Welchville Dam Project
The town of Oxford owns the Welchville Dam visible from Route 26. The dam is damaged and deteriorating. Loss of the dam could affect a number of things:
- The bridge upstream
The town’s water supply
The water levels of Hogan and Whitney Ponds
As decided by the Board of Selectmen at their December 6, 2018 meeting, the town is currently pursuing a NOAA Fisheries grant to obtain money for a though scientific study of the problem that would give the town a range of options to chose from going forward. The grant could also include federal funding to implement an environmentally friendly solution to the problem.
The proposed project to NOAA was not selected for funding. A new proposal was brought forth to the board of selectmen and the Selectboard authorized an Request for Proposal for expenditure of up to $20,000 on a water level study.
- Letter of denial
- Proposal accepted by the Oxford Selectboard Meeting
- Welchville Dam Water Level Study
- Welchville Dam Water Level Study Presentation made at the 11/21/2019 Selectmen’s meeting
The following links provide details:
- 2016 Engineering Study of Costs of Dam Repair or Removal
- December 6, 2018 Presentation to Oxford Selectboard
- Sun-Journal coverage of Selectboard Decision (https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/14/oxford-eyes-noaa-fish-reconstruction-grant/)
- NOAA Fisheries Grant Pre-Application
- NOAA Grant Application
Town Office Hours
Access to the town office will be temporarily restricted until further notice. It is our hope that this crisis passes quickly and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this action causes.
New laws are in effect to extend registrations and temporary plates until 30 days after the state of emergency has lifted.
Call us with any questions: 207-539-4431.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday
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Oxford, Maine 04270
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P.O. Box 153
Oxford, Maine 04270