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 no intention of selling the dam and equally obvious that he isn’t going to get his desperately wished-for breach order. Nonetheless his petition is still alive, and the clock is ticking: he has until this Wednesday, March 26th, to either conclude the petition by filing a consultation report with the Department of Environmental Protection or file for his one-time, 180 day extension as provided for by statute.

You’d think Kelley was already busy enough with the water level order and it’s looming deadlines to contend with, the upcoming land use mediation to prepare for, and his pending administrative appeal to worry about, that he’d drop this petition charade to concentrate on more important things. However, I fully expect that he will request the 180 day extension just to keep his petition alive for another 6 months. Check back here in a few days to see if I’m right.

Update: 26 March 2014: So I was right.

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