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Meeting set

| Monday, May 14, 2007

Transportation and future land use will be the focus of a final public input meeting for a comprehensive plan, which involves Perry, Franklin, Jefferson and Menallen townships.

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Perry Township Volunteer Fire Department social hall, 206 Liberty St., Perryopolis. The plan, being developed by Mackin Engineering, Pittsburgh, will emphasize several high priority goals, including: controlling growth and development, preserving farmland and open space, providing infrastructure to residents, offering desirable residential development and providing recreational opportunities. Specific concerns of residents and business owners in Perry Township will be addressed.

"We're hoping for a big turnout," said Perry Supervisor Chairman A.J. Boni. "This plan will help guide our future."

A 45-day public comment period on the plan will begin May 24. Copies of the plan will be available at each of the four township buildings, at Frazier and Uniontown Area School District administration offices, the Fayette County Planning Commission and at surrounding municipalities in Fayette and Westmoreland counties.

Comments must be submitted in writing to: Mackin Engineering, Attention, Christy Burnside, planner, RIDC Park West, 117 Industry Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275. All comments must be received by July 7. Following that deadline, the municipalities will schedule additional meetings before accepting the final plan.

Cost of the $150,000 plan was funded partly with a state grant administered through the county's Office of Planning, Zoning and Community Development. Additionally, each of the four townships contributed $2,500.

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