The Dallastown Council has given its preliminary support for a Ma & Pa Community Greenway Feasibility Study.

The greenway is a non-motorized recreational trail along the former Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad Line.

The trail would benefit the citizens in Spring Garden, York, Windsor and Chanceford townships, as well as, Yoe, Dallastown and Red Lion boroughs, officials said.

Each municipality was asked to support the project by paying a share of the cost of the study.

The money is needed to provide a 50-percent match for a grant provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

Dallastown will pay $2,150, which is 8.6 percent of the project match.

A section of the trail would be built from the York Township/Spring Garden boundary near the Mount Rose Avenue exit on Interstate 83 to the Felton boundary in Windsor Township.

Each municipality was asked to appoint one representative to serve on a feasibility study committee. Mayor Beverly Scott was appointed to serve for Dallastown.

The committee will review, clarify what is needed and monitor the work of the consultant, assist in gathering public opinion, and more.