Goshen visits Ludlow 2004

A Goshen research team of town residents in 2004 visited Ludlow, Vermont, the home of Okemo Mountain, Inc, to gather information about the impact of resort development on the local community. In 2004, 2009 and in 2014, Okemo/Mount Sunapee Resort, the manager of the ski area at Mount Sunapee State Park,  proposed a major West Bowl expansion on Mount Sunapee’s western slopes in the town of Goshen, N.H. (population 805). The Goshen to Ludlow visit explored a wide array of community concerns. The report offers candid observations from Ludlow residents.

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Vermont Tax Structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Ludlow Planning & Zoning Boards . . . . . . . . .2
Ludlow Enterprise Fund . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Ludlow Capital Improvement Program . . . . . .3
Ludlow Impact Fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Master Planning for Okemo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Jackson-Gore Debate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Population . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Property !alues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Taxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Town Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Selectmen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Town Clerk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Building Inspector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Traffic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Highway Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Schools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Ambulance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Fire Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Wastewater Treatment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Transfer Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
The Ski Industry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Recreation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Jobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Local Businesses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Who is Making Money? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Benson Chevrolet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
The Real Estate Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Vermont Properties and Development . . . . . .11
Mary Davis Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Quality of Life \ Town Character . . . . . . . . . . .12
Working With Okemo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Advice to Goshen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14

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