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Dog park fencing to go up soon

April 20, 2011|By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — Fencing will be installed this spring for a new dog park in the Borough of Waynesboro.

The Waynesboro Borough Council Wednesday awarded fence installation to R. Perry Fence Co. The company was the lowest among seven bidders with its quote of $11,388.

Donations collected privately and through a dog swim fundraiser will cover that cost, Councilman Wayne Driscoll said.

The park will encompass about half an acre near Northside Pool, Driscoll said. It will have two sections to divide dogs based on size, he said.

“They put the fence up at the Shippensburg (Pa.) dog park, and it was excellent,” Driscoll said of R. Perry Fence Co.

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The company also installed fencing at the Memorial Park tennis courts, according to Maintenance Supervisor Dennis Benshoff.

Driscoll is chairman of the council’s Property and Public Safety Committee, which has several other projects under way. Driscoll sought and received the council’s permission to have a retaining wall at the golf course removed.

Councilman C. Harold Mumma suggested nicer pieces of stone from the wall be saved.

The council also discussed contracting with an excavator to demolish a house on the golf course property.

Driscoll suggested that area be used for a putting green or pavilion.

The council did not make a decision about the house.

At Memorial Park, Driscoll said he and Benshoff recently looked at dugouts. They said the area is being used not by baseball players, but people engaging in unwanted behavior.

Removing the dugouts would “eliminate the wear and tear and the maintenance” as well as the spot for those activities, Driscoll said.

Mayor Richard Starliper told Driscoll he should talk to the Memorial Park advisory board about that issue, to which Driscoll said he will consult with those members and the recreation board.

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