The following letter was published by the Carroll Country Independent on November 17.
To the Editor:
On Tuesday, Nov. 28, Ossipee residents will have an opportunity to decide whether a town beach on Lake Ossipee is in their future. The idea of a town beach on the Lake is not a new one; but this is a first where town voters get a chance to decide for themselves.
Many in our group either attended the Oct. 30 Board of Selectmen presentation or viewed it on video. We, the Executive Committee of the Broad Leavitt Bay Association, have concluded, that it is an excellent asset acquisition for the town.
Given the acreage (approximately 54 acres), lake frontage (200+feet), beach quality, picnic area opportunities, bathroom facility and potential for 4 season use, this seems a once in a lifetime opportunity for the town to provide lake access to all Ossipee residents.
We, as lakefront owners, are fortunate to not only have the enjoyment of our own beaches; but the beautiful Long Sands beach on the main lake is only a boat ride away. It seems only fair and reasonable that Ossipee residents have the opportunity to recreate on a beach owned and maintained by the town.
Kudos to the Town Selectmen for offering their constituents the chance to purchase this wonderful site. We encourage every voter to vote yes for the purchase.
Chairman, Executive Committee
Broad-Leavitt Bay Association