Last month’s flooding at Chartiers Park cost the Bridgeville Athletic Association thousands of dollars in lost supplies and equipment.
The good news is that the field itself should be playable in time for fall ball, but the three feet of creek water that overtook the park ruined a pitching machine, washed away a recently applied field treatment, and generally wreaked havoc with other items that the BAA stored at the park.
“It definitely put them behind the eight-ball for the coming year,” borough councilman Joe Verduci said last week.
The flooding also damaged the parking lot asphalt, which wasn’t in great shape to begin with, said councilman Joe Colosimo. The roads and parking lot will be passable for now, he said. Moving forward, the borough hopes to secure a grant to upgrade the park.
After the flood, the 40 volunteers cleaning up the mess uncovered a hidden message from a decade ago written on the back panel of a water-soaked cabinet: