Community Meeting to Address Media's Third Street Dam Project

Calendar Date:
Monday, March 5, 2012 - 7:00pm

For Immediate Release:

Community Meeting to Address Media’s Third Street Dam Project

The Third Street Dam Project Citizens’ Advisory Committee will sponsor a community meeting on Monday, March 5, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Center at the Media Borough Municipal Center, 301 N. Jackson Street, in Media. The purpose of the meeting is to inform the public about the options being considered by the Media Borough Council for addressing the damaged dam located at Third Street in Media and to solicit public comment on the project. All Media residents are encouraged to attend this important meeting. For those who cannot attend the meeting, the proceedings will be televised on Comcast Channel 10 and Verizon Channel 42.

The meeting will include an explanation of the options currently being considered by Borough Council for the Third Street Project. Experts will deliver presentations on the options for the dam: dam replacement or dam removal/stream restoration. There will also be descriptions of the roadway options: constructing a roadway for automobiles, emergency vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians or constructing a roadway for bicycles and pedestrians only, with the potential for accommodating emergency vehicles. After the presentations, members of the public will have an opportunity to contribute input and express their opinions.

The Third Street Dam Project Citizens’ Advisory Committee was established by Media Borough Council in January of 2012 to solicit public feedback for potential solutions to remedy the damaged Third Street dam located between the northern edge of Glen Providence Park and Broomall’s Lake. The roadway over the dam connects western Media with Upper Providence. Having existed since the 1880’s, the dam in its current state is beyond repair and must be addressed. The Citizens’ Advisory Committee will deliver a report to Borough Council on or before April 1, 2012.

For more information about the community meeting on March 5, 2012, please contact Adam Kradel at 610-566-7525.