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Posted on in Topic: Old Lyme Beach Communities/Topic: Sewers/WPCA

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

Posted on in New London/Topic: Sewers/WPCA

New London Opts to Renegotiate Regional Sewer Agreement

NEW LONDON — At its December 19 meeting, the New London Water and Water Pollution Control Authority voted to renegotiate the 30-year-old sewage agreement with the towns of Waterford and East Lyme.  The tri-town agreement would have automatically renewed on January 10, 2021 for a ten-year period unless one or more member municipalities gave formal… Keep Reading

Posted on in Topic: Sewers/WPCA

WPCA Discusses a State-Mandated Revision to Old Lyme’s Sewer Ordinance and Cost Sharing

OLD LYME — In part due to the town’s recent re-evaluation, the Water Pollution Control Authority plans to hire attorneys and consultants to determine property values in Sound View Beach as the town’s sewer project moves forward.  At Tuesday’s WPCA meeting, Douglas Wilkinson, treasurer, said next year’s budget includes $10,000 for a land use lawyer… Keep Reading

Posted on in Letters/Topic: Old Lyme Beach Communities/Topic: Sewers/WPCA

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

Posted on in Old Lyme/Topic: Old Lyme Beach Communities/Topic: Sewers/WPCA

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

Posted on in Topic: Old Lyme Beach Communities/Topic: Sewers/WPCA

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

Posted on in Topic: Old Lyme Beach Communities/Topic: Sewers/WPCA

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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Editorial: A Stray Conversation About Sewering Rogers Lake and Elsewhere in Old Lyme

What should we make of a recent interview with Waterford First Selectman Daniel Steward, credibly recounting conversations with Old Lyme First Selectman Bonnie Reemsnyder on the topic of installing sewers in Rogers Lake and elsewhere in Old Lyme? “What they haven’t included in any of these discussions is what it costs to transport the sewage… Keep Reading

Posted on in Waterford/WPCA

Waterford’s First Selectman Daniel Steward Retiring, But Still Looking Forward

WATERFORD — Retiring First Selectman Daniel Steward has seen Waterford’s transformation first hand over 69 years living in town. Steward’s father sold the family dairy farm in the early 1970s, and now those acres are the site of a Lowe’s Home Improvement and shopping plaza just off Interstate 95. The catalpa tree his father planted… Keep Reading

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