Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Media Borough asks residents for planning input

DELAWARE COUNTY

Media Borough asks residents

for planning input

MEDIA Media Borough officials are asking residents to help decide which large projects to pursue in the coming years.

The borough is creating its first long-term capital improvement plan for projects that would cost more than $5,000 and have a life expectancy of more than five years. In addition to asking department heads for input, the borough finance committee is looking for feedback from residents.

In an online survey, Media residents can rank the importance of 12 potential projects. They include building a new parking garage, creating bike lanes, purchasing property for parks and open space, modernizing storm water drainage, and creating a welcome center connected to the Media Armory building and the Pennsylvania Veterans Museum.

Residents are also invited to suggest other projects.

While capital improvement plans are "fluid in nature," Borough Manager Jeff Smith said, a long-term plan would allow the borough to set aside money or apply for grants for future projects.

"Previously the borough certainly thought about some projects and looking out into the horizon, but there's been nothing formally done," Smith said.

The survey is available at mediaborough.com.

- Laura McCrystal

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