OSWPCA: Sunshine / Letter to Carl P. Fortuna, Jr., Chm; Old Saybrook Bd of Finance, 30Jun2011

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

                             13 George Drive
                             Old Saybrook CT 06475-2636
                             860 388-9858
                             30 June 2011
Carl P. Fortuna, Jr., Chairman
Old Saybrook Board of Finance
302 Main Street
Old Saybrook CT 06475
"Uncontrolled search and seizure is one of the first and most effective weapons in the arsenal of every arbitrary government. Among deprivations of rights, none is so effective in cowing a population, crushing the spirit of the individual and putting terror in every heart."
- 1949, Justice Robert H. Jackson, former chief United States prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials.
Dear Chairman Fortuna:

Thanks for yours of 23Jun11 to my 6May11 budget query.

I am not an accountant. Perhaps the Town can spend money it hasn't budgeted to pay for construction of the Wastewater Management District (WWMD). If there is a WWMD, it seems improper not to budget for the expense and raise taxes.
"We are hopeful, as economies of scale are reached and costs come down on this project, that there will be fewer homeowners who choose to accept the borrowed money and instead choose to pay for the system up front."
- Carl P. Fortuna, Jr., 23Jun11.
Why are WWMD property owners asked to pay anything? The 11Aug2009 Referendum (Question 2) said that the Town would pay. The Town is bound by its Question 2 financing.

The Town is currently engaged in an unethical pseudo-legal smokescreen to obfuscate the fact that its current WWMD proposal is a fraud, a bait-and-switch to steal money from WWMD property owners to pay for the Town's negligence, injuring property owners within the WWMD a second time.

Electors can't vote to spend other people's money. If the Town hasn't abandoned the WWMD, then money must be raised through the property tax to pay for it.

Pace and Peace are retiring ahead of a ride on a rail.
                             Very truly yours,

                             Joel R. Anderson

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