On Oct. 9 residents will have the chance to accept a state grant for downtown Collinsville improvements as well as vote on whether the town should kick in an additional $40,000 for engineering services.
In July, state officials announced the town had received $387,000 in Main Street Investment Funding.
The town had identified three main areas for suggested improvements (see attached map) that include include possibilities such as granite curbing, pavement repair, brick sidewalks, lighting, signage, benches and more.
On Oct. 9 the town will have a town meeting, at which residents can vote to accept that funding as well as spend $40,000 of the town's "undesignated fund balance" for engineering.
The $387,000 will not fund all of the suggested improvements, officials said, but the engineering component would be in place so additional projects would be ready to go when funding is available.
"We'll design for all three areas," Chief Administrative Officer Robert Skinner said. "That way the parts we don't do will be shovel ready."
The October meeting, set at the community center for 7 p.m. on Oct. 9, will only involve approving the funds. Future meetings will be held to allow people input on how the town should prioritize the ideas. Selectmen will have final say in that process.