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Annually, when July 4th comes around, the people of America celebrate the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America as an Independent nation. The Town of Bloomsburg takes great pride in participating in this yearly celebration. In previous years, the Town of Bloomsburg has had various bands play, games to entertain children, food vendors, and a beautiful display of fireworks as entertainment for the town’s citizens to enjoy. As wonderful as this celebration is, it does not come without a cost. Bloomsburg Town Council, Town Staff and Bloomsburg University are continuing their hard work and efforts to make this year’s celebration as memorable as prior years. Together we are asking the citizens for help to collect funds needed to put on the event.
Citizens that enjoy the Bloomsburg’s Fourth of July event may make donations at www.TakeActionBU.org/fireworks. Donations by check are also accepted and must be made out to “BU Foundation” or “Bloomsburg University Foundation” with “Fireworks” added in the memo. Any additional proceeds donated will be deposited into an account and used towards the following years celebration.
Join us from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Market Street in Bloomsburg for a classic car show, motorcycle show, food and craft vendors, wine and beer tastings. At 5 p.m. the fun moves to the Bloomsburg Municipal Airport (N13) for family Olympic games for raffle prizes. Then once night falls the movie by the runway begins. All events are family friendly and for all ages. Please bring chairs and blankets for movie viewing. All events are free for the public to attend
Proceeds Benefit the Bloomsburg Children’s Museum.
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Bloomsburg Municipal Airport
June 22 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Downtown Bloomsburg on Market Street and 5-11 p.m. at the Airport
The Contractor continues to install steel reinforcing for the walls of the Storm and Sanitary Chambers at Pump Station #3.
Steel reinforcing and formwork are being installed for the concrete slab at the School Access Road Closure Structure.
Clearing for the levee is complete on School Property.
The Inspection Trench between Sta. 8+50 to 16+00 and from Sta. 20+50 to 21+50 have been excavated and backfilled. The Toe Drain has been constructed from Sta. 8+50 to 16+00 and 16+50 to 21+50. These sections are located on the BASD property. Installation of the 48″ Storm Sewer continues and over 500lf of storm sewer pipe work has been completed to date including two manholes (MH-102 & MH-103).
Work on the installation of the 8 foot diameter Sanitary Manhole (MH-A) continues. The bottom section of the MH has been set.
The Contractor has completed the base slab for the stormwater pumping station near the school stadium. The base slab is 20 feet below the existing surface.
Installation of the steel reinforcing for the walls is underway.
The Inspection Trench between Sta. 14+40 to 16+00 has been excavated and backfilling is underway. This section of inspection trench is located on the school property.
Excavation for the school access road closure system near Ft. McClure Boulevard is complete, and the lean concrete seepage cutoff key has been placed. Placement of steel reinforcing is scheduled to start next week.
The headwall for the 48″ Storm Sewer has been installed and approximately 180 feet of storm sewer pipe work has been completed. Wet weather is beginning to impact the on site soils which could possibly be utilized for the levee embankment.
Town of Bloomsburg – Bloomsburg Flood Risk Management Expansion Project
Project Progress Update for Period from May 3 to 17, 2019
The Contractor has completed excavation for stormwater Pump Station #3 and is currently installing reinforcing for the base slab, which is scheduled to be placed on Thursday 23 MAY 2019, weather permitting.
Testing of soil material from offsite source has verified its’ suitability for construction of the levee.
The inspection trench along the centerline of the levee has been excavated and backfilled between Sta. 11+00 to 12+50, which is located on the BASD property.
Layout for the school access road Closure Structure #10 is underway. Excavation is expected to start within the next week. This major structure will permit erection of a barrier across the road during flood events.
The 48″ Storm Sewer work has been delayed due to high river level. This sewer will direct interior stormwater runoff to the new Pump Station #3 on school property during flood events for pumping over the levee into the river.
Town of Bloomsburg – Bloomsburg Flood Risk Management Expansion Project
Project Progress Update for Period Ending 3 MAY 2019
The Contractor (HRI) mobilized on 1 April 2019 with the placement of the project trailers in the parking lot along Market St. Site work started on 15 April 2019. Erosion and Sedimentation Control features have been installed and initial clearing and tree cutting is complete from the school grounds to Market Street. Excavation for the levee has begun and will continue for several weeks.
In early May, the contractor expects to start the installation of new sewer lines and manholes along with the excavation of the six foot deep inspection trench for the levee on the high school property.
Preparations are underway for the deep excavation for the new stormwater pumping station near the municipal authority plant.
Expect minimal activity east of Railroad Street during the month of May.
***CALLING ALL ARTISANS AND FARMERS***
Are you interested in being a vendor at the Bloomsburg Farmers Market located in the heart of Downtown Bloomsburg this Summer? Vendor applications are now being received for our Saturday Farmers’ Markets in 2019!
The Market opens SATURDAY, JUNE 1 from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and runs through to October 26!
Bloomsburg Farmers Market vendors offer the public the highest quality produce, fruits, plants, flowers and herbs, unique crafts, baked goods, and creative works of art.
The market is designed not only as a shopping place, but also as a social community venue.
Questions about being a Vendor? Call Bobbi Erlston at 570-784-7123, ext. 215.
Farmer’s Market Registration Form
We’d love to have you with us. Apply today!
Bloomsburg – The Bloomsburg Area Community Foundation (BACF) announces grant opportunities for local nonprofit organizations serving the greater Bloomsburg area. This competitive grant round begins now and will continue into July. Approximately $10,000 is available in this grantround.
Only 501(c)(3) nonprofit and governmental organizations are eligible to apply and 100% of requested funding from the above noted funds must be invested within Bloomsburg and surrounding areas. Individuals are not eligible to apply.
Grant applications must be completed and submitted through a web-based program. Prior to beginning the grant application process, applicants are encouraged to watch a short tutorial. Interested applicants can find the tutorial and instructions for completing grant application online by visiting www.csgiving.org, clicking on “Receive” and then “Apply for a Grant”. Look for information under the heading “Bloomsburg Area Community Foundation”.
Grant requests must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on May 28, 2019.
The Bloomsburg Area Community Foundation was created in 1996 from the interest paid back on a loan borrowed by Magee Industrial Enterprises from a Federal Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG). The Town of Bloomsburg invested this interest to create the Bloomsburg Area Community Foundation.
The Bloomsburg Area Community Foundation is affiliated with the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation (CSCF) and their grant process is administered by the CSCF. For more information, please contact Christine Orlando, CSCF Senior Program Officer, at 570-752-3930, ext. 2 or [email protected]
Press Release (PDF)
First Annual Splash of Color 5K Run/Walk & Kids Fun Run
Saturday, May 4th, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
Bloomsburg Town Pool, Corner of Catherine St. & Ft. McClure Blvd.
Register at runsignup.com or visit “1st Annual Splash of Color 5K” on Facebook!
Registration Open Now!
All proceeds benefit the Town Pool Renovation Project!
Splash of Color 5K Flyer
BUY FLOOD INSURANCE— Any house in Bloomsburg can be covered by a flood insurance policy. Detached garages and ac-cessory buildings are covered under the policy for the lot’s main building. Any agent can sell a policy and all agents must charge the same rates. “Get a flood insurance policy— it will help pay for repairs after a flood and in some cases it will help pay the costs of elevating a substantially damaged building”
ANYONE CAN PURCHASE FLOOD INSURANCE — RENTERS CAN BUY CONTENTS COVERAGE EVEN IF THE OWNER DOES NOT BUY STRUCTURAL COVERAGE
*Typically, there’s a 30 day waiting period from date of purchase before you policy goes into effect.*
Did you know ?Floods are the nation’s most common and costly natural disaster, causing billons of dollars in damage each year. Homeowners and renters insurance does not typically cover flood damage. Floods can happen anywhere. In fact, 98 percent of counties in the United States have ex-perienced a flood and more than 20 percent of flood claim come from properties outside the high–risk flood zone.
*JUST 1 INCH OF WATER CAN CAUSE $25,000 OF DAMAGE TO YOUR HOME*
PROPERTY PROTECTION MEASURES — in order to reduce flood losses, businesses and residents can take the following precautions:
1) Organize inventory for speedy removal to higher locations within a facility or off–site.
2) Install closures to prevent water backups through drains.
3) Elevate buildings above flood levels
4) Relocate furnaces and electrical panels to higher floors.
This message is part of the Town of Bloomsburg‘s Flood Task Force Outreach Information. Bloomsburg participates in FEMAs CRS program and all federally backed insurance policies are offered at a discounted rate.