Take the Salem Square neighborhood survey, attend Lincoln Charter’s fall festival

The Salem Square Community Association wants residents’ feedback to determine perceptions and needs in York’s west end neighborhood.

The association is working with the City of York, YMCA and other local partners to create a plan that is intended to guide the neighborhood’s improvement, according to the introduction posted on the first page of the survey, which can be accessed here.

Offered in English and Spanish, the survey is part of the association’s application for an Elm Street designation. Locally, York’s Olde Towne East neighborhood received Pennsylvania’s first such distinction.

The association has been working diligently with neighborhood stakeholders and Johnson, Mirmiran and Thompson, a national engineering firm with a York location, to properly facilitate and plan for the Elm Street application, a competitive process that could yield some state grant money.

At 6 p.m. Tuesday, the community association will hold a fall festival at Lincoln Charter School, 559 W. King St., York. The festival will feature pumpkin painting, bobbing for apples and games and prizes for kids as well as discussion on the survey and help filling it out for adults.

The festival will serve as a public meeting for parents and students of Lincoln Charter as well as Salem Square residents, business owners, churches and nonprofits.

“We want residents to help us know how they’d like to see their neighborhood,” said April Showers, vice president and business development manager for JMT.

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