As noted in the initial charge from the Board of Selectmen's June 13, 2016 meeting, the Town of Salem has developed an extensive sidewalk network throughout the town. The cost to maintain, reconstruct, and/or resurface these sidewalks will be substantial. In many cases, sidewalk rehabilitation is expected to be as much money as roadwork. The Board of Selectmen seeks to align the maintenance and reconstruction of sidewalks with the 10-year road program and the Planning Board's Sidewalk Master Plan. In as much as the sidewalk maintenance will require a substantial monetary investment, the Board of Selectmen created this committee to assist in determining a definitive list of which sidewalks should be maintained, eliminated and/or extended.