Cape Elizabeth council to review Shore Road Pathway plan

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CAPE ELIZABETH — Construction of the Shore Road Pathway is gaining momentum, with town staff working to wrap up loose ends.

According to an Aug. 4 memorandum from Town Manager Michael McGovern to the Town Council, a project agreement for the pathway has been signed, the Maine Department of Transportation has been given authorization to make final arrangements leading up to construction and Safe Access for Everyone has donated $104,500 to the town for the public portion of local fundraising.

Councilors on Monday, Aug. 8, are expected to discuss a permanent sidewalk easement and temporary construction easement from Key Bank. The town is close to obtaining the final easement needed from a private property owner near Pond Cove, and discussions with the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust on a reduced impact alternative are continuing.

Councilors are also expected to discuss proposed amendments to the purchasing procedures and receive a progress report from the Future Open Space Committee.

The council meets at 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall chambers.