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Milo - Downtown Revitalization Meeting

April 23, 2007 - MILO

The Town of Milo and the Piscataquis County Economic Development Council (PCEDC) will host a Downtown Revitalization Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 23 at the town office. All interested citizens of Milo are encouraged to attend.

PCEDC Community Development Specialist Sheila Grant has conducted door to door visits with many of the downtown business owners. These discussions led to a lengthy list of potential projects that Milo citizens would like to see completed to improve their downtown.

The meeting on April 23 will include a discussion about how downtown revitalization benefits all citizens – private residents, small business owners, professionals and larger employers. Organizers are hoping that members of the Three Rivers Kiwanis, the Milo Garden Club and any other civic organization, business owners, student groups and private citizens will all participate in this exciting planning event.

There will be an opportunity to view a list of potential short-term and long-term projects in the downtown area, and to vote on those that individuals feel should get top priority.

“Ideally, we will prioritize the wishes of the residents and choose one long-term and two short-term projects that we can begin working on,” Grant said. “And everyone interested can bring something to the table to make these projects happen. PCEDC can assist the town in locating grant funds. Someone else might have landscaping or construction know-how that would help. And everyone who volunteers will be contributing valuable hours of labor that can be counted as in-kind match toward applications for grant dollars.”

Walk-ins will be welcome at the meeting, but registering in advance will allow planners to be better prepared regarding adequate space and refreshments. To register, or for more information, please contact Sheila Grant at PCEDC, by calling 564-3638, ext. 2 or e-mailing sgrant@pcedc.org.

Submitted by Sheila Grant, PCEDC

NOTE - This article reflects the views of the author and not necessarily those of the TRC Alliance Team.