The Shelton Board of Aldermen approved that an $11 million referendum be held in conjunction with the November 6, 2012 election. One question is for $5 million for road reconstruction and resurfacing. In November 2008 and 2010 the electorate had already approved a total of $6.2 million for road reconstruction and resurfacing.
Before voting takes place the Shelton Aldermen need to explain where the $2.2 million from the 2008 and the $4 million from the 2010 referendum were spent. What roads were reconstructed and resurfaced? What is the breakdown cost of each road? What roads were contracted out and who were the contractors that performed the work? Were there any bid procedures? After all, $6.2 million is quite a sum. What roads were updated using our public works city workers? Where is our $6.2 million??
In 2010 the Shelton Aldermen chose not to reveal the names of the roads involved. It is two years later and it’s about time the Aldermen come clean with all of the information and accounting regarding the $6.2 million.
The Shelton Aldermen are now asking for an additional $5 million for roads. It’s time to stop the secrecy and reveal to the electorate not only where the $5 million will be used but also to answer all questions concerning the spent $6.2 million. To operate in secrecy to the tune of some $11.2 million is a neglect of duty. The aldermen are duty bound to be open and transparent.
Where are the millions of dollars going? Why the secrecy?