Sink­hole found in Charlestown

Cecil Whig - - LOCAL - By BRI­ANNA SHEA

bshea@ce­cil­whig.com

— Al­though fairly small in size, res­i­dents are be­ing alerted to a sink­hole in need of fix­ing on Caro­line Street near the North East River Ma­rina.

The sink­hole — lo­cated in the grassy area by the en­trance of the ma­rina, so not in the way of foot or mo­tor ve­hi­cle traf­fic — was dis­cov­ered ear­lier this month.

A bro­ken pipe suck­ing in the dirt caused the hole, said Wib Pumpaly, town ad­min­is­tra­tor. He said the hole is about 15 inches in di­am­e­ter and 15 inches deep. A cone has been placed over the hole to alert passersby, he said.

As the sink­hole is on town prop­erty, the town is re­spon­si­ble for fix­ing the hole. Pumpaly said the con­trac­tor has been no­ti­fied, but a date has not been set to fix the hole yet.

The town com­mis­sion­ers ap­proved to fund $2,750, the amount to fix the is­sue, dur­ing one of their meet­ings

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ear­lier this month.

Amy DeSi­mone, a co-owner of the ma­rina, said she no­ti­fied Re­nee Ca­pano, com­mis­sioner pres­i­dent, of the hole the day of the meet­ing.

Town of­fi­cials have been re­spon­sive and are tak­ing the nec­es­sary steps to cor­rect the is­sue, DeSi­mone said. She said there have been no neg­a­tive im­pacts on the ma­rina.

A sec­ond sink­hole was found in the Cool Springs area on Mon­day, Pumpaly said. He said the hole, which mea­sured 3 inches deep, was near a storm drain and was fixed the next day.

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY BRI­ANNA SHEA

A sink­hole was dis­cov­ered on the grassy right side of the North East River Ma­rina.

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