Where's all the money gone?
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To the Editor,

We are very concerned about WSWMD. We question how the district’s net liquid assets of $486,000 have been whittled away since June 30, 2012, to the extent that the district (including us, the member towns) are now $100,000 in debt? It seems clear that gross mismanagement is the answer. The complete lack of fiscal responsibility shown by the district is outrageous. We feel the lack of foresight in how to deal with the ever changing commodities market most likely caused this financial problem.

Are you aware of this crisis?

The Whitingham Selectboard would like you to join us to respectfully demand that WSWMD tighten their belt and stop the frivolous spending. We also recommended that they stop wasting employee and director’s time and effort on research to keep the MRF going. It was already voted by the supervisors to close the MRF. Shut it down! Sooner, rather than later.

We urge selectboards to advise their representative to vote no on taking out any loans. A responsible alternative would be to sell the equipment and trucks and then take a hard look at the viability of keeping the district running. Increasing assessments to cover these losses is not being responsible to our taxpayers.

Keith Bronson, chair

Allan Twitchell, vice chair

Greg Brown

Karl Twitchell

Robin Kingsley

Whitingham Selectboard

Whitingham
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