Friday, June 27, 2014

Breaking - Judge Proud Rules on Third Street Bridge - Media Borough found in contempt and rules to proceed with stipulation

Media Borough Found in Contempt of Court
From initial reports I’ve received this morning, it looks like the obstruction to fix Media’s Third Street bridge perpetuated  by Mayor Bob McMahon, Council President, Brian Hall, and Councilmen Robinson and Davidson, has taken a decisive turn, while proving  a costly lesson for taxpayers.  

This morning, Judge Proud determined that Media Borough is in contempt of court and ruled the stipulation is to be followed.  The stipulation also defines a two-way roadway across the bridge/dam setup.

Media Borough could elect to appeal this decision, but the legal fees and additional delays would be exorbitant.   Furthermore, a further appeal would mostly likely ensure that the PennDot money slated for this project would be repurposed and the ultimate fix for one of Pennsylvanian’s most dangerous dams would then fall again on Media residents.


40 comments:

  1. It is about time...jeez....

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  2. FROGS' next strategy: find some endangered turtles, plant them at the base of the dam, cry foul. Buys them a few more years. Elect more insiders to council, continue the joke that is Media's Elected Government.

    Speaking of which, has anyone submitted 'broken local government' through that stupid app they adopted?

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    1. Steve, if you dislike Media so much why don't you move? Sell your home to someone who wants to live here and will make a positive impact to the community.

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    2. Wow, trying to push a guy out, never seen that before. I assume you're a card- carrying FROG out to protect your tainted group's motives?

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    3. Steve McDonald is a great guy. We need more like him in Media. Run for Council, Steve, you got my vote.

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    4. McNichol is a council person's spouse... but "don't like it then move" is not a very democratic solution... coming from a Democrat.

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    5. Wow you know this subject touches a nerve when self professed chicken raising liberals post about " if you don't like it then leave" nonsense. Real Democrat way to resolve issues. Wonder if his wife would have gotten elected to Boro Council on a campaign of " If you don't like it leave Media" sounds real welcoming.

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    6. Hey Chris McNichol, (are you married to councilwoman Amy Johnson) does your wife feel the same way too about telling people to leave Media who you two don't agree with?

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    7. Telling me to leave in "everybody's hometown" no less! Not very neighborly, I wonder if this guy's spouce is planning on driving those of us who disagree with council out of town???

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    8. Anon @4:30pm - thanks for the nod. Unfortunately, I don't have enough conflicts of interest in this town to qualify me to run for local office!

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    9. Maybe the batty council members are planning to corral dissenters into internment camps in lieu of kicking them out of town! As long as they aren't held at frog- oops glen providence park!

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    10. Anon @6:33: Google Godwin's Law. Internment camps? Seriously? Troll.

      One way or the other, Media needs to get closure on this issue. Hopefully council will realize this soon.

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  3. It will be appealed. The saga will continue.

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  4. Can someone post a picture of the actual stipulation that is refered too in the order?

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  5. People of the Media region 1 Urban Terrorist FROGS 0

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  6. I'm moving out of Media soon. I don't want to but I cannot afford the housing here despite earning 6 figures. So sorry, this hard working tax payer has no home to sell you when I leave.

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  7. Sham, shame, shame...if not for a few unnamed big wig Dems who were more worried about the traffic coming by their home if the road were reopened, this could have been done years and years ago. The shameful part began then and continued thru far too many Democratic administrations costing taxpayers money and residents of Media and Upper Providence a means of getting in and out of the Borough. This was always a two way road and the one way issue was a mere red herring/distraction to keep the road from reopening. If there is an appeal, the current and past council member should alone bear the cost of the delay and possible loss of PENDOT monies.

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  8. Glad I moved out of Media when I did, after 50 years. Loved having bridge closed only for the reason it slowed traffic down a little. Moved to a nicer less judgemental area.

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  9. i lived in that neighborhood too, rather see it closed but don't really care, neighborhood got a little too busy as the courthouse expanded, even on the weekends too with the County Work Programs. glad to be outta there

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  10. Anon 11:16 I live there too and the traffic of heavy trucks is unbearable. I wish the road/bridge was open to allow all those heavy trucks to go over the new earthen dam and damage it like they did before the closing.

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  11. Unfortunately Judge proud has little power in this dispute. His opinion will obviously be appealed. This dispute will continue for many more years.

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  12. Heavy trucks?Damaged by heavy trucks?where do you get this?It's been closed 18+ years.Did you ever think it may reduce traffic on other streets.Does this mean the friends of G.P.P. will disband?They were only formed when the bridge project was set to go.We'll see how phony thesesNIMBYS are.

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    1. I get this by living next to the dam for thirty years. Heavy trucks damaged the bridge/dam when they continually pounded the bridge/dam delivering bulldozers and backhoes almost everyday to build the home developments being built on the Upper Providence side. (the bridge had a nasty dip in it and when cars went over it they frequently bottomed out so when heavy trucks went over it they really bottomed out shaking it so bad I could fell it.) To those who think West St. is some kind of refuge from traffic you have no clue. The only people with zero traffic are those four homeowners on the Upper Providence side of the bridge/dam.

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  13. I think the thing that makes me most disheartened by this situation can be summarized in this thread. Disagreement and divisiveness by itself is not necessarily bad but when it dissolves in personal attacks, threats, and trigger language like “terrorists” -- well, that is when I think we all (BOTH sides) might need to take a step back, count to ten and concentrate on some of the overall themes that we all share: We all want what is best for the town and its people. Let’s just chill a bit. And we should be fully aware of that tipping point when a healthy dialogue slips into a series of unproductive attacks. I challenge anyone to provide any evidence that personal attacks positively influence the situation in any way. They might get the adrenalin pumping for bit, but in my experience, that wears off pretty quickly and you are still left with dealing with the core issue.
    For the record: I am liberal and in support of council. But guess what? I also think the road should be fully opened to two-way traffic, and it should happen sooner rather than later. See? This does not have to be the only issue. We don’t have to be so myopic that we define ourselves by this and nothing else. I greatly respect and I am good friends with many, many folks that sit on the other side of this issue. Guess what? That is perfectly fine – stepping back and looking with a broader lens, I find that I have much, much more in common with them this one issue.

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    1. Yeah, terrorists are an appropriate term for that whack-job group of NIMBYs.

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    2. Can you even hear what you are saying? Honestly, you do a diservice tot he men and woman who have fallen to actual terrorist by using a term like that to describe a group people in a small suburban town that you happen to disagree with. I don't mind you disagreeing with them and hell, I even support the two lane bridge. But have some respect for our service men and woman and those who actually put their lives at risk in the face of real terrorism.

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  14. Does this mean the taxpayers will be burdened with the almost 1 million $$$ to dredge Broomall's lake? This socialist crap has to stop.

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  15. The road has been closed for so long with no real damage to anyone. At some point, you might have to admit the $$ isn't worth the assumed benefit.

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  16. Michael Jordan, MediaJune 28, 2014 at 1:02 PM

    I am for keeping trucks of a certain tonnage off the new bridge crosssing Broomall's Lake . There are restrictions on bridges all over Pennsylvania. Especially in Lancaster County.

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    1. I was told by a PA dept engineer that road restrictions like weight and direction would be up to the borough to decide.

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  17. Brendan ORiordanJune 28, 2014 at 5:41 PM

    Steve McDonald, regular readers of ATMPA understand you are not happy with the current members of Media Borough Council, and seemingly unhappy with the direction the Borough is headed in many regards, particularly with respect to the Third Street bridge issue.

    What are some of the constructive changes that could take place in Media Borough that could alleviate your dissatisfaction?

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    1. If I had a dollar for every one of these types of replies...

      Let's cut to the chase and assume you're a blind supporter of this incompetent group, elected for the letter following their name over their abilities, experience or true leadership skills. I can't help you if you can't defend this malignant failure of a group, and asking for my full platform despite not being elected nor running for office (not enough conflicts) isn't going to make you feel any better about it.

      Got anymore awful development recommendations for town?

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  18. It's possible to open Third Street without replacing the dam - build a bridge. It would be helpful if traffic were slowed since it's between two recreation areas.

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  19. Expect to see "Sale" signs popping up on West Street.

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    1. Don't think so anon12:46 but don't let your agenda get in the way.

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  20. I grew up next to Broomalls on the Upper Providence side but moved away 40 years ago though my family lives there and I check this site regularly to keep in touch. If you go back and check, there was a major snowstorm in Media the winter before the bridge closed. Snow was trucked out of town and dumped into Glenn Providence from the dam. My brother, who would qualify as "special needs" spent time watching the trucks dump the snow and mentioned that they were "banging up the wall" at the time. Months later, the dam was "failing" on the Glenn Providence side and the bridge was closed. I don't know if they were borough trucks or Penndot or whoever else but the trucks came from the Media side. I don't buy the idea of coincidence considering my brother pointed to a cause before the effect.

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    1. Alan I knew Scott and Dee Your sisters Donna and her sister the twins. Your recollections are correct. Tommy was a good guy. Between the dumping of snow and the huge dip in the bridge the dam suffered a lot of abuse. We obviously go back a long time it would be cool to meet you.

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  21. As a taxpayer and fed up resident of this borough, enough is enough. Get the dam/bridge fixed and let's get on with our lives. If the money really is available; it needs to be started now.

    And to whatever FROG, DOG, MOG, or whatever group who were sending out misleading literature, get over yourselves and stop acting like 4 year olds.

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  22. ***** BOYCOTT FRIENDS OF GLEN PROVIDENCE PARK AND THEIR SELFISH AGENDA ******

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  23. No need, I've been inadvertently boycotting them since the beginning anyway ;-)

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