Residents from more than a few homes on 2nd Street turned out for the July 24th Council Meeting to hear about the awarding of the bid for the Storm Water Project.
The project was approved for a $125,400 CDBG grant to cover the costs of a drainage system that would catch storm water and alleviate the problems to homeowners that torrents of water running onto sidewalks was causing them during summer storms. Winter months weren’t much better in the form of ice from melting snow that would freeze overnight.
RGC Devopment, LP was awarded the project with a bid of $103,755.60, with an additional allowance of more than $9,000, should cost overruns occur. Engineering fees, not covered by the grant will be approximately $21,000. This cost was expected when the project was approved to be given to the engineering firm, Barry Isett & Associates, for a solution.
Work is expected to begin about mid-August and should be completed by October 5th.
Barry Isett & Associates, West Easton’s engineering firm that developed the specifications of the new drainage system, will also oversee the construction as it progresses.
The project consists of adding 15″ underground reinforced concrete pipe where none exists, replacing the corrugated metal pipe where it exists along the remediation path, and six new catch basins. In addition, curbs will be redone as needed, a swale is to be added across Keystone to help keep water on a path toward catch basins, and an ADA ramp will be adjusted.
The goal is to divert the storm water to an already existing outflow pipe where it will not cause further problems for residents.