Seboyer was one of a group of citizens hoping to raise money to save the dam and the pond.
Getting the community involved could prove useful.
That includes using town historian Richard Holmes as a possible outlet for historical information, providing local television programs on the area’s history.
Resident Kelly Martin spoke against the town taking ownership of the dam at earlier council meetings.
“This is a private matter and not one the taxpayers of Derry need to resolve and certainly not pay for,” she said.
At the meeting last week, Martin said she is not against maintaining the beauty of the Adams property, but wants Gagnon to take responsibility for his own dam problems.
“Gagnon has no reason other than to keep that pristine,” she said.
The dialogue will continue, Ives said, as Gagnon has a timeline for either fixing the dam or removing it.
She said she will go through ideas presented and prioritize them in time for the next meeting, set for Jan. 3 at 7 p.m. in the municipal center’s second-floor meeting room.