Students solve dog waste issue

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  • PHOTO BY DIANA GOOVAERTS Pictured from left are Borough Administrator Alison McHose, Molly McHose and Marinn Davis.

FRANKLIN — Two Franklin students received permission from the Borough Council on Tuesday to move ahead with a plan to build dog waste disposal stations around town.

Molly McHose and Marinn Davis told the council they plan to construct eight “doggy doo” stations that will each include waste bags, a trash can and a treat box as part of a school project.

“We thought we should do this project because many people step in dog poop and dogs eat other dogs poop. Pretty much anything gross that happens with poop we want to solve,” McHose said.

The stations will be made of wood and metal construction and will be placed on town property in locations yet to be determined. Davis said the goal is to build the stations in locations that have the most need for relief from dog waste.

Borough Administrator Alison McHose added the students will work with the local Department of Public Works to find suitable sites.

The girls said they plan to maintain the stations themselves, removing trash and replenishing the treats every two weeks.

Construction on the project could start as soon as next week, the girls said.

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