NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
TOWN OF ROLLINSFORD
Monday, December 22, 2014
SLIGO ROAD CULVERT
The Select Board is seeking public input with regard to the Sligo Road culvert. The town has been unsuccessful to date in its attempts to procure grant money in support of the culvert replacement and we are contemplating our next steps.
The total cost of the project is estimated at $340,000 (replacing the culvert with a box culvert, re-engineering the topography to manage better the water flow into the culvert, acquiring wetlands permits, etc.)
There are several possibilities (and they are not all mutually exclusive):
- Create a fund for culvert replacement and seed it annually with money (via town meeting warrant articles). The culvert would be replaced once there were sufficient dollars in the fund and town meeting authorized using it for the culvert replacement.
- Continue to search for grant opportunities (and use money in the culvert fund, if authorized, to fund any matching obligation).
- Propose a bond to fund the culvert repair. (This could stand by itself or be incorporated with additional funds to do road reclamation and repaving, e.g., a bond of one million dollars for culverts and roads).