C. DAILY SUN: CONWAY SAYS TRANSVALE OWNERS CAN’T LEAVE STRUCTURES

by Christian Mower on November 18, 2011

THE CONWAY DAILY SUN SAYS THE CONWAY ZONING BOARD HAS DENIED PROPERTY OWNERS IN TRANSVALE ACRES VARIANCES TO LEAVE UP EXISTING OR BOUGHT STRUCTURES THAT ARE IN THE FLOOD WAY.

THE SUN SAYS THE TOWN HALL MEETING ROOM WAS PACKED WEDNESDAY NIGHT AS THE BOARD LISTENED TO APPEALS ASKING FOR VARIANCES – BUT NONE WERE APPROVED.

TRANSVALE ACRES IS A PRIVATE NEIGHBORHOOD OFF WEST SIDE ROAD IN CONWAY THAT SUSTAINED CATASTROPHIC DAMAGE IN AUGUST FROM TROPICAL STORM IRENE.

FIREFIGHTERS FROM CONWAY AND MADISON BRAVED HIGH AND FAST MOVING RIVER WATERS, RAIN, HIGH WINDS AND DARKNESS TO RESCUE MORE THAN A DOZEN RESIDENTS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD DURING THE STORM WHO REFUSED TO LEAVE THEIR HOMES.

SHORTLY AFTER THE STORM, NEW HAMPSHIRE GOV.  JOHN LYNCH CALLED THE DAMAGE – PRIMARILY CAUSED BY FLOODING FROM THE NEARBY SACO RIVER – THE WORST HE HAD SEEN IN THE STATE.

THE TOWN OF CONWAY SAYS THERE ARE MORE THAN 100 STRUCTURES IN THE AREA, A MIXTURE OF PERMANENT HOMES AND CAMPSITES, SOME WITH CAMPERS.

THE SUN SAYS WEDNESDAY’S MEETING BEFORE THE ZONING BOARD WAS TO TALK ABOUT CAMPSITES – BUT “THE OUTCOME OF THE MEETING COULD BE A PREVIEW OF WHAT’S TO COME FOR PEOPLE WITH MORE INVESTED IN THE AREA.”

WRITER: MACKENZIE FRI NOV 18 FROM THE CONWAY DAILY SUN, NOV 18 2011 WITH ADDITIONAL MATERIAL ADDED