By Brandon Enroth
The Village Board of Ephraim met twice over the course of the last week to enter discussions regarding the first phase of the “Streetscape” project. Village Board Administrator Brent Bristol explains which area of development within phase one was discussed.
Ephraim Village Board President Mike McCutcheon addressed those at the meeting on Tuesday and said the following about the goal of the project. “The goal is to maximize safety, to minimalize visual impact on the Village and those who come thru it, and to provide better management of storm water, and to work to attain no net loss in parking along highway 42 thru Ephraim. That is the challenge we are facing.”
Bristol has said previously that there are three phases to this plan, and that the discussions on Tuesday and Thursday of this past week have been focused on this first phase. Many of the discussions included specific measurements on the size of the lanes, sidewalk size, and curb barriers.
More developments on this project will continue moving forward as phases two and three have yet to be discussed.