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Plans going forward for River Walk

By Staff | Sep 30, 2014

MONTGOMERY – For the first year, the Montgomery Second Saturdays have scored well with the business community and residents. Each month more families visit downtown to take part in the children’s activities, sidewalk sales, live entertainment, book sales, and merchants’ door prize giveaways. The monthly event was started by Revitalize Montgomery to bring more awareness and a positive identity to Main Street Montgomery since it has been designated as a River Town through the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership.

Located along the Susquehanna River Corridor opens up opportunities for future investment. At last month’s meeting, the group discussed promoting more events using flyers and social media.

Further dialogue took place on the placement of a ‘River Trail’ for Montgomery. “A good walking path can begin by the Bower Street Bridge,” suggested Becky Sangeudolce.

Other projects include planting more trees along the corner near Station House Restaurant and the Uni-Mart that will “pick up contaminants in the soil.” Further landscape plans and trail development will be discussed at their next meeting on October 8 to be held at 10 a.m. at Valley Rehab.

Last year a reparian buffer was established marking a designated path along the river’s edge. However, maintaining it has been a challenge according to Sangeudolce. “The weeds are starting to become overgrown and it needs to be maintained on a regular basis,” she said seeking volunteers.

A new store also opened on Main Street “Time Gone Primitives & Antiques” and had their grand opening on September 13. As part of their action plan, new retailers are welcome and will always open up new opportunities for other businesses in the downtown area.

The next ‘Second Saturday’ event in Montgomery will be held October 11.