OSWPCA: Sunshine / Carl P Fortuna Jr lied to DEEP re Cornfield Park upgrades

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

                             13 George Drive
                             Old Saybrook CT 06475-2636
                             860 388-9858
                             oswpca.com
                             govtwork.org
                             15 August 2014
Deirdre M. Daly, US Attorney
Connecticut Financial Center
157 Church Street, Floor 25
New Haven CT 06510

Dear US Attorney Daly:

First Selectman Carl P. Fortuna Jr lied in his 02Dec2013 letter to CT DEEP's Dennis J. Greci.

Old Saybrook's WPCA is complicit in Fortuna Jr's lie by covering it up.

Fortuna Jr lied to conceal the Town's failure to comply with the terms of the Stipulated Settlement of 10Jan2011. He lied to avoid the $500/day fine for noncompliance, cumulatively over $100,000 due the State. Fortuna Jr lied because the fines for his nonperformance, if known, would impact his reelection prospect.

Fortuna Jr said, "The Town ... has completed upgrades ... in ... Cornfield Park." That was a lie. All systems in Cornfield Park, ours in particular, had not, and has not, been upgraded.

If asked, Fortuna Jr will be unable to provide proof of an installed septic system upgrade at 13 George Drive, lot 3-342 on a map of Cornfield Park.

Old Saybrook's WPCA is complicit in Fortuna Jr's lie to cover up its own lack of performance according to the Stipulated Settlement. The WPCA knew that neither they nor we had upgraded our system when the WPCA authorized up to $8000 be spent to brief on our appeal before DPH. The WPCA since has done nothing to disabuse the DEEP of Fortuna Jr's lie.
"A motion was made by Chuck Wehrly to authorize Shipman & Goodwin to expend not more than $8,000.00 in preparing the brief for the appeal regarding Mr. Anderson."
- WPCA Regular Meeting Minutes, Tuesday, October 15, 2013
The Town hasn't made a 'best effort' to upgrade our system:
   1) the Town hasn't agreed to pay for our upgrade,
   2) the Town hasn't taken us to court in a vain attempt to force us to upgrade.

Unless 'best effort' includes doing nothing, Fortuna Jr lied about 'best effort' too.
                             Very truly yours,

                             Joel R. Anderson
Encl: Fortuna Jr's 02Dec13 to Dennis J. Greci, PE
 
N.B: a copy of this letter is posted to oswpca.com.
  Electronic and paper copies have been distributed
  to interested parties.