Prove That Trumansburg Needs a Second Water Source
David Filiberto’s greatest contribution to the Trumansburg Village Board of Trustees has proven to be his ability to examine the challenges Trumansburg faces, and ask the critical questions that no one else thinks to ask. Filiberto showed this ability at the most recent village board meeting, at which the issue of the proposed Water District 5 came up.
One of the arguments that’s been made for years by those who have been pushing for a fast approval of Water District 5 is that the new water district is necessary because Trumansburg is legally required to get a second water source, even though there has been no water crisis, or anything close to it, in the village.
At the last board meeting, Filiberto asked a simple question that no one else on the board had ever thought to ask: How do we know that Trumansburg is really required to develop a second source of water for its residents?
No one at the meeting could answer the question. No one could cite a source showing that there is any legal obligation for Trumansburg to get a second water source. Everyone had just taken it for granted that there was such a requirement.
I’m no lawyer, and I’m not a development expert. But, I repeat David Filiberto’s challenge here on Finding Ulysses:
Prove to me that Trumansburg is legally required to get an additional water source of the sort used to justify Water District 5.
I want proof, not just hearsay. Show me the documents. Show me the law.
I don’t just want to look at professional guidelines or suggestions. I want to see proof that the there is any law that obligates the Village of Trumansburg to develop another source of water.