It's easy to understand Bob, municipal/state workers in MA do what ever they want, with impunity....as the politicians & news media always side with them, over the rest of the population. For instance, municipal highway workers will laugh-in-your-face when you ask them why they don't fix the pot holes etc., in the road as you drive to work, or your favorite fishing spot (it's not even there job, they will tell you)!
As for smelt, OTW has asked why they don't put the same 'strain' of smelt that they introduced in Quabin in Wachusett? A strain the does not clog the water outlets as they spawn shallow (or deep, I forget). Eventually they will find there way to Wachusett, as the lakers & smelt did before....but that will take 20+ years!
If your a natural born slacker
....you take the civil service exam right out of High School! NOTHING scares municipal/state workers more that entering the private sector