Ossipee Selectman Morgan may push for a new discussion at Town Meeting, Meanwhile, Dan Hole Watershed Trust will conduct the study on its own time and dime and post the results on its website.
The Marist Brothers organization is asking the court to agree with their position that they are exempt from property taxation based on their non-profit status and charitable status. The Town of Effingham says the camp’s purposes are unduly broad, its programs are not sufficiently different from those offered by for-profit youth camps, and the volume of scholarships provided to families in need is “unremarkable.”
The towns of Freedom and Effingham and the Lakes Region Planning Commission have been granted abutter status and will be permitted to comment on the expansion proposal. The Planning Board also mandated a third-party independent review of the expansion application, to be paid for by the campground, to make sure the application meets the town’s zoning ordinance.
The next step for the project is to receive all necessary permits to satisfy environmental protection requirements. Some work will be done to the bridge this fall, but work will not be completed this year.
Merrow and Leavitt say ‘yes’ to accepting a state grant, Maloney says ‘no’ and cites possible impact on drinking water.