Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Board adds 4 revitalization strategies to downtown draft plan

Four proposed actions to help revitalize downtown Springfield will be included in the town’s draft Strategic Plan, with hopes that some will be implemented within the next budget cycle.



  1. How about adding more, electric vehicle recharging stations?

    1. why is it the town's job to have electric charging stations ?

  2. Why not try painting the reduction of Clinton street to 3 lanes in the spring? It would not cost much and would show people if the result is really what people want before tearing everything up and replacing highway with curbing and trees.

  3. chuck gregory11/19/16, 6:35 PM

    It's the town's job to have electric recharging stations for the same reason it was the government's job to pay for the nation's railroads, highways, canals, air traffic system and space program. The private sector is not going to risk its money until it knows electric charging stations are a sure way for them to make money.

    1. Although I agree that automakers probably WON'T pay for charging stations, they should, since they are the ones producing the cars, and therefore have a vested interest in their success. I don't believe that it automatically becomes the taxpayers responsibility, although, sadly, that's how it will probably play out. I think the automakers and the power companies should be made to pony up some of the money, since they will ultimately profit from it.

    2. 12:16, that's a very important point you raise. I'm curious about where our two Select Board candidates stand on this issue.

  4. Let the gubmemt fix everything - that's the ticket! Such a joke. If there is potential for electric vehicle technology, the private sector will be duly incentivized to solve the challenge. Gubment, especially the gubmemt of Grantfield, can ill afford to throw its money away on such special interests.


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