Glen Rock Borough was awarded a Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Growing Greener II Community Environmental Initiative Grant. The award was for up to $233,750 to assess and repair some of our storm sewers. The Borough’s monetary requirement for the grant was $42,000. A large portion of the money was used to repair the storm sewer itself. The intention is to improve stormwater drainage and reduce unwanted runoff into the South Branch of Codorus Creek and therefore the Chesapeake Bay. The Borough awarded a bid, worth just under $6,000, for the videoing of the sewer system to assess its status. Church Street was determined to be a high priority because the storm sewer there is causing sinkholes in the pavement that often require expensive repairs. Other areas of concern were the lower portions of Hanover and Manchester Streets. The videoing was completed in December 2011.
The video revealed numerous pipes that go through the storm sewer on Church Street. These pipes (Gas, Water & Sewer) had to be relocated. The storm sewer repair was awarded to Wexcon, Inc. at a cost of $306,832. The actual repair of the storm sewer was completed in the Summer of 2013. This was phase 1.
Phase 2 was the repair/replacement of the curb and sidewalk on the north side of Church street. This phase had to be delayed until 2014 because Columbia Gas had work to do on their gas lines underneath the sidewalk. The gas line work was an extensive project that ended up taking most of the summer to complete. The curb and sidewalk project was awarded to Carbaugh Concrete, Inc and cost $96,721 (this was paid for through a $100,000 CDBG grant awarded to the Borough from York County Planning Commission).
Phase 3 was the restoration & repaving of the affected portion of Church street. Road base repairs were a part of this phase. Much of the paving was paid for by Columbia Gas due to their gas line work.