After the Flood' Public Meeting in Londonderry

There will be a public informational meeting on Thursday, Nov. 21, to present and discuss possible options for the future use of two flood-damaged properties in Londonderry.

The former Outlet Barn and Annex, both heavily damaged by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene, are on track to be torn down as part of the FEMA buyout of four properties in central Londonderry. What happens to those properties once the town owns the land and the buildings are removed is up to the residents of Londonderry to decide.

During a week-long workshop in August, four possible options were proposed.

These options will be presented at the meeting, and everyone in attendance will have a chance to provide feedback. This is a great opportunity for all of Londonderry to be part of the planning process.

It is important that Londonderry residents understand that there have not been any decisions made at this point (other than that the buildings will be removed; this is a condition of the buyout program). Any further plan for the properties will be brought to a vote at Town Meeting in March; residents are encouraged to take part now, in the planning stage.

Visual displays describing the properties and options have been posted at the Mountain Marketplace in the shop windows next to the Pharmacy, and at the Town Office, The Pantry, The Garden Market and People's United Bank.

Information is also posted on the website at

The public meeting starts at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, at Londonderry's Old Town Hall on Middletown Road.


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