Over the last few years I have been asked to serve upon three citywide boards and tip my cap to those fellow residents who donate so much time to the betterment of Derby. Many have spent years trying to improve our city.
During this time period I have had the pleasure of working with Mayor Anita Dugatto. We spent numerous hours meeting with federal and state officials of EPA and DEEP to resolve the many issues that plagued our Water Pollution Control Authority over the years.
Her first concern was always the residents and taxpayers of Derby. Together and with the help of the current WPCA we were successful in saving millions of tax payer dollars to the approved WPCA bond for capital improvements to the plant, underground piping system and the refurbishing of the pumping stations; two of which are scheduled to meet their intended schedule shortly.
You may not agree with the mayor on some issues, don’t like her hair or shoes, however it can never be said she wasn’t honest or for her work ethic and love of Derby.
As she would proudly say, “Let’s talk Derby.”
The writer lives in Derby.
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