- Associated Press - Sunday, September 27, 2015

NORWICH, Vt. (AP) - Leaders in Norwich have penned a letter supporting the rebuilding of dam destroyed by Tropical Storm Irene after a back-and-forth with state officials who oppose its construction.

The Valley News reports (https://bit.ly/1PHFLzt ) the Norwich Select Board voted unanimously this week to send a letter to the Agency of Natural Resources supporting the rebuilding of the Norwich Pool Dam. Town leaders submitted their application to restore the swimming hole last month.

A draft of the letter written by Selectman Christopher Ashley says the community treasured the pool.

Officials say the town has already spent more than $70,000 on lawyers, engineers and biologists helping to move the case forward.

The town is facing a November 2016 deadline in order to use FEMA funding to construct the dam.

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Information from: Lebanon Valley News, https://www.vnews.com

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