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.
Board votes 4-2 to accept privately raised funds for a voter-rejected land planning study, then reverses itself on a 3-2 vote, with one abstention, to let the Select Board decide what to do.
On July 5 people from across the region got to weigh in on the application at a planning board hearing that attracted about 65 people. There were comments about the impact the expansion could have on the lake water quality, economic impact, and safety, but the focus was mainly on the expansion onto the peninsula. That expansion includes just 15 of the proposed 246 new sites. The campground, located off Route 16 on Newman Drew Road in West Ossipee currently has 258 sites.
Select Board seats will be contested in all three Ossipee Lake communities.
Select Board declines to cite a reason for taking action against Gene Dow, who has been fire chief since June 2008.