A couple blocks off Galen Street on Morse Street sits a utility pole that has irked members of the Watertown Town Council.
The pole is actually a double pole – where an old pole fell or is about to fall and a new one is put up but where the old one has not been removed. The Town Council has worked with Watertown’s State Reps to try to get the utility and phone companies to remove these double poles more quickly.
The one on Morse Street is more than just an eyesore, however, said Town Councilor Cecilia Lenk, who represents the South End.
“It’s at a severe angle and appears to be about to come down in a storm or hit by a truck,” Lenk said. “It has been there over a year.”
She brought up the pole to a representative from NStar who came infront of the Council to get approval to put in a wire to a new residential building on Pleasant Street.
Town Council President Mark Sideris also asked the NStar official to pass on word that the Town Council is unhappy about the precarious pole and he said he hoped not to have to bring it up the next time they came to the Council for approval of a project.
The NStar representative promised to pass on the message.