It’s up to Ossipee voters to determine whether buying Camp Sokokis is the right financial decision. But from an environmental perspective, we like the plan and support it.
The recent storm that brought high winds and heavy rain to the area quickly took the lake from its planned autumn drawdown level to flood stage. It’s a reminder that flooding is a fact of life on Ossipee Lake that needs to be considered in approving development on the floodplain.
A 6 p.m. public information meeting at Ossipee Town Hall is scheduled as town taxpayers appear to be divided over the wisdom of buying an Ossipee Lake campground, and confused about the tax impact and how the property will be operated.
State officials brief Berry Bay Lake Association members about plans for a new dam on the north side of the Ossipee River complex. Construction should start early next summer.
Select Board Chairman Richard Morgan is urging town residents to get educated about buying Camp Sokokis for $1.2 million before the issue comes to a vote at a special town meeting. But the town has offered no meaningful information about the plan since it was announced in August, leading people to express their frustrations online and in the local newspaper.