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Special Town Meeting in Brookfield about Four Corners streetscaping

A Special Town Meeting is being held in Brookfield tonight about funding for the Four Corners Streetscape Project.  Town approval in May of a $1 million appropriation and $500,000 in borrowing, based on a matching grant that didn't come through, needs to be rescinded. 


Then, a resolution for a $1.7 million appropriation needs to be approved and sent to referendum.  $500,000 approved in 2014 is still available for Phase 1.  That part of the project includes design, construction and installation of streetscape improvements from the junction of Routes 25 and 7, including new lighting, sidewalks, signage and utility pole relocation. 


The Board of Selectmen is calling for a referendum to be held on February 7th for a vote on the $1.7 million appropriation.  Brookfield has $2.2 million in grants for the project.  Phase 1 is expected to cost about $3.5 million. 


There will be an assessment on some of the properties.  The goal is to have Phase 1 completed at the same time as Brookfield Village LLC finishes the first two apartment buildings nearby. 


Tonight's Special Town Meeting is at 7:30 in Meeting Room 133 of Brookfield Town Hall.