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Letter: Appraisal Estimates Don’t Add Up for Residential Owners in Sound View

At the conclusion of the December WPCA meeting, Chairman Prendergast made the following statements recorded in WPCA minutes and CT Examiner:  His White Sands property and those of his neighbors had gone up 20 – 30% in the latest appraisal.  “Beach property values generally go up when the rest of the town goes down. When… Keep Reading

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Old Lyme WPCA Hires Consultant, Debates Sewer Funding and Tests

OLD LYME — The Water Pollution Control Authority made incremental progress Tuesday night, approving a contract to hire a benefit assessment consultant, discussing a potential agreement with the three private beach communities, as well as considering an independent expert to evaluate water testing at Hawk’s Nest.  WPCA Chair Richard Prendergast said that hiring a assessement… Keep Reading

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Letter: How the Politics of Sewers Impacts One Old Lyme Family

Originally the scope of the sewer project in Old Lyme — as determined by the Old Lyme Water Pollution Control Authority and DEEP — included the public beaches of Sound View, White Sands Beach and Hawks Nest. The private beaches were already marching forward.  At the October 2014 meeting of the Old Lyme WPCA, as… Keep Reading

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State Holds Hearing on Water Supply to Miami Beach and Hawk’s Nest in Old Lyme

OLD LYME — The Miami Beach Water Company, which serves 117 residences within the Miami Beach Association and at Hawk’s Nest Beach is under investigation for failing to comply with a state order concerning the availability, or potability, or the provision of water at adequate volume and pressure.  In a May 29, 2019 letter to… Keep Reading

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Denied a Town Meeting by Petition, Officials Provide No Legal Explanation

OLD LYME — Without a clear legal basis, the town has denied a petition for a special meeting with the Water Pollution Control Authority submitted by a group of Sound View residents. “We the residents/taxpayers of Old Lyme request a meeting with the Old Lyme WPCA, where we the people of Old Lyme will ask… Keep Reading

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Sound View Pump Station Reviewed in Tuesday’s Zoning Hearing

OLD LYME — The special permit application for the proposed pump station at 73 Portland Avenue proceeded fairly quickly through a Zoning Commission public hearing Tuesday. The pump station will be the “central collection and discharge point for the wastewater generated in the participating Old Lyme beach areas. The station will convey flow through approximately… Keep Reading

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Frank Chan Proposes New Formula for Assessing Sewers Fees in Sound View

OLD LYME — At the October 8 Water Pollution Control Authority meeting, Vice-Chair Frank Chan proposed a new formula to calculate Equivalent Dwelling Units for the Sound View Beach that would narrow the difference between minimum and maximum assessments. “Our basic premise is every dwelling will receive [the] sewer as a benefit and larger sized… Keep Reading

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With Sewers Slated, First Demolition in Sound View Neighborhood of Old Lyme

OLD LYME — By 5 p.m. Monday, the 1930s-era building that once housed KiddieLand and prior to that O’Connor’s Dance Hall, was a jumble of metal, wood and concrete being prodded and crunched into a pile by the jaws of an excavator.  Across Hartford Avenue, building owner Frank Noe and his wife, Lois Noe, observed… Keep Reading

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Impending San Jose Water and Connecticut Water Service Merger Raises Questions

The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) could approve a long-delayed and previously-rejected merger of San Jose Water (SJW) and the Connecticut Water Service (CWS) and its subsidiaries, after receiving over 80 commitments to protect the public interest, and placing additional conditions on the merger. CWS currently serves about 325,000 Connecticut residents and 56 towns across… Keep Reading

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Of Note: The Matter of Contacting Property Owners Before a Vote

On Thursday, the Old Lyme Water Pollution Control Authority (WPCA) met for the first time since voters approved a plan to borrow up to $9.5 million to install sewers in the shoreline neighborhood of Sound View. About 40 people attended, many were property owners from the Sound View neighborhood and upset about being saddled with… Keep Reading

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