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Flood Control Project Takes a Step Forward in Jermyn

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Jermyn, Lackawanna County- After a heat wave last week.... Rush Brook Creek is Jermyn is running like it normally would.             This.... is a far cry from what the creek looked like in September 2003... When homes were destroyed and bridges damaged during flash flooding.             To this day, many people still worry it could happen again. "When you hear there's possibly going to be two inches of rain, that's the first thing in your mind, ok, do I have to stay up all night and watch this?" said Bob Parks, Jermyn Councilman             Enter Wednesday's meeting of the Lackawanna County commissioners... Where the county entered into a cooperation agreement with Jermyn borough and will request a flood mitigation grant for a flood control project to prevent any future problems. "We're working on a county basis to work very closely with jermyn to do the compliance contract management, fiscal management and run the day-to-day of this project on behalf of Jermyn borough with county funds and state funds" said George Kelly, Director of Planning and Economic Development.             Don Miller has lived in town for 45 years.             He dodged major problems in 2003... But says it has taken far too long for the flood control project to get started. "I hope its not another ten years before somethings done. I just hope they can rectify the situation because there hasn't been anything done in many years for this creek."               Jermyn officials say the county will be able to help them relocate water and sewer lines and get property that's needed for the project.             In all the project will cost four million dollars.             Over the last ten years... There has been a lot of talking and studies done... But local officials say they hope having the county on board is a step in the right direction.   "There were cars up on porches. It was a disaster. It was really, really bad and this flood control project that they're doing it's about time that everything does get rolling. I understand a lot of things take time." Said Parks State, county and local leaders say the flood control project is still in the planning stages and won't be completed overnight.             They say it will still take two to three years to complete.     /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;}
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Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Jermyn, Lackawanna County- After a heat wave last week.... Rush Brook Creek is Jermyn is running like it normally would.             This.... is a far cry from what the creek looked like in September 2003... When homes were destroyed and bridges damaged during flash flooding.             To this day, many people still worry it could happen again. "When you hear there's possibly going to be two inches of rain, that's the first thing in your mind, ok, do I have to stay up all night and watch this?" said Bob Parks, Jermyn Councilman             Enter Wednesday's meeting of the Lackawanna County commissioners... Where the county entered into a cooperation agreement with Jermyn borough and will request a flood mitigation grant for a flood control project to prevent any future problems. "We're working on a county basis to work very closely with jermyn to do the compliance contract management, fiscal management and run the day-to-day of this project on behalf of Jermyn borough with county funds and state funds" said George Kelly, Director of Planning and Economic Development.             Don Miller has lived in town for 45 years.             He dodged major problems in 2003... But says it has taken far too long for the flood control project to get started. "I hope its not another ten years before somethings done. I just hope they can rectify the situation because there hasn't been anything done in many years for this creek."               Jermyn officials say the county will be able to help them relocate water and sewer lines and get property that's needed for the project.             In all the project will cost four million dollars.             Over the last ten years... There has been a lot of talking and studies done... But local officials say they hope having the county on board is a step in the right direction.   "There were cars up on porches. It was a disaster. It was really, really bad and this flood control project that they're doing it's about time that everything does get rolling. I understand a lot of things take time." Said Parks State, county and local leaders say the flood control project is still in the planning stages and won't be completed overnight.             They say it will still take two to three years to complete.     /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;}