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.
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.
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.