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Letter to Andrea Maloney of Twin Brooks
Monday, August 20, 2007
Twin Brooks Campground
P.O. Box 194
Gray, ME 04039
The Little Sebago Lake Association is primarily a community organization focused on maintaining long-term stability of the lake upon which the community is based. We have made it our mission to encourage a community of lake stewards who will accept their responsibility of maintaining shoreland buffers to prevent elements that threaten water quality from entering the lake.
We are not an enforcement agency, nor do we want to be, but we are alarmed by your current unpermitted expansion into the shoreland zone. We are alarmed as well to discover that you have already expanded beyond the 43 sites allowed by your septic design. Indeed, there appears to be no record of site permits beyond the original 25 sites granted by the Town of Gray. More campers means more boats, and we know that you are aware of our efforts to control the infestation of milfoil, easily spread by boat activity, in front of your camp.
As the only commercial development currently on the lake, Twin Brooks has a larger impact on water quality than the average landowner. We all submit to the extreme restrictions of the shoreland zone because of the long-term benefit of a stable lake, which we hope you recognize as beneficial to the stability of your business as well.
We are not interested in isolating or demonizing you because of these infractions. Rather, we would like to encourage you to participate with us in the lake community and help ensure the success of the lake in the future.
• Please restore the integrity of the shoreland zone. The loss of vegetation and wetlands is a major blow to our efforts to maintain water quality.
• Please respect the rights of abutters to the setbacks allowed them from your commercial activities.
• Please close all campsites above the 43 allowed by your current septic design.
• Please obtain permits for all the campsites above the 25 currently permitted by the Town of Gray.
• Please restrict motorboat activity in the milfoil beds in front of your campground. We will assist you in creating cleared channels to get beyond the infestation.
We hope that this letter is well received. We consider you an important member of the lake community and remain convinced that your investment in future water quality will benefit us all. If there is anything we can do to assist you, please feel free to contact us.
LSLA Board of Directors
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