There is a very good chance that the Town of Exeter could, by completing some paperwork for a grant be eligible for upwards of a million dollars.
To remove the Great? Dam.
This was announced at Mondays Board of Selectmen Meeting
The one marred by high theater.
The NOAA representative said that this grant is here, now, and could be plucked. I believe it will take a decisive and nimble Community that signals the BOS it’s desire to move forward . We should lobby to have this placed on the March ballot and have a task force formed to get the grant documents in on time to the Federal Agency.
We have 13 years of data.
The BOS quite frankly needs to be told to get this done, by the entire Community and fast.
That dam is coming down sometime and there is no better time than right now.
Don’t kick the can down the road, be a hero, a legend in your own time!
There have not been any dam removals to date that have not resulted in benefits to those Communities removing these relics. They are unsafe and very expensive to repair , promote upstream flooding, block fish, ruin habitats.
How can anyone say “Oh but our dam is special, we have special circumstances”
This is all been heard before in every other community by naysayers.
I have gone back and checked news stories of dam removals across the Country and those same naysayers 5 years later are chagrined to say the least and embarrassed by their behavior at the time.
Please contact the BOS and help them with a “please move forward ” phone call or email.
They are becalmed perhaps even without a rudder and your input is key.
Key to a million.