It is encouraging to see the Public Works Committee planning to do some upgrades through the town when the Department of Highways begins their repaving project through the town core.
The idea of new sidewalks and crosswalks alone would be a good start to refurbish a part of the town that certainly could use a little revitalization. If council is going to work on helping the business community in this town, and they certainly should be, this would be a great place to start.
If we are going to attract new businesses and the jobs that come with these new businesses it is important to provide an environment that can help a business be successful, and a revitalized downtown shopping area is good start. If we want to have residents shop at our local stores and tourists to stay and spend time and money in our community, it is important to offer a great shopping experience, and part of that experience should include a safe and clean area to walk in while shopping.
This isn’t just a road that passes through our town, it is our main street, and we have to do whatever we can to make sure it is a part of any beautification project. The long and winding road that is our main street will certainly cause issues to come up when trying to design a shopping area, but if done correctly, could provide a unique and beautiful shopping experience for everyone involved.