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Oct 12

High School Tour - Amazing

Posted on October 12, 2017 at 11:28 AM by Michael Pardue

Had the pleasure, along with many of the Board of Selectmen, to tour the high school last evening. First time seeing many of the completed areas, while recognizing there are more renovations ongoing. WOW - beautiful job by the contractor. You can feel the pride as you walk through the building. When the tour is made available to the public, don't miss the opportunity. Check out this photo of the auditorium. High School Auditorium

Sep 21

Coming to you from the seawall at Middle Beach – across from Boothby Road

Posted on September 21, 2017 at 10:38 AM by Michael Pardue

Sea Wall at Middle Beach

Coming to you from the seawall at Middle Beach – across from Boothby Road. Easy to find – just look for the yellow caution tape, orange barrels, and attractive signs that basically say “stay out.” Why, you might ask? Well, because the seawall at this location has decided to fail, right when we needed it most. With Jose knocking on the door and Maria suggesting she may send us some rough seas within the next week, this portion of the seawall decides it is retiring from service. Talk about retired on duty!! Well, stand-by (just not at this section of the wall) as engineering is on the case. Area has been cordoned off, seawall experts are on the way and a plan of attack is being devised. Talk about having my back against the wall :-( 


Sep 20

My journey Monday evening took me to the pool located on the 3rd of Kennebunk Town Hall

Posted on September 20, 2017 at 3:59 PM by Michael Pardue

My journey Monday evening took me to the pool located on the 3rd of Kennebunk Town Hall. There was no lifeguard on duty but there were about 20 people monitoring, to include the “pool instructor.”  

Vern, the pool frog


O.K., so the pool was a “Vernal Pool.” What is that you ask? They are unique wetland habitats that often times are home for reptiles and amphibians like salamanders, wood frogs, green frogs and other types of creatures. Why does a town manager need to know about these pools? Well the answer is provided in a multiple choice format:  a) I did not like what was being served for dinner at home, b) The Patriots already played (and won) on Sunday c) Vernal Pools can be a challenge for land developers so the Town wants to identify ways to aid builders while still protecting our natural resources.

Great presentation and I still saw most of the Red Sox game when I got home! Thanks to Ellen Wolf and the Conservation Commission for making the night memorable.