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.
Freedom passed the hat for money to pay for its lawsuit in the Westward Shores matter. Ossipee wants to know who chipped in.
A request by Tamworth to be given special abutter status in the Route 16 development gets shut down by Ossipee. The developer’s engineering firm sees irony in the neighboring town’s concerns because Tamworth has no zoning laws and lacks a groundwater protection ordinance.
After mediation of a tax dispute between the Marist Brothers and the Town of Effingham broke down, the religious order took the town to court, where a judge ruled the camp flunked all four state tests to qualify for charitable tax exemption. More than $200,000 in back taxes is now at issue.
Select Board hears from proponents of Dan Hole Watershed Trust’s offer to fund and gift to the town a planning study rejected by voters last year, as well as those who don’t want the study to be done no matter who pays for it. Board agrees to decide what to do at the next meeting. Article includes a link to the meeting video.