(NBC) - A proposed ban is causing quite a stir in a Connecticut town.
The housing authority in Greenwich, Connecticut wants to get rid of clotheslines that have been up in an area neighborhood since 1962.
Officials contend the lines pose a safety hazard because at night when it's dark people could run into them. They couldn't explain how that was possible, however, when a full-grown man walked safely under them, and no one could remember an incident ever happening that might prompt the need for a safer alternative.
"Nobody here runs," said Grace McDaniel, a clothesline user. "We're senior citizens."
McDaniel, who hangs her clothes on the lines for environmental reason and to save money, believes the issue is centered around how the neighborhood wants to be perceived by the public.
"I've gotten a comment that they think it's just a low class thing to do," said McDaniel, who has received support letters from as far away as France.