|17 years and counting|
Based on what was discussed in court, It appears the outcome of all this may likely come down to the Schnabel design report created back in 1996. Back then, there was clear intention of a two-way roadway and no talk of a one-way option. The one-way option only came to light recently. Apparently is was Media Borough's so called one-way compromise, but who was it a compromise with? Not BLCC, the County, RTM School District and emergency services, but a compromise with a handful of people who self appointed themselves as representatives of a county park. They also going to tell us when and how to visit the park that everyone should have equal say in?
During today's visit with Judge Proud, Media Borough had nothing prepared despite the fact that BLCC in good faith made multiple attempts to discuss the issue with Media Borough over the course of the last 45 days. Due to the severity of the situation, both as a physical danger and possible loss of funding, BLCC initiated contact on a one way roadway in lieu of maintenance and responsibilities for their share of the bridge.
What does Media Borough Council want? They didn't come to the table to negotiate, they didn't even respond to a possible one-way roadway negotiation that they have used to hold this whole project up. They tell the community one thing, while behind the scenes they again do nothing to move this forward. 17 YEARS! Is this all one big game to wait it out so it goes back in the courts and funding eventually expires? As far as they are concerned, what they have now at Third Street isn't a two-way or one-way road, it's their version of a "Greenway."
Media's safety and fiduciary responsibilities take a back seat to Borough Council's Political games and cronyism. So much for transparency and leadership you can trust.