This year’s Halloween parade is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 30, said councilman Joe Colosimo, who heads the parks and recreation committee
LITERALLY A TON OF TRASH
More than 220 people brought 22,000 pounds of trash to Bridgeville’s household hazardous waste disposal day earlier this month. The event was an opportunity for area residents to finally get rid of old paints, pesticides, CRT TVs, batteries, and other items prohibited from standard trash pick up. To put the sheer volume of trash into context, 22,000 pounds equals three Ford F-150s or two fully-grown African elephants.
Local paramedics have seen a significant uptick in patients with COVID-19, said Dan Miller, of SouthBridge EMS. “In the past month,” he told council, “we’ve even had two employees test positive for the delta variant, and they were vaccinated. It’s pretty wicked, so be careful out there, because it is happening.”
Speaking of SouthBridge EMS, one of the nonprofit organization’s ambulances suffered a catastrophic failure this summer and was taken out of service—forever. Buying a new ambulance isn’t as easy as visiting your neighborhood Ford dealer, but SouthBridge was recently able find a replacement at a cost of $200,000. “That added some financial debt that we weren’t expecting,” said SouthBridge executive director Dan Miller, “but that vehicle will be put into service soon so that service to Bridgeville is not interrupted.”
HELP WANTED: PLANNING COMMISSION
There’s a vacancy on the Bridgeville planning commission, and council is looking for a resident to fill it. The all-volunteer commission meets the fourth Monday of each month and reviews community planning efforts, including sub-division, lot consolidation, development plans, changes to the zoning ordinances. For more information, check out the borough website.
TRANSFORMATIONAL FLOOD CONTROL PROJECT GETS EARLY APPROVAL
Council voted to proceed with the first phase a large-scale initiative to alleviate flooding from McLaughlin Run Creek. This would be a transformational project that could cost upwards of $20 million. In the immediate short-term, the borough will focus on identifying and apply for all of the grant money possible to fund the project. “It’s something that in a couple years, if we keep to it, I think it’s possible,” said borough manager Joe Kauer. Bridgeville’s engineer gave an in-depth presentation about the project at last month’s planning commission meeting.