Salisbury seeks infrastructure grant

SALISBURY — The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to apply for a $1 million state grant for infrastructure work at the Dresser Woods affordable housing site at the regular monthly meeting Monday, May 6.

Jocelyn Ayer of the Salisbury Housing Committee, a private non-profit group that is developing the site, said the state Department of Housing requires that towns apply for Community Development Block Grants, not private groups.

She said the funds would be used for stormwater management, rhe drive way, and water and sewer connections.

The selectmen also responded to a petition asking for a town meeting to vote on limiting the Dresser Woods development, which has 20 total units of one, two and three-bedrooms, to 10 units total.

First Selectman Curtis Rand said after consulting with the town’s attorney, the answer is no, because the matter concerns private property and a private developer.

The Dresser Woods special permit application was approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission on April 1 after a lengthy public hearing that was continued twice.

There will be a public hearing on the grant application Thursday, May 23, 5 p.m. in-person at Town Hall and online.

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