WILTON – Wilton residents have another chance to voice their thoughts about proposed changes to the foot of Wilson Lake when the Board of Selectmen hold a public hearing on the “Foot of Wilson Lake” project at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the town office.

During the board’s last meeting, some board members wanted a chance to hear public comments before making a decision on the Wilson Lake project after a few residents voiced concerns about parking and other proposed changes.

Chair Paul Gooch and an Improvement Committee member gave the board an update including plans for 16 parking spaces with two handicap spaces along the lake, a public walkway, grass buffer and removable stairs into the lake. The estimated cost is $7,534, which would come from fundraising.

He was looking for the board’s approval so the committee could proceed with the plan, but instead heard concerns raised including some from board members.

While a small group of people seek the board’s approval, some people want it left alone, said Selectman Terry Brann.

Along with parking issues, one resident questioned who was going to be responsible for upkeep of the area which prompted some selectmen to ask for a detailed plan including what costs the town could expect before they took a vote.

The board’s agenda for Tuesday also includes taking action on the “Foot of Wilson Lake” Project.

In other business, the town manager plans to report on progress to find Wilton’s oldest resident to award the town’s Boston Post Cane, an East Dixfield fire grant and information about upcoming elections and town meeting.


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