To the Editor:
Myself, my neighbors and other residents concerned about our water and our environment, attended the Town Council Meeting Monday night. Our intention was to discuss what was on the agenda (Mr. Eames letters of explanation) regarding Site Ready.
I can count on one hand the times I have even been at a Town Council meeting, the last 2 being in the last month. On both occasions, I left shaking my head. Mr. Lambert’s behavior is inexcusable and deplorable and he should be ashamed of himself.
He attempted everything in his power to shoo us away at the October meeting and on Monday night, he was successful in doing just that.
For the life of me, I cannot imagine why he, or anyone in this town for that matter, would not be concerned with what has been allowed to occur since it involves much more than just our very precious drinking water.
What possibly could have been said that caused Mr. Lambert to lose control and explode at a tax-paying resident in the audience with “SHUT UP”! words that most people teach their children to never say. This is the President of our town council?
Since no one around me heard the comment, I inquired. It was regarding the fact that we had every right to be before the town council with our concerns; we were NOT there to complain about the expansion of Site Ready that is before the Planning Board. We were there to complain about the current use. By Mr. Eames own admissions, there is a lack of proper permits. And, there is a lack of a letter of Compliance from the town.!
I guess Mr. Lambert did not want anyone to interfere with his strategy of diversion and confusion, so much so that even a newspaper reporter stated that he was confused. He just continued to rant about jurisdiction.
Wonder why he did not want this exposed?
So, we left the meeting being told by Mr. Lambert that the town was attempting to get on the property since Site Ready is now not allowing them access. This is a fact that we already knew because they have been attempting to get on the property since we brought this to their attention several weeks ago. Mr. Eames was asked about the law stating that it is not as easy as it looks. It was interesting that he left out the most important part of the law that states “if the entry is necessary in the interest of public health, safety and welfare”. Maybe he doesn’t think it is.
Maybe Mr. Lambert and Mr. Teitz should spend their energy and less of our money trying to get on a property where they are fully aware of what Mr. Eames has done. Maybe they should drive by to see the compost pile that requires a special permit and does not have one, or the Letter of Compliance from the town which is required by the State of Rhode Island.
While they are scratching their heads trying to figure out how they are going to get on the property, maybe Mr. Eames could do his job and issue a Cease and Desist. We have formally requested this and the enforcement of our zoning which protects everyone’s most basic rights!