An important briefing was to have occurred at the office of First Selectman Carl Fortuna's office May 8. Lawrence Bonin Sr. and Bradford Thorpe, a Board of Finance member, were meeting with Fortuna on an "issue" of local significance that occurred at the Old Saybrook transfer station, May 5, 2012.
The issue: Lawrence Bonin Jr., employee of the Old Saybrook transfer station, filed a harassment complaint against Bradford Thorpe following a dispute over the price of Thorpe's garbage. Bonin Sr., Public Works director, waived the unconscionable $5 fee for Thorpe's garbage and reportedly said he would contact First Selectman Fortuna on Monday morning in regards to the issue. Regarding the same issue, Brad Thorpe, "who did not feel that being charged $5 was fair... was already planning on speaking with First Selectman Fortuna first thing Monday morning."
Do you suppose they discussed the special treatment that Thorpe could expect to receive at the transfer station? Can he expect free dumping, exclusive dumping rights on the days and hours the transfer station is closed to the public? What makes Bradford Thorpe so special; or his garbage so priceless? Will Fortuna be issuing a press release regarding the outcome of this meeting?