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Posted here, the text of documents and letters to, from, and about the Old Saybrook Water Pollution Control Authority, or linked to from here, with noteable nonreplies, and more.

Letters - to/from/about - OSWPCA Read the disclaimer:
I am not a lawyer, etc..
Date Description eDocument    

28Jan98 to  Chm Gyllenhammer
re Dear Property Owner
A homeowner's duties:
a) arrange for pumpout,
b) give Permit to pumper.

10Feb98 from  V Chm Chuck Wehrly
Thanks.
We encourage you to
attend our meetings.

13Feb98 to  Vice Chm Chuck Wehrly Group purchasing meant
cheaper pumpouts were
arranged by neighbors.

21Apr99 to  Chm Michael Pace
Re Pictorial Gazette
Chm's Letter seeking
citizen input.
Put everything online.

21May99 from  Chm Michael Pace
Thanks.
Bi-monthly minutes
should be appearing on
the website in 2 weeks.

16Oct08 to  Chm Pavel Wilson
Re 'undersized' tank
Select a low pumpout
frequency, every
tank is 'undersized.'

14May09 to  Chm Pavel Wilson
What's an 'undersized' tank?
Replacing old tanks
absent a health issue
isn't a CT law.

2Jul09 OSWPCA lobbying
the public's vote
using public money
Robbie Marshall's
Letter to the Editor,
Harbor News 2Jul09

2Jul09 to  OSWPCA
re troubled logic
The tank worked for
50 years. If it ain't
broke, don't fix it.

6Jul09 to  OSWPCA
blaming homeowners for
assumed health problems
Narrowing voter
choice to the
shrink-wrapped
OSWPCA solution

30Jul09 to  OSWPCA A WWMD based on
disinformation
and magical thinking.

31Jul09 from  Chm Pavel Wilson
to my 2, 6, and 30Jul09
Wilson faults me for
missing an 'opportunity
to be heard.'

5Aug09 to  Richard Blumenthal, AG
Postpone the 11Aug vote
The town lobbied
itself into a solution
of doubtful efficacy.

8Sep09 to  OSWPCA, re tank size
citing data from Penn State
Does science say
increasing tank size
reduces pollution?

15Oct09 to  OSWPCA membership
replacing 'undersized tanks
Replacing 'undersized'
tanks is a $600,000
destruction of wealth.

21Oct09 from  OSWPCA's Lucas
reply to my 15Oct09
WPCA has no intent
to revise the Ordinance
or challenge the court

17Nov09 to  OSWPCA, a WWMD can't
nullify eminient domain
Homeowners turned
status offenders by
ex post facto rule.

10Dec09 to  OSWPCA re no proof
of harm to public health
Wealth can't be
taken to mitigate
hypothetical hazards.

20Jan10 to  Michael Pace
1st Selectman
Questions on the
integrity of the vote
on the WWMD 11Aug09

1Feb10 to  OSWPCA re CT & US
Constitution issues
My rights are not
yours to do with
as you wish

4Feb10 from  Susan Bysiewicz
Secretary of the State
Who can vote in local
referenda is determined
by Town Charter

6Feb10 to  Board of Selectmen
and each Selectman
What part of the Town
Charter assigns who
votes to Selectmen?

9Feb10 to  Michael E. Cronin, Jr.
Town Counsel
Where is the legal
opinion that decided
WHO could vote?

9Feb10 from  Board of Selectmen,
by Michael A. Pace, 1st Sel.
Questions & implications
on vote to Town Counsel
for review and/or action

16Feb10 to  Board of Selectmen
& Michael A. Pace, 1st Sel.
Expect to see legal docs
that are created as
a result of the review

4Mar10 to  Board of Selectmen
& Michael A. Pace, 1st Sel.
Did the Town proceed
under its joint and
several liability? No!

10Mar10 to  Board of Selectmen
& Michael A. Pace, 1st Sel.
WWMD Ordinance didn't
include "Standards"
before 11Aug09 vote

16Mar10 to  Board of Selectmen
& Michael A. Pace, 1st Sel.
'Person' defined two ways
to disqualify Trust voters
but include Trusts later

22Mar10 to  Board of Selectmen
& Michael A. Pace, 1st Sel.
WWMD makes no health
hazard claim, necessary
under 5th Amendment precedent

30Mar10 to  Board of Selectmen
& Michael A. Pace, 1st Sel.
Where is the legal theory
theory that routes around
the Constitution's 5th?

15Apr10 to  OSWPCA Chm Evangelisti
re eminent domain payment
Who decides which public
has a Postcard-worthy
interest in a public meeting?

27Apr10 to  OSWPCA Chm Evangelisti
re Notice of Entry Letter
Does the WPCA have
eminent domain 'taking'
authority?

13May10 to  Board of Selectmen
& Michael A. Pace, 1st Sel.
The WWMD Ordinace isn't valid.
There was no vote to partition
Ordinance 75 (Ch 173, Article I)

29May10 to  Mary Jane Engle, Director,
CT River Area Health District
CRAHD's 'Notice of Entry'
withholds services from
owner-financed solutions

23Nov10 to  Board of Selectmen
& Michael A. Pace, 1st Sel.
Town must pay 100%
of WWMD cost: Not
split cost with owners.

29Nov10 from  WPCA's Robbie Marshall
WPCA doesn't address
the question raised in letter
to BdOfSelectmen 23Nov10

30Nov10 to  Board of Selectmen
& Michael A. Pace, 1st Sel.
Does the Board prefer
bad governance to paying
100% of WWMD cost?

6Jan11 to  Board of Selectmen
& Michael A. Pace, 1st Sel.
Lies told about financing
invalidate the 11Aug09
WWMD Referendum vote

15Mar11 to  Michael A. Pace, 1st Sel. Town financing scheme
violates the terms of
Referendum Question 2

22Mar11 from  Michael A. Pace, 1st Sel. Mike Pace blames his
failure to address
issues on difficult me

23Mar11 to  Michael A. Pace, 1st Sel. Town scheme overturns
Referendum Q#2, buying
votes to reelect Mike Pace

25Mar11 from  Michael E. Cronin, Jr.,
Old Saybrook Town Counsel
A digression on the Town
WWMD's "rather complex
financing arrangements"

4Apr11 to  Michael E. Cronin, Jr.,
Old Saybrook Town Counsel
WWMD owners pay 50%
and again as taxpayers.
What law authorizes this?

6May11 to  Carl P. Fortuna, Jr., Chm
Old Saybrook Bd of Finance
Enron-style Town budget:
Referendum Q#2 money
for WWMD construction?

23Jun11 from  Carl P. Fortuna, Jr., Chm
Old Saybrook Bd of Finance
Budget lowered by bond
refinancing. WWMD owners
pay for WWMD construction

30Jun11 to  Carl P. Fortuna, Jr., Chm
Old Saybrook Bd of Finance
Bait-and-switch moves
$42m Town obligation to
WWMD property owners

02Aug11 to  Chuck Wehrly, Chm
Old Saybrook WPCA
WPCA's phony 7Feb11 cite
moves 100% of Town cost
onto WWMD property owners

08Aug11 from  Chuck Wehrly, Chm
Old Saybrook WPCA
A circumlocution to avoid
producing the requested
document: a FOI violation

27Sep11 to  Chuck Wehrly, Chm
Old Saybrook WPCA
The WPCA's Lion King
(movie) delusion: Where
light falls, WPCA rules

17Oct11 from  Old Saybrook WPCA WPCA postcard notice
to Cornfield Park owners
re 25Oct11 info session

17Oct11 to  Old Saybrook WPCA WPCA's $28 saving
cost 98 Cornfield Park
property owners $10240

24Oct11 from  Old Saybrook WPCA WPCA Chm Chuck Wehrly
doesn't answer: What
law restricts the public?

25Oct11 from  Old Saybrook WPCA WPCA Chm Wehrly,
"information" meetings
need no advertising

01Nov11 to  Mary Jane Engle, Director,
CT River Area Health District
25Oct11 NOEL's false 30-day
response else 'CWF' funding
forced on Cornfield Park owners

18Nov11 to  Chuck Wehrly, Chm
Old Saybrook WPCA
1900 WWMD owners
need lawyers to deal with
the WPCA's NOEL sophistry

29Nov11 from  Old Saybrook WPCA WPCA Chm Wehrly's
Minute on 18Dec11
letter re NOEL fraud

12Dec11 from  Old Saybrook WPCA Chm Wehrly's unnecessary,
uniformative, retroactive
critic-bashing amended Minute

21Dec11 to  Carl P. Fortuna Jr.,
First Selectman
Five questions re NOEL fraud,
CRAHD-WPCA 'MOU' request,
Who/Why Oct11 $17K legal

23Dec11 from  Carl P. Fortuna, Jr.,
First Selectman
1st Sel. Carl Fortuna, Jr. ducks
12Dec11 query #1 on WWMD
finance ultimatum legality

24Dec11 to  Carl P. Fortuna Jr.,
First Selectman
CT & US Constitutions
prohibit taking of property
without compensation

16Feb12 from  Mary Jane Engle, MPH, R.S.,
CRAHD, Director of Health
FINAL WARNING: Within 30
days formal action will be taken
as set forth in the Ordinance.

09Mar12 to  Mary Jane Engle, MPH, R.S.,
CRAHD, Director of Health
Do you have the required
DPH Commissioner's approval
for application Exhibit A?

13Mar12 to  Elsa Payne, Chm
Old Saybrook WPCA
WPCA/CRAHD fraudulently
represents CRAHD's Exhibit A
contract as an "Application"

21Mar12 from  Jewel Mullen, MD, MPH,
MPA, DPH Commissioner
Exhibit A equivalent to Form #1
in accord with §19-13-B103e(c)
(2)(B)? The answer is no.

20Apr12 to  Carl P. Fortuna Jr.,
First Selectman
The WWMD bootstraps itself
into existence using CRAHD's
fraudulent application Exhibit A

26Apr12 to Peter A. McShane,
State's Attorney
Old Saybrook's wastewater
ordinance can't be enforced,
it's ipso facto illegal

19May12 to  Elsa Payne, Chm
Old Saybrook WPCA
Your self-imposed
30-day deadline
expired 60 days ago

28May12 to  Elsa Payne, Chm
Old Saybrook WPCA
Is 13 George Dr on
a septic system or
a municipal sewer?

08Jun12 to  Elsa Payne, Chm
Old Saybrook WPCA
WPCA' "material falsehood,"
private septic systems are
publicly-owned sewer works

15Aug12 to  Robert W. Fish
Treasurer, Old Saybrook
WPCA's 11Mar09 FAQ
conceded that pollution
can't be proven

08Oct12 to  Elsa Payne, Chm
Old Saybrook WPCA
WPCA FOIA policy is
obstructive and not
in the public interest

20Oct12 to  Elsa Payne, Chm
Old Saybrook WPCA
WPCA citizen-letters' policy
set by 24Sep12 Minutes
inclusion of Conkling letter

05Jan13 to  Old Saybrook WPCA
& Board of Selectmen
¿WWMD work occurring
simultaneously requires
employing 3 Inspectors?

06Jan13 from  Eugene M. Evangelisti,
WPCA Site Manager
WPCA-CRAHD enforcement
compliance to be implemented
in the near future.

07Jan13 to  Eugene M. Evangelisti, Site Mgr
& Selectmen OS Clinton Deep River
Why would Clinton and
Deep River want to join
a malicious prosecution?

21Jan13 to  Jim Monopoli, Director
Connecticut River Area Health District
What is the status
of CRAHD's form,
Exhibit A?

22Jan13 to  Elsa Payne, Chm
Old Saybrook WPCA
WPCA contracts licensed installers.
Why does WPCA buy redundant
supervison and inspection?

30Jan13 to  Derrik Kennedy, Member
Old Saybrook Board of Finance
Old Saybrook's Enron:
WPCA Personnel cost
over budget by 300%

07Feb13 to  Hon. Dannel P. Malloy
Governor of Connecticut
Old Saybrook doesn't
observe the outcome of
its own referendums

11Feb13 to  Elsa Payne, Chm
Old Saybrook WPCA
What's wrong with
Exhibit A, the current
Entry/Access NOEL letter?

14Feb13 to  Carl P. Fortuna Jr.,
First Selectman
For publication in OS
Events, 07Feb13 letter
to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy

19Feb13 to  Daniel C. Esty,
Commissioner DEEP
Politicians can't engage
in intentionally wrongful
acts without consequence

22Feb13 to  Robert W. Fish
Treasurer, Old Saybrook
WPCA is spending on
CRAHD's legal from its
$0-for-CRAHD budget

06Mar13 to  Elsa Payne, Chm
Old Saybrook WPCA
WPCA can't let contracts on
Cornfield Park properties to
which it lacks legal access

08Mar13 to  Elsa Payne, Chm
Old Saybrook WPCA
The WPCA's WWMD is
a house of cards built on
a fraudulent Exhibit A

08Mar13 from  Macky McCleary,
Deputy Commissioner DEEP
"Direct your questions to
the Old Saybrook Water
Pollution Control Authority"

18Mar13 to   Macky McCleary,
Deputy Commissioner DEEP
Sec.7-245 requires WPCA to
acquire title before Sec.7-249
Benefit Assessments are legal

19Mar13 from  Carl P. Fortuna Jr.,
First Selectman
Litigation "soon," Fortuna
Jr's email said. But by
Whom and for What?

20Mar13 to   Macky McCleary,
Deputy Commissioner DEEP
Carl Fortuna is
blowing smoke
up your butt

26Mar13 to  Elsa Payne, Chm
Old Saybrook WPCA
When and where was
the Benefit Assessment
fee schedule advertised?

03Apr13 to  Carl P. Fortuna Jr.,
First Selectman
Who did Fortuna Jr.
have in mind when he
threatened litigation?

03Apr13 to  David B. Fein
US Attorney
Old Saybrook can't make
a legal case against me,
instead resorts to threats

10Apr13 to  Jewel Mullen, MD, MPH, MPA
Commissioner DPH
Did DPH vet CRAHD's
"Exhibit A" as alleged
by OSWPCA?

19Apr13 from  Suzanne Blancaflor, MS,
MPH, DPH Section Chief
Approved forms are required
for permit applications, site
investigations and inspections

20Apr13 to  Carl P. Fortuna Jr.,
First Selectman
Hire an administrator for
a transparently illegal
septic upgrade program?

28Apr13 to  Jim Monopoli, Director
Connecticut River Area Health District
Is CRAHD's "Exhibit A" approved
by DPH as required by DWMD
Ordinance Article II Sec. 173-24(B)?

29Apr13 from  Jim Monopoli, Director
Connecticut River Area Health District
No DPH approval requested
or received, as Exhibit A is not a
form that requires DPH approval

30Apr13 to  Jewel Mullen, MD, MPH, MPA
Commissioner DPH
CRAHD cites Sec. 19-13-B103
for site investigations. What's
special about Exhibit A?

30Apr13 from  Carl P. Fortuna Jr.,
First Selectman, to John Conkling
"Town is paying for a
(WWMD) portion." Fortuna
seeks volunteers for WPCA

03May13 to  Suzanne Blancaflor, MS,
MPH, DPH Section Chief
CRAHD's Exhibit A violates
the wastewater ordinance
that CRAHD enforces

09May13 from  Suzanne Blancaflor, MS,
MPH, DPH Section Chief
"As you are aware, [DPH]
responded to your inquiry
in March and April 2013"

15May13 to  Michael E. Cronin, Jr.,
Old Saybrook Town Counsel
WPCA septic upgrade
financing scheme subverts
the will of the people

06Jun13 from  Carl P. Fortuna Jr.,
First Selectman
Fortuna Jr stiffs my
FOIA query for the
supporting document

21Jun13 to  Carl P. Fortuna Jr.,
First Selectman
Fortuna Jr, a law
unto himself, again
stiffs FOIA request

17Jul13 to  Elsa Payne, Chm
Old Saybrook WPCA
FOIA request for
3 documents to be
delivered by email

18Jul13 from  Carl P. Fortuna Jr.,
First Selectman
Fortuna inserts himself
into a FOIA query
made to WPCA Chairman

18Jul13 from  Jim Monopoli, Director
Connecticut River Area Health District
CRAHD Order to Upgrade
Septic to Ordinance
Standard before 26Oct13

20Jul13 to  Dept of Public Health
Public Health Hearing Office
Appeal of CRAHD's
Septic System Upgrade
Order of 18Jul13

20Jul13 to  Jim Monopoli, Director
Connecticut River Area Health District
Send your 18Jul13 Order
to Old Saybrook WPCA.
Stop harassing us!

21Jul13 to  Carl P. Fortuna Jr.,
First Selectman
Fortuna Jr interferes with a
WPCA FOIA request, evading
a FOIA request to himself

01Aug13 to  Jim Monopoli, Director
Connecticut River Area Health District
No NOEL "Exhibit A" response.
No authorization for subsurface
investigation. No investigaton.

25Jul13 from  Jewel Mullen, M.D., M.P.H.,
M.P.A., DPH Commissioner
Notice of Hearing
on 29Aug2013, re
Docket 9130722SS

08Aug13 from  (for) Shawn Rutchick,
DPH PHO Hearing Officer
Continued to 30Sep13.
Request for status of
ongoing negotiations

11Aug13 to  Jeffrey A. Kardys, Admin Specialist
Public Health Hearing Office
c: Shipman & Goodwin LLP
No ongoing negotiation.
Negotiate with Whom?
over What?

07Sep13 to  Elsa Payne, Chm
Old Saybrook WPCA
Where does the
"50% payable by the
homeowner" come from?

20Sep13 to  Robert W. Fish
Treasurer, Old Saybrook
On What did WPCA spend
$1,171,373.55 over and above
Saybrook Acres 01Mar13 billing?

14Oct13 to  Elsa Payne, Chm
Old Saybrook WPCA
FOIA request for
document used to
update WWMD Caveat

08Mar14 to  Elsa Payne, Chm
Old Saybrook WPCA
The essential lawlessness
of the entire WPCA
septic upgrade program

21Mar14 to  Elsa Payne, Chm
Old Saybrook WPCA
WPCA illegally moved $42m
referendum-approved town
financing onto WWMD owners

25Apr14 to  Elsa Payne, Chm
Old Saybrook WPCA
FOIA request for
1st amendment to
CWF loan agreement

30May14 to  Stephen Mongillo, Program Mgr
Old Saybrook WPCA
$5500 septic upgrade
is not a bargain
compared to sewers

28Jun14 to  Robert Klee
Commissioner DEEP
Old Saybrook owes
~$90,000 in fines for
its failure to perform

04Jul14 to  Jim Monopoli, Director
CT River Area Health District
We will not upgrade
our septic system

15Jul14 from  Macky McCleary
Deputy Commissioner DEEP
DEEP concedes that
the Town is violating
the consent decree but

23Jul14 to  Macky McCleary
DEEP Deputy Commissioner
Where's the evidence
that the Town acted
in good faith?

29Jul14 to  Dannel P. Malloy
Governor
DEEP's McCleary abused
his discretion to cover up
DEEP's indiscretion

15Aug14 to  Deirdre M Daly,
US Attorney
Fortuna Jr lied about
Cornfield Park upgrades.
WPCA covered up the lie

30Aug14 to  Carl P. Fortuna Jr.,
First Selectman
Where's the upgrade
for our septic system
Fortuna Jr lied about?

11Sep14 to  Jim Monopoli, Director
CT River Area Health District
Are you covering up
Carl P. Fortuna Jr's lie?

27Oct14 from  Jim Monopoli, Director,
CT River Area Health District
The upgrade order
remains in effect until
fully complied with

29Oct14 to  Jim Monopoli,
CRAHD Director
Where's the document
identifying a health
hazard on our property?

31Oct14 to  Jim Monopoli,
CRAHD Director
The Town is
responsible for
upgrading our system

12Nov14 to  Carl P. Fortuna Jr.,
First Selectman
The Town can't enforce
its wastewater ordinance

24Dec14 to  Richard H. Smith,
CRAHD Chairman
Why is Jim Monopoli
employed by CRAHD?

11Jan15 to  Robbie A. Marshall,
WPCA Coordinator
Which public entity is lying?
Are you covering up
Fortuna Jr's lie??

18Feb15 to  David LaMay, Chairman
Board of Finance
When were the Bonds and
Notes for DWMD design
and construction issued?

27Apr15 to  Elsa Payne, Chm
Old Saybrook WPCA
Why lie when
it's easily proven
you're lying?

07May15 to  Elsa Payne, Chairman
Old Saybrook WPCA
NOTICE: 13 George Drive
did NOT receive a
Benefit Assessment bill

21May15 to  TOWN OF OLD SAYBROOK,
Office of the Board of Selectmen
No legal ruling
validating septic
upgrade program

07Jun15 to  Jim Monopoli, Director,
CT River Area Health District
FOIA query for
upgraded septic system
As-Built plan (map)

16Jun15 from  Jim Monopoli, Director,
CT River Area Health District
No installed upgrade
therefore, no As-Built
upgrade drawing on file

19Jun15 to  Robert Klee, Commissioner
CT Dept of Energy and Environmental Protection
Is DEEP unwilling
to enforce its own
Consent Decree?

04Jul15 to  Elsa Payne, Chm
Old Saybrook WPCA
FOIA query for policy
re Public Comment
publication in Minutes

07Jun15 to  Jim Monopoli, Director,
CT River Area Health District
FOIA query for
FY15-16 budget
Line 78 payee

02Jul15 from  Jim Monopoli, Director,
CT River Area Health District
Line 78, a contract
enployee for whom
no check or invoice (yet)

16Ju115 to  Robert Klee, Commissioner
CT Dept of Energy and Environmental Protection
Is DEEP unwilling
to enforce its own
Consent Decree? (2)

27Aug15 to  Jim Monopoli, Director,
CT River Area Health District
FOIA query for
FY15-16 budget
Line 78 payee

25Sep15 to  Steve Mongillo,
WPCA Project Manager
'Enforcement in place'
against Whom, for What?
No reply.

05Oct15 to  Elsa Payne, Chairman
Old Saybrook WPCA
Lie Of Omission,
add 5., Fortuna Jr
lied to DEEP

09Oct15 to  Michael Sullivan,
Deputy Commissioner, DEEP
Sullivan fabricated
nonexistent Town
'escalating enforcement'

11Oct15 to  Dannel P. Malloy
Governor
DEEP's Sullivan finds
Old Saybrook good faith
where none exists

15Dec15 to  Robert Klee, Commissioner
CT Dept of Energy and Environmental Protection
DEEP is complicit
in covering up
Carl P
Fortuna Jr's lies

19Feb16 to  Michael Sullivan,
Deputy Commissioner, DEEP
To Whom were 7
properties "Referred
for further action"?

03Mar16 to  Carl P. Fortuna Jr.,
First Selectman
The Town won't enforce
its wastewater ordinance

04Mar16 from  Carl P. Fortuna Jr.,
First Selectman
Fortuna Jr lies again; here
to 03Mar16 FOIA request.
2-1/2 months no documents.

24Mar16 to  Stephen Mongillo,
Program Manager
What is the status
of "enforcement"
re 13 George Drive?

23May16 to  Elsa Payne, Chairman
Old Saybrook WPCA
FOIA for 13 George Drive
bid form, contractor's invoice,
and As-Built plan

24May16 from  Carl P. Fortuna Jr.,
First Selectman
To 23May16 WPCA
FOIA query, "No such
documents exist."

03Jun16 to  Scott Giegerich,
Selectman
FOIA query for
Bd Of Selectmen
signed Resolution

07Jun16 to  Betsey Wingfield,
Bureau Chief, DEEP
Will DEEP enforce
its Consent Decree
with the Town?

08Jun16 to  Robert Klee, Commissioner
CT Dept of Energy and Environmental Protection
WPCA 'enforcement' joke:
years of nothing legal,
the farce continues

07Jun16 from  Carl P. Fortuna Jr.,
First Selectman
Fortuna Jr to two
FOIA queries, "No such
documents exist."

24Jun16 to  Scott Giegerich,
Selectman
FOIA query for
Board Of Selectmen's
Resolution & enforcement

15Jul16 to  Betsey Wingfield,
Bureau Chief, DEEP
DEEP exposes Town's secret
policy for dealing with WWMD
septic upgrade refusniks

21Jul16 to  Carl P. Fortuna Jr.,
First Selectman
FOIA request for the Town's
policy re action to be
taken on WWMD refusniks

26Jul16 from  Carl P. Fortuna Jr.,
First Selectman
Fortuna Jr., apparently
unable to read,
stiffs FOIA request

22Jul16 for  Betsey Wingfield, DEEP Bureau Chief,
MaryLou Kramer, paralegal
DEEP stiffs FOIA
request, reiterates
Town threat

25Jul16 to  Betsey Wingfield,
Bureau Chief, DEEP
DEEP stiffs FOIA
requestpolicy for dealing with WWMD
septic upgrade refusniks

03Sep16 to  Elsa Payne, Chairman
Old Saybrook WPCA
FOIA for 5 Enforcement
Letters cited in
22Aug2016 Minutes

06Sep16 from  Carl P. Fortuna Jr.,
First Selectman
Fortuna Jr., for whom
a lie is as good as
a fulfilled FOIA request

08Sep16 to  David LaMay, Chairman
Board of Finance
WPCA isn't responsible.
Will Bd Of Finance make
MAN-4 owners whole?

08Oct16 to  Jim Monopoli, Director,
CT River Area Health District
FOIA query for legal
citation re Update Order
Letter against Land Records

13Oct16 from  Jim Monopoli, Director,
CT River Area Health District
Is there a law that allows
CRAHD to encumber a
nonrespondent's property?

21Oct16 to  Elsa Payne, Chairman
Old Saybrook WPCA
Enforcement is taking
property without the
required compensation

13Nov16 to  Elsa Payne, Chairman
Old Saybrook WPCA
NOTICE:
NO Enforcement Letter
received at 13 George Drive

12Dec16 from  Jim Monopoli, Director,
CT River Area Health District
This order modifies
the previous order
issued on 18Jul13

12Jan17 to Betsey Wingfield, Bureau Chief
DEEP Bureau of Water Protection and Land Reuse
Requested paper documents
showing Town compliance
with Stipulated Judgement

15Jan17 to  Jim Monopoli, Director,
CT River Area Health District
CRAHD's Jim Monopoli
won't answer, or order
signing of Exhibit A

22May17 to  Peter Neff, Chairman,
CT River Area Health District
No surrender to
CRAHD threats of
enforcement action


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Superior Court


TIMOTHY R. E. KEENEY, COMMISSIONER OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION v. TOWN OF OLD SAYBROOK (15205),
1997 Superior Court Decision + Stipulation (PDF)

Dept of Public Health


Inspections of Existing Septic Systems  | PDF "whenever an older system is found to deviate from present health code requirements, the system does not have to be upgraded or repaired unless it is in a state of failure (overflow condition or illegal discharge, etc.) causing a health hazard."


More Documents


Maple Av North bidders
MAN-4 bids compared


CRAHD-WPCA $81,000 Memo of Agreement 8Jul10

Cornfield Park CAVEAT 15May12 | PDF

When Property Is Taken - Regulatory Takings [law.cornell.edu]

Who can vote in the 11Aug09 referendum? [Town Counsel's Memo 8Jul09]

Ordinance 75: Management of On-Site Sewage Disposal Systems [Adopted at a Special Town Meeting 14Sep1999] now Old Saybrook Code, Ch. 173, Article I.
The original Ordinance 75 as found on oswpca.org's website.
The difference?
Old Saybrook Code, Ch. 173, Article I, drops the last paragraph of Ordinance 75, "Section XVIII. Effective Date" and it changes the Ordinance 75 title, "Management of On-Site Sewage Disposal Systems" to "Maintenance of On-Site Sewage Disposal Systems"

Wastewater Management District Resolutions and Referendum Questions 17Jul2009, before the 11Aug09 referendum vote. This online document is searchable. This document also links to the Town's document which, because it consists of pictures of data instead of actual data, is not searchable.
What is the Town hiding? There are no references to Ordinance 75 (or Article I) in this document.

11Aug2009 Referendum Results, Town Clerk  PDF

Decentralized Wastewater Managment District [Adopted 8-11-2009] without Exhibit A. See link below:

Exhibit A - Wastewater Upgrade Program Standards - 2Sep2009

Notice of Entry into Old Saybrook Wastewater Management District Program by CRAHD (Connecticut River Area Health District) PDF


Town updates public
-- Summer 2009


Summer 2009 - WPCA updates WWMD "Sewer Avoidance Initiative" prior to 29Jul09 Special Town Meeting and 11Aug09 Referendum

Summer 2009 - 1st Sel. Michael A. Pace prior to 11Aug09 Wastewater Management District Referendum


Upgrade Septics
2009


27Jul09 DEP's Wingfield to Michael Pace - re potential DEP action | (PDF)

29Jul09 Minutes - Special Town_Meeting - last Town Meeting prior to 11Aug09 WWMD Referendum | (PDF)


Tri-town Sewer
1989-1990


25Sep89 Minutes - Board Of Selectmen | PDF

05Oct89 Minutes - Board Of Selectmen | PDF

19Oct89 Minutes - Board Of Selectmen | PDF

29Nov89 Minutes - Board of Selectmen | PDF

02Dec89 Minutes - Board of Selectmen | PDF

21Feb90 Minutes - Board of Selectmen | PDF

07Mar90 Minutes - Board of Selectmen | PDF

21Mar90 Minutes - Board of Selectmen | PDF

16May90 Minutes - Board of Selectmen PDF

18May90 Minutes (DEP) - Board Of Selectmen | PDF

20Jun90 Minutes - Board of Selectmen | PDF


Press reports
2002-2003


Small Towns Face Big Waste Choices - Courant 8Jul2002

Sewer Resolution Proposed (Rep. Marilyn Giuliano) - Courant 8Mar2003


1 Nov 2010
"Clean Water Fund"
CWF funding is not
a 'free lunch'


Benefit Assessment Policy
for CWF-financed lots | PDF

New 26Aug2013 CWF Policy Clean Water Fund Program Application Termination | PDF
Opt in/out of CWF financing.

Water Pollution Authority Sewage Assessments CGA §§ 7-249 and 7-250,
Research Attorney's opinion, see, "Assessment of Benefits".

CGA CHAPTER 103* MUNICIPAL SEWERAGE SYSTEMS
§ 7-245 - § 7-273a

Methods of Capital Cost Recovery on Water Pollution Control Projects - DEP - January 1997 Relevant statutes - Quality of Life, Community Responsibility