Drainage concerns residents of condos

Supervisors said township engineers will look at the drainage system.
NESHANNOCK, Pa. -- Residents from a township condominium association are blaming another condo complex for water damage they have experienced.
Local developer Leo Golba developed both condominium plans.
Robert Izzo and Tony Chiaverini, president and vice president, respectively, of the Adam's Grove Condominium Association, presented the Neshannock Township supervisors with a petition with more than 100 signatures requesting the water problems be alleviated.
Izzo told the supervisors that residents of Adam's Grove have experienced water damage in their garages and basements during heavy rains.
He said the problems began about two years ago after the Bradford Woods Condominium Development began. Bradford Woods is located at the corner of Plank and Nesbit roads, while Adam's Grove is located off Nesbit.
Supervisor Chairman Gale Measel told Izzo that he has been aware of water problems in that area.
The Bradford Woods development is complete, but it has not been officially approved by the township.
Measel said he would have township engineers study the development to survey the drainage system.
The township plans to receive answers on the water situation before approving the development.
School project
In other business, the supervisors recommended the Neshannock school board accept the bid of Bruce & amp; Merrilees Electric Co. of New Castle for the installation of school speed warning lights.
Bruce & amp; Merrilees was the low bidder at $12,440.
The school district will be responsible for all costs involved. The board had requested the supervisors draw up specifications and bid work for the project.
Sidewalk ordinance
Supervisors also approved the township's sidewalk ordinance.
Supervisor John DiCola Jr. stated that a 5-foot right of way would be required.
He said a utility or planting strip is needed between the back of the curb and the sidewalk's leading edge.
DiCola said the township does not require sidewalks, but the ordinance was needed because of a new housing development's plan for sidewalks.
Permit application fees for sidewalk installation will be enforced.
A fee of $25 will be charged for individual lots up to 100 feet. A permit fee of $250 will be charged for three or more lots with an additional charge of 25 cents per foot exceeding 100 feet.

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