--------------------------> Joel R. Anderson
13 George Drive
Old Saybrook CT 06475-2636
15 May 2013
Michael E. Cronin, Jr.
Old Saybrook Town Counsel
201 Main Street, P.O. Box 454
Old Saybrook CT 06475
Dear Town Counsel Cronin:
Why has Old Saybrook's WPCA sent bills
to Saybrook Acres property owners for upgrading their septic systems when the Town,
by Question 2 of the
11Aug09 referendum, agreed to pay?
In a January 18, 1996 Courant article,
'Court Hears Dispute Over Sewage Plant,' then "Town Attorney Jeremiah Donovan
argued that residents, in a town meeting vote in the late
1980s, rejected funding for a state-ordered plan to build a
sewage plant to serve Old Saybrook, Clinton and Westbrook. /
When the state later submitted a modified order, Donovan
said, it was merely a ploy to circumvent the town's desires.
Town officials never acted on that 1989 order, thinking that
voters had already spoken."
2. "Shall the Town of Old Saybrook appropriate
$42,171,200 for the design and construction of
Decentralized Wastewater management Systems within
the Decentralized Wastewater Management District
and issue the Town's Bonds, Notes or other
obligations in an amount not to exceed $42,171,200
to finance said appropriation, and provide ongoing
funding of administrative costs for the systems?"
The voters having spoken on 11Aug09, How is the WPCA's
Saybrook Acres billing not circumventing the town's desires?
Very truly yours,
Joel R. Anderson
N.B: a copy of this letter is posted to oswpca.com.
Electronic and paper copies have been distributed
to interested parties.