Village of Fredonia and town of Pomfret water negotiations are exactly what they appear to be: a constant bickering session.
Even resident Ed Lawson can see it. Lawson went to the Pomfret board last week to ask what happened in regard to the recent delays. "I was here a week ago, and I thought we had assurances that the water contract would be taken care of by now," the resident said. "It's been a long, long time and every time we get near, it seems like it's a vanishing horizon."
But, as is usually the case with our overabundance of government, it is not really about serving the people who pay the taxes. Our local government is about serving those who are part of the government - the board members, the leaders and the employees.
All Mr. Lawson wants is an answer. What he received was more excuses - and more delays. Unfortunately, too many of those excuses have to deal with the personalities and politics of the current and past players of the town and village.
Good government? Not at all. It is a disgrace - and disservice, especially to those waiting.