The idea is not just to create a plan but to put its conclusions into action, they said. It will hopefully identify a number of shovel-ready projects that could be done sooner rather than later.
Cole said they have submitted a consolidated funding application to the North Country Regional Economic Development Council through the State Department of State’s Local Waterfront Revitalization Program. The town has requested $25,000, which it would be required to match.
Cole said 20 percent of the match can be in-kind services by town personnel.
Bassett said that one of the prerequisites for many funding sources is that the applicant have a plan in place.
The town expects to host at least two public-input sessions, as well as a public visioning session.
The supervisor said the town has long sought to increase recreational opportunities for its residents and tourists, and the initiative would just be the latest step to address the issue.
“The town has had a focus on issues like childhood obesity and personal health,” he added. “This would provide more ways to help people engage in a healthy lifestyle.”
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