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Grand opening of West Side Trail set for Sept. 21

September 10. 2013 11:36PM
CAMILLE FIOTI Times Leader Correspondent

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WEST WYOMING — A grand opening to celebrate the completion of the West Side Trail will be held at Dailey Park at 10 a.m. on Sept. 21, council announced Monday.

The multimunicipal project began in 2000 as a mission to promote a healthy lifestyle and cut down on childhood obesity.

In keeping with Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s “Safe Routes to School” initiative, the project encourages families to walk their children to school.

The sidewalk and bike path network, which runs from West Pittston to Edwardsville, includes routes to Tenth Street Elementary in Wyoming Borough and the Wyoming Area Secondary Center and JFK Elementary School, both in Exeter.

The project was made possible through a combination of grants from the PennDOT and the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, totaling roughly $2.1 million.

In other business, council approved the payment in the amount of $51,899 to Bower Inc. for work relating to the West Side Trail project.

Council also announced:

• A bulk pickup will be held Sept. 30. Each resident can place two bulk items on the curb. Freon-containing items or building materials are not allowed.

• The last yard waste pickup will be Nov. 14. The borough will schedule two leaf collections later in the year.

• The West Side Council of Governments equipment meeting will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 12 in the town hall. The regular COG meeting is scheduled 7 p.m. Sept. 26 in the town hall.

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