Springdale questions contractor’s work on paving project
Springdale borough officials and some residents are unhappy with the job Tresco Paving has done on James Street.
As a result, Springdale Council voted 7-0 last week to withhold 10% of the payment to Tresco — about $10,200 — until borough officials can meet with the company to iron out problems.
“Residents have waited so long for this (paving) and have been through holy heck,” Borough Manager Kim McAfoose said.
Complaints cited at a council meeting included drainage problems and pavers covering a valve box.
Street foreman Carmen Canonico said the area of James Street between Willow and Marion streets is particularly troublesome to him.
“Springdale residents deserve better,” Canonico said. “Why should we pay for shoddy work?”
Vince Tresco, vice president of Tresco Paving, said the problems cited aren’t issues and it wasn’t unusual that the borough opted to temporarily withhold payment.
“That’s just standard stuff,” he said.
Tresco said the company has been in contact with Springdale officials and is waiting for further directions on what needs to be done.
Emily Balser is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Emily at 724-226-4680, [email protected] or via Twitter .