At the 2021 PIE Annual Membership Meeting held on Saturday January 2, 2021, the membership, in a nearly unanimous vote, approved having PIE represent its membership by opposing the application by a private utility (Environmental Utilities, LLC) for a central sewer system on the Island.
Included in the discussion was:
(1) sending a letter from PIE (as an organization) to the PSC by the January 4th deadline, requesting that EU’s Motion to Bifurcate and Temporary Rule Waiver be denied, and
(2) writing a letter from PIE opposing EU’s application for certification by the 30-day deadline to respond to notice.
Using the legal fund to hire an attorney to represent the membership in objecting to the application was also discussed as part of the motion approved.
It was reiterated several times that the position that PIE will represent on behalf of the membership does not oppose central sewer in general, but specifically opposes central sewer constructed and maintained by a private utility.