Westward Shores Expansion Talks Continued to August
July 23, 2016
Planning Board wants time to absorb the outside engineering report, which contains 46 numbered points of concern, including the fact that the expansion is on the floodplain. Several lake residents express concerns about flooding and evacuation plans. Planning Board member Rick St. Jean accuses them and conservation groups of “fear-mongering.”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.
Alliance Asks Ossipee to Require More Flood Data Before Ruling on Westward Shores — July, 18, 2016
The lake organization says inconsistent and inaccurate statements by the owner have clouded the flooding issue. It wants town officials to publicly establish the level at which flooding occurs at the campground, marina and peninsula, and require an accounting of how often the business has been evacuated in past years due to high water.
Ossipee Lake Flooding is a Real Problem, Not “Overblown” — July, 17, 2016
The campground’s cavalier treatment of the facts about flooding on Ossipee Lake should have officials on high alert.
Region Residents Express Concerns About Westward Shores Expansion — July, 15, 2016
On July 5 people from across the region got to weigh in on the application at a planning board hearing that attracted about 65 people. There were comments about the impact the expansion could have on the lake water quality, economic impact, and safety, but the focus was mainly on the expansion onto the peninsula. That expansion includes just 15 of the proposed 246 new sites. The campground, located off Route 16 on Newman Drew Road in West Ossipee currently has 258 sites.
Campground Expansion Under Scrutiny — July, 10, 2016
At a public meeting, Ossipee town officials and residents questioned the environmental impact of the proposed expansion of Westward Shores campground. The town has hired an outside engineering firm as “a second pair of professional eyes” to determine the plan’s compliance with local regulations. The campground’s owner calls concerns about the impact of flooding “way overblown” as residents ask if high water could overwhelm the septic system and prevent campers from safely vacating the property.