Spring water facility, all-terrain park to be aired


LIVERMORE – The Planning Board is holding public hearings Tuesday on three site-plan applications including a water storage and distribution facility on Shackley Hill Road and an all-terrain park on Route 108.

The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the town office.

Board Vice Chairman Kurt Schaub said Jean and Sue Castonguay are proposing to sell water from a spring-fed well on their property, formerly Turner Farms, on Shackley Hill Road. They want to install a 10,000-gallon stainless steel holding tank to collect the water and to have two tanker trucks a day traveling the road.

The section of road is located off Route 108, about one-quarter mile from the Canton line, that the project is slated for is a discontinued section of Shackley Hill Road. It connects to the town-maintained section of road about 100 yards away.

The facility would be built on about a 3.28 acres parcel, Schaub said.

Right now, the spring water flows into the ground; they want to capture it, he said.

The board has asked an engineer from the Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments to review the project.

Members have some concerns about the impact on the town-maintained road and the extraction of water, he said.

The all-terrain park proposed by David Lovewell would be located about a quarter mile before Route 219 in Turner, Schaub said.

It would be similar to a mud run with all-terrain vehicles and four-wheel drive trucks running through it.

The third hearing is on a general commercial use for Southpaw Construction Inc. submitted by Peter Theriault.