Judge Asks 3rd St. Project Parties to Resolve Matter
A Common Pleas Court Judge has asked the three parties involved with the 3rd Street Project to come to a common agreement following a contempt of court filing.
Common Pleas Court Judge James Proud has asked the three parties involved with the 3rd Street Project—Media Borough, Delaware County and Broomall's Lake Country Club—to come to a common agreement following a contempt of court filing, according to the Delaware County Daily Times.
In September, Broomall's Lake Country Club filed a contempt of court petition stating that Media Borough Council's approval of a one-lane, one-way roadway across the 3rd Street Dam, violates the May 2011 three-way stipulation agreement between the borough, the county and BLCC.
Delaware County has not joined in the filing of the contempt of court petition however is a party to the petition due to the three-way stipulation agreement.
According to the May 2011 stipulation agreement, the borough must, "re-establish the West Third Street roadway across the dam as an open thoroughfare for vehicular and pedestrian traffic." The word "re-establish" has been the recent point of disagreement regarding the project.
According to the Delco Times, Proud asked the three parties, in a closed conference, to come to a common agreement regarding the bridge design and how it should be re-established. No official ruling was handed down in the conference.
There was no time table put on the compromise seeking meetings however Media Borough Council President Brian Hall told the Delco Times that 30 days was mentioned but a January status update is more likely.
According to All Things Media Blog, another hearing is scheduled in December.
The Rose Tree Media Board of School Directors expressed its support for the bridge to be a two-lane, two-way roadway at its November meeting.
The RTM board said a two-lane, two-way bridge would make transportation more direct and the district’s transportation costs would decrease.
However, at Media Borough's October meeting, several residents stated their support for the one-lane, one-way "compromise" at 3rd Street, stating that they were not "happy" with the decision, however they support the compromise.