My recollection of the sidewalk planning work performed by KV Partners over the past year or so, was that it did include the impact of the Dollar General store and site plan. In fact, the DG crosswalk had an impact on other potential crosswalks in the village and where they would be located. I believe that the current plan includes a crosswalk in the vicinity of Murphy's convenience store. The cross walk and blinking light to the DSG is to provide some safety crossing from the school across Rt. 25.
I did notice yesterday that the sidewalk in front of the DG is asphalt and does not appear to be six feet wide. The sidewalks proposed for town, are to be six feet wide and concrete. Maybe not a huge issue, but if there is to be sidewalks in the village, it would be desirable of they all matched. I am not aware that the DG site plan made a specific requirement for size and materials.
Ultimately, the matter of sidewalks in the village will be decided by Town Meeting, I hope that it does not get hijacked by unreasonable voices that refuse to see or even acknowledge the benefits it could bring to the area. Hopefully, a discussion at Town Meeting will be allowed to occur before a call for the question cuts it short.
It's not about the number of people that will use the sidewalks. A person count is not the most important metric in looking at the Village. It is one piece of the puzzle, I would strongly suggest that a review of the Village Vision Report , through the lens of our present demographic reality, will be useful in understanding how the future of the village should play out. Keep an open mind and an eye to the future.