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Haverhill

October 15, 2012

Protecting the water supply

Haverhill scrutinizes plan for home near reservoir

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In fact, the commission voted 7-0 to report to the council that Giordano "has not supplied a sufficiently complete package of materials to properly review this project."

"Most notably, the applicant has not submitted a present-day hydrological analysis identifying the direction of groundwater flow during assumed drought conditions in Kenoza Lake," the commission's report said, in part. "The commission does not feel this project can be appropriately conditioned for approval at this time."

Although Giordano has said he intends to build a residential structure if he receives a permit, he is not bound to use his land for that purpose. Macek said that's another concern.

"If this goes forward, I'd like to see any approval conditioned on the land being used only for a single-family home," Macek said. "No livestock, no farming."

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