--------------------------> Joel R. Anderson
13 George Drive
Old Saybrook CT 06475-2636
15 Aug 2012
Robert W. Fish
Treasurer, Old Saybrook
49 Obed Heights Rd
Old Saybrook CT 06475
The misuse of power is the very essence of tyranny.
- Frost/Nixon, 2008
Dear Treasurer Fish:
The Town is engaging in the preventative detention of
innocents' tax dollars, the hallmark of a totalitarian
No agency with authority to decide, CRAHD or DEEP, has
alleged that any property owner within the Wastewater
Management District (WWMD) is polluting. Even had they done
so, Old Saybrook's WPCA FAQ (11Mar2009), five months prior
to the 11Aug09 Referendum, conceded that proving pollution
would be impossible.
Can you prove that my house is polluting and if so
how? You can't prove that any given house is
polluting at any given time. What we have is the
Public Health Code which establishes the minimum
standards you need to protect the environment. If
you don't meet those standards, we can reasonably
assume (because we're charged with doing the best
we can) that there is a problem or a potential
problem. That is the way the law is written in
the State Statutes.
- WPCA's FAQ, 11Mar09
The "best" the WPCA could do is sewer the Town.
The Town can't spend tax dollars to fix "potential problems"
of which there is no end. The Town can't extort money from
WWMD homeowners to 'fix' a problem it doesn't allege to
exist. This is criminal behavior.
Very truly yours,
Joel R. Anderson
Carl Fortuna Jr, "Waste
Water Management District," Harbor News 28Jul12
Joel Anderson, "Program
is not enforceable," Harbor News 2Aug12