The Ayer Community Preservation Committee will be holding a Public Hearing on Wednesday evening, September 7th, at 7:15 PM at the Ayer Town Hall. Selectman Gary Luca, a member of the CPC has submitted a proposal to the CPC for long-term funding of pond management. His proposal would also provide funding for Article 38, the Friends of Flannagan Pond article that passed at Town Meeting.
The Public Notice, as published in the newspaper states: “The purpose of this meeting will be to present the application for the Town of Ayer for CPA funds to commission a long-term pond weed control management study and to fund Article 38, for weed treatment of Flannagan Pond, as passed at Spring Town Meeting 2011. All residents, members of the general public, and any person(s) desiring to listen to the discusions or be heard on the matter of Community Preservation may appear at the time and place indicated.”
I encourage neighbors to take the time to attend and to show support for this proposal. I also suggest that you take time to read about the Community Preservation Act of 2000 at the CPA website. At that site you will be encouraged that recreation projects and conservation projects are prominent. I do believe that the reclamation of Flannagan Pond certainly warrants consideration as both recreation and open space.
I hope to see you at Town Hall wednesday evening.