CONWAY APPROVES PLAN FOR HUSSEY FIELD SACO RIVER TURNOUT

by Christian Mower on June 7, 2012

CONWAY SELECTMEN HAVE APPROVED A PLAN THEY HOPE WILL ALLOW FOR MORE EFFICIENT ACCESS TO THE SACO RIVER THIS SUMMER AT A POPULAR PUT-IN POINT IN NORTH CONWAY.

CONWAY TOWN MANAGER EARL SIRES SAYS SELECTMEN GAVE THE GO-AHEAD AT THEIR REGULAR MEETING TUESDAY AFTERNOON, JUNE 5 AND HAVE REQUESTED ABOUT $12,000 IN GRANT MONEY FROM A PRIVATE FOUNDATION TO DEVELOP A LOADING AREA NEAR FIRST BRIDGE AT HUSSEY FIELD.

THE GOAL IS TO HAVE A TEMPORARY TURN-AROUND INSTALLED BY JULY 4, 2012.

SIRES SAYS THERE WILL ALSO BE SIGNS AND FENCING PUT UP AND A SPECIAL POLICE OFFICER WILL BE ON DUTY AT THE AREA AT TIMES OF HIGH VOLUME.

SELECTMEN ALSO APPROVED A PLAN TO PLACE NO PARKING SIGNS FOR COMMERCIAL VEHICLES ALONG HOBBS STREET IN CONWAY AFTER A LONGTIME RESIDENT COMPLAINED ABOUT LARGE TRUCKS IDLING ON THE STREET FOR HOURS, CAUSING LOUD NOISE, POLLUTION, DENSE FUMES AND SOMETIMES BLOCKING TRAFFIC.

THE TOWN HAS ALSO ISSUED ORDERS FOR EIGHT STRUCTURES IN TRANSVALE ACRES THAT EITHER NEED TO BE REPAIRED OR REMOVED BECAUSE THEY HAVE BEEN DECLARED HAZARDOUS DUE TO DAMAGE CAUSED BY TROPICAL STORM IRENE IN AUGUST, 2011. SIRES SAYS NONE OF THEM ARE PERMANENT HOMES. OWNERS HAVE UNTIL THE END OF AUGUST (2012) TO COMPLY.

CONWAY IS MOVING FORWARD WITH A BUYOUT PLAN IN THE DEVASTATED NEIGHBORHOOD OFF WEST SIDE ROAD NEAR THE SACO RIVER AND SIRES SAYS HE HOPES TO GET $860,000 IN GRANT MONEY TO EXECUTE IT.