Belle Vernon council to have resident's property reviewed
Belle Vernon Borough officials said they are holding off on dealing with a resident's property issue until they are sure their engineer reviewed the situation.
During last month's business meeting, Diane Roberts and her son, Neil, presented council with pictures of Neil Roberts' property along Coal Alley.
“They had an engineer, – their own – look at it,” Mayor Gerald Jackson said during Monday's council meeting. “He said it was the borough's responsibility. We can't go by that. I'm not sure if our engineer has been up there to look at the problem yet.
“I can't commit to repairing something until I here from our engineer,” the mayor said.
The borough's engineering firm, Widmer Engineering, did have a representative at September's meeting.
Jackson estimated it could cost the borough up to $3,500 to repair approximately 100 feet of sewer pipe.
Borough Solicitor Mark Galper had in his notes from September's meeting that, according to Roberts' engineer, the problem is a broken terra cotta pipe.
“They're expecting us to fix it,” council President Joe Minnitti said.
“There's going to have to be some sort of engineering cost,” Jackson said of a potential project. “We don't have the capabilities to fix it ourselves if it is indeed our responsibility.”
Council said they will address the issue of curbs along Arch Street and Blind Lane where recent paving took place.
Councilwoman Mary Beth Secleter said that the small curb that is there now will not prevent water from infiltrating yards.
“If anyone ever looked up Arch Street during a storm, it looks like a flood,” Jackson said.
Council will address adding higher curbs down Arch Street and on Blind Lane.
“They told me the project was closed out,” Jackson said. “We can't let that go, though. I will go and talk to them myself on Thursday or Friday.”
Jeremy Sellew is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at email@example.com or 724-684-2667.
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