Delaney Street Levee Maintenance Facility, Hanover Township
Prior to the creation of the Luzerne County Flood Protection Authority in 1996, the five existing flood protection reaches (Exeter, Swoyersville-Forty-Fort, Edwardsville-Kingston, Plymouth, Wilkes-Barre-Hanover Township) were maintained by the local municipalities. The Hanover Reach was maintained by Hanover Township and a building located at the end of Delaney Street was used by the Township to store their equipment, tools, supplies and levee personnel. With the Authority's assumption of system maintenance and operation responsibilities from municipalities, the Delaney Street building was abandoned by the Township. In 2017, the Authority evaluated the integrity of the building's structural components (concrete foundation, concrete slab, steel framing, perimeter masonry walls) and determined all items to be in very good condition. In August 2017, the Authority purchased the building from Hanover Township for $7,500. It is the intent of the Authority to rehabilitate the building to function as a downstream levee maintenance facility to better serve the communities of Plymouth Borough, Hanover Township and South Wilkes-Barre. Once completed, this building will complement an existing levee maintenance facility located in Forty-Fort.
At the November 21, 2017, regular meeting of the Authority Board, the Board approved an "Asbestos Abatement and Suspect Hazardous Material Removal" contract with Prism Reponses, Inc., Drums, PA in the amount of $40,929.00. This was the lowest responsible bid out of 3 submitted. At the same meeting, the Board approved a "Delaney Street Building New Roof Installation" contract with Detweiler Roofing, New Holland, PA in the amount of $76,000.00. This was the lowest responsible bid of 4 submitted. The roof design and construction administration services were performed by Mark J. Sobeck Roof Consulting, Inc., Wilkes-Barre, PA. This work will complete the Phase I efforts in the building's planned rehabilitation. The Phase II efforts to rehabilitate the structure to accommodate the Authority's proposed needs are outlined in a Request For Proposal (RFP) for Architectural and Engineering Services.