Street improvements set



By Sarah Hinckley

shinckley@mdislander.com

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — While residents were finishing voting for town leaders last Tuesday at the fire station, the sitting selectmen met down the street at their regular meeting time.

Plans for an infrastructure improvement project scheduled to begin mid-September were presented by Annaleis Hafford of Olvers Engineering. Once the plans have been reviewed by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, the project can be put out to bid.

Several streets were highlighted in the plans, but not all may be included in this round of improvements, according to Town Manager Don Lagrange.

“Our goal was to see how many we can get done,” he said. “We’ve whittled it down.”

At the 2017 annual town meeting, voters approved spending $2.3 million on the project.

“If we can’t get all the roads done with that money, we’ll have to put it out to another budget process,” Lagrange said this week.

It was the last Board of Selectmen meeting for Chairman Dan Norwood. He will be replaced by Kristin Hutchins.

The board also voted unanimously to appoint John Izenour to the Board of Appeals for a three-year term.