Stamford group calls on city to clean up Cummings Park
An abundance of trash scattered throughout Cummings Park in Stamford has a group of residents calling for help from the city.
The Friends of Cummings Park say plastic bags hang from the trees, trash bins are overflowing and garbage cans be found all over the park's grounds.
The city's Director of Operations Ernie Orgera told News 12 that he is aware of the issue but is short-staffed during the winter. He says there are only 10 to 12 employees that work to clean Stamford's parks during the season, less than half the manpower used during the summer.
"We're not sufficiently staffed. We're doing the best we can," Orgera told News 12. "...We've started cleaning some of the places [the Friends of Cummings Park have] talked about."
Orgera says they are beginning to increase their staff for the spring and summer months. He says he hopes residents will also do their part and clean up their trash.