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Windham Planning Board gets criticism

May 06, 2016 12:03 am
Michael Ryan in The Windham Journal reports about a "nasty" dispute between members of the Windham Planning Board by local development partners David Schlowsky and Paul Hennessy. Schlowsky and Hennessy spoke out at a Town Board meeting last week about multiple projects already implemented or proposed for their property at the former Police Anchor Camp, along Route 23, where they have installed home heating oil and kerosene storage tanks, and are proposing the construction of a 3,200-square-foot equipment storage building with diesel fuel tanks and three concrete refueling pads for tractor trailers and smaller commercial vehicles. “I have filed a formal complaint with the town board about this project,” Schlowsky said in an interview. “[Town Supervisor Robert Pelham] told me I was going to get my public hearing but that’s not the point. “I should be getting a public hearing because I am doing things properly and going through the proper channels, which I am doing, not because the planning board arbitrarily says it’s okay,” Schlowsky said. Planning Board Chairwoman Maureen Anshanslin in a statement wrote, “I am shocked and offended that my character and integrity [are] being attacked. I take this very seriously as I do my position as chair. I follow the laws and regulations very strictly and will continue to do so.” A Public Hearing will be held May 5 in Windham about the proposal. Read the full story in The Windham Journal.