Factoryville Borough Council members vote to hire engineers to conduct traffic study

By Robert Tomkavage - rtomkavage@timesleader.com | June 14th, 2016 5:06 pm

FACTORYVILLE — Members of Factoryville Borough Council approved a motion June 8 to spend $600 for a traffic flow study of Riverside Drive, Jackson Street and Church Street to investigate and determine the best use of the street for safe travel.

According to council President Chuck Wrobel, three engineers have already walked through the area.

According to grant writer Sadie Rozenburg, work on the play pockets trail at Christy Mathewson Park will be delayed until after the baseball season. Members of council approved a motion to close the park during construction, likely to begin in July.

Rozenburg added the borough has approximately $30,000 left to spend on a Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program grant and plans to install a toddler playground at the Factoryville-Clinton Township Joint Municipal Park with the excess funds. The borough applied for an extension for another year to finish the work.

“We have huge a playground, this will be one for little (kids) so we’re not worried about them jumping off the top,” she said.

Council members passed a motion to approve up to a $10,000 match out of the borough’s grant match account to extend the Countryside Conservancy’s Trolley Trail from Keystone College to Riverside Drive. Rozenburg announced the borough plans to apply for a $100,000 Multimodal Transportation Fund grant for the project.

Rozenburg will relocate to Germany for a year, effective Aug. 1.

In other business, members of council approved:

• A motion to spend $725 to have basins cleaned in the borough.

• A motion to advertise a request for qualifications for engineers to complete the stormwater project on Church Street. Members of council also approved a motion to form of a committee consisting of Borough Manager Mary Ellen Buckbee, Councilman Dan Engler and Wrobel to review the bids and select the best engineer for the project.

The next Factoryville Borough Council meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 13 at borough hall, 161 College Ave.


By Robert Tomkavage


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