Countryside Conservancy appeals to Dalton Borough Council at meeting May 12

By Ben Freda - For Abington Journal | May 17th, 2016 7:28 pm

DALTON — In an appeal for fundraising, members of the Countryside Conservancy provided the borough council with an update on the Trolley Tail during the council’s meeting May 12.

“We feel that we are contributing to the community providing a nice recreational opportunity in our properties and also our Trolley Trail,”said Countryside Conservancy Executive Director Bill Kern. “We would greatly appreciate a donation of support if you can find it in your budget.”

Cheryl Ellsworth, trail coordinator, showed members of council Phase 1 of the Trolley Trail, which runs from Clarks Summit to South Turnpike Road in Dalton. She said that Keystone College partnered with the conservancy and helped fund Phase 2, which is continuing the trail behind the college. A contractor will be chosen by PennDOT by mid-June.

Ellsworth also said that the conservancy, a non-profit land trust, is trying to jointly raise funds with Factoryville Borough to extend the trail into that municipality.

In other business, council members awarded a contract to New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co. for the Dalton paving project, with a bid of $277,998.98.

Montgomery announced PPL (Pennsylvania Power & Light) Electric Utilities will install LED bulbs in all streetlights. He said that the LED lights will last longer and save $64 a month.

By Ben Freda

For Abington Journal

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