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GBSWA takes step toward South Street Project

Gettysburg Storm Water Authority (GSWA) approved to advertise contractor bidding for the South Street Storm Sewer improvement project Monday.

The Community Block Development Grant improvement project comprises of three phases, including

lighting and electricity, curbs and sidewalks, and storm drains, according to engineer Chad Clabaugh.

A fourth phase includes paving by Columbia Gas once the project is completed, he said.

The total cost for the South Street project is estimated between $114,000 and $115,000, Clabaugh said.

The engineer’s report also noted that the limits of disturbance were marked for the Gettysburg National Military Park’s Culps Run Stream Restoration project scheduled to begin this week, according to Clabaugh.

In other business, the storm water authority’s checking account currently contains $212,000, which is on top of a certificate of deposit recently taken out by the authority for $150,000, according to administrative manager Charles Gable.

“If you add the ($150,000) to the ($212,000) in cash, we are in good financial position, considering the capital expenses we have lined up for the next fiscal year,” he said.

Since June 15, the authority has sent out 1,897 storm water bills and have collected $145,000 in payments to date, according to Debra English, Director of Historic and Environmental Preservation.

“We are receiving, on average, approximately $5,000 worth of payments daily,” she said.

“People are paying earlier than in previous years, so that’s good news,” Gable said.

The total bill amount for 2021 is $513,700, according to English.

Within the payments received, there are currently 79 people in the quarterly payment plan, she said.

90 notices are expected to be sent out for 2020 liens, English said.

In other business. Best Management Practices (BMP) inspections are on hold for two weeks following all the billing payments being received, according to English.

“Most people weren’t aware they needed to do the inspection,” she said.

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A.L. Grabenstein is a graduate of Philadelphia's La Salle University with a B.A in Communication and has been a journalist since 2016. She has reported for the Gettysburg Times and the Times Herald in Norristown, PA. Grabenstein moved to Gettysburg from Montgomery County in 2019. She was born in San Antonio, TX., and previously lived in Virginia, and North Carolina. Grabenstein is actively involved in the borough of Gettysburg and loves giving voices to the local community.

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