LIMA – The Lima Town Board is taking the first steps toward a new pathway extending from Lima Baptist Church to Dollar General.
According to Town Supervisor Pete Yendell, the Town has around $40,000 set aside for the construction of the walkway, which will likely start out as a gravel path.
“I see so many people crossing for the Dollar General from every time I come into the village practically, and every time I see it I’m just so nervous,” said Deputy Supervisor Cathy Gardner.
Yendell said that the walkway would especially make it safer for child pedestrians.
“I’d like to get [the path] at least to the Dollar General because I see so many kids walking to there,” said Yendell. “The thing that scares me, usually when they’re walking down they’re facing traffic. When they’re walking back they’re walking with their backs to the traffic and that scares me.”
Town Councilman Bruce Mayer said that the Town already has right-of-way for the path between Slocum Road to Genesee Community College. The town will be communicating with other property owners along the route of the path in the future to acquire permission to begin work.
Yendell said that the project is likely to be continued over the next several years.