Manchester councilman 'disgusted' by comments

June 09, 1993|By Katherine Richards | Katherine Richards,Staff Writer

The town of Manchester's ad hoc committee on water and sewers may be gone, but it's not forgotten.

At last night's Town Council meeting, Councilman Robert Kolodziejski, who was absent from the last meeting, said that in viewing the tape, he was "a little disgusted" with some things council members had said and done then.

He cited the council's vote to disband the ad hoc committee.

"I personally didn't get all the information that they [the committee] had to offer us," he said. "I was just a little bit disgusted.

"It seemed that some of their [the council members'] comments were of a personal nature," rather than political, he said.

"I do sincerely hope that we work as a council" in the future, he said.

"I don't want to be associated with any of the comments that were made," he said, adding that he would stop talking because he, too, might get personal if he said more.

Pat Shea, a resident who had been a member of the ad hoc committee on water and sewers, asked why the committee had been disbanded and what information the committee had provided that made the council think its work was done.

"I don't think it was handled very professionally," Mr. Shea said.

Councilman Douglas Myers said the panel was disbanded because it diverted citizens' input to the committee and away from the council.

He said the committee had met for a year but had not made water and sewer rates final.

Town Manager Terry Short said the committee had put together a rate structure and had been waiting for final budget figures to plug in when it was disbanded.

Councilman John A. Riley, who is now responsible for water and sewers, told the mayor, "You've assigned me a lot of committee members I don't want."

Mayor Earl A. J. "Tim" Warehime Jr. had given him a list of citizens who could be on a water-sewer committee. Mr. Warehime said some of them could offer him information.

"I will get the information," Mr. Riley said, "but I do not want a committee."

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