OSWPCA: Sunshine / 17Oct11 email to WPCA re costly Cornfield Point session 25Oct11

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    Date: 17Oct2011
        To: Old Saybrook WPCA
    From: Joel Anderson
Subject: Why I would never hire anyone serving on Old Saybrook's WPCA

: This postcard (text below) arrived 17Oct11 at 13 George Drive

IMPORTANT NOTICE!
CORNFIELD PARK INFORMATION SESSION
OLD SAYBROOK WATER POLLUTION CONTROL AUTHORITY

The OSWPCA will present the Wastewater Management District (WWMD) program's septic system upgrade process for Cornfield Park.

Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Place: Old Saybrook Middle School 60 Sheffield Street
Time: 7:00 p.m.

The topics include:

- WWMD Septic System Upgrades: What will be required.
- Implementation Plan and Schedule: When it will begin.
- How the bidding, funding, and construction process work.
- Individual Application Packages will be available for distribution
- Questions and Answers

Please attend the meeting to understand the program & ask questions.
For Info: 860-395-2876 or admin@oswpca.org, www.oswpca.org.

: end postcard

"Why I would never hire anyone serving on Old Saybrook's WPCA"

The four (4) items immediately below could have been distributed by mail to the same 98 Cornfield Park property owners addressed by postcard informing them of the 25Oct11 meeting.

- WWMD Septic System Upgrades: What will be required.
- Implementation Plan and Schedule: When it will begin.
- How the bidding, funding, and construction process work.
- Individual Application Packages will be available for distribution

WPCA postcard expense, total $28.
: per WPCA map, there are 98 properties in Cornfield Park (~100 for easier math)
: presorted first class postcard, nominally 28-cents, cost WPCA $28.
: had the WPCA mailed letters instead, 44-cents + 12 cents for envelope and paper, cost WPCA $56.
: the WPCA saved $28 by mailing postcard notices about a meeting, instead of mailing actual information.

Cornfield Park property-owner's expense to attend the scheduled 25Oct11 meeting, total $10240.
: roundtrip of 4 miles at 60 cents/mile $2.40 (x100 attendees), cost $240
: 1 hour of 100 people's time at $100/hr, $10000.

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Joel Anderson / 13 George Dr. / Old Saybrook CT 06475-2636 / 860-388-9858 / oswpca.com / govtwork.org
Cornfield Park property owner