Waterfront question eyed for Topsham meeting

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TOPSHAM — Voters at the Wednesday, Nov. 30, special Town Meeting will likely decide whether to spend $26,000 from a reserve account for waterfront access design work.

The Board of Selectmen on Nov. 3 approved putting the question of funding conceptual design services for a Lower Village Waterfront Park on a draft special Town Meeting warrant. The board will finalize that warrant Wednesday, Nov. 16.

The town recently used a $20,000 grant from the Maine State Planning Office to hire consultants to gather input from the public. The study also investigated what would make sense for the site eyed for waterfront access: the area of Green Street, near the old fire station and the Androscoggin River.

A public meeting on a draft waterfront access study report will be held Nov. 21, and a final plan is expected in December.