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A dog park will open Wednesday near the back of Carnegie Park on Forsythe Road with fenced, off-leash sections for large and small dogs.

The facility will be free and open from dawn to dusk. Some rules will be posted, such as dogs must be up to date on their vaccinations and owners must control their pets and clean up after them.

The area is part of $290,000 in recent improvements made to 34-acre park through a $145,000 matching grant from the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

Fundraising continues for the proposed Pitcher Park Memorial Skatepark, which is to be built near the park's center.

About $32,000 is needed before the $600,000 facility park can be built.

A murder mystery dinner fundraiser held this month in the Carnegie Volunteer Fire and Rescue Bureau raised more than $5,000. John Donnelly of Scott contributed $150 with a bowling fundraiser as part of his senior project at Chartiers Valley High School. An anonymous benefactor recently donated $1,000 for the skate park.


Council has canceled its workshop meetings from May through August. Regular meetings will continue to be held on the second Wednesday of each month.

• Councilman Calvin Jackson Jr. said he would like to get input from residents about parks and recreation and would like to see the town become more active. He said he would post information on the Coraopolis website, www.coraopolispa.com.

• Resident Mark Green asked council to revamp the borough's noise ordinance.

"Coraopolis is far from a nice place to live," he said. "I cannot enjoy my property because of loud radio music." He said this has been going on for years. He also complained about motorcycle noise, noting that bike mufflers are not regulated.

Councilman Dan LaRocco said he, too, has a problem with noise.

"We can review our ordinance. We'll see what we can do," council President John Pessy said.



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