If I remember right when the nitrogen nuts were putting out all of their misinformation about nitrogen in the river killing fish and eel grass in Great Bay, they assured us that we would get the grant money to do this; as you already know they have been proven to have lied and we haven’t seen any grant money. That information appears to be disproven by the DES. In fact I was recently told that the grant to tear down the dam has been denied; I can only assume that is the truth. We have already spent $61,000 in interest payments for the 2008 warrant article bond to repair the dam, so we can tack that on to the above figure for our tax bills.
Where are these so called environmentalist like Frank (I don’t know what day it is Patterson) or Don (behind your back Clement); people who claim to be conservationist and are willing to wipe out hundreds of acres of pristine wetlands to promote a political global warming agenda while claiming it will be good for nature. The only fish that will be coming back over the falls will be the red herring that have been fed the misinformation.
Once again the voters in Exeter have been snookered (lied to or mislead).
Unfortunately the town will not open the gate to drain the river for a few days to show everyone what the river will look like with the dam gone, if they did that then there would probably be another warrant article to not tear down the dam.
It is also interesting to hear that some people don’t want to tear down the dam until after the 2016 selectman’s race, that way Clement might run again, with the dam down he is a dead duck (with all their wetlands gone) so to speak. That appears why Clement is hiding from the issue; he wants the voters to forget he championed the removal of the dam. I think we will all remember as Chairman of the BOS he threw a hissy fit when the majority of the Board voted not to take the dam down. Remember when Clement was Chairman of the Board, the leadership position on the Board, he was claiming there was no leadership on the Board; he was right there wasn’t. I’ll save this for the next election.