Sokokis owner Bill Sheehan says a third party offered to buy his property and donate 90-feet of shoreline to Ossipee for a beach, but Selectman Morgan asked the campground owner to “keep his promise” to sell the entire business to the town. Meanwhile, the Select Board says ‘no’ to a request to hold weekend hearings on the purchase so that non-resident Ossipee taxpayers can attend.
The town has struck a deal to purchase a big lake campground off Route 16B for $1.2 million, subject to the approval of voters at a special town meeting, possibly in November. Details of the plan will be presented and discussed at a series of public hearings prior to the final vote, according to officials.
Questions continue about site contamination, the potential to harm the aquifer, the impact on Route 16 traffic, and why the Planning Board rejected the argument that the development has regional impact, thereby denying abutting towns a voice in the matter.
Carroll County Independent editorial ponders Ossipee officials’ public opposition to land use planning and land conservation, reminding readers that clean lakes and open spaces are among the reasons people are attracted to our state.
Freedom passed the hat for money to pay for its lawsuit in the Westward Shores matter. Ossipee wants to know who chipped in.