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.
In a letter to the Carroll County Independent, the co-founder and former president of the Long Sands Association property owners group questions why the Ossipee Planning Board would deny the Town of Freedom’s request for more time to present its concerns about the proposed expansion of Westward Shores Campground.
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 campground’s cavalier treatment of the facts about flooding on Ossipee Lake should have officials on high alert.