Monday, April 09, 2007

Main Street Plans

Mike Jones wrote in Friday's O-R about a meeting tomorrow night at the Midway Fire Hall on a way the boroughs of McDonald and Burgettstown could work together to improve their business districts.

While I'll be out-of-state tomorrow, I hope many local residents attend this important community meeting!

From Mike's article:

Two northern Washington County boroughs are working together to take advantage of a state program designed to spruce up small-town business districts.

The Pennsylvania Regional Main Street Program provides funding assistance for hiring a manager to plan economic development and revitalize smaller communities. While most Main Street managers oversee development in just one town, borough officials from McDonald and Burgettstown are discussing sharing a manager because of their size.

On Tuesday, officials from both boroughs will meet with state and county redevelopment planners to learn more about the program. The public and representatives of other area municipalities are also invited to attend and discuss the plans during the 6:30 p.m. meeting at the Midway fire hall.

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