As released by Harrisburg City Councilor Brad Koplinski:
City Councilpersons Koplinski and Reid To Hold Joint Hearing on Sinkhole Situation
Budget and Finance Chair Brad Koplinski and Public Works Chair Sandra Reid will hold a joint hearing to get the latest assessments on the 4th Street sinkhole, but more importantly to determine how big the sinkhole problem is in Harrisburg and how much fixing the problem will cost.
Councilman Koplinski said, “I fear that the 4th Street sinkhole and others that have occurred in our city are just the beginning of the problem we may have. I want to determine how big this problem is and what it may cost in the future.”
City officials, representatives from the Harrisburg Authority and UGI will be asked to appear.
Councilwoman Reid stated, “There are a variety of concerns that have arisen from the sinkhole on 4th Street and I believe that we need to ask some serious questions about the structural integrity of our sewer and water pipes and how to prevent this from happening in the months and years ahead.”
The hearing will occur at 5:30pm on Monday, January 14th in City Council Chambers.