---------------------------> Joel R. Anderson
13 George Drive
Old Saybrook CT 06475-2636
oswpca.com / govtwork.org
08 March 2014
WPCA Chairman Elsa Payne
Old Saybrook Town Hall
302 Main St
Old Saybrook CT 06475-2369
Dear Chairman Payne:
Re the lawlessness of the WPCA's entire operation.
Fundamental to the law is the principle that people can only be punished for things they have done.
No WWMD property owner is responsible for septic systems on their property. These systems that have been approved by the Town of Old Saybrook. The aforesaid owners neither designed nor built these their septic systems. As owners in due course, they relied on previous Town approval, the issuance of a permit to build, and the subsequently-furnished permit to discharge.
The Town is operating under a consent decree requiring that the Town clean up its pollution. The decree was signed by the Town's Shipman & Goodwin LLP counsel on behalf of the Town. The Town can't feign ignorance of it, nor can Shipman & Goodwin LLP counsel currently employed by the WPCA.
No WWMD owner has been convicted of anything related to pollution on their property. The Town can't prove pollution on any WWMD property; it has already admitted that it can't in a WPCA FAQ.
It's time for the Town, and its WPCA, to stop the politically-motivated legal sophistry so evident in the WPCA's Minutes and raise taxes in accord with the requirement implicit in Question 2 of the 11Aug2009 referendum.
The WPCA can't collect money, in the guise of Benefit Assessments, from WWMD owners who haven't done anything for which they're being punished.
Continue down your current path and the WPCA membership, the Board of Selectmen, and your ethically-challenged lawyers will go to prison.
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.