Federal Energy Regulatory meeting Dec 11

On November 8, 2016, the voters of Kennebunk overwhelmingly voted in favor of three citizen initiated referendums. These concerned the future of the Mousam River and the three hydroelectric dams owned by Kennebunk Light and Power as the current license expires. Next Monday, The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) will conduct two public hearings at the Kennebunk Town Hall Auditorium as an initial step toward the licensing process.

There is a firm from New York that has initiated their application for license to generate from two of the dams now that KLPD has decided to not renew their license.

The meeting at 1pm will be to hear from agencies and organizations. In the past, these are mostly interested in non renewal and dam removal. The second meeting at 6pm is to hear from the general public.

Judging by participation of well established, nonprofit organizations and agencies over the last 6 years and their efforts at dam removal, this would be a call to action for any voter who believes the dams should remain standing and generating electricity.
Please consider attending one or both meeting on Monday December 11th to be sure FERC hears the all voices of the residents of our town.

Kennebunk Selectmen are (finally) having a Workshop on the Dams!
Thursday, July 20, 6 PM at Town Hall 301.  
A law firm, Verrill Dana, will be leading it. 



Just want to remind you and encourage you to attend the joint KLPD/Selectmen’s Meeting Tuesday, Jan. 17–that’s tomorrow–at 6:30 PM in the Town Hall auditorium. This meeting is the direct result of our victory in November to pass ballot questions to save the dams and millponds.
That vote did not end the issue, but opened the door to collaboration and involvement on the part of the Town’s leadership. Please be there tomorrow so they see you and know of your continuing support to Save the Mousam-Keep Our Dams!
There will be a 10-minute presentation by both sides and 15 mins. given over to public comment. Please bring your thoughts and questions to that time. I am attaching the agenda here.
Thank you for your continuing support! Send all your positive thoughts that this may be a constructive collaboration that moves your vote forward!
January 17 at 6:30 PM in Town Hall, a meeting between the Town Selectmen and the KLPD will begin the process of collaboration regarding the future of 3 Mousam Dams. Back on Nov. 8th, over 5,000 Kennebunk residents voted that they wished to keep the dams in place and continue generation. That vote did not end the process, but opened the door for this collaboration to now go forward.
Most of us have gotten caught up in all the details of our busy lives. It’s hard to keep up with all the information and hard to go to nighttime meetings. But if you want to be informed, if you want your vote to be implemented, it is imperative that you attend this meeting and continue to follow this issue in the papers, on social media and with Save the Mousam-Keep Our Dams. ( and
Please clear your calendar and plan on attending this meeting. The Selectmen need to see your continuing interest. Please invite your family, friends and neighbors to attend Jan. 17, 6:30 PM at Town Hall. We look forward to seeing you there. Thank you!