Council considers sidewalk repairs
North Wales Borough Council discussed repairing the sidewalks on the block surrounding borough hall, located at 300 School St., at its latest meeting Tuesday night.
“There are a number of issues,” Borough Manager Nate Dysard said during the Sept. 25 public meeting. “I wanted to bring it to council’s attention.”
The sidewalks on the streets surrounding the municipal building — which include North 3rd, North 4th, Beaver and School streets — are seriously deteriorating, according to Dysard.
He told council that they should be addressed sometime this year or at a date in the not-too-distant future.
According to the manager, the contractor who paved some nearby streets estimated the repairs would cost approximately $15,000.
“That’s a substantial cost,” he said during the meeting.
The repairs would not include any work to improve curb cutouts, according to Dysard.
He also suggested the work could be funded with money from the borough’s capital improvement or liquid fuels funds.
Council then directed Dysard to get three quotes for the repairs.
Councilwoman Greta Martin Washington suggested the work be completed before Nov. 6 or that it wait until after the general election.
Council President Mike McDonald expressed a desire to complete the work in 2012.
“If we have the money, we should do it this year, rather than wait until next year,” he said. “I also don’t want this to run into the election.”