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Main Street Sidewalks: Let the Town Decide

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We, the undersigned residents of the Town of Norwell, Massachusetts, petition the Board of Selectmen to vote in favor of placing an article on the Warrant for Special Town Meeting for a debt exclusion override to fund the installation of a sidewalk along Main Street from South Street to Town Center.

The project will provide the following benefits:

  • A safe, granite curbed sidewalk with a two feet strip of grass and a 5 foot wide paved sidewalk along the South Side of Main Street from South Street to Town Center.
  • Mailboxes would not be impacted as they can be put on the grass strip facing the normal way, perpendicular to Main Street.
  • The ability for the citizens of Norwell to safely walk to Town Center, the Middle School, High School, Woodworth Baseball Fields, Town Hall, and connect to the Pathway
  • A more vibrant Town Center: We spoke to 11 of the businesses in Town Center and they all support this project as a way to increase foot traffic in Town.
  • Increased home values: Various realtors have said that homebuyers are looking for more walkable communities and that the sidewalks would lead to a tangible increase in residential property values in Town.

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