Flood Control 1935

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Flood Control 1935 - Skan-dere. Jo-Dianiska. Had-bavny, In of FLOOD...
Skan-dere. Jo-Dianiska. Had-bavny, In of FLOOD GROUP URGES UNITY IN CAMPAIGN Municipal Engineers Discuss Discuss Plans for River Improvement Will Lay Out Lines Soon Municipal engineers of Kingston lidwardsville and Forty Fort are holding a conference this afternoon in Chamber of Commerce head quarters with C. F. Pfromnier, civil engineer of the 3rd Corps Area, U.S. Army, relative to an engineering survey of these three municipalities as a step toward flood control. This survey is necessary in order to determine what property would have to be taken over for use in the proposed control project under the Works Progress Administration. The federal government will not pay tho damages, If any, In case of any project where land must be condemned for such a purpose. Towns Face Expense After the lines are drawn In Kingston, Edwardsvllle and Forty ort, the councils of these munici palities win navo to devise wavs and means of paying for any pri vate property which won d ho re quired for the proposed flood control control project. At the conference this afternoon were Robert L. Williams, municipal engineer for Kingston; Clement Faust, for Edwardsvllle: Harradon S. Smith, for Forty Fort. Mr. Wil liams is also civil engineer for Lu zerne County. Hesidc Mr. Pfrommer, W. T. Barnes, engineer of the Scranton-Sprlng Scranton-Sprlng Scranton-Sprlng Brook Water Com pany, and Howard Strong, executive director of the Chamber of Com merce, were present. Can Move Speedily The general opinion was that the work of laying out the lines, accord ing to the last survey made by the U. S. Army Engineers, could be he gun In the near future, probably be fore the end of this week, and fin Ished within a few weeks. The mun icipallties are to provide the Makes to he used and also furnish the labor to assist the engineers In mak ing the surveys. A meeting was held last night in Hotel Sterling by chief executives, solicitors and civil engineers of the 14 municipalities of the valley who are directly concerned In flood con trol plans. A. Harden l.'oon, senior vice president of tho Chamber, was chairman. Unity it Needed All of the officials who took part In the discussion declared that'the several municipalities should unite In attempting to secure valley-wide valley-wide valley-wide flood control. Walter P. Johns, municipal engineer of Wllkes-Barre Wllkes-Barre Wllkes-Barre City, said that the separate project for flood control in the southern part of the city and the upper part of Hanover Township will not Interfere Interfere with the valley-wide valley-wide valley-wide project hut will fit in as an Integral part of It. It was brought out again that under under the $4,000,000,000 Federal Works plans, Luzerne County should be en titled to about $13,000,000 on the basis of population. The present contemplated flood control project would cost about $4,000,000. Engineering Aid Offend Harold J. Mahon, of Plttston, declared declared Plttston and West Pittston will offer necessary engineering assistance. assistance. Kingston already has announced announced that Edwardsvllle, Plymouth, Plymouth, Plains, Hanover Township and Nanticoke will authorize engineering engineering assistance. Burgess Samuel A. Boyd, of Forty Fort, said his borough borough will co-operate. co-operate. co-operate. Others at last night's dinner meeting were Frank D. Cooper of Wyoming, James Dukas of Edwardsvllle, Edwardsvllle, Dr. H. B. Gibby, Charles F. Terry, H. S. Smith. Forty Fort Borough engineer; Clement Faust of Edwardsvllle, Robert L. Williams, engineer for Luzerne County and Kingston Borough; Attorney J. J. Brennan, representing Larksvllle; Burgess, M. A. liter, Luzerne; John E. Guido, Luzerne, engineer; Frank E. Kleler, city engineer of Nanticoke; Nanticoke; Councilman Stanley Draplcw-skl Draplcw-skl Draplcw-skl of Nanticoke; John F. Goobic, president of Plains Township Commissioners; Commissioners; A. G. Kostenbauder. Plymouth Borough engineer; Councilman Councilman Charles H. Kaeufer of Plymouth, Plymouth, City Engineer Walter P. Johns; Mayor Charles N. Loveland, Wilkes-Barre: Wilkes-Barre: Wilkes-Barre: Louis Bunoskl, burgess burgess of Prlngle; J. Arthur Bolender of Chamber of Commerce. In

Clipped from Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, the Evening News27 Aug 1935, TuePage 11

Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, the Evening News (Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania)27 Aug 1935, TuePage 11
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