Tuesday night was my first Electors meeting of the Second Taxing District. An Elector is anyone who gets either electric or water from SNEW (South Norwalk Electric and Water) and is a registered voter. As it is, we only need 15 people to attend, and that includes the 7 commissioners and 1 treasurer that were elected by the Second Taxing District! Imagine my surprise when we couldn’t even get 15 people to show up! Three of the commissioners couldn’t make it, with no reason, our treasurer included, in fact I had my husband and also a common councilman, and our chairwoman had her husband and that was it! The first time in 10 years that we had to reschedule our Electors meeting. And its’ not much, we just have to pass the budget for the next year!!
So, the clerk has to put the new date in the newspapers (costs roughly $300) , she and another person will have to be there for at least 1 hr (2 hrs x $16 is $32) someone had to take down the chairs, etc. and someone will have to set them up again (2 hrs x $16 is $32 again) Then, even though we own the electricity, we still have to pay for it, right? Wonder how much that costs? And all because we couldn’t get 6 people to show up! And because of this, we, the electric department has to reschedule a meeting that might have only taken 10 minutes.
Then are people who always complain that the electricity is too expensive, well we are the CHEAPEST in the entire state! Bar no one! You would think that they would have shown up at least. O well, what you gonna do, it’s a bad state of affairs when no one comes to a yearly meeting.