Longmeadow, like many towns across America, is facing an infrastructure crisis. Our roads and sidewalks are in disrepair. Our water and sewer lines are aged and in need of reconstruction. Our recreation facilities are in need of modernization and expansion to meet current needs.
These deficiencies are a result of normal aging and deferring maintenance for years because of inadequate funding. Although deferring maintenance is a common practice used for stretching funds, it always costs you more money when you defer maintenance.
Over the coming days and weeks I will post information on suggested steps to reverse our present course and improve our maintenance of the Town’s cultural, capital, and natural resources.
As this initiative moves forward I welcome public comments and suggestions. Through this partnership, I encourage a balanced approach as we continue to improve our quality of life for Longmeadow residents.
Although I am a Select Board member, these are my personal views and observations and are not necessarily the opinion of the Longmeadow Select Board.