Bridgeville borough council’s agenda looked light this month, which wasn’t the worst problem to have when council’s meeting night was competing against a Steelers game for viewers.
The football comparison held up when council committed a false start by beginning its workshop meeting without the necessary number of councilmembers present. Council quickly realized the mistake and declared the 1-minute and 53-second meeting a practice session:
Next up was a public hearing on a variety of zoning changes. After nearly an hour of discussion about whether Bridgeville’s zoning was dissuading businesses from relocating in town, council punted on the issue until at least next month:
During the regular council meeting, the borough’s current garbage pick-up service Waste Management scored a new three-year contract by submitting a bid that’s actually lower than what Bridgeville currently pays.
The other hot issue was the need for Baldwin Street residents to play prevent defense when it comes to sewage infiltration in their basements. Homes equipped with pumps or backflow preventers seem to have no problems, while the homes without those devices have become regular stops for firefighters during heavy rain days.