The topic of the McCarthy Administration’s mandatory sewer connection policy was finally brought up for discussion during Tuesday’s council work session meeting.
This is a direct result of the hundreds of “Ditch the Sewer Mandate” emails that have flooded into the council from concerned citizens like you.
The majority of the County Council agreed to contact their attorney and ask for an opinion on how they could amend the current policy.
However, I want to be clear – the council has NOT committed to taking any action to protect property owners at this time.
They are merely investigating their options.
And while we are hopeful that action will be taken, we understand that we must double-down…
…and continue our efforts to prevent property owners from being forced to connect to county sewer lines at a huge personal cost.
Council members like Dan Schneckenburger and George Patchell have a history of promising to protect citizens, only to flip-flop later when it comes time to vote.
You and I have been successful in getting the ball rolling, but I can promise you that without continued pressure, it will come to a complete stop.
Cecil County Campaign for Liberty is in the beginning stages of organizing a protest of the current county policy requiring property owners to backfill their working septic system and then connect to county sewer lines.
I can’t stress this enough: we must have a large turnout to make this protest successful.
Low attendance will be seen by the politicians as an excuse to do little or nothing.
We need your help and a commitment to join with us in protecting private property rights.
Are you in?
After enough people have committed to attend, we’ll schedule the protest to take place at the County Administration building immediately before a council meeting.
We’ll also encourage liberty lovers like you to attend the council meeting following the protest and to speak in opposition of forced sewer connections.
And believe me, they need to hear from you on this issue.
While the council did agree to seek legal counsel on this matter, some of the discussion was still downright disturbing.
Councilman Meffley said that “free” connections should be considered.
Sounds great until you consider that property owners will still be forced to shell out thousands of dollars at their personal expense…
…to drain and fill their existing septic tanks and hire a plumbing contractor to make connections inside of their homes.
This is not an acceptable solution!
Councilwoman Gregory talked about possible incentives and amending the policy by removing connection deadlines.
However, this does nothing to address the “triggering events” that would still force property owners to connect.
And McCarthy administration representative Al Wein told the council that the administration believes that “adequate relief” was already given to property owners when connection fees were reduced to $6000.00.
This is why it is so important that you commit to keeping some of your limited time open to join us at the “Ditch the Sewer Mandate” protest.
A few years ago, rural property owners were stripped of their property rights under the tier map regulations.
Now big government has its sights set on controlling property owners in “growth corridors.”
Whose property rights will come under attack next?
As Founding Father John Dickinson wrote, “United we stand, divided we fall.”
Please share this information and encourage friends and family to sign up and attend the “Ditch the Sewer Mandate” protest.
Everyone who signs up will be notified of the exact time and date well in advance.
Thanks for your support!