Spring Brook Drainage Problem to be Fixed
Upper Nazareth Township and Nazareth Borough will work together to fix stormwater runoff issues at Spring Brook Terrace.
Upper Nazareth Township and Nazareth Borough will work to fix stormwater runoff problems near the Spring Brook Terrace cul-de-sac, Upper Nazareth supervisors said on Wednesday.
Supervisor Chairman Mike Rinker said that based on a recent meeting of the Borough's Highway Committee, he expects Nazareth to contribute manpower and equipment to assist the Upper Nazareth Public Works Department to install a stormwater basin at the corner of the N. Broad Street Ext. and St. Elmo Street in the Township.
The storm drain will alleviate drainage, runoff and icing problems in the area, especially stormwater runoff into yards and basements in Spring Brook Terrace, according to officials. It will be connected to an existing stormwater drainage system.
The Highway Committee recommended that Nazareth Borough also contribute some funds toward the project, estimated to cost about $10,000 overall, Rinker said. Nazareth Borough Council will decide how much funding and resources to contribute, possibly at its next meeting on Aug. 1. The borough council also has a workshop scheduled for July 28.
“Everybody is on board,” Rinker said.
Spring Brook Terrace is in Nazareth Borough, across the street from Nazareth Boro-Park. Much of the stormwater runoff that impacts the cul-de-sac comes from Upper Nazareth Township.
In other business:
Upper Nazareth Police Chief Alan Siegfried announced that Nazareth Area School District has agreed to utilize a school resource police officer for the upcoming school year.
Upper Nazareth Supervisors meet the first and third Wednesday of each month at the township municipal building, 100 Newport Ave.