“The primary options before us seem to be choosing a regional solution with SGWASA or a stand-alone approach with our own plant on the Tar River. Both options have its pros and cons but I support combining our system with SGWASA. We are in a situation where, finally, there is an offer for what we have asked for - a rate reduction for our citizens, a financial offer for our system, and allocation which will allow us to continue to grow and develop. For me, this is the best decision for our community and the region.”
According to The Mayor, there were 3 conditions that needed to be met before Creedmoor would consent to join SGWASA.
According to The Mayor, all 3 conditions were met, and all 3 were in the offer from SGWASA made August 2012 (read here.)
The Mayor claimed in March, 2013, he’s satisfied with the offer SGWASA made in August of 2012. SGWASA gave Creedmoor EVERYTHING IT HAD ASKED FOR in the August 2012 offer.
So, what has happened since last March, when the Mayor made his sweet speech and gave his solemn pledge of support?
Why don’t SGWASA and The “City” have a contract?
Because The “City” is purposefully negotiating in bad faith.
The “City” keeps deceitfully changing the terms.
The latest example of bad faith is a new demand from Creedmoor for $23 Million from SGWASA - a $10 million increase from March of 2013 when The Mayor assured the citizens he was satisfied with the terms offered.
In Truth, The “City” has upped the demand to $23 million because The Mayor and the ‘Ommissioners don’t want to join SGWASA at all.
The “City” is conniving, scheming, DELAYING, hoping that USDA RD will approve the boondoggle Hester Road sewage plant over the objections of everybody in the state.
It is a willful betrayal of trust by The Mayor.
And as the price continues to grow, so grows the Mayor’s nose.
The “City” continues to scheme and to waste the citizen’s hard-earned money on land, plans, legal fees and paid consultants for a sewage plant that is not needed, is environmentally destructive, and financially insane.
Who knows when the Mayor is believable?
We appear to have a Pinocchioing Mayor in Creedmoor – a puppet who struggles with the truth while "negotiating" a contract with endless strings attached.
Say one thing. DO another. That’s why…
Something Stinks in Creedmoor!