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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.
MAINTAIN THE STORM DRAINS
Do your part to reduce the potential for flooding by checking the storm drains near your property. Storm drains help remove runoff water from properties and streets.
Learn more about the importance of proper storm water management and what you can do to help. The Pennsylvania State University Extension office provides a look at the import role home owners have in storm water management. Follow this link to learn more: https://extension.psu.edu/what-is-stormwater
The Public Works Department inspects and cleans the streets, channels and drainageways. Keeping them clear reduces the chances that blockages will cause flooding on adjacent properties. Several of the Town’s efforts depend on your cooperation and assistance.
Here is how you can help:Do not dump or throw anything into the channels or drainageways. Even grass clippings and branches can accumulate and plug channels. A plugged channel cannot carry water and when it rains the water has to go somewhere. Every piece of trash contributes to flooding. You can do your part in helping the drainage system work. Sweep or pick up your gutters to prevent blockages in the storm sewers. Pick up trash and fallen branches in the ditches. If you see dumping or debris in the channels or drainageways, contact the Public Works Departments at 570-784-2300. Always check with the Code Enforcement and Zoning Officer before you build on, alter, regrade, or fill on your property. A permit may be needed to ensure that projects do not cause problems on other properties.
This message is part of the Town’s Flood Task Force program for community outreach. Get informed on how flooding in Bloomsburg can affect you. Check out the flood information available on the Town website www.bloomsburgpa.org
Friday, December 14, 2018 will be the last day the Town of Bloomsburg Public Works Department will be picking up fall leaves.
Please call John Fritz at the Public Works Department 570-784-2300 if you have any questions or concerns.
If you ever needed specialized medical treatment which is not available locally, what would you do?
How would you travel to a clinic on a regular basis which is far away to receive that specialized care?
You may not feel well enough to drive, or the drive may take days.
Come to this free seminar at the Bloomsburg Municipal Airport on December 15th to learn more about these services!
Presentations by the following organizations:
-Air Care Alliance -Pilot and Paws
-Angel Flights East -Air Care Alliance
-Patient Airlift Services -Veterans Airlift CommandThe Bloomsburg community is welcome to all three events on December 15th at the Bloomsburg Municipal Airport (N13):
8:00am – 12:00pm / Fly-In Breakfast (Fundraiser)
11:00am-12:30pm- FREE SEMINAR
12:30pm- 2:30pm – Chili – Cook Off! (Fundraiser)
LUNCH MENU: Chili, Hot Dogs, Denny’s Famous Homemade Corn Bread
For Non-Chili lovers:Ty’s Homemade New England Clam Chowder Homemade Chicken Noodle
Dessert:BJ’s Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies
Join us at the Bloomsburg Municipal Airport on December 15th for the following events:
FLY-IN BREAKFAST (Fundraiser): 8:00am-12:00pm (Sponsor: Bloom Flyers & FAASTeam)
FREE SEMINAR: 11:00am-12:30pm
Please join us to learn how pilots volunteer their time to provide free air travel for patient care! Click to learn more:
LUNCH (Fundraiser): 12:30pm-2:30pm (Sponsor: Bloom Flyers & FAASTeam)
Chili – Cook Off! –Community WELCOME!
• Hot Dogs,
• Denny’s Famous Homemade Corn Bread!
For Non-Chili lovers:
• Ty’s Homemade New England Clam Chowder
• Homemade Chicken Noodle
BJ’s Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies