- We seem to agree that the inexpensive-but-big-bang-for-the-buck projects like stamped and painted crosswalks, traffic bulbs at curbside, and distinctive street signs are worthy of our support.
- We seem to agree that we do not need to pursue the projects of seed money for elderly programs/day care, roadway speed bumps, and intersection roundabouts; hence, those projects were dropped from our list.
- We seem to agree that decorative street lights are one of the more attractive options, but because their expense would eat up a larger portion of the grant, we set that project aside for future discussion.
- We seem to agree that there is disagreement in the group on the feasibility of two possible projects: trash receptacles on streets and distinctive entry way signs. Those disagreements can be resolved in the future, and they will not affect the projects we can choose sooner in #1.
Monday, February 26, 2007
The Salemtown Citizen Advisory Committee (to MDHA) met two weeks ago to continue discussing options for projects on which to spend a federal block grant that will probably end up amounting to around $575,000-$589,000. I believe that the group has moved towards consensus on several possibilities.