Editor's Note: First Selectman Timothy Herbst responded Tuesday to a press release sent out by Democratic Town Council member, Martha Jankovic-Mark, who is running against him in November. Herbst responded to each of Mark's points individually.
It's unfortunate that Ms. Mark does not understand how town government operates. The rate increase that Mrs. Mark is referring to was negotiated 20 years ago under the administration of Democratic First Selectman David Wilson. A decision was made a long time ago to enter into a 20 year contract with Bridgeport. Trumbull taxpayers are now the victims of this poor decision making. My administration, through the WPCA has filed two different lawsuits to prevent further outrageous increases from Bridgeport. Further, we are exploring other options to deal with wastewater management that would discontinue our relationship with Bridgeport.