January 17, 2019

Stop the Anawan School Project


At a recent Zoning Board of Appeals meeting members made several critical comments regarding the proposal by the Women's Development Corporation to construct 36 low income housing units at the Anawan School. One expressed concern over the potential for accidents because the entrance of the parking lot is so close to that of our senior center. Another was unaware whether any test wells had been drilled. Another commented that the 2 1/2 acre site seemed far too small to accommodate 82 people. Yet the board voted to send the project to the DEP for their review and approval.
This project encroaches on the well protection zone of its neighbor, could adversely impact the aquifer that provides drinking water to the Council on Aging and area residents, and threatens the east branch of the Palmer River.
The recently approved purchase of the 15.3 Acre Dorrance property might be better suited for such a large project.

Respectfully submitted Veronica Brickley


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