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Sharon budget hearing planned for April 29

SHARON — The Board of Selectmen set the date for a public hearing on the budgets for Friday, April 29, 7 p.m. at Town Hall.

The annual town meeting is Friday, May 13, 7 p.m. at Town Hall.

At the regular meeting of the selectmen on Tuesday, April 12, the selectmen reported on progress with the Town Hall parking lot expansion project.

First Selectman Brent Colley said he had researched details of electric vehicle charging stations and lighting, both expected to be part of the project. Also included are plans to improve the drainage and expand the parking lot. He said that the plan will be shared with the public when it is ready. Comments will be welcome.

The more powerful and faster charging stations will not be part of the plan, however, Colley reported. Rather, the plan will include the slower-speed model. The fast-speed stations require 800-900 volts, Colley explained, and that power level is too much for the town.

The project is funded through a Small Town Economic Assistance Program grant ($125,000) awarded by the state, paired with $60,000 from town funds.

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