The Warwick Sewer Authority (WSA) still cannot get its act together.
The WSA Board along with their attorney, limited public feedback to 5 minutes per person and you could only make comments and not ask questions. It was advised to put questions and suggestions in writing..they wouldn't answer them at the meeting. Typical WSA monologue because they've never had substantial dialogue with the public and that's the reason why they're in the mess they're in.
The first question that was asked by a concerned taxpayer pertained to the acceptance of the new WSA rules and regulations that were required by the state-- due on June 30th of this year. We have been told in the past by WSA Director Janine Burke that they were just too busy to get it done within a year's time. Totally unacceptable.
Another issue that was mentioned was that the WSA did not acquire the land for the Governor Francis phase 3 pumping station in a reasonable amount of time. This was just a repeat of what happened in Gov Francis phase 2 a couple of years ago.. same cast of characters, same ball dropped.
Another issue was the $300,000 mistake regarding the WSA's protective berm. Basically, the WSA did not properly conduct a subsurface test prior to starting construction, and discovered giant boulders which hindered the project. The ratepayers got stuck with the cost overruns.
All of these issues could have been discovered and addressed with the public-- IF-- councilman Ladouceur had conducted sewer oversight committee meetings with the public as he promised.
What happened to councilman Ladouceur's Sewer Oversight Committee meetings?