OSWPCA: Sunshine / Letter to Michael A. Pace, 1st Selectman, 23Mar11

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

                          13 George Drive
                          Old Saybrook CT 06475-2636
                          860 388-9858
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                          23 March 2011
Michael A. Pace, First Selectman
Town of Old Saybrook
302 Main Street
Old Saybrook CT 06475-2384

Dear First Selectman Pace:
"The town referendum [establishing the Wastewater Management District] was for $43 million - our [town government] share is a $10 million loan through the Clean Water Funds and a $10 million grant from the Clean Water Funds; another $23 million is from residents'" payments of their share of each septic upgrade's costs, said Pace.
- "Town Spending to Drop by Three Percent,"
    Harbor News, 10Mar2011
11Aug09 Referendum:
QUESTION 2. SHALL THE TOWN OF OLD SAYBROOK APPROPRIATE $42,171,200 FOR THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF DECENTRALIZED WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS WITHIN THE DECENTRALIZED WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT AND ISSUE THE TOWN'S BONDS, NOTES OR OTHER OBLIGATIONS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $42,171,200 TO FINANCE SAID APPROPRIATION, AND PROVIDE ONGOING FUNDING OF ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS FOR THE SYSTEMS?
What part of "FOR THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION" don't you understand? When was it decided otherwise and by whom?

Were you misquoted? or merely pandering to the pocketbooks of the 2:1 majority of electors who live outside the District by reinterpreting Question 2, overturning the Referendum, in an attempt to buy your reelection with the money of those living within the District? Relief of debt is the same as payment.
                          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.
c:
William A. Peace, Selectman
Carol Manning, Selectman
Sarah Becker, Town Clerk