The start of Summer Level Management arrived late on Wednesday, 5/24/17, with the installation of all stanchions and the first layer of stop logs on the north side. The lake level is now reported at 406.38′. Should be no problem reaching the scheduled summer level of 407.25′ by June 1st.
Carroll County Independent editorial ponders Ossipee officials’ public opposition to land use planning and land conservation, reminding readers that clean lakes and open spaces are among the reasons people are attracted to our state.
Freedom passed the hat for money to pay for its lawsuit in the Westward Shores matter. Ossipee wants to know who chipped in.
After last week’s lengthy court-ordered public hearing, the Ossipee Zoning Board denied Freedom’s request to reconsider the planning board’s approval of the expansion of Westward Shores campground. But now Effingham is calling for that hearing to be reheld. Meanwhile, Freedom is consulting its lawyer on what to do next.
In advance of Tuesday’s Ossipee Planning Board hearing, Dr. Robert Newton says near-by wells for homes and businesses are threatened because of the development’s proximity to a recharge area of the Ossipee Aquifer. He says gas stations are major sources of groundwater contamination even when when they employ new “triple containment” tanks. Smith is familiar with the Ossipee Lake area from his work mapping the glacial geology of the Ossipee Ring Dike.