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Walk, Bike, Connectivity Master Plan
Town of Bloomsburg
The Town of Bloomsburg is creating a Walk, Bike, Connectivity Master Plan and invites the community to participate in the planning process. The public is encouraged to attend public meetings, take the online public opinion survey, and give virtual feedback via WikiMapping.
The Connectivity Master Plan will analyze existing pedestrian & bicycle infrastructure, and propose improvements to increase overall safety & connectivity in Bloomsburg.
Bloomsburg has retained the firms of Simone Collins Landscape Architecture of Norristown, PA, and Gibson-Thomas Engineering of Camp Hill, PA, to assist the Town in preparing the Connectivity Master Plan.
Public meetings to discuss the Walk, Bike, Connectivity Master Plan will take place at the Bloomsburg Fire Hall: 911 Market St, Bloomsburg, PA 17815Public Meeting #1 will take place Tuesday September 17th, 2019 at 7:00pm Public Meeting #2 will take place Wednesday October 30th, 2019 at 7:00pm Public Meeting #3 will take place Tuesday January 21st, 2020 at 7:00pm Public Meeting #4 will take place Wednesday April 29th, 2020 at 7:00pm
Through the public opinion survey residents may comment on current pedestrian/bicycle infrastructure, safety concerns, as well as desired connectivity improvements.
Through the online WikiMapping platform, responders can pin comments directly to a map of Bloomsburg. Responders can mark important destinations, sidewalk gaps, desired locations for new sidewalks, desired locations for new trails, and any other information relevant to the project.
The public survey and WikiMapping can be accessed online at the following address:
Hard copies of the survey may be picked up and returned completed to the Bloomsburg Town Hall (301 E. 2nd Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815). The survey will be active until January 20th, 2020.
For additional information contact:
Town of Bloomsburg
301 E. Second Street
Bloomsburg PA 17815
Bloomsburg Public Involvement Flyer
Bloomsburg Municipal Airport / N13
Free Ground School:
(First come first serve)
6 Week Course
Begins: 13 Sept.
Ends: 18 October
6:00 – 9:00 PM each Friday
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE SELECT THE FOLLOWING LINK:
Free Ground School
Town Hall will be closed from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 21, 2019.
The Contractor placed the concrete floor slabs for the Storm Intake Chamber and Sanitary Valve Chamber and is erecting wall forms for the next section of chamber walls at Pump Station #3.
The Contractor has completed rebar placement and erected abutment wall forms for Closure Structure #10 west side abutment foundation.
The Inspection Trench between Sta. 8+50 to 16+00, Sta. 18+00 to 24+50, Sta. 27+50 to Sta. 37+50 ha\\sve been excavated and backfilled. The Toe Drain has been constructed from Sta. 8+50 to 16+00, Sta. 18+00 to 24+50, and from Sta. 27+50 to 37+50. Placement of Select and Random Levee Embankment continues in these areas.Construction of the 48″ storm line along 11th Street is underway with approximately 500 feet of pipe installed to date. Including Manholes 109 and 110.
Town of Bloomsburg citizens wishing to ask questions regarding the proposed Floodplain Ordinance may do so through the Town’s website (www.Bloomsburgpa.org) or by telephone to the Codes Enforcement office 570-784-7123 until close of business on August 16, 2019. Questions will be addressed as they come in and as time allows. This is your chance to get an answer to any outstanding Floodplain Ordinance related questions. Please take the time to read through the current and proposed Ordinances which are available through the Town website to avoid submitting an abundance of questions that are answered in the documents made available to you.
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The Town of Bloomsburg will be street paving on Monday, August 5, 2019 and Tuesday, August 6, 2019 from 7:00 A.M to 7:00 P.M
STREETS TO BE PAVED:
8TH Street between Iron St. and Market St.
9TH Street between Market St. and Railroad St.
Columbia Avenue between Center St. and West St.
Market Street between 7TH St. to 9TH St.
The Contractor began backfilling around Pump Station #3 and placed a flowable fill base for the next set of chamber slabs.
The Contractor also placed concrete for Closure Structure #10 west side abutment foundation. Forms for the walls are shown in the photo.
The Inspection Trench between Sta. 8+50 to 16+00, Sta. 18+00 to 24+50, Sta. 27+50 to Sta. 37+50 have been excavated and backfilled. The Toe Drain has been constructed from Sta. 8+50 to 16+00, Sta.
18+00 to 24+50, and from Railroad Street to Market Street. Placement of the Levee fill continues in these areas.
Over 1200 feet of 48″ Storm Sewer has been installed, along with 96 feet of 24″ Storm Sewer, including four manholes.
Installation of the two large 8 foot diameter Sanitary Manholes is complete along with 235 feet of 30″ sanitary sewer at a depth of 16 feet.
The Verizon Fiber Optic Line has been installed including boring a sleeve under the existing levee. Fiber Optic cable installation is scheduled to start the week 29 July 2019.
During installation of the 24″ and 48″ storm lines near Eleventh Street, construction debris was encountered. Test pits will be dug after changeover of the Verizon Fiber Optic line to establish the extent of this material and action required.
A meeting with representatives from Borton-Lawson, GPI, and PADEP was held on site 26 JUL 19, to review the requirements and plans for the ash removal that was discovered along Railroad Street during levee construction. Samples were taken to be analyzed in case the ash must be sent to a landfill. Samples results and PADEP direction are anticipated for late next week.
The project is on schedule for completion in summer of 2020.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Oren B. Helbok
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Downtown Bloomsburg, Inc. (DBI), invites everyone interested in our Main Street business district to
meet the design team of the Miller Avenue Improvement Project.
DBI has undertaken the redevelopment of a block of Miller Avenue into a multi-use, pedestrian-friendly
asset for our downtown; this block connects Fog & Flame coffee shop on the Main Street end
and Rose Marie’s restaurant on the Pine Avenue end.
The meeting will take place on Monday, the 5th of August, starting at 6:00 p.m. and running until
7:30, at the Greenly Center, 50 East Main Street in Bloomsburg. No reservations necessary, with
plenty of free parking available on Main Street and in the Pine Avenue lot behind the Greenly Center
– but of course we encourage people to walk.
After a request for proposals and a rigorous evaluation process by DBI board members, DBI chose
Larson Design Group to draw up plans and manage the project’s construction; we will break ground in
early 2020. Acting as the Town of Bloomsburg’s designated agent, DBI directs the project, supported
by Community Development Block Grant funding from the United States Department of Housing
and Urban Development.
As one of the most important thoroughfares between Main Street and Pine Avenue, Miller Avenue
sees heavy pedestrians traffic; once we close it permanently to cars and trucks and complete the
reconstruction, we will see a significant increase in safety. In addition, tables and chairs from the
eateries at both ends, as well as other seating, will welcome citizens and visitors alike into an “outdoor
living room”, complete with artwork, plantings, and attractive lighting.
If you have any questions
PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE AND SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING
Notice is hearby given that the Town Council of the Town of Bloomsburg will hold a public meeting on Monday, July 29, 2019 at 6:00pm local time at the Bloomsburg Fire Department 911 Market Street, Bloomsburg PA 17815. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the pending changes by FEMA to the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM). The new FIRM will take into consideration the 2011 Lee Event and may change the Base Flood Elevation. Property owners of the Town of Bloomsburg are invited to attend this meeting to ask questions regarding these changes and to get information about numerous flood protection initiatives happening within the Town.
Following the public meeting at the same location at 7:00pm a Public Hearing will be held at the start of a Special Council Meeting to discuss and consider enactment of an Ordinance Amendment to the Town of Bloomsburg Chapter 8 Floodplain Ordinance. The Council may also act on any other business that comes before them at that time. A copy of the proposed ordinance may be examined at Bloomsburg Town Hall, the Press Enterprise, and the Columbia County Law Library.
Any person with a disability requiring special accommodation to attend the meeting should notify the Town Hall at 570-784-7703 no later than five business days prior to the meeting. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodation.
Draft Flood Ordinance
3 Missions of Civil Air Patrol: Aerospace Education, Cadet Programs & Emergency Services
Any residents of Bloomsburg and the surrounding area who are interested in learning more about the Civil Air Patrol and what it means to have a local unit in your area should attend.
When: 01 August, 2019 @ 6:30pm Where: 301 Airport Rd, Bloomsburg, PA
Preview Civil Air Patrol: gocivilairpatrol.com
Cadets Needed: A year-round program where cadets fly, learn to lead, hike, camp, get in shape and push themselves to new limits. If you are dreaming about a career in aviation, space, leadership (service), or the military, this CAP Cadet Program is for you!
A squadron cannot function without senior staff. Come train with our ground teams to aid in the rescue of survivors, support and guide our cadets in the cadet programs, have fun training and supporting aerospace education, pilots needed to train our future generation of aviators (earth and space bound).
Senior Duty Assignments: Public Affairs, Emergency Services, Communications, Safety, Cadet Programs, Operations (Flight), Personnel, Logistics, Chaplain, Recruitment & Retention, Finance, Aerospace Education, Professional Development, etc.
CADETS (Age 12-21): Do you want to prepare for your future while making new friends? Then rise to the challenge of cadet membership in the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol. Cadets learn about aerospace, emergency services, take orientation flying lessons, work on team leadership, hike, camp, get in shape, and push themselves to new limits. If you’re dreaming about a career in aviation, space, the military, or striving for leadership; CAP’s Cadet Program is for you.
SENIORS (Age 18 & over): CAP supports a variety of missions that require adults from all walks