Dedicated to Restoring Integrity to Goffstown Government

Posted on Thursday, February 9, 2006


Click here to read historical, chronological documentation:
related to the original Glen Lake Purchase & subsequent
events leading to the transfer of the land to the SAU.


To the Voters, Residents and Taxpayers of Goffstown:

     Much disinformation, misinformation, speculation and rumor has been spread around Goffstown recently, through misguided and vicious editorials in the Goffstown News (see the aforementioned editorial, and reaction to it by the Coalition of New Hampshire Taxpayers), uninformed letters to the editor, and the school district's well-oiled and well-known propaganda machine.  Indeed, some of this disinformation includes shameful, personal attacks against individual members of our organization, specifically Mr. Collis Adams and Mr. Kurt Lauer.

     It's time to set the record straight, once and for all.  In answer to the those who have chosen to slur and slander the good names of good people attempting to right an injustice perpetrated directly upon all of us, we offer the following:


          •  There really are over 100 members of the GRA (122 as of February 3, 2006);
          •  6 of our supporters are elected officials in Goffstown;
          •  109 of our supporters (including Mr. Lauer) are NOT abutters to Map 5, Lot 14 (so much for the NIMBY tag);
          •  44 of our supporters signed authorizations for representation by the GRA's legal team;
          •  19 of our supporters have made financial contributions to our effort;
          •  ALL of our supporters want a kindergarten for Goffstown;
          •  ALL of our supporters want to secure $2.2M in state aid before next July;
          •  ALL of our supporters want the will of the voters (both past and present) respected and upheld.


          •  We were NOT trying to stop kindergarten;
          •  We did NOT initiated litigation "carefully timed to delay the project so state money runs out";
          •  We are NOT attempting "to subvert the will of the voters"; rather, we are attempting to uphold it.

     The GRA believes the Goffstown Board of Selectmen and the Goffstown School District have perpetrated a great injustice upon all of us by completely ignoring the will of the 1977 voters, an apparently common practice.  We believe the will of the 1977 voters must be respected and upheld, and is entitled to the same rights and privileges that we, the 2005 voters, expect. 

     We find it incredibly hypocritical that the Goffstown News says "Big deal. No one cares." about the possibility that the deed did not capture the will of the voters in 1977, calling it a mere "technicality", while at the same time, they accuse the GRA of "subverting the will of the voters."???  So, how long should the will of the 2005 voters be upheld?  2 years?  20 years?  Not at all?  Should we continue to grant Goffstown politicians carte blanche to blatantly side-step the will of whatever voters or town vote that doesn't happen to suit their own purposes and personal agendas?

YOU Decide 

     We invite all voters, residents and taxpayers to examine the background FACTS about how the voters have been duped by our politicians once again, this time regarding the Glen Lake site.  Click here to read the letters, memos and documents related to the land and its purchase, and judge for yourselves as to whether or not the will of the voters has been upheld.  

     We believe the time has come to stop our politicians from running rampant over the will of Goffstown's voters.  Hopefully, this information will be helpful to all in reaching informed, fact-based conclusions about the purchase of the Glen Lake property, the will of the voters who authorized its purchase, and of our efforts to preserve the integrity of that vote.

Click here to read historical, chronological documentation:
related to the original Glen Lake Purchase & subsequent
events leading to the transfer of the land to the SAU



See for yourself why the alternate DPW site at Map 5, Lot 24 is TRULY the PERFECT location for Goffstown's Kindergarten - and future elementary school !

Taxpayers:  Compare Both Sites
Click for Comparison Chart                 Map 5, Lot 14, Glen Lake                  Map 5, Lot 24, DPW site

Planning Board Objects to Glen Lake Site
"It’s not a great site, and I’m not happy about the site either, and there’s a lot better sites where a school could go in this town."

Story  |  Transcript of Deliberations  |  Related Union Leader Story

Conservation Commission Blasts Kindergarten Site
Planning Board "strongly urged" to reject Glen Lake subdivision
DPW Property Declared More Appropriate

Story  | Read Excerpts from the Report  | Read Full Report

Read Conservation Commission Memo to N.H. DES

Lockwood Falsely Claims District Could Lose Funding
GRA contacts DOE and discovers otherwise

Click here for details

Planning Board Sends School District back to the drawing board  
Attempts to placate voters backfires on school district  |  Related Union Leader Story

Conservation Commission Stands Its Ground
School District attempts to sway Commission memo to DES

Voters Misled by BOS, School District

Conservation Commission Report Cites Deception & Misinformation

Wetlands Impact

Information Withheld from Voters

State Deadline for $2.2M in Construction Aid Extended to 2006
'77 Land Acquisition Stipulated No Sale, Transfer or Development Allowed
Documents obtained by GRA show funding to be returned to HUD, land to revert to the state    

Click here for details  |  Wheeler knew of stipulations

goffstown residents association
Who is the GRA?
Our Mission Statement
How to Join
Contact the GRA
Related Links

      The Great Deception

Your Letters

RSA 41:14-a Ignored by Selectmen

Proximity to Power Lines and EMF Fields
Related Stories

Compare Glen Lake and DPW site
  •  Information Withheld from Voters
Voters Misled by BOS,
      School District
  •  Planning Board Ignores Report

Read Commission Report on Glen Lake Kindergarten Site

Excerpts from the Report

Did School District Intentionally Mislead Their Own Attorney? NHDES Given "Inaccurate Information" by Lockwood

Lockwood Knew of "Steep Slopes" In September
DPW Property Declared More Appropriate
Commission cites expandability, lack of wetlands impact
Site meets state regulations for acreage, entrances & more...
Story  |  Comparison Chart  |  Photos  |  GRA Feasibility Study
Planning Board Meets to Consider Rewrite of Master Plan Lockwood Makes False Public Claims - Again Abutter Was Given False Information by Board of Selectmen

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