Welcome to beautiful White Island Pond. One of three joined ponds, the waters are host to boating, swimming and some of the best freshwater fishing in the area. The Association is a non-profit organization formed to protect the residents of the region. Membership is required to access the pond. Our pond is tested by WIPCA every week to assure the water is safe for all.
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I’m fresh back from the town meeting involving the plowing of the private roads.
To cut to the chase, the roads will ALL be plowed this winter. Due to the fact there is no concrete list of which roads are public and which are private, and the liability the town would have should they not plow the right ones, the decision has been made to plow ALL of the roads this winter. The town is currently going through old records, but say it could be months before they know exactly what is private and what is not. Due to safety issues, not only to residents, but to first responders, there legal representative advised for full plowing.
After this winter, there will be be a vote on the April ballot, assuming there are enough signatures gathered, to pass a MA General Law allowing for continued plowing of the private roads. Petitions will be available at town meeting in October.
HOWEVER! — It was also said, “Roads with a private property sign not allowing public access WILL NOT BE PLOWED”. The word “Private” has been removed from our White Island sign.
Grating the roads was barely discussed. Apparently there is a By-Law which states the town will gladly come down with their equipment and maintain the roads, but the residents will have to pay the expense of the service.
Here is a map of local roads that make up some of the 89 miles of private ways in Wareham. (Please note that there has been some discrepancies on which roads are included on the official list. This map is based on the list provided by the Town on its website.)
President: Jim Kelly (508)269-7557 firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice. Pres.: Joanne Vallie (508) 291-4216
Treasurer: Anne Tobin (508)494-4502 email@example.com
Secretary: Heather Tripp (508)965-1204 firstname.lastname@example.org
Harbormaster: Shaun Kelly (774)259-4873 email@example.com
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Home to seasonal and year-round members, our Association boundaries run both sides of Plymouth Avenue from Plymouth town line to Ashberry Road, both sides of Ashberry Road to Hunter Avenue, and both sides of Hunter Avenue from Ashberry Road to the lake’s edge.