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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
Project is about 20 percent complete. Progress is expected to pick up with warmer weather finally here.
The Contractor placed concrete for the second section of walls for the Storm and Sanitary Chambers at Pump Station #3 setting the stage for commencement of 10 feet of backfill to the intake chamber elevation.
The Contractor also placed concrete for the Closure Structure #10 center slab.
The Inspection Trench between Sta. 8+50 to 16+00, Sta. 16+50 to 24+50, Sta. 27+50 to 31+00, and Sta. 36+00 to 37+50 have been excavated and backfilled. The Toe Drain has been constructed from Sta. 8+50 to 16+00 and 16+50 to 24+50. Placement of Select and Random Levee Embankment continues in these areas.
Over 1000 feet of 48″ Storm Sewer has been installed, along with 96lf of 24″ Storm Sewer, including four large manholes (MH-102, MH-103, MH-104, MH-108).
These manholes are 16 feet deep. Installation of the two 8 foot diameter Sanitary Manholes and 235 LF of 30″ sanitary sewer is complete.
The Verizon Fiber Optic Line has been installed including boring under the existing levee.
During installation of the 24″ and 48″ storm lines out of MH-108, 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.
The Contractor placed concrete for the first section of wall for the Storm and Sanitary Chambers at Pump Station #3 on School property. This pump station will pump storm water and sanitary flows over the levee when flood waters prevent normal flows.
The Contractor also placed concrete for Closure #10 abutment slab on the east side of the Structure. Closure 10 is necessary to provide an access road to the school through the levee system. In times of high water, the closure “gap” will be closed with aluminum “stop logs” similar to what was done on the first Bloomsburg levee project. Large footings are required to deal with the hydraulic forces of the flood waters, especially what the Engineers call “uplift forces” which try to overturn the structure.
The Inspection Trench between Sta. 8+50 to 16+00 and from Sta. 16+50 to 24+50 have been excavated and backfilled. The Toe Drain has been constructed from Sta. 8+50 to 16+00 and 16+50 to 24+50. This drain will collect the seepage that develops during extremely high flood events. It will then be diverted to the two pumping stations so it can be pumped over the levee back to the river.
Placement of Select and Random Levee Embankment continues in these areas. These sections of levee are located on the BASD property.
Installation of an eight foot diameter sanitary manhole and 235 LF of 30″ ductile iron sanitary sewer has been completed.
A 4″ water main to the Municipal Authority Treatment Plant is complete. This main had to be relocated to make way for the re-alignment of the 30 inch interceptor sewer which delivers sanitary flows to the treatment plant.
Fusing (combining separate sections of pipe into one continuous length) of a 5″
2019 July 4th Event at the Bloomsburg Town Park:
Please join the Town of Bloomsburg on Thursday, July 4th for our annual celebration at the Bloomsburg Town Park. The festivities will be beginning at 5:00pm with food vendors being set up to serve the crowds. At 8pm the Catawissa Military Band will play at the Bloomsburg Town Park Band Shell until the Fireworks Display at Dusk over the lagoon.
Thank you to our gracious sponsors to make this event possible. Our corporate sponsors include:
-Market Street Abstract and Kreisher Marshall & Associates ($2,000 for the sound system for the event)
-Kreisher Marshall & Associates ($1,000 for the fireworks), -Bloomsburg University Foundation ($1,000 for the fireworks)
-Yorkshire Foods ($1,000 for the fireworks)
-Livic Civil ($1,000 for the fireworks).
Our individual sponsors include Toni Bell and her family ($300.00 for the Catawissa Military Band), Bonnie Crawford and her family ($150.00 towards the fireworks), Pamela Z., Terena Y., Stephanie G., the 20% collected from the 2018 July 4th food vendor sales, and an anonymous donation.
If there is a considerable amount of rain the event will be cancelled for July 4th and the fireworks rain date will be July 5th.
Please support the food vendors at this years event to help fund the 2020 July 4th event and be sure to donate when you see the Boy Scouts “passing the hat” on Thursday. We want to continue making it possible, but we need your support!
Thank you! See you all on Thursday!
Interested in making next years event possible?:
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
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.
Contact us at:
Thank you to the
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.