It was a close vote, but an amendment was not approved by Candlewood Lake Authority delegates at their meeting this week that would have prohibited delegates from taking part in future meetings if municipal dues weren't paid. The Newstimes reports that, with three absences, the eight yes votes fell short of the 10 needed for passage. There are 15 delegates in total.
The amendment was proposed by the CLA because there is not a deadline for towns to pay their dues. The issue came to a head last year when New Fairfield withheld a majority of their payment to the CLA over what the town said was mismanagement of CLA funds. The CLA disputed the charge.
New Fairfield paid after the CLA hired a municipal auditor to outline new accounting procedures.