Hopefully more and more people will join the growing movement to have Brattleboro either step up or tear down the parking garage. A huge number of people no longer park there because The Town of Brattleboro has abdicated its basic duty to taxpayers and citizens to upkeep the garage. Let’s go through some basic undisputed facts about the current state of the garage:
Trash and stains punctuate the parking garage. Parking Enforcement told me there used to be a full time caretaker of the garage and now that person was cut to only 4 hours. Everyone feels this is unacceptable; there needs to be a full-time caretaker.
The last time the street sweeper went through the parking garage, Dwight Eisenhower was President.
The build-up of dust, dirt, and motor oil runoff from parked cars is enough to dissolve the rubber on your shoes.
When it is raining outside, it pours inside the parking garage. The seals in the seams between levels have failed which allows all the rain water to pour through beneath the levels. And it’s not nice and clean rain water; it is rain water mixed with all the dirty motor vehicle buildup contamination from above.
The garage has become a sanitation and health-hazard. People urinate in the corners and since the garage is never cleaned it adds to the bubonic cocktail of neglect that has become our town parking garage. This town needs to immediately allocate greater police officer resources downtown, a full time parking garage caretaker, and if the town will not take responsibility for basic upkeep of the garage, then please tear it down.