FINAL PUBLIC HEARING: Lovett Park Grant and Joslin Library Planning Grant, June 26, 7:00pm

Lovett Pocket Park (#DR-IG-2012-Waitsfield-00069)
Joslin Library Planning Grant (#DR-PG-2014-Waitsfield-00001)
Monday, June 26, 2017, 7:00pm, Waitsfield Town Office

The Town of Waitsfield was awarded up to $179,976 for the development of the Lovett Pocket Park and up to $54,000 for the study the feasibility of rehabilitating the Joslin Library for flood resilience,  ADA compliance, and use of space from the State of Vermont for a grant under the Vermont Community Development Program.  A public hearing will be held Monday, June 26, 2017, 7:00pm, at the Waitsfield Town Office to obtain the views of citizens on community development, to furnish information concerning the range of community development activities that have been undertaken under this program, and to give affected citizens the opportunity to examine a statement of the use of these funds.  The VCDP Funds received have been used to accomplish the following activities:

Joslin Library Planning Grant  –  Hire professional services to do a feasibility study  to determine 1) how to improve flood resiliency of the building 2) how to make the entire building compliant with accessibility requirements of the American Disabilities Act and the rules of the Vermont Access Board, and 3) how to best renovate the facility to use the lower level (currently the Town Office) into library program space.

Lovett Pocket Park – Design and construction of the .05 acre Pocket Park Project at 50 Bridge St adjacent to the Big Eddy Covered Bridge.  The park incorporates wash-through elements making it an ideal use for land in the floodplain and provides armoring of the immediate area to reduce potential scour of the covered bridge retaining wall and abutment without impacting flood levels. Erosional forces will be absorbed by the structures protecting the ground surface and retaining wall/abutments.  Erosion control will be enhanced through the use of materials that will be “flood proof.”

Information on these projects may be obtained from and viewed between the hours of 8:00am and 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, at the Waitsfield Town Office.  Should you require any special accommodations please contact Town Administrator Valerie Capels at (802) 496-2218 ext. 5 or  to ensure appropriate accommodations are made.  For the hearing impaired please call (TTY) #1‐800‐253‐0191.

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