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Dyersville residents weighing in about proposed sidewalk

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Some eastern Iowans are weighing in about a proposed sidewalk in their neighborhood. Dyersville City Council wants to connect the new Dyersville Elementary School and Westside Park with a sidewalk.Currently, there is no sidewalk that runs on 12th Ave. SW and 9th Ave. SW. City Officials said those routes are currently used by dozens of children to get to the elementary school each day. They said those children are either walking in the grass or in the street to get to school.

"I believe it's up to us to have a safe route for these kids to go to school," said Dyersville mayor, Alvin Haas.

Haas said the City Council is discussing three proposed areas near the school and park to place a sidewalk. Haas said the discussion has been in the works since February.

KWWL talked to some people who live in the proposed areas about the proposed sidewalk. Some said the sidewalk was a good thing for the children to get to school, but others had concerns about maintaining the sidewalk.

Haas said the Dyersville City Council will hold a public input meeting about the proposed sidewalk locations in September.

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