--------------------------> Joel R. Anderson
13 George Drive
Old Saybrook CT 06475-2636
22 February 2013
Robert W. Fish
Treasurer, Old Saybrook
49 Obed Heights Rd
Old Saybrook CT 06475
Dear Treasurer Fish:
Old Saybrook's WPCA is running a legal candy store,
handing out the legal services of its lawyers, Shipman
& Goodwin LLP, to an agency, CRAHD, whose WPCA budget
line for fiscal 2012-2013 is zero ($0.)
Old Saybrook WPCA is, according to its Regular Meeting
Minutes of Monday, January 14, 2013, using its lawyers
to do legal work for CRAHD, "Attorneys John Wertam and
Eli Strassfeld of Shipman & Goodwin have been working
on the Entry Forms/Access Letters for the NOELs."
Those are CRAHD documents, not WPCA documents.
The WPCA can't spend money by the back door that
can't be spent by the front door. If the WPCA can,
then budgets are meaningless, budget referendums are
meaningless, and the Board of Finance is superfluous.
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.