Judge Rules Flashboards Stay In!

As previously reported, the owner of the Manchaug Pond dam filed a civil suit in Worcester Superior Court against MassDEP Unilateral Adm. Order and the Sutton Conservation Commission Order of Conditions (both call for the flashboards in) asking the court to direct the agency & commission to issue a new order consistant with their Amended Notice of Intent filed by Manchaug Reservoir Corp on February 4, 2009.

Well, today the judge made his decision. You will be very pleased to know that the judge has DENIED the company’s request for an injunction. Therefore, the boards must remain in place.

We also await the decision of the MassDEP in the dam owner’s appeal to that agency as they did not like the Sutton Conservation Commission’s Order of Conditions.

And since Manchaug Pond is in two towns, we are also turning to Douglas who will review the dam owner’s proposal with the public hearing before the Douglas Conservation Commission scheduled for June 15th – 8:00 p.m. for Whitin Reservoir and 8:30 p.m. for Manchaug.