Storm water problem discussed at Grampian meeting|
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
By Dianne Byers Staff Writer
GRAMPIAN - A problem with storm water run-off at Grampian Community Park was discussed at last night's Grampian Borough Council meeting.
A project to reclaim the stream bank along Davis Run at the park was recently completed and included measures to contain storm water and repair erosion along the backside of the park's community building damaged by water running from U.S. Route 219 and Walltown Road into the park.
Barbara McCracken, council president, said she contacted Shawn Agosti of the state Department of Transportation's Department of Municipal Services and he provided some information about who council should contact concerning the problem.
McCracken said the park project took care of existing erosion damage caused by storm water run-off and it is hoped by working with PennDOT on a solution to the problem, future erosion issues at the park can be eliminated.
In other business, council:
• hired Norman Hatten Sr. as a part-time employee who will work on an as-needed basis at a salary of $8.50 per hour.
• heard a report from McCracken on meeting she recently had with Fred Neiswender, borough solicitor, concerning having several dilapidated structures on First and Main streets removed.
• reviewed a quote of $18.49 per ton for anti-skid from Glenn O. Hawbaker, Altoona.
• reported there were no findings on the recent audit of the state road fund performed by the state Department of Transportation.
• authorized requesting a new list of those who pay taxes to the borough from Keystone Collection Agency. Following discussion last night on ways to ensure the borough is receiving all taxes it is due after a list of residents provided to the borough soon after the company took over collection of earned income and local services tax had a number of inaccuracies, council instructed Betty Jo Sutika, borough secretary, to contact the agency to request an updated list to see if any corrections had been made.
• heard a report from Scott Harmic, trustee for Grampian-Penn-Bloom Fire Co. noting the company's need for volunteers especially during the day-time hours. He also noted the department recently purchased a used truck that has been placed into service and it is working well.
• accepted a deed of dedication for Russell Avenue.
• held a five-minute executive session for personnel matters.
Council's next meeting is Aug. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Grampian-Penn-Bloom Fire Co. hall, Grampian.