Freedom – June 5, 2009 – Saying they want to “support the ZBA,” Freedom’s Board of Selectmen this week voted 3-0 to appeal the Ossipee Lake Marina boat storage case to State Supreme Court, according to a report in the Carroll County Independent.
This time, however, marina owner Kevin Price says he will pay the town’s legal bill.
On May 18, Price appeared before the selectmen to ask them to appeal the case. Price told the board he thought the Superior Court “had made some assumptions” in overturning the ZBA.
After being asked by board chairman Les Babb how much he was willing to pay toward a town appeal, Price said he would take the financial burden “off your shoulders.”
In its Thursday issue, the Independent reported the town has already received $2,000 from Price, which officials said would be “put in escrow.”
The 2007 ZBA ruling allowing an unlimited number of boats at the business has been overturned twice by two different judges in Superior Court.