Gray Merriam | Apr 12, 2017

Jeff Green stated "A mandatory inspection system has to treat  everyone in the same way." This mantra has slowed action on septic re-inspection but its basis is questionable. Focusing the debate on waterfront properties alone could enable more effective action. Equality of treatment can be applied to any definable group not just all taxpayers. MPAC as just one example has defined waterfront properties as a treatable group. Waterfront properties would provide the greatest benefit toward the primary objective of guarding against nutrient flow into lakes and rivers and the owners of those properties are likely to support such action.

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