Talk with consultants, engineers, scientists about River Feasibility Study

Camden Select Board invites public to Harbor Park for site walk, workshop about Megunticook River report

Tue, 10/12/2021 - 1:45pm

    CAMDEN — Weather permitting, the Camden Select Board is convening a public workshop at Harbor Park, Oct. 14, and inviting those consultants, engineers and scientists who have been involved with a multi-year Megunticook River management assessment, which includes the idea of removing the Montgomery Dam, at the head of Camden Harbor.

    The latter has been contentious, and the town is trying an outdoors workshop approach to engage the public. Inviting public stakeholders outdoors and to the site, instead of meeting in a conference room or auditorium, is to provide more opportunity for contextual conversation.

    “There is an advantage to having people in the environment of whatever topic you are discussing,” said Select Board Chairman Bob Falciani. “It allows people to be interactive. A lot of people don’t like to ask questions in a formal meeting. They are more likely to ask pointed questions when they are one-on-one or one-on-two.”