The Pine Lake Condo Association
should understand two matters at this point:
1) Fafard, the builder, never a spent a dollar more than
he had to spend.
2) The Town inspections which approved the roads, porches,
decks, and chimneys have and still are causing a financial burden to the Association.
Consequently, one must look at this entrance to understand
the topography before construction. Simply, there was a dip in the land which carried the water from the "intermittent
stream" and this culvert was required to ALLOW the flow of water, which was apparently deemed large enough by the Town
back then to require two culverts (or one of larger diameter). Otherwise, Farfard would have never spent
the money on the second pipe!
Pragmatically, Ashland, like all other towns, seek to expand its taxable base.
Approvals to date, indicate that they are willing to do so without regard for the environment, Pine Lake Condo Association,
Presidential Condos, and others.
Realistically, the proposed plan SEALS 90% of all currently land (a roof is as good
as blacktop) which is not wetlands with NO PROVISION for reclaiming natural drainage.
Thus if roughly 90% of 150 x 100 feet (15,000 square feet or 2,160,000 square inches
of water are SEALED from natural absorption, then in a ONE INCH rainstorm 2,160,000 cubic inches OR 1,250 CUBIC FEET
(2,160,000cubic inches / 12' x 12' x 12' )
must flow into 1) the intermittent stream --- and onward to Prediential Condos 2)
on to Voyagers for eventual drainage via storm drains which go WHERE, or into Town sewers for which we must
pay ourselves for waste water based on use.
ALL BUILDING HAS IMPACT... THIS LOT... BETWEEN STREET AND SIDE OFFSET, BUFFERS, AND
WETLANDS, CAN REALISTICALLY ONLY ALLOW A GREATLY SCALED DOWN BUILDING.