OSWPCA: Sunshine / Letter to Michael E. Cronin, Jr., Town Counsel - 15May2013

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

                            13 George Drive
                            Old Saybrook CT 06475-2636
                            860 388-9858
                            oswpca.com
                            govtwork.org
                            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?

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?"

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."

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

Concatinate: http://articles.courant.com/1996-01-18/news
/9601180479_1_town-meeting-sewage-plant-town-officials

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