Public Workshop on New Public Works Facility

A public workshop will be held on Monday, June 27 to provide information and answer questions regarding the new public works facility being planned in New Gloucester. The workshop will be held at 7 pm at the Fire and Rescue Station, at 611 Lewiston Road.

Since last August, a Public Works Design Committee has been meeting to plan for the construction of a new facility that can meet current and future needs. With the help of Oakpoint Associates, a consultant hired with support from a CDBG planning grant, the committee has moved forward on site selection and development of conceptual plans.  Based on a site assessment from the consultant, the Board of Selectmen last November selected the 25-acre town-owned parcel at 611 Lewiston Road – the location of the Fire and Rescue Station – as the location for the new facility.  The current concept plan for the facility calls for a 10-bay 16,800 square foot garage and a new salt shed.

At the public workshop, staff will give a short presentation aimed at providing background information and project details. The committee will then take comments and questions from the public.  Besides committee members, a representative from Oakpoint and a hydrogeologist retained by the Town will be present to field question and provide additional information.  A series of handouts, including a Frequently Asked Questions sheet and conceptual plans, will be available at the workshop. These materials can also be downloaded from the Town’s websites at www.newgloucester.com (go to “Boards and Committees” sidebar and click on Public Works Design Committee), and are also available at the Town Office.  Questions regarding the workshop can be addressed to Will Johnston, Town Planner, 929-4126 ext. 4, or wjohnston@newgloucester.com.

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