August 23, 2016, Mason, NH – Seasonal Scripps Lane residents Robert Lipin and Evelyn Ellis spent well over an hour of the selectmen’s time detailing quality of life and other issues since the town took over ownership of the quarry. Other residents were also in attendance.
The ordinace can be found here.
Mr. Lipin suggested that the current ordinance enforcement was not working and could never work at the current level of funding for the police department. He also suggested a “speed bump” in Scripps Lane to slow down traffic.
Selectman O’Grady suggested that most of the issues would go away once the colder weather and start of school set in. Selectmen Moser questioned actual incident numbers and that perhaps a few bad events have been exploded out of context.
Town resident “sticker parking” and possible violator towing were considerdered (should a parking lot ever actually get built).
Selectchairman Lavoie offered to take as an action item establishment of a committee to revisit the ordinance. She suggested no more than 5 people, “otherwise nothing ever gets done”. Participants will be selected from town department/board heads and members of the public at large.
Police Chief Kevin Maxwell indicated that this was actually a good time to consider what level of police funding would be applied to patrolling the quarry area. Budget hearings for 2017 are scheduled to begin this September.