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                 FLOODING
       WHAT'S BEING DONE
                   
(SOME OF IT )

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PROJECTS AS OF FEBRUARY 2012
COST : 3 million on Bond  

At the  2-9-12  Board of Commissioners Meeting & put out on a 3 million dollar bond

         PROJECT                              COST       WARD 

1  2700 Block Jenkintown Rd -I\lew Inlets  20,000.00   6 

2  100/200 Blocks Central Ave.-Storm Sewer  160,000.00  6 

3  430 Central Ave. -Storm Sewer  160,000.00  6 

4  Houston Ave/ Railroad -New Storm Sewer  40,000.00  6 

5  2809/2811 Mt. Carmel Ave .-New Yard Drains  20,000.00  6 

6  305 Elm Ave. -Yard Drain  20,000.00  6 

7  700 Block Penn/Garfield/Tennis-New Storm Sewer  240,000.00  9 

8  Penn/Garfield/Tennis-Storm Sewer  120,000.00  9 

9  Highland Ave. to Canterbury -Creek Bank Stabilization  120,000.00  11 

10  552 Baeder Rd. -Storm Sewer  120,000.00  11 

11  Baeder Creek/Crescent Ave.-Creek Bank Stabilization  60,000.00  12 

12  New Storm Pipe from Weldon Ave. to Elk Ave.  140,000.00  13 

13  300 Block Cliveden Ave. -New Storm Sewer  140,000.00  13 

14  400 Block Linden Ave. -New Storm Sewer  80,000.00  13 
15  400 Block Sylvania/Geneva/Easton-New Storm Sewer  160,000.00  13 

 TOTAL    1,600,000.00S 

#  EAST SIDE  PROJECTS   2012 BOND ISSUE   

PROJECT  COST  WARD 

1  1665 Susquehanna Rd -By-pass Pipe  $68,000.00  1 

2  1707 Hampton Rd -New Storm Sewer  $40,000.00  1 

3  1100 Block Lindsay Ln-New Storm Sewer  $60,000.00  1 

4  1331 Meadowbrook Ct.-Creek Bank Stabilization  $20,000.00  1 

5  962 Susquehanna Rd. -New Storm Sewer  $60,000.00  2 

6  300 Block Cadwalader Ave.-NewStorm Sewer  $40,000.00  3 

7  Rossiter/Thomson/Coolidge-New Storm Sewer  $160,000.00  5 

8  972 Rydal Rd.-Replace existing storm sewer  $120,000.00  7 

9  2900/3000 Old Welsh Rd-Replace existing storm sewer  $80,000.00  8 

10  2884/2888 Senak -Storm Sewer  $20,000.00  8 

11  2920 Rossiter Ave -Yard Drain  $12,000.00  8 

12  Thunderhead/Blue Jay Rds.-New Inlets  $40,000.00  8 

13  1400 Block Lindbergh Ave.-New Storm Sewer  $140,000.00  8 

14  Cleveland Ave.-Storm Sewer/Yard Inlets  $40,000.00  10 

15  2421 Pershing Ave. -Yard Drain  $20,000.00  14 

16  1200 Block Johnston Ave.-Replace existing R/R ties  . . $150,000.00  15 

17  1100 Block Johnston Ave.-Replace existing R/R ties  $150,000.00  15 

18  Woodland Rd (High Ave to Arline Ave)-Storm Sewer  $120,000.00  15 

19  St. Charles -Yard Drains/Sump Pumps  $60,000.00  15 

 TOTAL  $1,400,000.00 
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PROJECTS AS OF OCTOBER 2011
$677,500

These Projects below were approved at the October 2011  Board of Commissioners Meeting
Cost :  in the neighborhood of  $ 677,500

 

EMERGENCY REPAIR WORK

LOCATION

DAMAGE

SOLUTION

EST. COST

1174 VALLEY RD.

EXISTING STONE & CONCRETE WALL, LEANING/CRACKED

REPLACE 200 L.F. + WITH REDI-ROCK

$45,000.00

2835 MEYER AVE.

EXISTING CONCRETE WALL LEANING & UNDERMINED

RESET 120 L.F. OF WALL & STABILIZE W/CLEARING

$45,000.00

DALE RD. & MILL RD.

EXISTING CONCRETE WALL LEANING & UNDERMINED

RESET 40 L.F. OF WALL & STABILIZE W/CLEARING

$9,000.00

ALVERTHORPE PARK AT NORTH END

EXISTING CULVERT & KEYSTONE WALL WASHED OUT

REPLACE & RECONSTRUCT W/REDI-ROCK

$45,000.00

MAPLE AVE. & JEFFERSON AVE

EXISTING CHANNEL ERODED & UNDERMINED

RECONSTRUCT EXISTING & REDIRECT LOW END

$22,000.00

MARCO RD (CUL-DE-SAC)

EXISTING SAND BAG & GABION CHANNEL ERODED

REPLACE W/REDI-ROCK & RECONSTRUCT 300 L.F.

$81,000.00

230 FILMORE ST.

RUN-OFF & WASH-OUT FROM ZANE AVE.

STORM SEWER & BITUMINOUS CURBING ON ZANE AVE 700 L.F.

$75,000.00

1515 THE FAIRWAY

PLUNGE POOL WASHED OUT

FILL W/BALLAST & STABILIZE

$4,500.00

608 WANAMAKER RD.

EXISTING WALL LEANING & UNDERMINED

RESET EXISTING WALL & STABILIZE 70 L.F.

$15,000.00

739 CRESCENT AVE.

EXISTING SAND BAG WALL ERODED

GUNITE & STABILIZE

$16,000.00

2700 BLOCK FERNWOOD AVE.

INTERSECTION & HOUSE FLOODING

INSTALL 500 L.F. STORM SEWER

$62,500.00

EDGE HILL FIRE HOUSE AT LIMEKILN PK.

PARKING LOT LIFTED & EXISTING LINE SURCHARGED

RE-LAY EXISTING STORM SEWER & RECONSTRUCT PARKING LOT 150 L.F.

$90,000.00

1300 LINDBERGH AVE.

ROADWAY & HOUSE FLOODING

REDIRECT FLOW IN CULVERT & ADD INLETS

$17,500.00

657 CRICKET AVE

EXISTING MASONRY WALL SHIFTED

RECONSTRUCT 75 L.F. W/REDI-ROCK

$30,000.00

WELDON AVE

COLLAPSED STORM LINE

REPLACE 200 L.F. STORM LINE

$45,000.00

956 IRVIN RD

EXISTING CULVERT UNDERMINED & WALLS LEANING

STABILIZE & REINFORCE BRACING

$30,000.00

GENEVA & LINDEN AVENUES

EXISTING INLETS DAMAGED

REPAIR & REPLACE W/ OPEN-MOUTH INLETS

$15,000.00

SANDY RUN CREEK AT SUSQUEHANNA RD

EXISTING RETAINING WALL UNDERMINED & LEANING

RESET WALL & REMOVE DEBRIS

$30,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTALS

$677,500.00


 

PROJECTS AS OF SEPTEMBER 2011 - $600,000+ 

At the September 2011 Board of Commissioners Meeting  6 emergency Flood projects  were approved  for  6  residents along Jenkintown Rd.  They had sewage back ups – DVIT the Township's insurance co that normally insures  this kind of problem  would not consider them because they were also affected by the flooding . Abington apparently had men out that night who said there were roots blocking the pipes  and that’s why  they backed up – so they were approved for work - $600,000 +

11-10  In the 2009 budget the commissioners floated the bond for $3 million

Some work was done out of existing funds- perhaps to the tune of 1 million or two
And though the budget is not finalized at this point it appears that another couple million will be budgeted in the 2011 budget. This is what's being done after identifying what at one time was $30 million behind in flood repair projects. the amount of staff  that could handle such a load was one reason given  publicly for being behind. Yet we do not hear anyone asking at Budget time or elsewhere to increase the engineering staff
 

12-09  Yes it's true. According to the Township Engineer, before this August's flooding meeting, they had identified  abut 15 million in Flood related projects ( about 12 million of that, I was told, was for the Keswick area - one Keswick project  became a disaster in both Cheltenham and Abington with everyone pointing fingers at everyone else as to who was at fault) 
     AFTER the August 09 flood meeting (which, as you may well imagine, only a small percentage of residents even knew about ) they added on another 15 million estimated fixes - to total  30 million . That is $1400 per household in Abington (creating some nice debt,  while Commissioners have been bragging about not raising taxes for 18 years and while services were removed from the picture)



 

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