Walpole Planning Board
March 28, 2017
Present: Walpole Planning Board: Jeff Miller (Chair), Bob Miller (Vice-Chair), James Aldrich (Secretary), Dennis Marcom, Jeff White, Jason Perron, Steve Dalessio (Selectboard Representative), Ed Potter, Liz Kelley Southwest Regional Planning Commission.
The entire meeting revolved around the program Complete Streets, which is a look at the streets of Walpole and gauges how traffic flows, safety concerns, protection of natural resources are being considered when the public is driving on them.
The bulk of the meeting covered the policy that the Board will approve. A copy of the policy is at the end of these minutes. Please read it and if the anyone has any comments, they may be sent to the Planning Board secretary. There were a couple of minor corrections with the exception of Section V, (c), which was removed because it didn’t pertain to Walpole.
New maps of the town were handed out of the with a few corrections being made from the previous map. Mr. Dalessio pointed that Drewsville village should be delineated in the same way that North Walpole village and Walpole village were.
Ms. Kelly said that SWRPC will have an Implementation Workshop on May 18 and 19 during the day and hoped that a good portion of the Board would be there.
The town could also have a demonstration of how a street could look according to a design of their choice. Mr. Marcom said that it would be good to have it at Old Home Days this year as there would be a good turnout.
Finally, the town, as well as businesses in the town, have an opportunity to get bike racks donated. The racks are an inverted U-shape, 30 inches wide and 32 inches high. One rack accommodates two bicycles. Twenty racks are alloted for Walpole.
Discussion about Complete Streets is ongoing and is and will be the topic of monthly workshop meetings on the fourth Tuesday of the month.