Goffstown - 30 January 2012: Some residents would like answers regarding the plowing or what those on Lamson Avenue term as "no more plowing". Residents of Lamson Avenue met with Selectmen this evening at 7pm regarding plowing of their street or in reality the "now" lack of plowing. Some background from residents; In December 2011, Selectmen voted without notice to residents that the Town would no longer plow Lamson Ave., a private road. The Town has a precedent of plowing the street for over 50 years. In 2009, the Town received a ARRA Grant for "Green Drainage" in the amount of $700,000, whereby Lamson Ave. became a key factor in receiving the grant. It was clear in 2009, that Lamson Ave. residents cooperated and in the end granted easements to the Town for the project without compensation. Lamson residents are looking at a 50+ year precedent of plowing the private street, their cooperation so the Town can obtain and ARRA grant along with easements granted with no compensation, and now the Town no longer wants to plow Lamson Ave. This private road was taken up to install a 30" pipe to carry water to a detention pond. Residents gave up easements to the town so that the project, completed with an ARRA grant could become reality. Residents were provided no compensation for their easements. The road was graded with materials and then paved. An area of contention was that this popular walking route for Goffstown High School students would no longer be able to act as a pass through as a shortcut and students would be required to utilize Mast Street instead, therefor public interest is waned. Even though no trespassing signs were put in place, students remained in use of the shortcut with the support of Principal Mcbride and without interference from the Police and DPW departments, according to residents. As the meeting progressed, Selectman Capisano and Gross held differing opinions and Chairman D'Avanza was hard with no flexibility. Capisano's desire is to protect the infrastructure now in place with proper maintenance and plowing, which fell on deaf ears of others on the board. Residents left with no hope of compromise and the matter was shelved to the back of the room, basically.