Ossipee—August 11, 2012—Lakefront Landing Marina in Ossipee has been given more than a two week extension to prove the docks it has been selling are properly permitted. If not, the docks could be removed.
In May, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services gave Lakefront Landing a deadline of Aug. 1. Now, the state agency decided to move the deadline to Aug. 17. DES has said the docks would be removed if they weren’t permitted. Lakefront Landing Condominiums’ property includes 12 campsites and 44 boat slips at 85 Pequaket Trail.
“The agent for Lakefront Landing requested an extension until Labor Day to submit the requested information because of difficulty obtaining historical information,” said Jeffrey Blecharczyk who is a compliance inspector at DES. “The department granted a final extension until Aug. 17 to submit the response.”
Kevin Price, owner of Ossipee Lake Marina in Freedom, believes the boat slips shouldn’t be sold until the permit issue is cleared up.
Lakefront Landing’s lawyer, Greg Smith, of McLane, Graf, Raulerson and Middleton, of Concord, is confident that all the boat slips are old enough to be grandfathered. Smith says there’s ample evidence that some of the docks have been there even since the 1960s. According to Smith, rumors to the contrary are being spread by Price who sees himself as a competitor.
Reached on Wednesday afternoon, Smith was confident Lakefront Landing could assemble enough information by the state’s deadline.