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Selectmen go forward with sidewalk effort

January 16, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

In the near future, Fifth Street School and Central School students will have the opportunity to walk to and from school on a fresh set of sidewalks. Selectmen authorized West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson to accept Calvert-Spradling Engineers contract, which deems Calvert Spradling the head honcho in overseeing the construction and inspection of the sidewalks.
The goal in producing the sidewalks, according to Robinson, is to encourage children to make the trek to school and from on foot. Of course, the sidewalks will serve as a safety measure to ensure children are not simply walking at the edges of streets.
And there are goodies in store for children that choose to utilize the sidewalks for that purpose.
“When they do walk to school, (children) will get a token,” Robinson said. “It’s kind of a contest to encourage kids to walk to school. And for them to walk to school, they need sidewalks.”
Robinson also said there’s a push for promotional programs in school, which would focus on encouraging children to walk to school.

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