2017-10-27 / Community

News Briefs

Twine Mill, Dane Perkins drawdown scheduled

Kennebunk Light an Power District (KLPD) will be required to draw down the impoundment above Twine Mill dam by approximately 5 to 6 feet for an inspection of the base of the Dane Perkins dam.

This means that the water level upstream of Twine Mill dam, which is downstream of Dane Perkins dam, will be most affected.

In order to facilitate the necessary inspection, the impoundment levels above Dane Perkins dam will be minimally affected. It is anticipated the reduction of the Dane Perkins impoundment will be less than one foot.

Impacts to the Kesslen impoundment (Kesslen dam to Twine Mill) are anticipated to be negligible, with some fluctuation to occur during the recharge of the Twine Mill impoundment post-inspection.

The drawdown will begin on Thursday, Oct. 26 in anticipation of the inspection which will be completed on Wednesday, Nov. 1. It is anticipated that the inspection will be completed in one day. KLPD will restore the Twine Mill impoundment level as weather and water flow permit.

An excerpt from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) notification is included. For more information, please contact KLPD at 985-3311.

FERC statement

“The Kennebunk Light and Power District will be undertaking an inspection of the Dane Perkins dam.

The inspection will focus on the downstream side of the dam and has been identified as necessary based on the results of the underwater inspection completed earlier this year by Waterworks Diving, Inc.

Because the impoundment associated with the Twine Mill dam can influence water depths at the toe of the Dane Perkins dam, we anticipate lowering of the impoundment above the Twine Mill dam as well.

We do not expect that the Twine Mill impoundment will be lowered by more than 5 to 6 feet below the dam crest. We anticipate that the inspection can be completed in one day.”

Provided by Todd Shea, general manager/ treasurer for Kennebunk Light and Power District.

Bid early, bid often at chamber auction

The Kennebunk-Kennebunkport-Arundel Chamber of Commerce’s annual Holiday Benefit Auction is live online. Folks in town and across the country have been checking in daily and bidding to benefit this local nonprofit serving local businesses and serving visitors.

As of this week, 100-plus businesses have donated items, services and experiences to the benefit, which is online via www.biddingforgood.com through 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13. The event culminates with a live auction of five items on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at Weirs Buick GMC in Arundel.

Items up for bid include a complete kitchen tile backsplash by Distinctive Tile & Stoneworks, three nights of glamping at Sandy Pines Campground, complete room and ceiling painting from Biddeford Painting, a new stove from Appliance Advantage, beautify jewelry and gift certificates galore, plus goods, services and experiences like no other in our community.

The Holiday Auction is one of the chamber’s major fundraisers that helps support local businesses, residents and tourists.

The online auction runs through 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13. For auction information, call 967-0857 or find a link to the online auction via www.gokennebunks.com.

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