Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Live reporting: Town Council - Oct 10, 2018

Present: Hamblen, Casey, Dellorco, Mercer, Kelly, Jones, Padula, Pellegri, Earls (via remote phone call)

Absent: none

Agenda ItemSummary
Town Council Meeting Agenda
Meeting of October 10, 2018 - 7:00 PM
a. This meeting is being recorder by Franklin TV and shown on Comcast Channel 11 and Verizon Channel 29. This meeting may be recorded by others.

State election Nov 6 - no school that day
6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
reserved spots for voters at FHS
absentee voting open until Nov 5th
absentee ballot available via website or email (via form request)

starting Oct 22 early voting starts
during normal business hours except for Saturday, Oct 27 8:00 AM to noon

a. Citizens are welcome to express their views for up to five minutes on a matter that is not on the agenda.  The Council will not engage in a dialogue or comment on a matter raised during Citizen Comments.  The Town Council will give remarks appropriate consideration and may ask the Town Administrator to review the matter.
Public Works  - Pavement Management Program

Tony Gara, Beta engineering
Mike Maglio, Town Engineer

"goal to maximize the value and life of the pavement network"

crack sealing keeps the water out, prevent potholes
mill and fill

rubber chip seal (Forest St, and others)
used to be stone chip seal, now using rubber

microsurface, used on Prospect St

overlay, a layer of asphalt on top of existing road

hot in place recycling, very effective used on Washington St down to Bellingham
has been holding up very well (a very busy road with truck traffic)

Mill and overlay, use don Pond St

Reclaim and pave, most expensive option

RSR overall is 74
161 miles of accepted roads
the RSR previously was higher, override for roads were planned but did not pass

estimated backlog is approx $40M

Town has 26 parking lots and almost 2600 parking spaces, all require paving and maintenance
(this does not count the parking spaces along the roads)

road data to be posted online

narrowing the road is the best way to calm the traffic (i.e. as done on Lincoln and Oak St)

building inspector deals with the overgrown bushes and trees hanging in public ways/sidewalks

5 chip seal
10 overlay
10-15 hot in place

last analysis was done 6 years ago

road plans coordinated with water main replacements to do as much as possible at once effectively

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