Checking the drains

“At first blush, I haven’t figured out which part of the web complicates the next (part),” Second Warden Sven Risom said, describing the requests of the Sewer Commission to the Town Council. He went on to describe the agenda item as a “rushed jambalaya,” with “too much sauce.”“That’s a fair assessment,” Finance Director Amy Land replied to Risom.The Sewer Commission was before the Town Council on April 20 with a multipronged agenda item, some of which were things to be added to the public’s consideration at the Financial Town Meeting on May 2. The council had the adoption of the Warrant for the Financial Town Meeting on the agenda for that evening, so the Sewer Commission’s requests were truly last-minute.The Sewer Commission asked for four things that night: to add a new residential customer to the district, to add bonding of $2 million to the Financial Town Meeting for something called “Cleaning CCTV and Lining of Gravity Sewers Project,” to request the town use American Rescue Plan Act funds for the project, and to request that all island taxpayers be responsible for 25 percent of the bonding for the project. The town council and voters approved a similar

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