--------------------------> Joel R. Anderson
13 George Drive
Old Saybrook CT 06475-2636
20 September 2013
Robert W. Fish
Treasurer, Old Saybrook
49 Obed Heights Rd
Old Saybrook CT 06475
Dear Treasurer Fish:
The WPCA, in its "Clean Water Fund Program Application
Termination Policy," 26Aug2013, for properties within the
Wastewater Management District (WWMD), made explicit how
costs were allocated. The homeowner would pay half (50%)
the cost of a septic system upgrade.
"A 25% grant from the CWF and a matching 25% from the
Town is applied to the cost of the upgrade, with the
remaining 50% payable by the homeowner as a 20-year
loan at 2%."
[Saybrook Acres] benefit assessments were filed in the
Town Clerk's office March 1, 2013. The property owners
have two options for payment of the assessment. The first
option allows them to pay the assessment in full with a
due date of May 1, 2013.
Add up 01Mar13 billing for Saybrook Acres property
owners 50%, the total is $1,171,373.55.
Saybrook Acres (low bids on SA-1,2,3,4) cost of contracts:
249940.60+252505.00+394165.00+374900.00 = $1,271,510.60
For the WPCA, according to the math in their 26Aug13
Termination document, 100% of cost is,
1,171,373.55/.50 = $2342747.10
If $2,342,747.10 is 100% of the cost of the Saybrook
Acres upgrades, and homeowners' 50% is $1,171,373.55,
on What did the WPCA spend its half, $1,171,373.55?
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.