BOS establishes a Dam and Pond Management Committee

A key element of the FOFP presentation to the Board of Selectmen on April 5th, was the need for a Dam Management Committee and a Comprehensive Pond Management Plan for all the ponds in Ayer.

At the April 19th meeting, Selectman Luca moved to fund such a committee and to perform Spring 2011 weed treatment of Flannagan Pond, to be funded from UDAG Funds.

Well this evening the BOS voted to actually form such a committee; the Dam and Pond Management Committee.  It will consist of the Fire Chief, DPW Chief, a delegate from the BOS and ConsCom and three citizen members.  If I am mistaken regarding the specific makeup of the committee, I will correct it when I have more accurate information.

That is excellent news. Another excellent bit of news is that one of our neighbors is the very first appointment to the Committee. Don Rzasa, one of our Flannagan Pond neighbors is not just a pond abutter, but he is experienced in dam management having done such as an engineer in the paper industry. We are blessed to have such expertise, which is vital to our interests, in our ranks. Congrats Don and thank you so very much for stepping forward.

Regards,
Chuck

(Notice there are no boards on top of the Hoover Dam.) 

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One Response to BOS establishes a Dam and Pond Management Committee

  1. A Sportsman says:

    To those who are part of the dam management planning. Please consider the wildlife when making and implementing plans. Currently as it was last year the water level is so low I fear for the viability of the fish. Year after year we put our wildlife under undo stress. A pond that averages 4′ to 4.5′ should not be lowered less that 1/4 of it’s depth. IMHO 2 boards is excessive especially when approaching a ‘dry’ season. I am losing my optimism that the Town of Ayer can have any commission or committee that takes into consideration our natural resources and wildlife.

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