To the editor:

I hate to be a Johnny-come-lately; however, I'm against the town turning the old rec center (the Community Building in Center Conway) into house lots.

As a past selectman and resident of Center Conway, I feel it would be a mistake for the long haul. Green space is an important feature of any village.

I have spoken to Town Manager Tom Holmes as well as a couple of selectmen on what I feel would be a showpiece for our area. If we are serious about moving forward with Rails to Trails, this area would make a good location to access the trails.

There would be ample parking, about 3 miles to Fryeburg and about 5 miles to the Hemlock Lane access.

I think it would help in future grant funding to show we would have a town park as an anchor. It might be possible to rent space for a bike shop to rent bicycles. It also might be a spot to use in the winter for snowmobile access as well.

Workforce housing is an important issue in the area; I just don't feel that this is where it should go.

I plan to provide the selectmen with a petition for town meeting to direct the selectmen to retain ownership of this property.

Ray Leavitt

Center Conway

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