Brick street targeted for improvements due to sink hole

A growing dip or depression in a brick street on Fifth Avenue south of Louisa Street may receive some attention following a notice from a city planning commission member Tuesday.

William Rischar of the commission said he noticed the brick rehabilitation funding was removed while looking over the six-year

capital projects budget which goes before City Council Thursday for final reading and possible adoption.

Rischar said he thought the maintenance of the brick streets should be ongoing and he identified the “start of a sinkhole” on Fifth Avenue south of Louisa Street.

“If we are making a commitment on maintenance we should do it each year,” Rischar said.

That’s when Joseph Gerardi, city codes administrator, and Jon Sander, city engineer, entered the conversation and said the city administration would have streets department take a look at the depression.


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