FPA Town Meeting

Town Meeting Notes from April 19, 2009 and Poll

(Followed by # of Groups Who Mentioned This Issue at the April Town Meeting.)

Water Issues — 6
    • Quality of river water is very important!
    • New sewer lines bring uncontrolled growth (Mirabel Heights an example)
    • More wells drilled by vineyards lower the water table for residential wells
    • Water in/water out???

Growth Issues — 2
    • ...And the high number of housing developments in Forestville

Traffic Problems — 5
    • Congestion/issues with lanes
    • Noise pollution in downtown (especially trucks traveling to and from quarry)

Having a more pedestrian-friendly town is important — 5
    • Possibility of flashing lights on crosswalks?

116 Bypass Proposal — 4
    • Needs to be functional for all, incorporated with downtown
    • Pleasing design important
    • Needs to be done soon!

Proposed roundabout at 116 and Mirabel
    • Needs to accommodate large trucks
    • Line of sight issues for vehicles approaching from the west
    • Opportunity to design it in keeping with character of the town

Sustainability of Local, Small Businesses in Town — 4
    • Economic issues for whole town very important, not just for the downtown development project proposed by Orrin Thiessen

Street Lights Downtown — 5
(using the $100,000 tax money paid to county by Forestville residents)
    • We need them, especially in the downtown, and want them to be attractive (without increasing upward light pollution which reduces night sky visibility)

Other Issues
    • Town Square is important! How are plans proceeding?
    • Important to enhance and beautify the downtown now, especially landscaping & flowers — 2
    • Development of Forestville Inn in keeping with the character of the town is important
    • Importance of preserving Forestville’s history — especially featuring plants brought by early settlers
    • Extending the bike path into downtown, and to Steelhead Beach — 2
    • Providing for more trails and recreational opportunities — 1
    • Our schools need financial assistance!
    • Important to teach financial literacy in our schools

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