Selectmen tonight will take up warrant article proposals including one to begin the first phase of Lower Paradise drainage work.
Tonight's meeting starts at 6:30 at Town Hall.
Selectmen are also scheduled to sign the warrant for November's Town Meeting. The warrant's articles will be voted on by meeting members at the November meeting.
Town Administrator Tom Younger said earlier that selectmen would discuss bringing forth to the fall Town Meeting a proposal to upsize the 24-inch drain to 36 inches in the Paradise/Farragut Avenue area.
The capital cost for the alternative — listed as B2 on the Kleinfelder drainage study for Lower Paradise Road — is pegged at $820,000.
The town administrator said the town can not afford all of the estimated $4.4 million plan to alleviate flooding on Paradise Road near Franklin Avenue and Swampscott Avenue; lower Banks Road near Farragut Road; and Shaw Road and Elmwood Road.
So, the plan is to phase in the work over several years, he said.
Other items being considered for the fall warrant is funding artificial turf for Blocksidge Field, contingent upon the town receiving a Mass PARC Program grant.
Selectmen are also expected to take up a proposal to buy Phillips Beach from those who claim ownership.