Heather McKim, Staff Writer

The ditch on Lewis Creek Road will be getting rock-lined thanks to a $9,700 Municipal Roads Grant-in-Aid pilot project. The grant was accepted at the Charlotte Selectboard’s Sept. 11 meeting.

The project will help the town comply with new state regulations relating to water quality. To that end, the state is currently offering money to assist municipalities. Town Administrator Dean Bloch said at the meeting that the state has indicated that $9,700 is available for Charlotte, with a requirement for a 25 percent match of $2,425 from the town.

Road Commissioner Jr Lewis had already been interested in conducting a project on Lewis Creek Road. This grant, Bloch said during the meeting, would provide some money toward that.

The matching funds that the town will provide for the project will come from the highway budget. Lewis said that this project was something that he had already planned for within his department’s finances.

During the meeting, Lewis said that the work on Lewis Creek Road would be conducted this fall for sure. Bloch noted that the state’s preference would be that the work be done by Oct. 31 of this year.