A focus group of local citizens was struck to consult on the planning of a Town Square adjacent to The Forest Workers’ Memorial Park.
This project had been identified as a key component in the downtown revitalization vision. Two meetings were scheduled to provide ideas on what should be included in the plan. The initial meeting provided those suggestions to Cynthia Hildebrand of Lanarc consultants to consider in bringing forward two options to the group for discussion and approval.
The group wanted to see the site accessible to everyone regardless of mobility issues, be low maintenance and be a gathering place with a stage like covered area for special events. It’s worthy to note that the proposed new library is also in close proximity to the Town Square project.
A consensus was reached on the two proposals and the next step is for the consultant to forward a detailed costing of the project to council and town staff.
This whole process was necessary as the second- stage grant application under The Island Coastal Economic Trust grant which the town had applied for.
Town council will review these costing numbers and, if amiable to the group, will forward the stage-two grant application for consideration.
— Submitted by Tim McGonigle