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Wilton Walking Audit


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  • 1. August 17, 2010
  • 2.
    • Joan A. Walton, AICP
    • Regional Transportation Planner
    • Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments
    • 125 Manley Road
    • Auburn, ME 04210
    • 783-9186 phone, 783-5211 fax
  • 3.  
  • 4.
    • Rhonda Irish, Town Manager
    • Terry Brann, Selectman
    • Russell Black, Selectman
    • Paul Gooch, Selectman
    • Tom Saviello, Selectman
    • Paul Montague, Code Enforcement Officer
    • Frank Donnell, Parks and Recreation Depart.
  • 5.  
  • 6.
    • Susan Atwood, Wilson Lake Inn/The Wilton Group
    • John Black, Rocky Hill Landscap
    • Gary Davis, Franklin Journal
    • Joey Kingsley
    • Eileen Liddy, The Wilton Group
    • Jeff Mitchell, Village Reality/The Wilton Group
    • Michael Hohne, Hohne-Werner Designs/The Wilton Group
    • Angela Werner, Hohne-Werner Designs/The Wilton Group
  • 7.  
  • 8.
    • Suggestions and ideas to make
    • Wilton more inviting, appealing and user friendly for residents and visitors alike.
  • 9. Wilton Town Boat Dock and Boat Ramp
    • Consider boat slips to enable lake residents to commute to downtown via lake
    • Consider changing guard rail and use natural materials for barrier.
  • 10. Wilson Stream bridge to be replaced by Dept. of Transportation in 2011
  • 11. Consolidate and improve signage by using universal signs making boat access area more attractive. Town Boat Access area Friends of Wilson Lake installed new kiosk 2011.
  • 12. Foot of Wilson Lake on Lake Road
  • 13. Finish wall work along foot of lake and continue walking path
  • 14. Change signage to more universal signs to give be more attractive look to lake front area.
  • 15. Building and telephone pole could use landscaping to be more attractive
  • 16. Public Boat Access sign needs replacing Sign needed with name “Wilson Lake”.
  • 17. Suggested sidewalk be extended from Main Street down to the bridge
  • 18. Area presents trip hazard and needs repair work. Utility on sidewalk
  • 19. Many small things can make downtown look more inviting like trimming along roadside areas.
  • 20. Consider more attractive barriers – fence or wall.
  • 21. Sidewalks are basically in good shape but need maintenance.
  • 22. What changes can be made to make needed barriers more attractive behind Bradley’s Pizza and in Front of Calzolaio’s?
  • 23. Sidewalk repairs needed and Crosswalk sign at Bradley’s Pizza
  • 24. Sidewalks need to be handicap accessible .
  • 25. Parking lines in front of Bradley’s Pizza are needed.
  • 26. Traffic pattern around monument was changed 2011.
  • 27. Sidewalks need to go around telephone poles
  • 28. No left turn sign is not visible to traffic approaching Main Street from High Street
  • 29. Public parking signage need on High Street parking area
  • 30. Stairs from Public Parking Area to downtown Area needs work to be safe Weeding New railings
  • 31. Parking lines need painting Signage needed to indicate path & stairs to Main Street and downtown. Public Parking Area behind Key Bank
  • 32.  
  • 33.  
  • 34. New signage needed to make all businesses easily visible to pedestrians. One goal is to make downtown more pedestrian friendly and inviting.
  • 35. Inviting to pedestrians – wares on display and note signage. Businesses need to maintain outside areas be more inviting to public.
  • 36. Sidewalk repairs needed for long term maintenance.
  • 37. Nice landscape on side of post office – needs little maintenance.
  • 38. Soften angles of buildings using small trees.
  • 39. Add green space wherever possible. Consider changing paved area in front of post office into landscaped green area. Soften angles of buildings using trees and perennials.
  • 40. This type of signage is unattractive and set too high. Parking Lines needed at Food City Beer and food signs should not be here. Landscaping needed
  • 41. Over grown areas need to be maintained
  • 42.  
  • 43. Park area on Wilson Stream across from Wilton Hardware needs more landscaping, seating to be more appealing to pedestrians.
  • 44. Sidewalk ends along side of Food City
  • 45. Sidewalk near Food City ends abruptly.
  • 46.  
  • 47. Once again – more curb and sidewalk repair work needed.
  • 48. Crosswalk should be moved and curbing replaced along sidwalk.
  • 49. Franklin Savings Bank improves signage with landscaping.
  • 50. How do we encourage property owners to maintain and improve buildings and visual appeal of property in downtown area?
  • 51. Sidewalk curb needs improvement at Methodist Church parking area.
  • 52. Crosswalk improperly placed, has been eliminated at Methodist Church across from Franklin Savings Bank.
  • 53.  
  • 54. Vegetation needs maintenance to allow good visibility of signage.
  • 55. Overgrown areas around street signs needs regular attention.
  • 56.  
  • 57.  
  • 58. Timely follow up with property owners regarding taxes and repairs.
  • 59. Regular sidewalk maintenance and repairs needed.
  • 60. Extend sidewalk along marked parking spaces at the Methodist Church on Main Street
  • 61. Consider encircling these posts with green space and plantings. Great area for benches and picnic tables around Franklin Savings Bank green space areas.
  • 62. Sidewalk needed
  • 63. Improve sidewalk maintenance and crosswalk areas in front of Firehouse video..
  • 64. Building owners might consider erecting fence for tenants privacy and improve view of building to general public.
  • 65. Regular trimming needed to improve street appeal.
  • 66. There is no sidewalk from Firehouse video to area in across from Wilton Hardware store.
  • 67. Many areas easily improved with landscaping and regular maintenance.
  • 68. Soften the edges and corners of buildings w/plantings
  • 69. Improved signage needed and landscaping to incorporate more green areas around businesses.
  • 70. Sidewalk needs to continue here to park area across from Wilton Hardware.
  • 71. Sidewalk across from post office ends. Sidewalks needed on both sides of Main Street.
  • 72.
    • Area need attention to make
    • More inviting to pedestrians.
    • Suggestion for downtown area
    • Benches
    • Trash containers
    • Dog poop bag dispensers?
    • Bicycle racks at specified areas
    • Improved and expanded landscaped areas
  • 73. Is it possible to extend wall here along Wilson Stream?
  • 74. Railings need repair and painting Replace No Parking Signs
  • 75. Sidewalk ends. What can be done to continue sidewalk here?
  • 76. Consider enclosing area around lamp post with hard scape and landscaping
  • 77.
    • Sidewalk on this side of downtown along stream and Library?
    • Repairs needed on wall
    • Landscape, greenery needed to soften wall area
  • 78. Repair needed along Wilson Stream wall on Main Street
  • 79.
    • Wall needs repair work
    • No side walk in front of Library
    • Signage needed for Library
  • 80. Incorporate telephone poles into sidewalks. .
  • 81. Encourage business signage mounted to be visible to pedestrians.
  • 82. Suggest landscaping walk way from Main Street to public parking area
  • 83.
    • Signage & Telephone Poles
    • Sidewalk should go around telephone poles
    • Use visually appealing road signage
    • Off street parking signage needed
  • 84. Examples business signage which could be more informative by indicating days & time of operation of business.
  • 85. No Parking sign Public Parking signage needed at corner of 319 Main Street Public Parking Area
  • 86.  
  • 87. Off street parking signage needed in downtown area. High Street Parking Area
  • 88. A unique public service in downtown area, is the public telephone outside of Key Bank on the corner of Main and High Street.
  • 89. Suggest expansion of green area around monument by 5 feet. It would then incorporate hydrant and flag pole and be more appealing and contribute to better traffic flow.
  • 90. Parking in front of monument was eliminated in 2011 to allow improved traffic flow around monument.
  • 91. To ensure safety signage should not be positioned on sidewalks.