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Edwardsville to repair old sewer line

July 12. 2014 12:04AM
By Eileen Godin Times Leader Correspondent

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EDWARDSVILLE — The borough council unanimously approved a new technique to repair a collapsing old terra cotta sanitary line on the lower half of Summit Street Thursday night.

Council member John Sedeski said he received notification the underground sanitary line on Summit Street was deteriorating and needed immediate attention after the council’s work session.

He recommended council approve a motion to allow Mr. Rehab Inc., of Mechanicsburg, to use a new technique where a material resembling a fire hose is “forced into the sewer line”.

“It basically relines the current sewer line.” Sedeski said. “Forty Fort has been doing this. It is a proven system.”

With letters in hand from the product manufacture confirming Mr. Rehab Inc. is an authorized installer, Sedeski said the cost of relining the 360-foot, 12-inch line, is $17,640.

“This is cheaper than if we had to trench the line and replace it,” he said.

Also, council tabled a decision on a proposed ordinance governing vehicle parking, limiting the storage of abandoned vehicles, towing and penalties.

The ordinance is designed to reduce some current issues residents experienced with abandoned vehicles, or vehicles with expired registration or inspection stickers tying up the limited parking on some streets.

Borough attorney William Finnegan Jr. said the ordinance overlapped some items covered under the existing Nuisance Ordinance. He plans to review the ordinances and will try to have the new proposed ordinance ready for review next month.

In other news:

• A motion was approved to purchase a $6,200 new phone system from Tower Communications, serviced by Comcast. The new system will be paid for over a period of two years and replace the old system which is over 30 years old.

• A motion was approved to purchase a Cub Cadet Commercial Z-Force Lawn Tractor from Hilbert Tractor and Lawn Supply for $4,496. This will replace the borough’s 15-year-old tractor.

The next meeting of the Edwardsville Borough Council will be held at 7 p.m. on Aug. 14 in the municipal building.

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