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Compendium
Watercraft Decisions - 2003

HEARING SUBJECT RSA GRANTED DENIED REVIEW/APPEALED
OPERATING RESTRICTIONS 270:12 3 6 0
RAFTING OF BOATS 270:42 1 0 0
OPERATION OF SKI CRAFT 270:74 2   0
ASSISTED LAKE PROTECTION 270:01
270:11,I(b)
0 0 0
TOTAL HEARINGS CONDUCTED = 12
** 1 RETURN, NO ACTION
  6 6 0

White Oak Pond, Holderness – Pursuant to RSA 270:1, 270:12 (with special emphasis on RSA 270:12,II) and Administrative Rule 409; a petition was received on October 3, 2002 from at least twenty-five (25) petitioners requesting a "Prohibition on aircraft landing" in White Oak Pond, Holderness, New Hampshire. Curtis N. Duclos, Jr., Chief Hearings Examiner, conducted a public hearing on June 6, 2003 at the Holderness Town Hall. RSA 270:13-a specifically allows seaplanes to land and takeoff. The further use of a plane once landed is prohibited by this order. Commissioner Richard M. Flynn granted (in part) the petition on June 27, 2003.

Canobie Lake, Salem and Windham – Pursuant to 270:74-a and Administrative Rule 411; a petition was received dated November 25, 2002 requesting the prohibition of ski craft be established on Canobie Lake. Curtis N. Duclos, Jr., Chief Hearings Examiner, conducted a public hearing on June 13, 2003 at the Windham Town Hall. Commissioner Flynn granted the petition on June 25, 2003.

Pickerel Pond, Laconia – Pursuant to RSA 270:1, 270:12 (with special emphasis on RSA 270:12,II) and Administrative Rule 409; a petition was received on February 22, 2003 from at least twenty-five (25) petitioners requesting a "Prohibition on aircraft landing" on Pickerel Cove in Lake Winnipesaukee, Laconia, New Hampshire. Curtis N. Duclos, Jr., Chief Hearings Examiner, conducted a public hearing on June 20, 2003 at the Laconia Public Library. Commissioner Richard M. Flynn denied the petition on June 30, 2003.

Paugus Bay in Lake Winnipesaukee, Laconia – Pursuant to RSA 270:12, and Administrative Rule Saf-C 409, a petition was received dated March 3, 2003 requesting that a "No Wake Zone" be established. Curtis N. Duclos, Jr., Chief Hearings Examiner, conducted a public hearing on June 20, 2003 at the Laconia Public Library. Commissioner Flynn denied the petition on July 8, 2003.

Squaw Cove in Squam Lake, Sandwich – Pursuant to RSA 270:12, and Administrative Rule Saf-C 409, a petition was received dated April 1, 2003 requesting that a "No Wake Zone" be established. Curtis N. Duclos, Jr., Chief Hearings Examiner, conducted a public hearing on August 1, 2003 at the Sandwich Town Hall. Commissioner Flynn granted the petition on August 12, 2003.

Wild Goose Pond, Pittsfield and Strafford – Pursuant to RSA 270:12, and Administrative Rule Saf-C 409, a petition was received dated May 31, 2003 requesting that a limit of not more than fifty (50 hp) horsepower and also a thirty-five (35 mph) mile per hour speed limit be established. Curtis N. Duclos, Jr., Chief Hearings Examiner, conducted a public hearing on August 15, 2003 at the Pittsfield Town Hall. Commissioner Flynn denied the petition on August 29, 2003.

Center Harbor Cove in Lake Winnipesaukee, Center Harbor – Pursuant to RSA 270:12, and Administrative Rule Saf-C 409, a petition was received dated May 24, 2003 requesting that a "No Wake Zone" be established. Curtis N. Duclos, Jr., Chief Hearings Examiner, conducted a public hearing on August 15, 2003 at the Center Harbor Town Hall. Commissioner Flynn denied the petition on August 29, 2003.

Brickyard Cove in Lake Winnipesaukee, Alton – Pursuant to RSA 270:12, 270:43; and, Administrative Rule Saf-C 407, 409; a petition was received dated February 25, 2000 seeking a ban or prohibition restriction of "rafting" in Brickyard Cove in Lake Winnipesaukee, Alton, New Hampshire. A public hearing was conducted on August 22, 2003. Commissioner Flynn granted the petition, the order restricted "rafting" within the cove on September 11, 2003.

Long Pond, Lempster – Pursuant to 270:74-a and Administrative Rule 411; a petition was received dated October 14, 2002 requesting the prohibition of ski craft be established on Long Pond. Curtis N. Duclos, Jr., Chief Hearings Examiner, conducted a public hearing on August 25, 2003 at the Lempster Town Offices. Commissioner Flynn granted the petition on September 11, 2003, to become effective on October 1, 2003.

Goose Pond, Canaan – Pursuant to RSA 270:12, and Administrative Rule Saf-C 409, a petition was received dated July 7, 2003 requesting that a "No Wake Zone" be established. Curtis N. Duclos, Jr., Chief Hearings Examiner, conducted a public hearing on August 25, 2003 at the Mascoma Senior Center, Canaan, NH. Commissioner Flynn granted the petition on September 12, 2003.

Spindle Point in Lake Ossipee, Freedom – Pursuant to RSA 270:12, and Administrative Rule Saf-C 409, a petition was received on July 29, 2003 dated May 13, 2003 requesting that a "No Wake Zone" be established. Curtis N. Duclos, Jr., Chief Hearings Examiner, conducted a public hearing on August 29, 2003 at the Freedom Town Hall. Commissioner Flynn denied the petition on September 16, 2003.

Silver Lake, Hollis – Pursuant to RSA 270:12, and Administrative Rule Saf-C 409, a petition was received dated July 04, 2003 discussing a petition dated September 7, 2002 requesting that a ban on any boat equipped with a motor with the exception of electric powered be established. Curtis N. Duclos, Jr., Chief Hearings Examiner, conducted a public hearing on September 12, 2003 at the Hollis Town Hall Community Center. Commissioner Flynn denied the petition on September 24, 2003.

   
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