A water leak along Euclid Avenue in front of the DuBoistown Municipal Building has borough officials scratching their heads regarding its source.
The leak apparently began during road paving work done this summer by the state Department of Transportation.
Now, borough council wants the problem resolved.
"We are getting approached by residents," council President Michael Caschera said shortly after Thursday night's regular monthly council meeting. "We want it fixed before winter."
But who will fix it?
Borough solicitor Brett Feese noted that because it's a PennDOT road, the state needs to force the water authority to take care of the problem.
Caschera agreed that it's not the borough's responsibility.
He said the water has been emerging from between the pavement and the curbing on a daily basis, even in recent weeks when the area has received little rain.
Police Chief Lou Staccone said the problem apparently began after a hole was dug by road crews in the area. The hole has since been covered.
On a related matter, Councilman Michael Rodgers questioned if the borough should be responsible for painting the crosswalks along Euclid Avenue. He said the road is state owned, so PennDOT should do the painting, even though the borough traditionally has done the work.
Council discussed a parking issue on borough property adjacent to Paddington Station. Personnel from the preschool/daycare reportedly are parking there, but access is being denied in some cases to borough vehicles.
It was agreed to meet with Paddington Station officials to try and resolve the problem.
In the meantime, a shed at the site is to be moved to help provide borough access.
Council also discussed a proposal from Visual Utility Billing for online payment of customer sewage bills. Online billing, some council members noted, can offer a convenience to customers and help ensure timely payments.
Council agreed to consider Visual Utility's proposal while considering plans from other companies potentially offering less costly setup fees.