Friday, March 15, 2013

DelCarte Recreation Proposal

There were two items on the Finance Committee agenda before they got into their budget hearing on Thursday. The first approved $35,000 for a solar powered speed alert to be installed on King St near the Parmenter School (Wachusett St) to slow the traffic down and make it safer for students to cross the road.

The second reallocated money that had been set aside for the repair of the dams on the DelCarte property. There had been $1.4M set aside last year. The bids came in for the dam repair at about $900,000 leaving this money in the fund that still needs to be spent on 'capital'. There was a public hearing on Tuesday where about 6-9 neighbors attended to review the plans. The Finance Committee voted 6-0 to approve the reallocation. The measure now moves to the Town Council agenda for their approval. Assuming approval, the work on the dams would be complete sometime in June and this work would begin thereafter. Depending upon the weather and priorities, the remainder of the work may not be completed this year.

A display of the proposal and playground model

DelCarte Recreation Proposal
DelCarte Recreation Proposal

A close up of the playground model

DelCarte Recreation Proposal
DelCarte Recreation Proposal - playground model

A close up of the overall display board

DelCarte Recreation Proposal
DelCarte Recreation Proposal - display board

A map of the DelCarte porperty showing the proposed trails and playground. Pleasant St is running along the top of this map. The train tracks are the solid line along the bottom of the photo.

DelCarte Recreation Proposal
DelCarte Recreation Proposal - map of trails and playground

These display boards are located in the entrance to the Franklin Municipal Building.