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WEST WYOMING — Borough Councilman Gil Atherholt tendered his resignation Monday because he and his wife are moving outside of the borough.

“I thank all of you for electing me in the first place and putting up with me for three and a half years,” he told residents at the council meeting.

Atherholt said council has always worked as a team and that the borough has “come a long way” in recent years.

In other business, Councilman Geno Leoni said there have been reports that people have been parking on the new sidewalks along West Eighth Street. The sidewalks were installed as part of the West Side Trail project.

Leoni said parking on the sidewalks is a violation of the borough’s ordinance, and after an initial warning, offenders will be ticketed.

“We want to keep it safe for the pedestrians,” he said. “We don’t want them to have to walk on the roadway to get around a car.”

Borough Engineer Mike Amato commended property owners for being patient during the construction of the walks.

Also, council announced:

* A family movie night will be held at Daily Park on May 24 from 7 to 10 p.m., beginning with crafts at 7. Popcorn and refreshments will be served.

* A re-dedication of Charney Park will be held on May 30 at 6 p.m.

* The Memorial Day Parade will begin at 9:15 a.m. at Daily Park.

Council introduced 91-year old, George Yurek, a WWII war hero, as the Grand Marshal of the parade. Council also introduced 7-year-old Ashley Elizabeth Thomas, who was crowned this year’s Little Miss Cherry Blossom on May 4.

Ashley is the daughter of Daniel and Rebecca Thomas. She will also be in the parade.

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