---------------------------> Joel R. Anderson
13 George Drive
Old Saybrook CT 06475-2636
13 May 2010
Office of the Board of Selectmen
Michael A. Pace, First Selectman
302 Main Street
Old Saybrook CT 06475-2384
The dog that didn't bark.
Re the Wastewater Management District (WWMD) Ordinance: the
Ordinance is not valid. There was never a Question put to
the voters to decide partitioning of Ordinance 75 into a WWMD-
area, and a Not-WWMD-area. Old Saybrook Code, Ch. 173, Article
I (formerly Ordinance 75) is not amended (read it!) to divide
the coverage. Ordinance 75 (Ch 173, Article I) still applies
to the entire Town.
Ordinance 75 covered the whole Town.
The WWMD would sacrifice the remaining useful life of existing
systems to the word "NOW". The result? a massive destruction
The essence of Ordinance 75 is this:
Septic systems must be upgraded upon failure.
The WWMD proposed to cover a non-contiguous "district"
that had no officers, no by-laws, and was not created to
benefit anyone in the district.
The essence of the WWMD for the "district" is this:
Septic systems must be upgraded NOW.
Destruction of Wealth is hard to sell to the voters. Old
Saybrook officials and appointees were careful not to expose
the truth to the voters in stark but honest terms. There is
nothing in the Town's own document, "Wastewater Management
District Resolutions and Referendum Questions" [7/17/09,
6:06:54PM, the Town's date/time stamp] that mentions Ordinance
75. A searchable version of "Wastewater Management District
Resolutions and Referendum Questions" is on my website,
oswpca.com - see for yourself, no Ordinance 75.
The Town's version of "Wastewater Management
District Resolutions and Referendum Questions"
is pictures of data instead of actual data,
rendering the Town's document NOT searchable.
How could the Town finesse the fact that it didn't put the
partitioning of Ordinance 75 to a vote? the WWMD itself being
nothing but Ordinance 75 in a new dress - with cleavage.
The answer that the WWMD provides is, 173-36, Applicability
of Chapter 173/Ordinance 75. Here, the WWMD Ordinance simply
declares! Ordinance 75's area divided and subscribes the
WWMD rules to what it now claims as its portion of the Town,
leaving the balance of the Town to Ordinance 75 as it
Department of The-King-has-no-clothes:
The Question on dividing Ordinance 75 was never put to the
voters. Ordinance 75 (Ch. 173, Article I) shows no such
division. It didn't happen. It isn't there. Ordinance 75
(Ch. 173, Article I) is on oswpca.com - see for yourself.
The Town bought a WMMD trailer, (Ch. 173, Article II). The
Town, intentionally or through its own negligence, 'forgot' to
buy a trailer hitch for Ordinance 75 (Ch. 173, Article I) to
pull its new trailer.
No ballot Question on Ordinance 75: no vote: no WWMD.
Very truly yours,
Joel R. Anderson
Office of the Board of Selectmen Mary Jane Engle, R.S., MPH, Dir.
William A. Peace, Selectman CT River Area Health District
302 Main Street 166 Main St, Unit #2
Old Saybrook CT 06475-2384 Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2386
Office of the Board of Selectmen Michael E. Cronin, Jr.
Carol Manning, Selectman Old Saybrook Town Counsel
302 Main Street 201 Main Street, P.O. Box 454
Old Saybrook CT 06475-2384 Old Saybrook CT 06475
Robert W. Fish John E. Wertam, Partner
Treasurer, Old Saybrook Shipman & Goodwin LLP
49 Obed Heights Rd One Constitution Plaza
Old Saybrook CT 06475 Hartford, CT 06103-1919
Eugene M. Evangelisti, Chm. OSWPCA Hon. Richard Blumenthal, AG
Town of Old Saybrook Office of the Attorney General
302 Main St 55 Elm St.
Old Saybrook CT 06475 PO Box 120
Hartford CT 06141-0120
Gratia Lewis, Fin. Mgr OSWPCA re Public Inquiry #339871
37 Old Boston Post Rd or #340861 (or both)
Old Saybrook CT 06475
Nora R. Dannehy, US Attorney
Betsey Wingfield, Bureau Chief, DEP US Attorney's Office
Bureau of Water Protection & Land Reuse Connecticut Financial Center
79 Elm St 157 Church Street, Floor 23
Hartford CT 06106-5127 New Haven, CT 06510