If any MRTA members can make it to this meeting
Dave’s group needs our support.
Salem Board of Selectmen’s meeting this coming Monday, October 1, 7:00 pm, at the Salem Town Hall, 33 Geremonty Drive
the sooner they get Iron Horse here, the sooner they will fix what’s wrong with our trail.
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Subject: Friends of Salem Bike-Ped Corridor welcome Iron Horse Preservation Society to town
After years of discussion, planning, paperwork, and meetings, we are at the final approval stage for the Iron Horse Preservation Society (IHPS) to start construction of the Salem Bike-Ped Corridor. You are cordially invited to learn more details about the project and implementation plans at the Salem Board of Selectmen’s meeting this coming Monday, October 1, 7:00 pm, at the Salem Town Hall, 33 Geremonty Drive. Your presence, and with a chance to speak in favor of the project, will help us win the final approval vote for the Town of Salem to sign the contract with IHPS so work can start next week.
The Friends of Salem Bike-Ped Corridor (FSBPC) have been working closely with NH-DOT, the Town of Salem, and IHPS for the past 2.5 years. The FSBPC presentation scheduled for Monday evening will conclude with a $25,000.00 donation to the Town of Salem for initial bike-ped corridor expenses not included in the basic construction work done for free by IHPS. The FSBPC has plans to obtain additional funding from private and corporate donors. No money is to come from Salem taxpayers or the State of NH.
A guest speaker at the Monday meeting will be Joe Hattrup, IHPS Chief Operating Officer / General Manager. Joe is highly involved in all IHPS projects including those just now being completed in Massachusetts. The work planned in Salem is a “first” in New Hampshire and should set a precedent for similar projects in other areas of the state. For more info about IHPS, visit their web site at http://www.ironhorsepreservation.org/.
Please come, see, hear, and offer your support for the Salem Bike-Ped Corridor project this Monday, October 1, 7:00 pm at the Salem Town Hall. A good representation of supporters will mean a lot as the press and general public will be waiting and watching to see what happens next.
Take care, and I hope to see you Monday evening!
Dave Topham, Co-Chair
Friends of Salem Bike-Ped Corridor