Nevermind Bridgeville Borough Council.
If you really want to know what’s going to be happening in Bridgeville, pay attention to the next few planning commission meetings.
On Monday, the seven-member commission launched an effort to examine and prioritize 10 of the major public policy questions facing Bridgeville, including parking, traffic, flooding, and pedestrian safety.
During the next few months, the planning commissioners will assess each problem area—along with potential solutions—and create a list of recommendations to send to borough council.
Note: The planning commission does not have the power to create or change local laws. Instead, the commissioners are essentially advisors to borough council, which ultimately decides which policies to pursue.
Honestly all of this might sound incredibly boring to people who don’t follow local government closely. But trust us—Monday’s meeting wasn’t just highly informative; it was well-organized and notably easy to follow along in the Zoom videoconferencing app interface. (If this becomes the norm, there’s an argument to be made that all local government meetings should be held via livestream).
Topics discussed at Monday’s meeting included:
- Traffic: Is it really a serious issue that hurts the community, or would it just be nice to have less congestion?
- Code Enforcement: Does Bridgeville need a dedicated code enforcement officer to make sure that people cut their grass and don’t leave junk cars on the street to rust away?
- Trails: How could Bridgeville be more walkable?
- Baldwin Street: Flood control is a massive, expensive endeavor. Which items can be address now and which are longer-term solutions.
Upcoming posts on Bridgeville.org will examine each issue more closely, but you jump in right now and watch the full one-hour meeting embedded above.
The next planning commission meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m.