OSWPCA: Sunshine / Treasurer Robert W. Fish - 22Feb13

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

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