Sunday, January 29, 2017

Dorchester Street Planning Discussion Will Be Feb. 6 At Fire Hall

A decade ago, when the Dorchester Times first started publishing, some of our earliest reader comments had to do with the condition of Dorchester's streets.

Currently, the Dorchester Village Board is preparing to review its one and six-year street plan for our community.  And the public is invited to weigh in.

The street plan discussion will begin at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, at the Dorchester Fire Hall.

Residents who want to join the discussion can share their thoughts, data, and real life stories about Dorchester's streets.

One of the blessings of living in a small town is your opinion counts.  

Board members will value the thoughts of people they know and who look them in the eyes when sharing their opinions.  They will also value input that is constructive, practical and helps them accomplish the job, such as how to pay for improvements.

Our advice to those who care about Dorchester streets: Attend this meeting on Feb. 6 at the Fire Hall.

1 comment:

  1. I was unable to go to the meeting on Monday because of a rescheduled basketball game at the school, but I would love to see something done with the streets in Dorchester. Whether it be concrete or blacktop, either is fine with me. Someone could get the numbers for how much it would cost to get this done, and then have a meeting with the public to let them know. But at the meeting, break down about how much it would cost per household to get the job done. I don't believe that anything was broken down at the last meeting and people were scared that their taxes were going to go sky high. Give residents the actual facts in numbers that pertain to them, and the town might have a totally different attitude about moving forward.

    Deanna Bird


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