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.

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  1. Good Work by all involved to get the lake back up to the proper levels and to save the fish kill too. Like I mentioned in a statement that wasn’t published, that it was a no-brainer for the Judge to determine the flashboards to stay in. Now more than ever both the DCC and the SCC should be teaming up with the State to get more stronger to make sure the flashboards are kept in. If you decide to print this or not, please remember there are new visitors to your site each day as you mentioned and all must understand the situation each time they read a blog. Referring back to a earlier blog could be helpful to more readers depending on your topics. Great work MPA I will be visiting your Lake soon! Thanks to all your persistance and dedication.

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