Petition for Contempt from BLCC
On September 20, Media Borough Council voted on a compromise resolution for the design of the 3rd Street Dam, to include a one-way road from Upper Providence to Media, and a pedestrian-bike lane. We decided to support that compromise, as explained in our Letter to the Editor. This compromise moves the project forward, provides the engineers the specifications they need to continue work on the design, and keeps the project on track for PennDOT funding, as the engineers and PennDOT explained at June’s 3rd Street Special Meeting.
On September 28, Broomall’s Lake Country Club (BLCC) filed a Petition for Contempt against Media Borough, arguing that the one-way design violates the Stipulation Agreement (signed in May 2011 by BLCC, Delaware County and Media Borough and entered as an order by Judge Proud) to re-establish a thoroughfare, which BLCC asserts means a two-way road. We were surprised at this action at a time when the project is moving forward to replace the dam that holds BLCC’s lake, and when the compromise design includes a 28′ wide dam crest, which would accommodate a two-way road should a future Council decide to do so.
As Susan Serbin of the Delaware County News Network reports, Delaware County was not a party to the Petition for Contempt, and has had no comment to date. Susan explains that Media Borough “would have 20 days from the certification of the petition (Oct. 18) to answer. The case will be more than likely returned to Proud, who will have several options, including a ruling, conference with the parties or scheduling of a hearing.”
Click to read the complete Petition for Contempt.