CSD and the good old boy's club
Is CSD a true government agency, or a good old boy's club?
When it comes to the water treatment plant, it shouldn't matter if the developer is an "out of towner," or-- with the case of John Sullivan-- a neighbor. Development must be planned appropriately and infrastructure designed accordingly.
While I have not always agreed with CSD's General Manager, Ed Crouse, I have always appreciated his strong stance regarding the water plant. On this issue, despite years of developer pressure, Ed has never waivered.
Not. Even. Once.
Sadly, there seems to be a growing movement at CSD with some directors who appear to be allowing their personal friendships to dictate solid planning decisions. Personal friendships should never come before the fiscal security of the community, as well as residents' health and safety (water quality for families) .
It should not matter if the developer is a local, a golfing buddy, or someone to share a beer with at the club.
The same standards must apply to all--standards that protect the community, not the developer's bottom line.
One doesn't need to glance back too far to recall poor developer generated decisions that delivered the community a costly state sewage Cease and Desist order. Do we really need to go there, again, only this time with the state health department? I know for certain: they are watching closely.
Please remember: Unlike the RMA, or Golf, board of directors, the CSD is a true government organization. Directors of the CSD board are held to a far higher standard, and remain firmly under the investigative jurisdiction of the Grand Jury.
Do the right thing: #NoSpecialFavorsForDevelopers