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.
First Selectman Rick Morgan lead a presentation Monday night on the town’s plans for Camp Sokokis if voters approve purchasing the property at a special town meeting on November 28.
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.
In a surprise announcement, Board Chair Rick Morgan said the town plans to close the campground, not just reduce the number of campsites, creating a potential conflict with a provision of the purchase and sales agreement. Responding to opponents of the purchase, board member Sandra Martin called the people behind the “Do the Math” road signs cowardly and un-American because they have chosen to be anonymous. An information session about the selectmen’s plans will be held on Monday, October 30, at 6 p.m. at Ossipee Town Hall. Voters will have the final say at a special town meeting on Tuesday, November 28.
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.