Murrysville buys land for trail parking |

Murrysville buys land for trail parking

Murrysville Council voted 6-0 last week to buy land near Airgas on Route 22 that will be used as a parking lot for the Turtle Creek Rail Trail Project.

The property, owned by Jeffrey and Carolyn Roberts, will cost $75,000 in municipal money, which will come from undesignated capital-reserve funds.

A $50,000 grant from Westmoreland County and a charitable contribution by the Roberts for $50,000 will make up the remainder of the cost.

Council members also are eyeing a 20-acre purchase near Round Top Road that could be used as a connector between Duff and Pleasant Valley parks.

It also would be funded through a combination of grants, municipal money and private donations, which would allow the municipality to acquire both parcels for about $105,000.

Councilman Rege Synan was not present.

Patrick Varine is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-871-2365 o [email protected].

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