The Kent Community is invited to an informational hearing on
Thursday, January 17, 2019
following the 7 p.m. Town Meeting
The Streetscape Committee of the Board of Selectmen will present a plan to address long-standing sidewalk issues, including the lack of curbs, broken curbs, inadequate crosswalks, drainage issues, cracked sidewalks, etc. The presentation will include:
<    Definition of Scope of Project
<    Proposed materials - concrete sidewalks with granite curbing to replace existing sidewalks on Main Street and Route 341 east and west and short extensions in three areas
<    Plan for compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act and related requirements to create safer sidewalks for seniors and those with mobility issues.
<    The creation of two additional crosswalks on Main Street
<    The plan is one which is significantly reduced in scope from the one previously presented. There are no proposed lane reductions, bump-outs or other traffic calming devices.
<    Project funding currently consists of a CT Main Street grant in the amount of $500,000. Cost estimates will be presented at the meeting and funding options will be discussed.
<    The current plan would provide for LED streetlights on lamp posts throughout the project area
<    Committee members are long-term residents and members of Kent’s social service, business and planning sectors: Mike Everett, Catherine Posselt Bachrach, David Bain, Jim Blackketter, John Casey, John Johnson, Hedy Kinney, Rick Osborne, Steve Wolf and Bruce Adams, ex-officio.

Bruce Adams
First Selectman-Town of Kent