Punny but True

There is a lot of construction going on to the roads in my community as a result of a new mall development. One of the "concessions" the town got the developers to agree to was to pay for granite curbing and expanded sidewalk construction for the streets in neighborhoods in the "entry zones" of the new mall. The concept is that granite curbing and wider sidewalks provide a more residential feel and subconsciously cause drivers to drive slower.

Sounds good to me and it will make those neighborhoods more safe and attractive.

Other neighborhoods in town are also eligible for granite curbing and wider sidewalks on a "first come, first served" basis until the funds for construction provided by the developers runs out. Neighborhoods must organize and present proposals to the planning board according to a predetermined set of criteria. There is a deadline on presenting proposals and the sooner a proposal is submitted, the sooner that neighborhood will receive the funding and approval for the construction. Once the budget is exhausted, there will be no more sidewalk widening or curbing installation under the auspices of this particular program.

It just goes to show you, the early word catches the berm!

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1 comment:

SandyCarlson said...

Thanks for this information. I hope it works out in your community. In the town where I grew up, it was thought the sidewalks killed the rural atmosphere. Isn't that silly? It was all the old neighborhoods that had the sidewalks--and the kids having fun together.

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