The towns of Freedom and Effingham and the Lakes Region Planning Commission have been granted abutter status and will be permitted to comment on the expansion proposal. The Planning Board also mandated a third-party independent review of the expansion application, to be paid for by the campground, to make sure the application meets the town’s zoning ordinance.More »
NH's Milfoil Problem
Ossipee Lake Alliance has been at the forefront of creating awareness that Concord does not have an equitable long-term plan to pay for the growing costs of milfoil control. We have encouraged and will continue to support various grassroots efforts to address this significant state environmental issue.
Westward Shores Responds, Newspaper Responds Back — June, 12, 2016
In two long letters to the Carroll County Independent, the attorney for Westward Shores Campground says alleged misrepresentations to Ossipee officials by his client were actually the result of incomplete meeting minutes and inaccurate reporting. In an editorial response, the newspaper says it stands by its reporting and reiterates its recommendation that extra care be taken to assess the expansion proposal “openly and with care.”
Freedom Conservation Commission Concerned About Westward Shores Expansion — June, 2, 2016
Citing the need to protect surface water and the area’s aquifer, the Commission says the scope of the campground proposal makes it a regional issue, not just a matter for Ossipee planners. Meanwhile, questions continue about claims made to town officials by the campground’s engineering consultants.
Does Ossipee Want to Attract Business or Not? — May, 27, 2016
In an editorial, the Carroll County Independent notes the inconsistency of Ossipee’s Select Board in its approach to business development.
Westward Shores Granted Variance at Ossipee ZBA Meeting — May, 19, 2016
Green Mountain Conservation Group asks the ZBA to revoke its approval due to alleged misrepresentations by the engineering firm representing the campground’s owners. ZBA agrees to consider the alleged misrepresentations at the next meeting.