Category Archives: That Other Petition

Pleasant Pond Mill LLC has filed their own petition for release from dam ownership.

24 August 2015: PPM/AQF file opposition to State’s motion, amend original petition

Last Friday, attorneys representing Pleasant Pond Mill LLC (PPM) and Aquafortis Associates LLC (AQF) made two filings in Lincoln County Superior Court. The first was an expected objection to the State’s July 6th Motion to Dismiss. The second filing was a motion … Continue reading

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12 August 2015: Kelley’s recent appeal dismissed from Lincoln County Superior Court

At the Clary Lake Association Annual Meeting back on August 1st I provided an update on the Clary Lake water level order and where things stand (see post: “2015 Clary Lake Association annual meeting a great success). During that discussion I described … Continue reading

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30 June 2015: Kelley’s appeal of Petition for Release Dismissal to BEP rejected

You will recall that last May the Maine Department of Environmental Protection returned Pleasant Pond Mill LLC’s (PPM) Petition for Release from Dam Ownership… Continue reading

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27 May 2015: Revised News Post

I have updated the 18 May 2015 post regarding the DEP dismissal of the Pleasant Pond Mill LLC’s petition for release from dam ownership or water level maintenance to include links to the document prepared by CLA attorney Ron Kreisman … Continue reading

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26 May 2015: KJ: Mediation over Clary Lake water level ends without resolution

There is an article by Paul Koenig in today’s Central Maine Papers (Kennebec Journal, Morning Sentinel) reporting on the ending of mediation of the Clary Lake water level order appeal. The article also mentions in passing the recent dismissal by the DEP … Continue reading

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18 May 2015: DEP Dismisses PPM’s Petition for Release from Dam Ownership

Last week, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection dismissed and returned to Paul Kelley and Pleasant Pond Mill LLC (PPM) its pending Petition for Release from Dam Ownership or Water Level Maintenance. The May 13, 2015 letter from Kathy Howatt, … Continue reading

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09 March 2015: Still no solution in battle over water level at Clary Lake

Paul Koenig of the Central Maine Papers (Kennebec Journal, Morning Sentinel) has written an article that appeared in this past Saturday’s paper. There has been precious little news in recent months about the Clary Lake water level order and the ongoing … Continue reading

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22 September 2014: Kelley Files Consultation Report with DEP

Paul Kelley has fulfilled the final statutory requirement of his Petition for Release from Dam Ownership or Water Level Maintenance by filing his consultation report detailing the results of his attempts to find a new owner for the Clary Lake dam. … Continue reading

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23 March 2014: Update on Kelley’s Petition for release from dam ownership or water level maintenance

Remember Paul Kelley’s second Petition for release from dam ownership or water level maintenance, filed back on September 27, 2013? Well probably not! Most people have forgotten about it, and with good reason. After all, it is perfectly clear that Kelley has … Continue reading

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19 November 2013: Whitefield residents vote not to pursue dam ownership. Again.

At a special Whitefield town meeting tonight, Whitefield residents voted not to pursue ownership of the Clary Lake dam just like they did at a similar meeting held last spring. I don’t know about anyone else, but I certainly didn’t … Continue reading

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07 November 2013 Lincoln County News: Whitefield residents to vote again on Clary Lake dam

Kathy Onorato of the Lincoln County News attended the Whitefield Selectman’s meeting last Tuesday night and has written an article about the meeting that has appeared in this week’s paper. The November 19th special town meeting will be held at 7 … Continue reading

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05 November 2013: Jefferson schedules public meeting

The Town of Jefferson has scheduled public meeting for Monday 18 November at 5:30 PM to consider and act on the issue of dam ownership. The meeting is being held at the Jefferson town office. This is one day before the … Continue reading

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28 October 2013: Kelley request for Board of Environmental Protection jurisdiction over his petition

Paul Kelley has sent a letter to DEP Commissioner Patricia Aho requesting she give up jurisdiction over his company’s petition for release from dam ownership or water level maintenance to the BEP (Board of Environmental Protection). He copied IF&W Commissioner … Continue reading

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25 October 2013 Lincoln County News: Whitefield sets date to vote again on Clary Lake Dam ownership

The slow motion train wreck continues: the Lincoln County News reports that the town of Whitefield has scheduled yet another public meeting for Tuesday, November 19th to “consider and act” on the question of dam ownership. Again. Apparently, back on September … Continue reading

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16 October 2013 Lincoln County News: No White Flags, But Clary Lake Groups Aim For Peaceful Talks

There is an article in today’s Lincoln County News about the meeting held yesterday by Paul Kelley to hear offers on the dam from Clary Lake shore owners. It’s a good article, and well written. Here’s a link to the … Continue reading

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15 October 2013: Pleasant Pond Mill LLC to hold public meeting today

On behalf of Pleasant Pond Mill  LLC, Paul Kelley is accepting offers on the Clary Lake dam today at a public meeting being held at 2 PM at the Jefferson Fire Department, the same place the water level hearing was held a … Continue reading

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03 October 2013 Lincoln County News: New Clary Lake dam petition may not be new at all

The confusion surrounding Pleasant Pond Mill LLC’s petition for release from dam ownership or water level maintenance continues despite the Lincoln County News‘ attempt to bring clarity to the situation with this most recent article on the issue. The confusion … Continue reading

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25 September 2013 Lincoln County News: Clary Lake Dam Owner Plans Second Petition For Release From Ownership

There is an article in this week’s Lincoln County News about Pleasant Pond Mill LLC filing a second petition for release from dam ownership or water level maintenance. The reporter, Dominik Lobkowicz, interviewed me by phone yesterday afternoon and it … Continue reading

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24 September 2013: Confusion around Pleasant Pond Mill LLC’s Notice of intent to file

I spoke to Kathy Howatt this morning to confirm the circumstances surrounding Kelley’s latest “notice of intent to file” and surprise surprise, she said that DEP has NOT dismissed his petition. It wasn’t even clear that she knew about Kelley’s … Continue reading

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23 September 2013: Deja Vu all over again: Pleasant Pond Mill LLC files petition for release from dam ownership. Again.

I received a form letter from Paul Kelley today it being notice of his intent to file a petition for release from dam ownership or water level maintenance. Again. Those of you who have been paying attention will recall that … Continue reading

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