But Greason told selectmen last week that a petition from 1976 recently located in state files urging selectmen to follow through on a prior plan to install a boat ramp in that spot was signed by 100 residents, including many people who are now pushing selectmen to reject a similar plan.
“Everyone wanted selectmen to do it. They were the heroes of the day,” he said. Greason says the state, which was poised to contribute half a million dollars to his proposed project, is “very, very concerned” about the two articles related to Ferry Park appearing West Newbury’s warrant this spring.
But Kemper said that any project was worth doing should be able to get support at Town Meeting.