K&J – An Offer to Purchase the Setting Pole Dam

The Setting Pole Dam could have a new owner soon and if all goes well, that could mean less flooding for residents and businesses in Tupper Lake..

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Dennis Ryan is the Project Manager for ECOsponsible, a company founded in 2007 by a group of SUNY Buffalo under graduate students.. He’s offering to purchase the Setting Pole Dam and the adjacent 7 acres from the Town, and to upgrade the dam and the flood control system while also adding a run of river power generating system using a new technology called a hydro kinetic electric generator which sits at the bottom of the river..  Tupper Lake Town Supervisor Roger Amell says this could prove very beneficial for the community.

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One resident expressed a concern about the ability of the community to use the location for fishing..  RYAN says they’ll have to continue the research in the form of a recreational study to identify the true need of the area but he expects they will most likely have to build an alternate location to fish from such as a fishing pier or dock specifically for that purpose..

 

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