Construction on the proposed Pearl River Downtown Revitalization Project could begin in 2013.
The Orangetown Highway Department scheduled a public information meeting for 6:15 p.m. Tuesday at Orangetown Town Hall to discuss the project, which would replace the curbs and sidewalks on South Main Street and Central Avenue.
The session is one of four meetings scheduled for Tuesday night. The monthly Orangetown Police Commission is set for 7 p.m., followed by a town board workshop at approximately 8 p.m.
Tuesday night's plan also includes the first in a , with the police department, finance, personnel and IT all on the agenda. The police budget presentation will be part of the report at 7 p.m., with the rest taking place after the workshop.
The other public budget meetings are as follows:
- Thursday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. (Special Town Board meeting)
- Saturday, Sept. 8 at 9 a.m. (Special Town Board meeting)
- Monday, Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m. (Regular Town Board meeting)
- Thursday, Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m. (Special Town Board meeting)
Orangetown Supervisor Andy Stewart's proposed budget for 2012-13 must be in to the town clerk by Sept. 24.
The funding for the Pearl River Downtown Revitalization will come from a grant that was secured by the Pearl River Chamber of Commerce. The estimated cost of the work is $250,000.
The project would replace existing concrete curbs with granite and the concrete sidewalk blocks with brick. Existing trees would remain, with the concrete pits they are in replaced by structural soil. The project will not change any building fronts and existing streetlights, parking meters, pedestrian poles, street signs and water valves will stay where they are.
The project includes sidewalks on the east side of South Main Street between Franklin Avenue and East Central Avenue and sidewalks on the south side of East Central Avenue from South Main Street to Pearl River Hook and Ladder.
There will be short-term closures of parallel parking spots along those streets during construction.