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Export mayor: Timber management plan could help fund J.M. Hall Jr. Park

Patrick Varine
| Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 9:54 p.m.
Allen Miller of Dayton scales a pile of rough timber while logging in Lower Burrell in 2016. Export officials will look into a timber management plan for 74 acres of borough-owned property along Borland Farm Road.
Louis B. Ruediger | Tribune-Review
Allen Miller of Dayton scales a pile of rough timber while logging in Lower Burrell in 2016. Export officials will look into a timber management plan for 74 acres of borough-owned property along Borland Farm Road.

Export council will look into a timber management plan for 74 acres of borough-owned property along Borland Farm Road.

Mayor Joe Zaccagnini suggested it as a way to find some additional funding for the borough's matching grant fund, which is being built up to help pay for the future J.M. Hall Jr. Park.

“I'd like to get that park going,” Zaccagnini said. “(Councilwoman Melanie Litz) has put too much work into it to not get it started as soon as possible.”

Nagoda said he would contact the Westmoreland Conservation District about the property.

“You can timber about every seven years once you get it right,” he said. “We should have a forester come in and tell us how we can manage that parcel.”

Concepts for the 15-acre J.M. Hall Jr. Park were unveiled in late 2017. It will be designed to showcase the area's mining history, and will include features designed to replicate certain elements of the borough's coal-mining past.

Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-850-2862, pvarine@tribweb.com or via Twitter @MurrysvilleStar.

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