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Church Street parking deck to get long overdue annual inspection

City Council learned Church Street parking deck, with 350 parking spaces, has not had an annual inspection since it opened nine years ago.

Located at 11 West Church St., the four-level building provides 350 parking spaces and housed Susquehanna Trailways, an inter-city motorcoach company, until the bus company relocated.

Council found out this week about the lack of annual inspection of the structure built with concrete and steel from Adam Winder, River Valley Transit general manager, before approving a $17,800 five-year service agreement with a building inspection company, Structure Care, to inspect the facility.

“To the best of our knowledge the Church Street parking deck made of steel and concrete has not been inspected since it was built,” Winder said. Dedication was in 2012.

The contract terms include the yearly inspection by the company, a sister company of High Steel Structures, Winder said.

The terms include some maintenance, training River Valley Transit

maintenance personnel and on site inspection should there be accidental damage done to the deck by a vehicle.

In another River Valley Transit matter, council voted 4-2 to approve the $8.8 million transit operating 2021-22 budget.

Councilwoman Bonnie Katz and Councilman Adam Yoder said they sought a budget showing more detail and item by item layout. Councilman David Banks was absent. In connection to the decision council authorized the certification for the local match for River Valley Transit of $447,514 for the transit bus service to get $4.6 million in state Department of Transportation aid and purchasing a service garage door at the bus bay at 1500 W. Third St.

Other action taken included:

Approving a lease agreement with Williamsport Area Little League at Brandon Park.

Approved sale of 1997 leaf machine for $1,500.

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