Dunbar Borough creek-channeling project getting on track
A creek-channeling project that will reduce the risk of flooding in Dunbar could become a reality after three decades.
“The project is finally moving along,” solicitor Tim Witt told Dunbar Borough Council members on Tuesday night. “This has been going along for a long time. The state will provide funding to channel the Dunbar Creek to reduce flooding in the borough.”
Witt said he doesn't have specific figures on how much the project will cost but funding will be provided through the state Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of General Services.
“The easements for the adjacent properties have been acquired,” Witt said. “We need to make some amendments and recordings to those easements.”
If the project moves ahead on schedule, Witt said, it could begin next summer.
“The borough has to cut the trees down between November and March because of the bat problem,” he said.
Witt said it took a long time for the project to become a reality because the borough had to negotiate with the railroad and other concerned property owners to iron out language issues to permit the easements.
“It took a while to get it hammered out, but the paperwork has finally been signed and sent back to the state for the project,” he said.
Witt said council members are looking forward to the project, which is expected to reduce the risk of flooding in the borough.
In July, the Dunbar Creek overflowed its banks and caused significant damage to homes and businesses in the borough.
“Hopefully, this project will prevent something like that happening in the borough in the future,” Witt said.
In other business, council announced that Dunbar Borough's trick-or-treat will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 27. The Halloween parade will be held at 4 p.m. the same day. Connellsville and Dunbar townships will hold their trick-or-treat at the same time.
Cindy Ekas is a contributing writer.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- South Connellsville pedestrian dies
- Arson case dismissed against Springhill woman
- Pedestrian struck on East Crawford Avenue in Connellsville
- Masontown police car vandalized
- Fayette veterans to commemorate Pearl Harbor at Uniontown VFW
- Connellsville Canteen to host lecture on American home front during WWII
- Uniontown man charged with rape
- Man shot in leg outside Uniontown apartment
- Fayette County Courthouse setting for ‘Magic and Mistletoe’
- Korean exhibit to go on display
- Uniontown Chorale Society to perform at Dawson church