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Friday, October 5

Water Contract, etc.

Here is the water contract, the amendment, the legal opinion from the city attorney, Joe Scala, and the competing legal opinion from the former city attorney, Peter Tulin.

Please ignore all of the random notes written in the margins and the note to "Call Barb's cell" in the top corner of the front page. Otherwise, enjoy.

Water Contract


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The plain language of the agreement clearly limits the sale of City water to serve only defined commercial uses in a very specific area shown and described on the attached tax and zoning maps.

It seems outside reason and common sense that anyone - but especially a municipal attorney - could conclude otherwise. How the current city attorney could recommend to a siting commissioner of public works to do anything other than seek an amendment to the original contract suggests either incompetence or maleficence.

Let us hope that the city attorney's "opinion" presented to public works last year was not contrived to avoid a public discussion and vote on the matter, but his "opinion" is not credible and seems contrived to justify the action.

Even if there was a doubt in his mind, and how could there not have been, he should have proceeded on the side of caution.

Finally, we ask if the mayor was privy to the "opinion." Is it conceivable that as the appointing official under whose jurisdiction the city attorney serves did not see the opinion?

Perhaps, Lauren, you could ask and let us know.

October 5, 2012 at 5:28 PM 
Blogger Lucian said...

Hi Anonymous, good points, but who is Lauren?

October 5, 2012 at 6:21 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lucian,5:28PM thinks you're Lucian Lauren..Hall of Fame race Horse Trainer..mmm oh! well roll with it..5:28pm the misinterpitation by the city attorney might be come clearer when all the players behind the scenes are revealed,then it will make didn't have to go this way!

October 6, 2012 at 5:46 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All the players behind the scenes? Oh you must mean he McTygues. Sniff Sniff! I smell a rat! Billy is running for DPW and Patsy Design is his stooge! Little Patsy loves playing both sides of the fence.

October 6, 2012 at 5:50 PM 

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