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

thumbs-down-customKathy 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 PM at the Whitefield Elementary School, same place as last time:

Whitefield residents to vote again on Clary Lake dam

The wording of the article is the same as the first time around which was recommended by the Maine Municipal Association:

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen, on behalf of the Town, to negotiate an agreement to accept ownership of the Clary Lake dam, including all property rights owned by the dam owner and necessary to maintain and operate the dam, on such terms and conditions as the Selectmen deem advisable, subject however, to final approval by the voters before the Selectman execute the agreement.

Only a lawyer could have come up with that wording! For comparison, here’s the article the residents of the town of Jefferson will be voting on (see yesterday’s post):

To see what action the Town will take regarding ownership of the dam on Clary Lake located at 103 Mills Road in Whitefield.

Regardless of the wording of the articles, the outcome of the meetings is not in question: the residents of both towns already voted not to have anything to do with the dam.