SSRRA Questions …
Salisbury and Sharon
Questions you might want to ask about the SSRRA Ordinance …
Since the SSRRA would be a separate entity under the laws of Connecticut, why are ALL of the members of both boards of Selectmen being appointed to serve as its initial Board of Directors?
Given the first question, could this not be considered a ‘conflict of interest’? (Remember, the SSRRA IS an independent agency of the government)
Why are the Selectmen so insistent that membership on the Board of Directors should be governed by ‘the IRON fist’ of the Selectmen by allowing for ‘dismissal from the Board WITHOUT CAUSE’?
Why is there no provision for at least one of the members from each Town to be ELECTED by the people?
Why have we not been shown at least a ‘draft’ of potential bylaws for this entity?
Why have the Selectmen failed to name ‘alternates’ from each Town at this point in the process?
Why are the ‘concurrent ordinances’ still not completed? The ordinances are changing on a routine basis. Considering ‘all of the work’ that has been done, should we not be debating fully written ordinances and making changes based on what the people of the communities think?
Given informational meetings have been held in both Towns, and that information given at those meetings has either been flatly wrong, not fully comprehended, or even completely unknown by those who are proposing to serve as the Board that will move the process forward, when will there be meetings when all of the information is available, so that the public may have an intelligent discussion of the issues surrounding the formation of the SSRRA?
Why are we limiting participation in the SSRRA to only Salisbury and Sharon? Is this not closing the door to potential future opportunities that could bring other Towns into the organization?
Why is the Town of Salisbury selling/gifting it’s property to the SSRRA? Why not lease the property to the Authority to insure it remains under the ownership of the Town of Salisbury?
Should we exclude the participation of those who are property owners (paying taxes on $1,000 or more of assessed property, as is the rule for voting on Town ordinances and Financial matters)? We eliminate part-time residents (who often own substantial taxable properties), business owners who may live in other towns (and vote there) … The ordinance specifies ‘ELECTORS’ … Ask yourself … Is this fair?
These are just some questions that come to mind … Do you have others?