One Main’s Sidewalk Use Is Okayed by Selectboard

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Communities / Jun. 15, 2017 8:42am EDT

By Dave Crosby

Shane Niles, co-owner of the One Main Tap & Grill, chats with Selectboard Chair Trini Brassard (face hidden), partner Rachel Arsenault, and Selectman Ross Evans, right, during a site visit by the Randolph Selectboard. (Herald / Dylan Kelley) Shane Niles, co-owner of the One Main Tap & Grill, chats with Selectboard Chair Trini Brassard (face hidden), partner Rachel Arsenault, and Selectman Ross Evans, right, during a site visit by the Randolph Selectboard. (Herald / Dylan Kelley) The Randolph Selectboard kicked off its June 8 meeting with a site visit at the corner of Merchant’s Row and Main Street.

The One Main Tap & Grill uses part of the sidewalk for restaurant seating, and this spring, the board had cut back some of the pub’s use of sidewalk space, due to concerns about access for pedestrians.

Previous to Thursday’s Board inspection, pub co-owner Shane Niles had marked off the 60-inch clearance that ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) regulations require, showing that the seating space in question was outside the required clearance.

(The town must follow federal ADA requirements, since federal money went into the sidewalks.)

Niles also provided board members with a scale drawing to show the placement of the pub’s decorative flower barrels and the town’s elements on the sidewalk, which include granite posts, a tree and a lamppost.

Once the meeting convened at the Town Hall, the board agreed to let the pub go back to using last year’s expanded space.

In return, Niles promised the Board that he would be more vigilant about getting the pub’s tables and chairs off the sidewalk at closing time.

Town Manager Mel Adams commented that the colorful flower barrels must be off the sidewalks once winter arrives, to make sure the town can clear snow and ice off the walks.

Other Items

In other business, the board okayed a contract with Home Repair

Modeling for $1,500 to build an ADA compliant ramp at the East Randolph Community Hall.

The group approved the usual street closures for the Fourth of July parade, and for post-parade events on Merchant’s Row and Salisbury Street.

The Board approved a cleaning services contract for the town hall, library, police station, and East Randolph Community Hall with Burbax Cleaning and Property Maintenance.

The Board also approved the law enforcement contract with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, not to exceed $15,000. Adams commented that money from traffic tickets that the Sheriff’s Department writes flows back to Randolph.

***** CORRECTION *****

This article in its original form refered to Shane Niles as the owner of One Main Tap & Grill. He is the co-owner, along with business partner Josh Niebling.

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