2017-05-19 / Letters

Solution for Mousam River dams issue is simple

To the editor:

First, let me say that I have been a resident of Kennebunk for 67 years. I was born here and raised here. I have seen all the changes that have occurred over the past decades and have to say that I am not a fan of most of them.

The Waterhouse Center is typical of modern design in that it does not add to the continuity of Main Street’s New England village appeal. Main Street has been redesigned to be far too narrow, which, I feel, is dangerous to drivers, pedestrians and for emergency vehicles. Additionally, the flowers are beautiful, but are expensive to purchase and maintain.

With these past renovation choices fresh in mind, the town’s interest in the Mousam River dam situation scares the hell out of me. My pockets cannot take any more hits. I have no assets left to sell in order to pay taxes, except my house.

After many sleepless nights, I think I have come up with a solution to the dam issues, keeping in mind that I am ambivalent about them. I don’t care if they stay or go (although I feel Mother nature would prefer they went away).

My solution is simple, let those who want to keep them form an LLC, buy them for, say, $1, sell the electricity and be responsible for maintenance. Problem solved.

Mark Cook

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