Letter: 'Southbury Selectman Was Wrong'

Southbury DTC Chair says Republicans are a party of “just say no”, questions local Republicans.


A recent letter to the Editor from Selectman Landmon drew my attention.  He contested that the bid given to the Town for cleanup was unacceptable and that there were reasonable, and I assume he means less costly, alternatives. We can debate the facts but in this instance I believe Chad was wrong.

More eloquent individuals than I noted at the two Town meetings that the expense in both direct costs and man hours to complete this burdensome task would far outstrip what it would entail to bring in well equipped experts to get the job done quickly and effectively.  Chad offered no well-thought out alternative nor is there any comments in his remarks that he tried to work with the First Selectman to develop an alternative.

The arguments to proceed with the experts made at the first Town meeting and then again at the next meeting were convincing. In both instances our neighbors who were there voted overwhelmingly to proceed. Now I don’t anticipate that the selectmen will always agree but given the evidence that this was the correct (and neighborly) thing to do I begin to suspect what else is at play.

We’re barely into this administration’s tenure and there seems to be the appearance of an effort to be divisive. On a national level the Republican Party, since Mr. Obama became our president, has been the party of “just say no”. Is it possible that what we are seeing in Southbury is a reflection of what’s happing more broadly? I may be wrong but my sixth sense about these things gives me pause.


Drew Morten
Chair, Southbury DTC

Skip JAcobs February 22, 2012 at 12:11 AM
Drew Morten if he had it his way along with Ed will spend the town into oblivion. The republicans for years built up the funds but when they are gone they are gone. I see two years of mis managment and spending. New boss like the old boss he has showed us nothing and he sides with his department heads. Ed thinks the world of Tom Crowe that moron the man is not fit to command his own mop, let alone run a public works department. He was fired from chesire and hired by southbury. What in the hell is going on with this town ????
geewizz February 22, 2012 at 12:07 PM
Let me remind everyone that last year, if I recall right, "Mary Kate" quoted Crowe stating he was quitting this year, and he was only concerned with getting his pension. This is the same Crowe that claimed the sand sold by the state last winter was "old sand" missing an opportunity to save us a bunch of $$$
Skip JAcobs February 22, 2012 at 08:05 PM
U got it. For crowe to have his pension he needs to stay until 2014 for ten years he was hired in 2004 Gog helps with two more years of this.
geewizz February 22, 2012 at 10:15 PM
10 years is too short a time to be worthy of a pension. If someone seeks employment in three different towns for only 10 years per job,they collect from 3 pensions. That is wrong and motivates the employee to "move on" as soon as he is tenured. Corporations require longer tenure. I think this issue should be addressed.
Skip JAcobs February 22, 2012 at 10:19 PM
Ru Kidding, I agree with u. The whole town is so scrwed up I don't think it will ever be fixed.


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