OSWPCA: Sunshine / Letter to OSWPCA Chairman Evangelisti, 15Apr10

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---------------------------> Joel R. Anderson

                             13 George Drive
                             Old Saybrook CT 06475-2636
                             860 388-9858
                             15 April 2010
Eugene M. Evangelisti, Chairman OSWPCA
Town of Old Saybrook
302 Main St
Old Saybrook CT 06475

     "Please feel free to contact the WPCA with any 
   questions you may have about the WWMD, Small Cities 
   Grant, the pumpout program, or any other initiatives."
                  - Old Saybrook Events - Spring 2010
Dear WPCA Chairman Evangelisti:
     The WPCA plans to hold a public information 
   session for property owners in Saybrook Acres, the 
   first neighborhood whose systems will be upgraded, 
   by the end of April.
     "Postcards announcing the public information 
   session will be mailed this month," said Marshall.
                - Old Saybrook Events - Spring 2010
The Town/WPCA seems to be bungling its way into the future.
   "Connecticut Constitution, Article First, Sec. 11. 
   The property of no person shall be taken for public 
   use, without just compensation therefore."
Would it be too crude to point out that replacing my septic tank is the WPCA/Town's agenda, not mine; and that taking my tank is for the public's agenda (whatever that is), not mine; and that taking half the cost of replacing it out of my pocketbook is also the public's agenda, not mine. Let me know when you're ready to open negotations to acquire my septic tank, and to follow the constitutional mandate to pay just compensation for property the public wants to take.

Do you have a legal opinion on the constitutionality of the WWMD Ordinance? If not, Why not? If you do have a legal opinion, publish it online and send me a copy. If you don't have a legal opinion, is it because you're afraid to ask?

Why are you starting in the easy area of Saybrook Acres, when Maple Avenue North was flooded by the 9 inches of rain that occurred at the end of March 2010. The Fire Department was pumping water a foot deep off a lot adjacent to Homestead Street. It looks like sheer cowardace in the WPCA for not starting at Maple Avenue North; like the WPCA is more interested in avoiding the inevitable failure than it is in curing 'problems'. What system operates submerged?

The WPCA is holding public meetings by Postcard invitation. What about the interest of the rest of the town, are we not to be informed of these meetings, have we no interest? Who are you to determine what members of the public have an interest in your meetings and need to be informed? "CT Constitution, Article First, Sec. 1, All men when they form a social compact, are equal in rights; and no man or set of men are entitled to exclusive public emoluments or privileges from the community."

Send Postcard invitations to all taxpayers or no one.
                             Very truly yours,


                             Joel R. Anderson

N.B: This letter and your reply, if any, will be published 
to my website, soon. (AT&T left the ISP business 6Apr10, 
taking with it my AT&T websites and email.)

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Office of the Board of Selectmen      Michael E. Cronin, Jr.
Michael A. Pace, First Selectman      Old Saybrook Town Counsel
302 Main Street                       201 Main Street, P.O. Box 454
Old Saybrook CT 06475-2384            Old Saybrook CT 06475
                                      
Office of the Board of Selectmen      John E. Wertam, Partner
William A. Peace, Selectman           Shipman & Goodwin LLP
302 Main Street                       One Constitution Plaza
Old Saybrook CT 06475-2384            Hartford, CT 06103-1919
                                      
Office of the Board of Selectmen      Hon. Richard Blumenthal, AG
Carol Manning, Selectman              Office of the Attorney General
302 Main Street                       55 Elm St.
Old Saybrook CT 06475-2384            PO Box 120
                                      Hartford CT 06141-0120
Robert W. Fish                        re Public Inquiry #339871
Treasurer, Old Saybrook               or #340861 (or both)
49 Obed Heights Rd                    
Old Saybrook CT 06475                 Nora R. Dannehy, US Attorney
                                      US Attorney's Office
Gratia Lewis, Financial Mgr OSWPCA    Connecticut Financial Center
37 Old Boston Post Rd                 157 Church Street, Floor 23
Old Saybrook CT 06475                 New Haven, CT 06510            
                                                                     
Betsey Wingfield, Bureau Chief
Bureau of Water Protection and Land Reuse
Department of Environmental Protection
79 Elm St
Hartford CT 06106-5127