Special town meeting in Brooklin scheduled Wednesday

BROOKLIN — The town of Brooklin is calling residents to attend a special town meeting Wednesday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. at the Brooklin School to decide whether to accept and match a Maine Safe Route to School grant.

The Maine Department of Transportation would issue the grant. The selectmen will hold a hearing to answer questions about the grant at 6 p.m.

“The state would fund 160,000 and right now, with the plan that we have, the town needs to be willing to fund or match the state up to 160,000,” said Selectman Bill Cohen.

The project would entail building sidewalks from the entrance of the Brooklin School along the road to the Brooklin General Store and then from the store to the Brooklin post office.

Also Wednesday, voters will be asked whether to allow the town to enter into easements with two land trusts, which want to provide parking on town land.

Cohen said the Blue Hill Heritage Trust wants to build a parking area for the Hundred Acre Wood Trail.

Another warrant article would entail approving Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s use of town land off Harriman Point Road for the Harriman Point Preserve.

“They’re separate warrants, but we’re going to be seeking permission from the town to sign easements,” Cohen said.

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