Sheffield Lane resident Ed Lee told city councilors this week that "it pains me as a veteran and it embarasses me as a citizen" to see the rusty, unlit flagpole in front of Jennings School.
He also pointed out that a city-owned lot near the New Britain Water Company property near St. Gregory's has very tall grass growing.
"The city's not maintaining their own property," Lee said.
Mayor Art Ward said that with all the rain this year, crews have a hard time keeping up.
"It's totally green and totally growing," the mayor said.
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