Ossipee – May 18, 2017 – If the Town of Ossipee is being sued by another town, Ossipee taxpayers have a right to know who’s footing the bill. The Town of Freedom, funded by an established non-profit organization, is suing the Town of Ossipee and its planning board for the latter’s decision to allow a massive expansion of Westward Shores Camping Area on Ossipee Lake.
At the urging of Ossipee Selectman Richard Morgan, selectmen here voted May 15 to send a formal information request to Freedom selectmen. They want copies of the non-profit formation papers, the officers of the organization, and a list of the donors and the amounts they have donated. Morgan said the people of Ossipee have a right to know the people’s names that are paying to sue them.
Morgan said the Town of Ossipee has already spent “several thousand dollars” defending against Freedom’s suit. Morgan also said he finds a great deal of hypocrisy in the fact that Freedom has done far more development on Ossipee Lake yet finds the need to sue Ossipee when developers want to develop this side of the lake.