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Please download the above PDF file for a complete analysis of the “Plan Marlow” program being considered for the town of Marlow, NH before September 24th. Please get it into the hands of as many people in Marlow as possible.
On September 24th the Town of Marlow will host an event that you MUST ATTEND.
Please see details at the FaceBook Page “What is Plan Marlow”?
This event STARTS THIS AFTERNOON in MARLOWE, NH!
Do you live in Marlowe? Do you know anyone who does? Please let them know about this event.
Marlowe will be invaded by the Regional Planners of Plan NH who will hold “charrettes” or Delphi Sessions with the public to create your “Master Plan” according to HUD.
“The rural community of about 750 people will be the focus of a Plan NH planning event, called a charrette, on Friday and Saturday. Experts in architecture, design and community development will meet with residents to listen to their thoughts about the community, and tour the town. The experts, who are volunteering time, will then analyze information and make recommendations.
‘Marlow is a fabulous little town that is one of those towns in the state that really is still rural,’ said Robin H. LeBlanc, Plan NH executive director. “It’s just a little gem.'”
And we suppose Marlowe residents want to keep it that way!
Two sessions have been scheduled — Friday (THAT IS THIS AFTERNOON!) at the John D. Perkins Sr. Academy for residents to provide input for the charrette. The first session will begin at 3:30 p.m. and end at 5 p.m., and the second session will run from 6:30 to 8 p.m. In-between the sessions will be a potluck dinner, from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m.
Community members can then return to the school on Saturday at 2:30 p.m., when the team will present its recommendations. The team will provide a written report to the town later.
“Plan NH is an organization of architects, land planners, legislators, bankers, Realtors, engineers, and construction companies that have come together to assist towns in their development, according to Victor Reno, Marlow resident and a member of Plan NH’s board of directors. Plan NH is based in Portsmouth.
Marlow Board of Selectmen Chairman Robert Allen said the board met with the Monadnock Economic Development Corporation — the Keene-based not-for-profit development investment firm — and it recommended the town participate in Plan NH.”
What gives these non-governmental organizations the right to tell Marlow residents what they need or want in their own town? This is a scam and Marlow should have rejected it.
Spread the word, folks.
Marlow Voters Approve Money to Plan for Town’s Future [PDF]