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Mt. Pleasant residents urged to fill Main Street for marketing video

| Saturday, April 28, 2012, 6:19 a.m.

A video will be taped in downtown Mt. Pleasant May 2 to be used as a marketing tool.

Council President Mike Tabita is asking the community to fill the Main Street area on that day as the video is being shot.

The borough has been working to improve its downtown for several years.

Tabita said on Monday that plans for the removal of the remaining telephone poles along the Main Street project area are under way. He said the tentative date for completion of the electrical line exchange there is slated for May 2.

Council yesterday approved a motion allocating $2,500 for the upgrading of the lighting for the first phase of the Main Street project that would increase the wattage of lights to better illuminate the shopping area.

In other renovation news, borough Manager Jeff Landy said the reclamation of the former Dino's building on Main Street is scheduled to begin this week.

Mayor Jerry Lucia last night said the borough has received numerous complaints concerning dog waste left by residents walking their pets.

Residents are asked to carry bags with them.

Councilman Larry Tate suggested the possibility of installing pet waste disposal systems in key areas throughout town.

Landy told council members the borough will receive three workers through the Workforce Investment program during the summer to help with recreation and street maintenance.

The workers will be given 30 hours of work per week for a 10-week period. Anyone interested may send a resume to the borough building, and all requests will then be forwarded to Workforce Investments.

Landy said the borough is getting ready for the summer months.

Concerts in the Park will once again be held. A full lineup has been set.

The concerts, which will kick off June 7 at Veterans Park, will have a USO theme.

Kids Movies in the Park will continue this summer.

Councilwoman Cynthia Stevenson reported to council last night that 27 stray or feral cats have been trapped to date using the new trap, neuter and release project.

Stevenson invited residents to participate in the May 2 walking tour of the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, being hosted by the Mt. Pleasant Historical Society.

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