The state’s reconstruction of Main Street and privately funded improvements around that project lead the agenda for Tuesday’s Board of Selectpersons meeting which begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Center for All Seasons.

Ernie Martin, project manager for the Maine Department of Transportation, and members of the Friends of Belgrade Lakes Village, who are raising funds for the extra enhancements, are expected to discuss those items with the board.

The state is planning a full reconstruction of Main Street, which is Route 27 in Belgrade village, between the West Road intersection in the village and the Mill Stream dam, a length of 0.36 of a mile. Estimates for the state project stand at $2 million. The project is slated for 2018.

The nonprofit Friends group is seeking to fund additional sidewalks and streetlights.

The group is hoping to raise some $407,000 and acquire a grant through a state Department of Transportation bicycle and pedestrian program. As of early January, the Friends of Belgrade Lakes Village reported raising $108,000, $42,000 in cash and $65,000 in pledges with some of those pledges over a four-year period.

Also on Tuesday, selectmen will receive updates on the Town Office construction, a recent test of its well and the search for a new town manager to replace Greg Gill, who is retiring at the end of March.


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