The dam located on the Swamp Creek in New Hanover's Hickory Park is in need of some costly rehabilitation, according to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
Township manager Jamie Gwynn reported that he had received a letter from the agency at the Township's Board of Supervisors' December 6 meeting. Not only will the dam require inspections that cost $3,000 each, but upcoming, needed repairs in the next few years will cost from $300,000 to $600,000.
The park was purchased with a combination of county and township funds approximately ten years ago.
Gwynn also reported that he was working on acquiring easements for the new traffic signal at routes 663 and 73 where the Car Corner lot is located.
In other news Dave Reinhart from Aqua reported on a standpipe that the company wants to construct on the 2600 block of Swamp Pike, across from Hetrick's Landscaping. The pipe would be 65 feet high and would hold 750,000 gallons of water. It is intended primarily for firefighting.
In roads news, the supervisors ratified the use of temporary traffic regulations on Martin Drive, Heather Lane, and Romig Road between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. until January 7 for the Canigiani Light Show.
Township manager Gwynn also reported on the New Hanover Square Road detour with Public Works director Dennis Flynn. Since there has been confusion about the detour to the bridge closure on the road, Flynn announced that the ...