:

  • Deforest
  • Cheese Spring
  • Granite Drive
  • Pin Oak
  • Rocky Brook
  • Indian Hill

Tuesday, Dec 6: (note that since asphalt factories close within two weeks, most of the DPW is out doing roadwork, not brush cleanup.)

  • DeForest Road
  • Nod Hill
  • Tall Oaks
  • DeForest Lane
  • Piper Hill
  • Thunder Lake

Wednesday, Nov. 30:

  • Carriage
  • Vale View
  • Range
  • Keeler's Ridge
  • Bobwhite
  • Nod Hill

Tuesday, Nov. 29:

  • Carriage
  • Vale View
  • Range
  • Keeler's Ridge
  • Bobwhite
  • Nod Hill

Monday Nov. 28 (ed's note: this was not updated yesterday. I apologize for that. It is possible that the DPW is still on these roads today as the town's website has not been updated as of 1:15 p.m.)

  • Carriage
  • Range Road
  • McFadden
  • Nod Hill

Tuesday, Nov. 22

  • Range Road
  • Vale View
  • Turtleback
  • Carriage
  • McFadden 
  • Whipstick
  • Nod Hill
  • Linden Tree

Monday, Nov. 21

  • Linden Tree
  • Spectacle
  • Millstone
  • Ground Pine

Friday, Nov. 18

  • Vista
  • Carraige
  • Linden Tree
  • Grey Rocks
  • Spectacle 
  • Huckleberry Hill

 

Thursday, Nov. 17:

  • Deer Run
  • Antler Lane 
  • Wampum Hill
  • Linden Tree
  • Honey Hill
  • Ground Pine

 

Wednesday, November 16:

  • Deer Run
  • Antler Lane
  • Old Mill
  • Mather
  • Honey Hill
  • Linden Tree
  • Mayflower
Mose Hazo November 18, 2011 at 03:59 PM
Is this still a secret for Friday as it is nearly 11AM and no notice?
chuck November 21, 2011 at 11:00 PM
It would really help if residents could keep any cable, wire or such out of the brush piles. Please put these items on the side so that they don't go into the chippers. thanks
Maureen Bare November 22, 2011 at 06:54 PM
where is olmstead hill road ...............? glad town is providing this service
Jessie Jacquet Adams November 29, 2011 at 09:09 PM
How about Old Grumman Hill Road? There are still trees down and on the road on the corner of Grumman Hill Road at the bus stop.
Kevin Corrigan December 06, 2011 at 08:14 PM
They left more then they cleaned up on Groundpine Road.
Eustace Tilley December 06, 2011 at 09:23 PM
Is the government going to mow my lawn too? Do I have to move the lawn chairs out of the way?
Eustace Tilley December 06, 2011 at 09:25 PM
If the government should not be involved in an activity, how is said activity any more just if its paid for by millionaires or the middle class. Would the fact that we have the largest prison population in the world somehow be more just if only more of the cost of it was borne by millionaires? Would having our failed drug war funded solely by millionaires turn it into a success? How about the U.S. playing world policeman? Would we be more loved around the world if our military was funded more by millionaires? Would we be viewed as honest brokers in the Middle East if our foreign aid was funded by millionaires? Is having children struck in failing public schools more just if those schools are funded by millionaires? CATO 2
Mose Hazo December 07, 2011 at 01:45 PM
Maybe I'm missing something but how did this thread on Town Clean up of Damage from the October Snow Storm become a political diatribe? All of the towns around Wilton are cleaning up their roads from the storm as has Wilton decided to do the same. Patience is not always fun but recognizing that Wilton has just 16 people to do this work on more than 120 miles of Wilton roads should cause us citizens to be thankful that the town has the equipment and willingness to help clean up the big mess. By the way, with Connecticut getting Disaster designation I understand that 3/4th of the cost of the clean up is covered not by Wilton's budget alone. So, let's hope that before Christmas we won't be seeing big branches and sawed off damaged trees lying by our roads.
Geoffrey Day December 07, 2011 at 03:23 PM
Don't mind Ed and his libertarian pap. He can't help himself - he's on a mission from Galt. :)
Cathy December 11, 2011 at 01:32 PM
The path that Ed has gone IS exactly what needs to be discussed.  this service that our government is providing is out of place with the responsibilities it is charged with and is a misuse off taxpayer funds.  Hearing that the 'majority' of funds are coming from FEMA should not cause a sense of relief because that FEDERAL agency is broke... Meaning that they are now spending tax dollars that we the tax payers have yet to earn and contribute to the general fund.
Wilton Resident December 11, 2011 at 01:50 PM
Has anyone noticed the piles of "storm" debris growing??? I have! Some piles I drive by every day have been added to many times. What is stopping someone (other than having some scruples) from doing some trimming and normal fall cleanup and placing the debris in the pile at the edge of the road? Our house is far from the road, so we have not placed ANY of our storm debris roadside---- we had a lot! We are paying to have a private contractor come chip it and put it into our woods. I do not believe Wilton (Brennan) thought this through at all when he promised the town would do the cleanup.
Mose Hazo December 11, 2011 at 02:50 PM
I too am waiting to see areas cleanup that have been listed for days on the Town website, such as Cheesespring Road. If they "think" they have cleaned up, wow I'll take some pictures so they can see what a mess is left after two days of that road being listed. I live on a road off of Cheesespring so I'm really looking forward to seeing what they town had to cut down due to dangerous conditions being removed. Briefly on those who don't like the use of our tax dollars providing cleanup. Please put a sign on any damage near your home saying "I reject cleanup." That would be an appropriate action. We all pay an enormous portion of our local taxes to our school system but like many I have not had children in the school system for thirty years. I guess I'm subsidizing the younger families in town. Gee, what a break for me as a senior citizen.
Eustace Tilley December 11, 2011 at 08:09 PM
The Federal Government borrows 50 cents for every dollar it spends; much of it from overseas. Government debt is nothing more than a tax, with interest, on future income. Sooner or later we Americans are going to have to pay the debt (either in cash or in inflation/reduced living standards, probably both.) So half the money FEMA is providing is a tax burden placed on our children. Does anyone think its rational to saddle our children with the cost of cleaning up some brush?! You might be smarter getting yourself and your kids outside and do the cleanup (sell the wood to those with wood stoves or make a few scrabble or chess pieces...or learn how to carve and turn wood or learn how to mulch). The alternative is to climb into your SUV drive to the Mall and buy some imported junk sending more dollars overseas made by their exploited children. PS Brady is playing well.
Mose Hazo December 11, 2011 at 08:40 PM
Excuse me but this is not the time or place or your diatribe on politics. Save it for the appropriate place. This column and the responses are in reference to Cleaning up the damage.
Eustace Tilley December 12, 2011 at 12:40 AM
Do you mean I have to keep quiet on how my tax dollars are being spent on the clean up?
Batya Diamond December 12, 2011 at 11:37 PM
Does anyone know how much of this job has been completed thus far?
Mose Hazo December 13, 2011 at 01:17 PM
I have seen Cheesespring Road (runs parallel to Rt. 33) listed for three days and yet have not seen even ONE TRUCK doing anything on that road (I live off that road). Certainly they have not yet been to our road. I'm giving DPW another week before contacting our officials. Three days of "working on" and nothing yet is a little silly to me.
chuck December 13, 2011 at 10:38 PM
Cheese Spring is done from NC line to Thayer. The crew did Ledgewood and Stonecrop as well as more of Thayer Pond today. Tomorrow they will possibly finnish Thayer Pond and the roads off of it. If weather permits, Cheese Spring and remaining side roads from Thayer to Drum will be worked on Thurs. and Fri. The other crew worked on Indian Hill today. They have more to do on that road.
Mose Hazo December 14, 2011 at 10:59 AM
Thank you for the additional detailed information. It is much appreciated.
Craig Donofrio December 20, 2011 at 10:03 PM
At last night's selectmen meeting, Thomas Thurkettle, head of the DPW, said that about 60 out of 127 miles of Wilton roads have been cleared. He said that a lot of people are "abusing" the system by putting non-storm-related debris on the side of the road. Side note: getting rid of wood chips costs about $3 per ton (this used to be free, according to Brennan).
Wilton Resident December 30, 2011 at 10:28 PM
People are "abusing" the system because the Town was never clear on what can be put by the side of the road. This is what the website states: For resident’s convenience, DPW will remove STORM DEBRIS that is placed by the side of the road in the Town right of way. I have seen residents clearing out their woods of downed trees ("storm debris") and putting it by the side of the road. The Town should have been clear when they offered the service. Now it is taking months to clean up everyone's debris - still no sign of them here......
Anne Richards January 05, 2012 at 04:10 PM
When will the list of roads for cleanup be updated? It only goes up to November 16. It is now January 2012. Any further news available?
Friends of Heather January 05, 2012 at 05:50 PM
What happened to one pass a road ? Nod Hill is listed as being worked on Jan 5, Dec 6, Nov 30, 29, 28, 22. I appreciate this is the high $$ real estate district right side of the tracks and all that, but South Wilton seems to have been forgotten about. Thought there were going to be 4 crews working in the different sections of Town ? Dudley, Raymond, Spoonwood & Heather are a mess and dangerous with the high piles of debris. i don't begrudge our fellow Wiltonians on Nod or DeForrest but how about a little southern love ? And where do we go in the Spring to pick up chips and this beautiful multch ? The Town could defray the cost by making it available by the truck or barrel full ...
Craig Donofrio January 05, 2012 at 06:36 PM
I think I've heard Brennan say at some BoS meetings that in some cases they've had to make multiple passes on some roads, although they're trying to keep it to one pass-per road. I'm not sure what they're doing with all the chips, but they're getting rid of it at something like $2 a ton. Anne, the list is updated when wiltonct.org is updated. Sometimes this takes a few days. Due to my own personal vacation time, there may be some days missing in this article. The best way to figure out if your road has been serviced is to call the DPW: (203) 563-0152
Clear My Street February 09, 2012 at 04:29 PM
Craig - Where is the Town and Mr Brennan on clearing the brush from the October storm ?? Raymond, Dudley and Spoonwood have piles 5 feet high that make driving dangerous on these streets (I am sure there are others too). With so many places where you can't see around the curves sooner or later someone is going to get hurt. Throw in a good old fashioned Wilton blizzard dropping a foot of snow and these roads will be completely undrivable. I have not seen a Patch update recently on what roads are being cleared, but it is time to light a fire under this project !!
Elyse February 10, 2012 at 07:08 PM
I noticed yesterday that one batch of brush on Topfield Road was gone, and the huge pile at the end of Littlebrook (and some side batches) were gone. However, other still remain on Topfield, some of 'em pretty big, so maybe they just worked till they had to stop and will pick up on the rest, before beavers move into the piles? ;)
Craig Donofrio February 10, 2012 at 07:59 PM
The Dept. of Public Works stated in an email that there are 20% of roads left to be cleaned up, mostly in the southeast corner of Wilton. With weather permitting it will be "at least another month" before everything is done. The DPW also said that some roads may need to be gone over again, because storm debris had been moved to roads after the initial pass-through by the Dept. Another snow storm will likely delay the clean-up further.
Elyse February 13, 2012 at 03:28 PM
February 13, 2012 Scarlet Oak Road, Topfield Road, Little Brook Road
Got 2B Kidding February 17, 2012 at 03:35 PM
Have they stopped updating the Town website or stopped cleaning the brush from our roads ?? South Wilton is getting dangerous on some streets !!

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